Gavin Harrison here!

Roger//

Junior Member
Hey there Gavin!

Recently say your modern drummer performance and was blown away!
Your kit sounds so close to how i want mine to sound.
Couple of questions if you don't mind?

How do you tune your drums? snare / toms / bass? Low medium high?
what is the balance? Top and bottoms same, one higher?
do you muffle drums?
How do you muffle you bass with the pillow you talk about at Pasic? Only against the batter head? or both heads?
whats the advantage to using less snare's on the bottom of your snare drum?



Thank you for your time! I know these are a lot of questions :p
You're an inspiration to my drumming.

Roger

From The Netherlands
 

phil_EN

Junior Member
Hi Gavin,

congratulations to the new album. Great stuff. Do you have any news on release date for the Tilburg DVD? Will it be released within this year or do we have to wait?

kind regards,
Phil
 

marin

Junior Member
hello gavin, greetings from croatia!

i just dropped by to say hello and how great influence you are to me (well, how many times you have heard that :) ).

i got the the incident few days ago; it's great. one of my friends told me that you are one of few bands which are getting better and better as the albums go further. i totally agree. hope to see you guys at the gig in slovenia in november. also, i apologize if my english is not so well.

once more, greetings from croatia
marin
 

Gavin Harrison

DRUMMERWORLD PRO DRUMMER
Hi DrummerStan

I've started to learn the Mother and Child divided drum pattern down. Ive got the framework down, just the HH w/ accents, bass, and off-beat snare hit. No ghost notes for now, but Ill work them in soon enough.

Yes it's a fun pattern to play. It's two bars of 4/4 divided as 10/10/10/2

Hi cygnify

Also, in a recent interview you mentioned using the Korg wave drum. On which track does that appear? Is that used for drum loops for for specific sounds?

The Wavedrum is on the early verses of "Remember Me Lover"

Hi Brundlefly

Also, I could be mistaken but I could swear that I saw Simon Phillips in the VIP section just before the show.

Yes Simon came down to the show. What a great guy he is.

Hi Santibanks,

Maybe a weird question, but do you "practice" songs from bands you like? (something like metheny tune for example).
Just for fun, or maybe as a serious practice for a certain technique or concept?


yes sometimes I do play along to records when I have the time.

Hi Roger//

How do you tune your drums? snare / toms / bass? Low medium high?
what is the balance? Top and bottoms same, one higher?
do you muffle drums? whats the advantage to using less snare's on the bottom of your snare drum?


do a search through this thread and you'll find a lot of discussion about it.

How do you muffle you bass with the pillow you talk about at Pasic? Only against the batter head? or both heads?


Usually it touches both heads - but sometimes in studio situations I velcro in a piece of wood inside the shell to stop it touching the front head.

Hi phil_EN

Do you have any news on release date for the Tilburg DVD? Will it be released within this year or do we have to wait?

no news at the moment - we haven't got time to work on it right now because of this tour.

cheers
Gavin
 

NickPavlou_GR

Junior Member
Hey Gavin!

Sorry for being late to say "Thanx for your answers" but I was away for a while :p

Also the new album sounds PERFECT! I can't choose which is the best track, honestly! But I love a lot the emotion. the whole band emmits, on "I drive the hearse"!

Also one great thing I heard is the illusion you use at the end of "Time Flies". Sounds simple but I think I miss something over here! Maybe Terry could do a transcription ? <3 <3 <3

Thanx once again for your innovative playing :)

Cheers from Greece,
Nikos Pavlou
 

euphoric_anomaly

Senior Member
Circles Transcription?

Gavin,

I haven't logged onto this site in well over 4 months. I do remember you saying that somebody might be transcribing the entire Circles album and posting it here. Did that ever happen? I'm still frustrated over trying to count on the time signatures on the songs. I have made some guesses (i.e. Crisis in 5/4,Scar in 11/8, Break in 12/8)...could be wrong, but I was just curious as to whether or not that transcription has blessed the pages of this forum.

Let me know whenever you get a free chance, thanks so much.

Eric
 

Joe P

Senior Member
Re: Circles Transcription?

Gavin,

I haven't logged onto this site in well over 4 months. I do remember you saying that somebody might be transcribing the entire Circles album and posting it here. Did that ever happen? I'm still frustrated over trying to count on the time signatures on the songs. I have made some guesses (i.e. Crisis in 5/4,Scar in 11/8, Break in 12/8)...could be wrong, but I was just curious as to whether or not that transcription has blessed the pages of this forum.

Let me know whenever you get a free chance, thanks so much.

Eric
Gavin and Terry Branam are actually collaborating on a book with his work with 05ric. That's probably what you're thinking of.
 

SantiBanks

Senior Member
Also, in a recent interview you mentioned using the Korg wave drum. On which track does that appear? Is that used for drum loops for for specific sounds?

