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tylernator 07-18-2005 05:59 AM

Thomas Lang Dvd?
 
hey everyone, does anyone have the Thomas Lang dvd? If so can you tell me if its worth getting? thx!

Gorm 07-18-2005 06:11 AM

Re: Thomas Lang Dvd?
 
If your into double bass drumming its the DVD you NEED. Thomas lang is awsome

Dr Drums 07-18-2005 12:05 PM

Thomas Lang
 
My opinion- VERY technical. Way to much

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Thomas_Lang.html

arjunchawda 07-18-2005 01:06 PM

Re: Thomas Lang Dvd?
 
i have this dvd, an dit amazing, he covers linear patterns, singles, double, so many combinations.......its stoopid....its ridiculous.....it'll make u wanna giv up drums..lol

NUTHA JASON 07-18-2005 01:30 PM

Re: Thomas Lang Dvd?
 
yeah i have it but it is way above my head. this guy sets the mark for the drummer of the furture. as he says: he does things the way he does it so he compete with programmed drums regardless of their complexity. he has six way independance. but his ideas and exercises are very good. and he is a very likeable teacher. the man is a machine.


j

RTDRUMS 07-18-2005 03:08 PM

Re: Thomas Lang Dvd?
 
i love the dvd. tom lang is smokin so yes it is worth getting. the nice thing about it is you can print off all of the exercises.

Mcot2 07-18-2005 04:57 PM

Re: Thomas Lang Dvd?
 
I thought mot of the begining was easy. I dont really have the time to get in the latter section right now.

LiquidSoul546 07-18-2005 07:24 PM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
i don't like his sense of groove, but he can improve, he's pretty young still. everything else, i'm jelous of haha.

darkcherryfade 07-18-2005 10:16 PM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr Drums
My opinion- VERY technical. Way to much

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Thomas_Lang.html

I've said this many times, I find much of what I see from him to be a tasteless display of AMAZING technique and independence. I do plan to get his DVD though to work on the exercises, which are excellent.

beatz 07-19-2005 12:35 AM

Re: Thomas Lang Dvd?
 
Although there are some very advanced excersises, he really does a good job at explaining it so that its easy to understand. He doesn't overcomplicate things and its really simple for me.

tylernator 07-19-2005 01:38 AM

Re: Thomas Lang Dvd?
 
awesome thx guys!! i just ordered the dvd!! should be here in a couple of days!!! :)

beat1212 07-19-2005 03:22 AM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
he has said it before that he doesnt do solos to show ppl how well he can grove but he throws in little grooves one in a while but doesnt reapeat them so it doesnt sink in.
he is very good though and desereves alot of credit.

Lambo 07-19-2005 01:42 PM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LiquidSoul546
i don't like his sense of groove, but he can improve, he's pretty young still.

That's what a lot of people seem to think, but he's actually 38 in a few weeks.

radeq 07-19-2005 06:43 PM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
darkcherryfade - where are you from??? I will sell you the dvd - if you really want it, I bought it when I was working in usa, but that wasn/t the best way to invest my money..from 100 exercices, there are max. 10 that are useful . . .the others are, I don't know how to say, but you couldn't use it in regular - mainstream music... the best exercise IMHO is this one :

R - accented righ hand
r - right hand, tap
L - accented left hand
l - left hand, tap

I suggest start really slowly...

triplets
Rlrlrlrl Rlrlrlrl Rlrlrlrl ( Rlr Lrl Rlr )

triplets
Lrlrlrlr Lrlrlrlr Lrlrlrlr ( Lrl Rlr Lrl )

than I upraded it for my self and that goes like this
triplets
RlrlrlRl rlrlRlrl rlRlrlrl ( Rlr Lrl Rlr )
triplets
LrlrlrLr lrlrLrlr lrLrlrlr ( Lrl Rlr Lrl )

yeah :)

Funkdaddy 07-19-2005 08:46 PM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
I was a bit dissapointed in the DVD. I thought it should be more about groove. He talks about that it's important to groove, but his playing doesn't get in my pocket. It's too much double bass/advanced feet work all the time. Even he starts out some electronica song pretty cool, he starts doing those double bass licks which certainly don't belong in such a style.

BUT I agree. He should have credits for his amazing technique. He and Marco Minnemann has really set a new standard for feet work and coordination.

