Gavin Harrison here!

Gus

Member
Hi Jado

I think Gavin´s drop-lock hi-hat is this, and is made by DW.

hope that helps.

Saludos para Venezuela, amigo!

Gustavo
 

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Gavin Harrison

DRUMMERWORLD PRO DRUMMER
Hi Gus

Now that you´re in India (have a good time...;-) ), may i ask you about your view on Indian drummers/percussionists?.I always found them exciting musicians. Mostly i know those who worked with John McLaughlin: The mighty Zakir Hussain, Trilok Gurtu, or Ranjit Barot who plays on JML last cd 'Floating Point'... Also you worked in Dizrhythmia with Pandit Dinesh...

I had a great time in India and I got to spend a day with my friend Pandit Dinesh who is an amazing percussionist. I've enjoyed listening to Trilok Gurtu many times - an unbelievable approach to playing drums and percussion together. I haven't heard Ranjit Barot yet. Zakir Hussain is of course someone every drummer should hear.

Hi marin

do you play live performances with metronome due to samples and electronic stuff in porcupine tree's music? in your opinion, is it required for a drummer to play with metronome in that kind of situations?


Yes sometimes there are samples and electronic stuff we use live and that requires us to play to a click - but mostly it's so the film that is projected behind us is perfectly in synch with the music we're playing. In that situation - yes it's required to play live to a click.

I've recently become curious what it would be like to work with a 'pulsating metronome' and I'm going to try out one of these...

http://www.petersontuners.com/index.cfm?category=159

...I'll let you know what happens.

Hi jez-

Eros Ramazzotti 1995 "Più bella cosa" Live
Which CD or album is this exactly? Could you point me in the right direction?
http://www.discogs.com/Eros-Ramazzot...a/master/88657


yes it's a couple of tracks on a live ep. Looks like you've found it already.

Hi Gus and jado

I use both the Tama Cobra Clutch (when I need tightly closed hi hat) and the DW drop clutch for semi-loose hi hat - so I can of course put my left foot on the double pedal.

cheers
Gavin
 

SantiBanks

Senior Member
I've recently become curious what it would be like to work with a 'pulsating metronome' and I'm going to try out one of these...

http://www.petersontuners.com/index.cfm?category=159

...I'll let you know what happens.

cheers
Gavin
Hi Gavin,
Interesting device! Im curious to hear your findings. What do you think is the main advantage of feeling the vibration of this device instead of a click track in the ear?

Cheers,
Santi
 

cantstandyourfunk

Senior Member
Hi there Gavin,
Nice to know that you had a good time in India; I missed the show because I had a gig myself, really wanted to catch PT.
Maybe next time :)

Regards,

Arka
 

NeuroAxis

Member
Hi Gavin,
Interesting device! Im curious to hear your findings. What do you think is the main advantage of feeling the vibration of this device instead of a click track in the ear?

Cheers,
Santi
I can definitely see how it would be easier on your hearing. I play in a few bands that use backing tracks and originally I thought I was protecting my hearing by using isolation monitors but now I wonder if I am doing more damage by blasting thousands of digital beeps directly onto my eardrums every night.

I'll definitely need to look into this device as well...
 

Fiery

Silver Member
I can definitely see how it would be easier on your hearing. I play in a few bands that use backing tracks and originally I thought I was protecting my hearing by using isolation monitors but now I wonder if I am doing more damage by blasting thousands of digital beeps directly onto my eardrums every night.
I believe it all comes down to how loud you have your in-ears. Is projecting moderately loud click+monitoring directly to your eardrums worse than blasting very loud monitoring over very loud noise already on the stage from cabinets beside you?
 

Fox622003

Gold Member
I've recently become curious what it would be like to work with a 'pulsating metronome' and I'm going to try out one of these...

http://www.petersontuners.com/index.cfm?category=159

...I'll let you know what happens.
That looks great. Seems to have even more features than the Yamaha Clickstation, not to mention the Wireless stuff let's you easily set up a click for everybody in your band for rehearsing, or even live situations. I honestly prefer hearing the metronome, I even couldn't play as well when I tried the metronome on my right ear instead of my left one, but I've never actually played to a pulsating one, so I might be wrong, I'll be waiting for your review.
By the way, these look great and all, but they seem WAY expensive, specially if you have to get several for the whole band. Do you by chance have an estimate of how much they are going to cost?
Happy Holidays, and thanks.