The Wavedrum is on the early verses of "Remember Me Lover"


Hi Santibanks,

Maybe a weird question, but do you "practice" songs from bands you like? (something like metheny tune for example).
Just for fun, or maybe as a serious practice for a certain technique or concept?


yes sometimes I do play along to records when I have the time.
Gavin, thanks for the wavedrum information. I had the same question in my mind but you already answered.
In case you might not have heard about it already, Korg plans to put out a new wavedrum, the wavedrum X:
http://futuremusic.com/blog/?p=4385


And nice to read that high profile drummers still play with records now and then :)

Gavin and Terry Branam are actually collaborating on a book with his work with 05ric. That's probably what you're thinking of.
I believe the PT news section stated that there will be a dvd with it too. Looking forward to see this released!
 
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Joe P

Senior Member
Speaking of your upcoming educational release, Gavin: will there be conceptual material on this new DVD similar to your previous ones, or will it just be like a case study on your work with 05ric?
 

Drummin_Dan

Member
Hi, I know that this question has probably been asked and answered a hundred times, but can any one tell me what this song is called? Are there charts available for it? Thanks! Sorry, but 91 pages is a lot to go through.
 

Roger//

Junior Member
First off, thank you Gavin for your reply.
I found some things about tuning indeed.
I just have one more question and then i'm ok.
ok, here goes...

How do you tension the drums?
Toms / Snare/ Bass
And I mean. Is for example your snare bottom tighter than the top? ect ect

Thanks a lot!

Btw: tried some Axis pedals. Really nice indeed. But exspensive though...
Do you get an endorsment from Axis or do you pay for your pedals?

Cheers

Roger
 

Gavin Harrison

DRUMMERWORLD PRO DRUMMER
Hi NickPavlou_GR

Also one great thing I heard is the illusion you use at the end of "Time Flies". Sounds simple but I think I miss something over here! Maybe Terry could do a transcription ?

It's unbelievably simple (6/8) - the snare is just played on beats 2 & 5 (instead of just beat 3 as it is in the verse). Glad you like it.

Hi Drum-R

I Gavin, I recently saw a new picture of your kit. What is this huge china at your left you use for the tour?

Zildjian 22" Swish Knocker (without the rivets).

Hi Joe P

Speaking of your upcoming educational release, Gavin: will there be conceptual material on this new DVD similar to your previous ones, or will it just be like a case study on your work with 05ric?

Thanks for all the interest about this project. There will be full detailed transcriptions of the 19 songs from both of the albums I made with 05Ric "Drop" & "Circles" plus a 2 hour 45 minutes DVD of me demonstrating the parts in detail - discussing the concepts and where the creative ideas came from - plus a whole load of other discussions about the equipment/tuning/favourite rudiments etc. Plus a special live bonus performance.

Hi Drummin_Dan

Hi, I know that this question has probably been asked and answered a hundred times, but can any one tell me what this song is called? Are there charts available for it?

It's called "Quite Firm" by Laurence Cottle - I originally recorded it for my first DVD Rhythmic Visions. There are no charts for it as such - but somewhere there's a transcription of that YouTube performance (Frankfurt Music Show 2007).

Hi Roger//

How do you tension the drums?
Toms / Snare/ Bass
And I mean. Is for example your snare bottom tighter than the top? ect ect


Usually the bottom heads are a little tighter than the tops.

Do you get an endorsment from Axis or do you pay for your pedals?

I am an Axis endorser - but I bought two pairs of them a few years before becoming an endorser.

Cheers
Gavin
 

euphoric_anomaly

Senior Member
Hey everybody,

I figured that there would be a few questions about Gavin's groove on "Bonnie the Cat".

Here's a quick little transcription:

Terry
Terry,

I'm now addicted to this groove. Great transcription, although to be honest, I've never read drum transcriptions before, but I was able to figure out what was written and what was being played. Only after listening to the song about 100 times last night. Thanks for the educational experience.
 

Drummin_Dan

Member
Hi Drummin_Dan

Hi, I know that this question has probably been asked and answered a hundred times, but can any one tell me what this song is called? Are there charts available for it?

It's called "Quite Firm" by Laurence Cottle - I originally recorded it for my first DVD Rhythmic Visions. There are no charts for it as such - but somewhere there's a transcription of that YouTube performance (Frankfurt Music Show 2007).
Thanks. I actually took a look at his website and he has two CDs available for free download currently.
 

Roger//

Junior Member
OK, so far for not asking anything anymore:p
Sorry Gavin...

But at the Modern Drummer Festival you use a Coated PS3 right?
What do you find is the difference between coated en clear PS3's?

Greetings


Roger
 

Gavin Harrison

DRUMMERWORLD PRO DRUMMER
Hi Roger//

But at the Modern Drummer Festival you use a Coated PS3 right?
What do you find is the difference between coated en clear PS3's?


I use the clear Powerstroke 3. They have a more eq'd sound to them - they have a little less middle frequency.

cheers
Gavin
 
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