RTDRUMS 07-22-2005 04:42 AM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
I love the DVD. Thomas Lang can groove plenty not to say his chops are incredible, thats why he there and were here.

I have been playing plenty long to know whats good or bad and in my opinion Thomas Lang is one of the best drummers alive.

theduke86 07-22-2005 05:53 AM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
Thomas Lang has a great groove. His DVD is mostly about technique. He's got that to spare, but also, keep in mind he's one of London's first call pop session drummers. If you look at his profile here, there's some pretty big names on there. I don't think they'd hire him in the studios if he didn't have taste and groove.

Mcot2 07-22-2005 05:59 AM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
I don't get a good feel for him.

It was said that legandary instructor and creator of the most popular drum book, jim chapin, admired jazz drummers such as buddy rich and gene krupa for there sense of groove.

My point is that no matter how technical you are, the sound you achive outweighs it.

And the person with the best sound is of course john bonham :)

finnhiggins 07-22-2005 08:18 AM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by theduke86
Thomas Lang has a great groove. His DVD is mostly about technique. He's got that to spare, but also, keep in mind he's one of London's first call pop session drummers. If you look at his profile here, there's some pretty big names on there. I don't think they'd hire him in the studios if he didn't have taste and groove.

I reckon he just threatens to travel back in time and kill their parents if they don't give him the gig...

drumbastard 07-22-2005 01:12 PM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
i've seen tl live and i was so amazed by his doublebass playing that i started working with his dvd and those exercises helped me a lot..in my opinion he's one of the best drummers..

darkcherryfade 07-22-2005 08:20 PM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
I'm from Miami, FL. I actually just got a bootlegged copy of the DVD anyway, although I could've lived without it. When I first saw it, I was impressed by some of the exercises but never saw the whole thing. It's not like I was ever dead set on getting it, and having seen it all, now I know I wouldn't have paid for it. He's not the only guy to teach limb independence, and I honestly have no masturbatory need too play fast bass drum and/or hihat patterns with my feet over EVERY SINGLE BEAT! And I watched his solo once and hated it with all my life.

Funkdaddy 07-23-2005 12:29 AM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
If you look at the artists he has played with, they are mainly artists who use beats/drum machines. He's very creative at simulating samples (different hi-hat sounds etc.), but I still doesn't think he's one of the great groovinators, he doesn't make me wanna dance, but hey...that's only one person's opinion.

drummerman 07-26-2005 05:49 AM

Re: Thomas Lang Dvd?
 
I love that dvd, but it is pretty difficult

matteoedeva 07-26-2005 02:07 PM

Re: Thomas Lang Dvd?
 
Good evening to everybody,
i really think that this year we assisted to what in the future will be called "The Renassaince" of drumming.

Anybody of you as the Dvd of Bob Breithaupt "Snare Drum Basics" (1998) ??

Well i think that comparing (even with all my respect for mister Breithaupt) both,you really understand what it means evolution.

Ok,someone (Simon Philipps,magazine Percussion and drums,May of current year) sad it s impossible to reproduce the things that mister Lang makes not only in the Dvd but also in the clinics (guys,very nice the solo of Gen x tour,right ???) like Kopenaghen or Budapest in this year.

i think mister Lang perfectly combines the tradition (traditional grip,alternating groups of 16 with both hands) with the idea of "Power Drumming" expressed by Virgil Donati for the first time.

Of course i don t forget Marco Minneman and Johnny Rabb but is goes out fo the forum.

So for me (and i hope somebody will pay me :-) ) is good to buy it.

mat

Fldrummer 09-07-2005 08:25 PM

Thomas Lang Roland V-drum vid
 
http://www.roland.co.uk/mainevent/LangWma.wmv

Mr.Lang is a beast but the drums sound real sucky :(

aahznightsky 09-07-2005 10:04 PM

Re: homas Lang Roland V-drum vid
 
they sound sucky because in the beginning they sound how theyre supposed to for that m jackson song (which i swore at first that this was the intro to a concert or something cuz it was note perfect!) but he sure can drum ....

aahznightsky 09-07-2005 10:34 PM

Re: homas Lang Roland V-drum vid
 
this here is actually proof of his groove! finally! i mean i knew it before, but this can help show everyone else....

