The ACTUAL Christmas Quiz

Mighty_Joker

Silver Member
Ok folks,

I thought I'd out together a little quiz. No cheating now, this is from your own knowledge only.

1. What did Vinnie recently reveal as his primary method for making odd time signatures sound smooth?

2. Who drummed with Gillespie, Stitt and Getz in 1956 on For Musicians Only (Rel '58)?

3. What is the last solo in Wilcoxon's snare book, Modern Rudimental Swing Solos?

4. What is the first?

5. How old was Vinnie when he successfully auditioned for Zappa?

6. How old was Tony when he did the live, recorded "Four and More" with Miles?

7. Which drummer coordinated the drumming in the London 2012 opening ceremony?

8. Who came famous for his contest winning rendition of Collected?

9. In one bar of 5/4, how many semi-quaver septuplets can you fit?

10. Which company just brought out the "Tornado" series?

11. What drums does John Riley play for small jazz gigs?

12. What piece did Gadd play in the famous three-way "battle" with Vinnie and Weckl?

13. In the promotional adverts for Sabian's new Omni cymbal, what does Jojo Mayer say he is obsessed with, other than drumming?

14. At 80bpm, how many bars of 4/4 will you play in one minute?

15. Who wrote the Rhythm Knowledge series?

16. Who wrote the Patterns series?

17. Who drummed on Michael Jackson's "Beat It"?

18. What is Elvin's middle name?

19. On a music score, what is poco a poco?



Good luck.
 

Mad About Drums

Pollyanna's Agent
Ok folks,

I thought I'd out together a little quiz. No cheating now, this is from your own knowledge only.

Good luck.
1. What did Vinnie recently reveal as his primary method for making odd time signatures sound smooth? He played with Kenny G

2. Who drummed with Gillespie, Stitt and Getz in 1956 on For Musicians Only (Rel '58)? Philly Jo Jones?

3. What is the last solo in Wilcoxon's snare book, Modern Rudimental Swing Solos? The last solo?

4. What is the first? The one before the second?

5. How old was Vinnie when he successfully auditioned for Zappa? 19 years old?

6. How old was Tony when he did the live, recorded "Four and More" with Miles? 19 years old? *copied and pasted*

7. Which drummer coordinated the drumming in the London 2012 opening ceremony? Abe Laboriel Jr

8. Who came famous for his contest winning rendition of Collected? The refuse man

9. In one bar of 5/4, how many semi-quaver septuplets can you fit? A few

10. Which company just brought out the "Tornado" series? Premier?

11. What drums does John Riley play for small jazz gigs? A three piece drums

12. What piece did Gadd play in the famous three-way "battle" with Vinnie and Weckl? Crazy Army

13. In the promotional adverts for Sabian's new Omni cymbal, what does Jojo Mayer say he is obsessed with, other than drumming? MaryO leopard's print

14. At 80bpm, how many bars of 4/4 will you play in one minute? A few, again

15. Who wrote the Rhythm Knowledge series? Knowle Edgerhythm

16. Who wrote the Patterns series? Tim.E. Sig

17. Who drummed on Michael Jackson's "Beat It"? Ngudu Chancler

18. What is Elvin's middle name? Presley?

19. On a music score, what is poco a poco? Little by little



What do I win?
 

Arky

Platinum Member
Ha! I know 2 of them ;-)

15. Who wrote the Rhythm Knowledge series?
Mike Dream Theater-gini (the winner of that soapy drumming audition)
Honestly I just got those books (& CDs) and they're great stuff.

16. Who wrote the Patterns series?
The same drummer who created the 8b sticking/pattern (which I love - found it on Todd Sucherman's 1st DVD)
 

NerfLad

Silver Member
1. What did Vinnie recently reveal as his primary method for making odd time signatures sound smooth? No idea.

2. Who drummed with Gillespie, Stitt and Getz in 1956 on For Musicians Only (Rel '58)? Morello? no idea.

3. What is the last solo in Wilcoxon's snare book, Modern Rudimental Swing Solos? Don't have that book.

4. What is the first? See above.

5. How old was Vinnie when he successfully auditioned for Zappa? 22?

6. How old was Tony when he did the live, recorded "Four and More" with Miles? 19

7. Which drummer coordinated the drumming in the London 2012 opening ceremony? No idea.

8. Who came famous for his contest winning rendition of Collected? no idea.

9. In one bar of 5/4, how many semi-quaver septuplets can you fit? 2.5?

10. Which company just brought out the "Tornado" series? Gretsch? No idea.

11. What drums does John Riley play for small jazz gigs? GMS? Or is this a trick question?

12. What piece did Gadd play in the famous three-way "battle" with Vinnie and Weckl? Triple Threat! I'm sure of this one.

13. In the promotional adverts for Sabian's new Omni cymbal, what does Jojo Mayer say he is obsessed with, other than drumming? Magic

14. At 80bpm, how many bars of 4/4 will you play in one minute? 20...

15. Who wrote the Rhythm Knowledge series? Gavin Harrison? no idea.

16. Who wrote the Patterns series? no idea.

17. Who drummed on Michael Jackson's "Beat It"? A TR-909? Aynsley Dunbar? Beats me. (pun intended)

18. What is Elvin's middle name? Thad? No, that's his brother. No idea.

19. On a music score, what is poco a poco? Little by little!

EDIT: Oh... the Gretsch Tornado is an amplifier. No wonder it sounded familiar!
 
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Odd-Arne Oseberg

Platinum Member
1. What did Vinnie recently reveal as his primary method for making odd time signatures sound smooth?
Haven't read the latest interview, but he uses the quarternote over the barline all the time.