Fox.
 

joepeng

Junior Member
Hi Gavin,

first of all:Merry Christmas to you and your family.I just checked out the fill you told me.It´s feels awesome:)
I got a serious question:
if you have a girlfriend or wife(i don´t know if you do),how is it possible to keep up relationships for you as a musician?With all that travelling and let´s say "unsteady" lifestyle,what is your approach?

Greets from Germany

joe
 

henri

Junior Member
hi Gavin,

please can you tell us something about your set of 5...
chimes? accent?
it sounds great.
looking for one or two like that, but...

have a nice day

Hi
 

Gavin Harrison

DRUMMERWORLD PRO DRUMMER
Hi SantiBanks

Interesting device! Im curious to hear your findings. What do you think is the main advantage of feeling the vibration of this device instead of a click track in the ear?

I think you've answered the question with your question. I'm sure most of us would rather not have a barking loud click in our ears.

Hi Fox622003

By the way, these look great and all, but they seem WAY expensive, specially if you have to get several for the whole band. Do you by chance have an estimate of how much they are going to cost?

I couldn't find any info about the price.

Hi DTrocks

cool! Got a release date yet?

no not yet but I'm guessing around April.

Hi joepeng

if you have a girlfriend or wife(i don´t know if you do),how is it possible to keep up relationships for you as a musician?With all that travelling and let´s say "unsteady" lifestyle,what is your approach?


my partner is very understanding and she was in a similar business to the music industry.

cheers
Gavin
 
Hi Gavin, I have a question about snare tuning.

I've looked on askgavinharrison.com and searched this thread but can't find what I'm looking for;

How do you tune the reso head compared to the batter on a;

12" snare?

13" snare?

and 14" snare?

Thanks a lot, Phil :)
 

euphoric_anomaly

Senior Member
Gavin,

Quick question about "Break". That light shuffling I hear between the snare and hi-hat -- especially in the intro (before vocals), are those 8th note double strokes or some kind of paradiddle? It's very light and quick but also very difficult to tell exactly what you're playing.

I've read in another thread on here that the verse of Unsettled is 7/16 + 5/16, wouldn't that be the same as 12/16th's? Or is it a bar of 7/16 followed by a bar of 5/16's?

Thanks and take care

Eric
 

Heitor

Junior Member
Hi Gavin!

Regarding the next PT dvd, is there a possibility of a blu-ray version? I always thought it would be the next logical step for the band, since you've been in touch with the lastest technologies for audio and video in your records and tours.

Have a great 2010 full of blessings, health and success for PT and all your future projects!
Oh, also: Come to South America in 2010!

See ya!
Heitor.
 

Gavin Harrison

DRUMMERWORLD PRO DRUMMER
Hi Phil Brodermann

I have a question about snare tuning.
How do you tune the reso head compared to the batter on a;
12" snare? 13" snare? and 14" snare?


I don't have a particular interval that I tune any of those drums to - but what I can tell you is that I tune the reso side quite a bit higher than the batter side.

Hi euphoric_anomaly

Quick question about "Break". That light shuffling I hear between the snare and hi-hat -- especially in the intro (before vocals), are those 8th note double strokes or some kind of paradiddle? It's very light and quick but also very difficult to tell exactly what you're playing.

I think maybe you're hearing the 32nds - basically they are inverted doubles - but it's all explained in high detail on the forthcoming "Rhythmic Designs" book/dvd.

I've read in another thread on here that the verse of Unsettled is 7/16 + 5/16, wouldn't that be the same as 12/16th's? Or is it a bar of 7/16 followed by a bar of 5/16's?

Yes it could be thought of as 12/16 or 3/4 or 6/8 but the intention is 7/16 followed by a bar of 5/16. All time signatures could be written in a number of ways - but they are there to help you get a grip on the way it's meant to be perceived. Of course the audience can't hear the bar lines - but the right bar lines in the right place can make something a lot easier to understand/read and play.

Hi Heitor

Regarding the next PT dvd, is there a possibility of a blu-ray version?

yes there is a good possibility this time. We're working on it.

cheers
Gavin
 

SantiBanks

Senior Member
Hi SantiBanks

Interesting device! Im curious to hear your findings. What do you think is the main advantage of feeling the vibration of this device instead of a click track in the ear?

I think you've answered the question with your question. I'm sure most of us would rather not have a barking loud click in our ears.
cheers
Gavin
I understand :) Do you have your click set very loud?
 
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