NouveauCliche 09-07-2005 11:22 PM

Re: homas Lang Roland V-drum vid
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aahznightsky
this here is actually proof of his groove! finally! i mean i knew it before, but this can help show everyone else....

Wow, he lays it down HARD it that vid! You're right about his groove Aah, it's solid and definetly "groovy'! Thomas Lang is a monster.

finnhiggins 09-08-2005 05:58 AM

Re: homas Lang Roland V-drum vid
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aahznightsky
they sound sucky because in the beginning they sound how theyre supposed to for that m jackson song (which i swore at first that this was the intro to a concert or something cuz it was note perfect!) but he sure can drum ....

He's amazing - much groovier than anything I've seen before from him. Very impressive. But no, those drums sound sucky all the way through. I hate electronics as an acoustic replacement. They're cool for simulating electronic grooves, but not for playing choppy live stuff.

drumzalicious 09-08-2005 06:23 AM

Re: homas Lang Roland V-drum vid
 
i watched about the first 3 minutes of it.

you guys do realize that is the same song off of his dvd right?

aahznightsky 09-08-2005 12:16 PM

Re: homas Lang Roland V-drum vid
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by finnhiggins
But no, those drums sound sucky all the way through. I hate electronics as an acoustic replacement. They're cool for simulating electronic grooves, but not for playing choppy live stuff.


Hahaha this is very true .... I said that after I watched like 4 minutes or something. The v drums are great for some things, but for choppy solos and things, nothing beats an acoustic set for sound n feel

rockzilla 09-23-2005 07:47 PM

Thomas Lang
 
7th october in Feedback Rotterdam there is a drum clinic by thomas lang

and IIIII gonna be there (just wanted te let yo know lol)

i'll let you boys and grils know how it was

arjen, rockzilla

rockzilla 10-08-2005 09:48 AM

thomas lang clinic !!!
 
hey there yester day i was at the thomas lang clinic in Feedack Rotterdam in holland

let my tell ya that guy is just amazing. what hey can do with his hand, he can play it with his feet!!!!. and fast en dynamic realy good and that Xray set sounde great

i was lucky to be there

rock on
arjen

MysteRMagnuM 10-19-2005 12:22 PM

Re: thomas lang clinic !!!
 
Theres one here in South Africa at the end of November.
I'm Really excited to be going. He's awsome

Jeroen aka aksie 10-19-2005 07:28 PM

Re: thomas lang clinic !!!
 
i was there too in Rotterdam, and i can tell you if you have the dvd of him, creative control, then you will see basically the same things as shown on the dvd.... but its still fun to see him live !!!

c u

jumping joe 10-26-2005 11:32 AM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
hes a freak! lots of time and dedication put into what he does.

ThomasDee 11-07-2005 04:19 AM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
Here's some scary news for all you Extreme Drumming Fans. Right when you thought it was safe to enter the WFD look who gets a Drumometer........http://www.drumometer.com/Images/Photos/ThomasLang.jpg
This is pretty dang scary!

TD

ThomasDee 11-08-2005 02:06 AM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
It's highly rumored along with today creating somewhat a buzz and guessing game about Thomas Lang becoming the Captain for the WFD-UK division. Have any of you guys heard about this? Boo is still on the road, but this photo is the WFD-USA's worse nightmare. If it's true that Thomas has joined the UK's division, they will slaughter!!!!
http://www.drumometer.com/Images/Photos/ThomasLang.jpg
This is no doubt WFD-USA's worse nightmare. I would love to know what WFD-USA Captain Mike Mangini has to say about his possible UK counterpart ???

This is shaping up to be a one heck of a showdown between the UK and USA. Any bets ???

TD

Drummer_Boy 11-08-2005 05:58 AM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
Thomas Lang just isn't from this world. He isn't...he just isn't...I sure wish I could go to a Thomas Lang clinic.

ThomasDee 11-08-2005 06:54 PM

Re: Thomas Lang
 
I agree, he is one of the most amazing drummers to ever live. My prediction is if 'TEAM WFD-UK' led by Thomas Lang shows up at the next WFD World Finals in Ca. in January, the WFD Championship Belt will be heading back across the 'Big Pond'.

What do you guys think?

TD


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