2. Who drummed with Gillespie, Stitt and Getz in 1956 on For Musicians Only (Rel '58)?
?

3. What is the last solo in Wilcoxon's snare book, Modern Rudimental Swing Solos?
?

4. What is the first?
?

5. How old was Vinnie when he successfully auditioned for Zappa?
22

6. How old was Tony when he did the live, recorded "Four and More" with Miles?
?

7. Which drummer coordinated the drumming in the London 2012 opening ceremony?
Mike Dolbear and some other guys.

8. Who came famous for his contest winning rendition of Collected?
?

9. In one bar of 5/4, how many semi-quaver septuplets can you fit?
I never understood those terms.

10. Which company just brought out the "Tornado" series?
?

11. What drums does John Riley play for small jazz gigs?
Maple Custom Absolute.

12. What piece did Gadd play in the famous three-way "battle" with Vinnie and Weckl?
Crazy Army

13. In the promotional adverts for Sabian's new Omni cymbal, what does Jojo Mayer say he is obsessed with, other than drumming?
Magic

14. At 80bpm, how many bars of 4/4 will you play in one minute?
20

15. Who wrote the Rhythm Knowledge series?
Mike Mangini

16. Who wrote the Patterns series?
Gary Chaffee

17. Who drummed on Michael Jackson's "Beat It"?
Jeff Porcaro

18. What is Elvin's middle name?
Ray

19. On a music score, what is poco a poco?
Little by little
 

Numberless

Platinum Member
4. What is the first? Rolling In Rhythm, cannot recall the last one tho.

6. How old was Tony when he did the live, recorded "Four and More" with Miles? 19

9. In one bar of 5/4, how many semi-quaver septuplets can you fit? Assuming semi-quavers are 16th notes, then 35.

16. Who wrote the Patterns series? Gary Chaffee

19. On a music score, what is poco a poco? Literally means little by little in Spanish

There are the ones I honestly knew, Elvin Jones middle name was in the tip of my tongue but I had to google it.
 

Mighty_Joker

Silver Member
1. What did Vinnie recently reveal as his primary method for making odd time signatures sound smooth?

Quarter note over the bar line.


2. Who drummed with Gillespie, Stitt and Getz in 1956 on For Musicians Only (Rel '58)?

Stan Levey


3. What is the last solo in Wilcoxon's snare book, Modern Rudimental Swing Solos?

Batting em out


4. What is the first?

Rolling in Rhythm


5. How old was Vinnie when he successfully auditioned for Zappa?

22


6. How old was Tony when he did the live, recorded "Four and More" with Miles?

19


7. Which drummer coordinated the drumming in the London 2012 opening ceremony?

Mike Dolbear


8. Who came famous for his contest winning rendition of Collected?

Casey Brohard


9. In one bar of 5/4, how many semi-quaver septuplets can you fit?

5


10. Which company just brought out the "Tornado" series?

Mapex


11. What drums does John Riley play for small jazz gigs?

Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute


12. What piece did Gadd play in the famous three-way "battle" with Vinnie and Weckl?

Crazy Army


13. In the promotional adverts for Sabian's new Omni cymbal, what does Jojo Mayer say he is obsessed with, other than drumming?

Magic


14. At 80bpm, how many bars of 4/4 will you play in one minute?

20


15. Who wrote the Rhythm Knowledge series?

Mike Mangini


16. Who wrote the Patterns series?

Gary Chaffee


17. Who drummed on Michael Jackson's "Beat It"?

Jeff Porcaro


18. What is Elvin's middle name?

Ray


19. On a music score, what is poco a poco?

Little by little
Check your answers. I think you got there between you.
 

dmacc

Platinum Member
3. What is the last solo in Wilcoxon's snare book, Modern Rudimental Swing Solos? Battin' Em Out

4. What is the first? Rolling in Rhythm

6. How old was Tony when he did the live, recorded "Four and More" with Miles? I think 17

16. Who wrote the Patterns series? Gary Chaffee

18. What is Elvin's middle name? Ray
 

Mad About Drums

Pollyanna's Agent
Here we are, the right answers by those who replied...

Odd-Arne Oseberg - 1, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 = 11 right answers, a worthy winner :)

then...

NerfLad - 5, 6, 13, 14, 19 = 5 right answers

Numberless - 4, 6, 16, 19 = 4 right answers

dmacc - 3, 4, 16, 18 = 4 right answers

Mad About Drums - 6, 12, 19 = 3 right answers (Damn, Ngudu Chancler played on "Billie Jean", not on "Beat It")

Arky - 15, 16 = 2 right answers

JerryOnDrums - 17 = 1 right answer

HMY - 7 = 1 right answer

Slowrocker - 10 = 1 right answer
 

Mighty_Joker

Silver Member
Here we are, the right answers by those who replied...

Odd-Arne Oseberg - 1, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 = 11 right answers, a worthy winner :)

then...

NerfLad - 5, 6, 13, 14, 19 = 5 right answers

Numberless - 4, 6, 16, 19 = 4 right answers

dmacc - 3, 4, 16, 18 = 4 right answers

Mad About Drums - 6, 12, 19 = 3 right answers (Damn, Ngudu Chancler played on "Billie Jean", not on "Beat It")

Arky - 15, 16 = 2 right answers

JerryOnDrums - 17 = 1 right answer

HMY - 7 = 1 right answer

Slowrocker - 10 = 1 right answer
Thanks for this. Well done to Odd-Arne Oseberg!
 

NerfLad

Silver Member
Oh, hrrngh. I got Crazy Army and Duke's Lullaby confused. I don't know where I got the name Triple Threat from.
 
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