Derek Roddy here!

MikeyOdrums

Senior Member
Hey Dereck
I really enjoy the way you play and am curious on the clave pattern that you played in one of your solos. Was it a movable clave pattern or were playing in a time sig that wasn't so obvious? Just curious keep up the good work. Also I am good friends of Dougs from Defcon 4 he says wuzzz up!!! Also I see you have a double pedal and a second bass is it tuned up higher? what do you use it for? thanks again
Mike o
www.myspace.com/growri check it out funk/groove/hip hop
 

MikeyOdrums

Senior Member
Hey Dereck
I really enjoy the way you play and am curious on the clave pattern that you played in one of your solos. Was it a movable clave pattern or were playing in a time sig that wasn't so obvious? Just curious keep up the good work. Also I am good friends of Dougs from Defcon 4 he says wuzzz up!!!
Mike o
www.myspace.com/growri check it out funk/groove/hip hop
 

Mr. Pasquini

Gold Member
Re: Derek Roddy

I totally agree with pushing yourself to get better, but is that really getting better? You are doing a different technique to acheive the same result musically, which really, musicality is more important to me than an alternative technique that takes up practice time, that acheives the same thing musically as something that takes less effort.. I mean, shouldn't we be making things easier for ourselves and easier on our body so that we can be more creative? I mean in reality, there isn't much in the death metal genre you can do to be creative. There is only one death metal band that I've heard that blew every other death metal drummer I've heard, out of the water. I suggest you take a look at Yattering, they disbanded i think, but that drummer was awesome. His name is Zabek. I should post a song or a music video they had for one of their songs.
Think about the percussion he has with his left foot, though. He can open up new doors because he can roll his left foot around and hit his alternate bass drum or work with his high hats. I think single foot blasting is quite useful.
 

Honketonk

Junior Member
If I remember correctly, at the Meinl Drum Festival, Norbert told the crowd where he first met Derek Roddy, he knew that he´s an outstanding blast beat drummer ... and then he watched Derek in a bar in Texas drumming some country tunes ! ^^
 

Derek Roddy

DRUMMERWORLD PRO DRUMMER
Your speed is impressive Mr. Roddy. I have not seen many YouTube clips, so I wonder what kinda stuff, if any, do you play that has any redeeming value. I mean, blast beats are okay, but, can you groove like Benny Greb or Dave Weckl? I mean no offense, I just don't think of the art of playing the drum set as much of an EXTREME sport as some others.
I guess, times are changing.
try these on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLRnltoKSZI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMyrJgQymLA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdZwx-xE-GQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENLDeERX1Ps
D.

Understand, I'm a musician first.
I started playing "redeeming" music long before the "blast beat" stuff.
Doesn't mean I'm any good at ANY of it though!!! LoL!
Cheers.
D.
 

pearlygates

Gold Member
He's been doing a lot of work in other fields is word on the street, though I'm not sure, its just written down in some random places. Roddy isn't just fast, he's a very good drummer. Research him a bit, even if he was all blast beats he has some very creative blasts (check out the multi pedal blasting video)
I will do that..Thanks!
 

Mr. Pasquini

Gold Member
Your speed is impressive Mr. Roddy. I have not seen many YouTube clips, so I wonder what kinda stuff, if any, do you play that has any redeeming value. I mean, blast beats are okay, but, can you groove like Benny Greb or Dave Weckl? I mean no offense, I just don't think of the art of playing the drum set as much of an EXTREME sport as some others.
I guess, times are changing.
He's been doing a lot of work in other fields is word on the street, though I'm not sure, its just written down in some random places. Roddy isn't just fast, he's a very good drummer. Research him a bit, even if he was all blast beats he has some very creative blasts (check out the multi pedal blasting video)
 

pearlygates

Gold Member
Your speed is impressive Mr. Roddy. I have not seen many YouTube clips, so I wonder what kinda stuff, if any, do you play that has any redeeming value. I mean, blast beats are okay, but, can you groove like Benny Greb or Dave Weckl? I mean no offense, I just don't think of the art of playing the drum set as much of an EXTREME sport as some others.
I guess, times are changing.
 

Derek Roddy

DRUMMERWORLD PRO DRUMMER
Derek, are you enjoying your endorsement with Meinl? Are they as nice to work with as Sabian?
How's the work with Today is the Day coming? I really liked the Meinl Drum Festival clip.
I love the Meinl Company. They have it together man. Great people too!
They actually get things done..... as opposed to talking about getting stuff done! And, that's great from an artist prospective.

I have fulfilled my obligation to TITD and have no plans to do another recording.
My full attention is now with my band Serpents Rise.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OneQ-gLf2Ik
We are writing now and plan to record and release for free download in the late spring time.
I'll keep ya posted.

Hey Tripp, yea...keep on that exercise. It did wonders for me as well.

Thanks everyone for the continued support.
Drummer ROCK!!
D.
 

Trip McNealy

Gold Member
Derek, are you enjoying your endorsement with Meinl? Are they as nice to work with as Sabian?
How's the work with Today is the Day coming? I really liked the Meinl Drum Festival clip.
yea, how's Meinl doing!

I watched one of your YouTube videos the other night... about training muscle memory and playing fast (200bpm or more)... the exercises you have to do in a loop for 10 minutes each... Great stuff, I really enjoyed and can use it.... and I don't even play much Metal!
 

Honketonk

Junior Member
Well, watch some of the Meinl Drum Festival clips with Derek, there you can see how many feets he´s using.

Away from that, I don´t give a damn if I´m a cheater when I´m blasting with both of my feets, it´s about having fun and about having a good feel while playing. IMO, that´s what counts !
 
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