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DrZoidberg[ITA] 07-03-2005 04:49 PM

Carter Beauford
 
Hi all,i'm an italian drummer and i like very much this site.
I discovered Carter Beauford,here on this site (http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers..._Beauford.html).. I love his "groove sense", his creativity and the way he plays splashes ..then i heard him playing with his band,"Dave Matthew's Band" and i think he's a great drummer.

Ps. I wish i wrote with a good english

Raymond Bloom 07-04-2005 12:44 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Don't worry, your english was pretty good! yep, well, Carter is one really awsome drummer...groovemaster...he has probbably the deepest pocket in the universe

DrZoidberg[ITA] 07-04-2005 01:19 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
I watched your video,am i wrong or what you do with the bass drum is what jojo mayer does? it looks great :D

Raymond Bloom 07-04-2005 01:47 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Thank you! Yes, u are right that is what Jojo Mayer does (heel-toe technique), actually my idea was to record exactly the same what Jojo shows @ that video clip :)

Look into drum technique, there we chat a bit about that, maybe u'll get some usefull information!

krazykenny5150 07-04-2005 07:44 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
he is awsome! one of my biggest influences lately, just to adapt funky grooves and his tripolet based fills. really sweet! If you wanna hear a slick groove i learned from em, listen to Stand Up by Dave Mathews Band, awsome groove.

CarterB_Junkie 07-06-2005 12:26 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Never hear of this guy, is he good ????

Just Kiddin' !

Carter's my boy !

My favourite drummer by far !

He has it all : deepest pocket in the cosmos, amazing groove, creativity ( you should see what this guy can pull off live, amazing !!!), incredible feel, his kit sounds gorgeous, his hi hat playing is (now) legendary, he plays the most beautiful tom fills since Cobham, he always smiles when he plays, he chews gum whan he solos (Like Dennis the Menace) etc etc etc.

He is the only guy I know who can play very busy (especially live) but still he can maintain an incredible deep groove while his hands are flying around his enormous kit ! Go Carter !

Do yourself a favour and go buy the Dave Mathews Band: The Central Park Concert DVD and be amazed, because Carter and the Boys were on fire that Night (playing in front of 100 000+ people must help) and the quality of the DVD (image and sound) is fantastic !
They do a 20 minutes version of their classic song Two Step with a Carter Solo in the middle jazz section which is just inspiring !

And Carter plays with such passion through the entire three hour set, seeing is believing !

Carter Beauford on the Drums ! Carter Beauford on the Drums ! Carter Beauford on the Drums !

Only Dave hardcore fans will get my last quote !!

Damon Dapper 07-06-2005 02:52 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Yes indeed,

Carter is one of my top influences along with Simon Phillips and Dennis Chambers. Carter has reintroduced "dynamics and power balance" into playing, and he has absolute focus during performances in the studio, and especially live. In my opinion he approaches the drums like a piano......very melodic.

I'd like to see Simon Phillips and ToTo on the scene like Dave Matthews Band, that would be Earth shaking man!.......

Dap.

phonophunk 07-06-2005 03:56 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
I was going to say something, but carterB said it all... nothing to add
GREAT DRUMMER!!!

Paul Quin 07-08-2005 10:56 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Truly a great player - his innovation with his left hand on ride cymbal is great to hear. I generally prefer drummers who stay in the pcoket and tend to shy away from "busy" players. Carter is clearly the exception.

Carter is an endorser of Yamaha drums. Did anyone notice that when he played at Live "8" he was playing a Sonor kit? Was this just because of the nature of the gig or is he switching away from yamaha. I suspect the former.

Paul

CartersChops 07-09-2005 08:02 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jammaster
Don't worry, your english was pretty good! yep, well, Carter is one really awsome drummer...groovemaster...he has probbably the deepest pocket in the universe

hell yea he has the deepest pocket....he never misses a beat and his cymbal work is absolutely unbelivable...his open handed playing, his feel for songs, his mind blowing double bass teqnique, did i mension cymbal dynamics...everything about him is simply unbelivable, one glance at a live performance an dyou will be hooked

stagecustom 07-11-2005 04:11 PM

carter beauford
 
he is one of the most talented, musical drummers besides danny carey , there are side by side in my book. Carter has it all, from groove, to technicality, to musicality

Jason Dorn 07-11-2005 04:15 PM

Re: carter beauford
 
Carter is an amazing Drummer that has some great patterns and different feels to his playing. I dont think I would like DMB at all if it werent for him. But you really should try to see if there is already a thread about a drummer before starting a new one.

Bernhard 07-11-2005 07:13 PM

Re: carter beauford
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason Dorn
But you really should try to see if there is already a thread about a drummer before starting a new one.

I just merged the two threads - so ok now

Bernhard

stagecustom 07-11-2005 08:25 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
you should check out that dvd of carter "under the table and drumming", man, i love this guy....

im actually about to go get the dmb central park concert dvd, hope its good

DR.WHOO 07-11-2005 09:40 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DrZoidberg[ITA]
Hi all,i'm an italian drummer and i like very much this site.
I discovered Carter Beauford,here on this site (http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers..._Beauford.html).. I love his "groove sense", his creativity and the way he plays splashes ..then i heard him playing with his band,"Dave Matthew's Band" and i think he's a great drummer.

Ps. I wish i wrote with a good english

Ciao ragazzo

Italy here!!!

great drummer carter very good and solid drumming..
have u seen carter and wooten dvd?
very nice

T

Wegadrummer 07-11-2005 10:45 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
he is the reason i drum.. because maby people use to call me retarded and stuff because i play open handed playing.. so, since he also plays it.. i always turn to Carter and his music when i feel down..
thanks carter..

Bonham to the moon 07-12-2005 02:52 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
hey jammaster when i go to see your video it says that the playlist format is not recognized, is their n e other way i could view it?

Garuda 07-14-2005 07:18 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
He is one of my favourite drummers. I know that he is left handed but plays right handed easily. (usually plays cross handed) Also he is ambidextrous (plays with left and right hands equally) When he started play drums he was only 3 years ago. He plays in dawe matthews band also played with carlos santana and many many others...

He uses his own promark signature series ; Carter beauford 5AB model. (5AB is different , standart 5a weight but peak tickness is 5B.

His setup ;

http://www.davematthewsband.com/imag.../CarterKit.gif

01. Yamaha 22"x18" recording custom kick
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02. Yamaha 8" tom
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03. Yamaha 10" tom
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04. Yamaha 12" tom
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05. Yamaha 14" tom
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06. Yamaha 18" floor tom
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07. 13"x51/2" Ocheltree bronze snare
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08. 13" Ocheltree bronze timbale
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09. 14" Ocheltree bronze timbale
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10. Zildjian 13" Z Dyno Beat hi-hat (on top) over 13" K Top Hi-hat (on bottom)
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11. Zildjian 13" A Custom Projection Hi-hats
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12. Zildjian 18" Oriental Trash Crash
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13. Zildjian 14" K Dark Thin Crash
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14. Zildjian 20" A Custom Flat Ride
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15. Zildjian 20" A Custom Projection Ride
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16. Zildjian 6" Zil-Bel
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17. Chinese wedding bell
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18. Zildjian 18" K Dark Medium Thin Crash
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19. Zildjian 17" K Dark Medium Thin Crash

20. Zildjian 10" A Custom Splash
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21. Zildjian 9" Oriental Trash Splash
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22. Zildjian 10" A Extra Thin Splash
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23. Zildjian 14" K Dark Thin Crash
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24. Zildjian 8" A Splash (piggyback on #22)
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25. Zildjian 22" Oriental China Trash
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26. Zildjian 20" Oriental China Trash (piggyback on #25)
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27. Zildjian 20" Oriental Crash Of Doom
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28. Zildjian 30" Hand Hammered Gong

Jawnst 07-14-2005 07:50 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by stagecustom
you should check out that dvd of carter "under the table and drumming", man, i love this guy....

im actually about to go get the dmb central park concert dvd, hope its good

Hey, Not only is this DVD amazing, the jam break during "Two Step" is by far one of the best jams I've seen. Between Steffan Lessards amazing riffing on the bass and the flawless entry into a latin groove led by their piano player butch taylor and carter, it makes for an amazing session. I just recently went to the Dave concert in Camden, NJ and let me tell you, they saved "Two Step" as the final song of the curtain call and did the jam break... amazing. Check it out and keep rockin to carter brotha!

Jawnst 07-14-2005 08:01 PM

Groove chaser
 
I'll tell you what, I am a huge fan of jam bands like the Spin Doctors but some of the most intense rhythms I have ever heard came straight from Carter Beauford on the Dave Matthews Band CD Crash. It is a track called "Drive in, Drive Out" and I am honestly blown away every time I hear it. I always make sure I keep my biased emotions out of my suggestions because I also play guitar and am just an over all fan of the Dave Matthews Band, but if you do'nt happen to like the band, keep in mind every drummer respects another drummers ability and skill where it is deserved, and folks... Carter deserves MAD props on his syncopated rhythms he layed down on "Drive in, Drive out". Thanks for readin and keep on tappin'.

CarterB_Junkie 07-14-2005 08:53 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jawnst
Hey, Not only is this DVD amazing, the jam break during "Two Step" is by far one of the best jams I've seen. Between Steffan Lessards amazing riffing on the bass and the flawless entry into a latin groove led by their piano player butch taylor and carter, it makes for an amazing session. I just recently went to the Dave concert in Camden, NJ and let me tell you, they saved "Two Step" as the final song of the curtain call and did the jam break... amazing. Check it out and keep rockin to carter brotha!

That's what I was talking about in my previous post. The performance from Carter during the entire 19 minutes Two Step is flawless.
The jam middle section with the interaction between Keybordist Butch Taylor is amazing !

Any drummer should own The Central PArk DVD concert, your collection is not complete without it !

CarterB_Junkie 07-14-2005 08:56 PM

Re: Groove chaser
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jawnst
I'll tell you what, I am a huge fan of jam bands like the Spin Doctors but some of the most intense rhythms I have ever heard came straight from Carter Beauford on the Dave Matthews Band CD Crash. It is a track called "Drive in, Drive Out" and I am honestly blown away every time I hear it. I always make sure I keep my biased emotions out of my suggestions because I also play guitar and am just an over all fan of the Dave Matthews Band, but if you do'nt happen to like the band, keep in mind every drummer respects another drummers ability and skill where it is deserved, and folks... Carter deserves MAD props on his syncopated rhythms he layed down on "Drive in, Drive out". Thanks for readin and keep on tappin'.

The ride pattern he does at the end on Drive in Drive out is sweet !!! The whole song is a Carter festival.
Dave Matthews said that he wrote this song for Carter so that his drummer could display his chops !

pc7411 07-14-2005 11:59 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
I am a huge fan of Carter... He is probably the biggest reason I started drumming!

Having said that, I'd like to clarify a few things: I checked back on the Live 8 footage, and Carter was still playing Yamaha drums (check out the lugs... classic Yamaha). Further proof lies in the fact that I was at the DMB concert at SPAC (near Albany, NY) later that night, and he was still using Yamaha drums. However, I noticed that Carter switched to Remo drumheads (at least for that night)!
Next, Carter, according to the Yamaha website, plays a 14x5.5 Roy Haynes signature copper snare. He could be playing Ocheltree snares and I may not have noticed, but he probably isn't since he isn't a Paiste endorser, and Ocheltree snares are REALLY expensive...
Finally, Carter is naturally a righty, but plays open-handed la Billy Cobham.

Sorry about that anal-retentive burst of corrections, but I didn't want there to be any misconceptions.

But again, I idolize Carter... He is my God.

stagecustom 07-15-2005 01:34 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
yes! i own the central park dvd, omg its amazing

darkcherryfade 07-15-2005 08:15 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
I think what I like most about Carter is his colorful use of cymbals. He's definitely one of the greats.



Quote:

Originally Posted by CarterB_Junkie

He has it all : deepest pocket in the cosmos

He is the only guy I know who can play very busy (especially live) but still he can maintain an incredible deep groove while his hands are flying around his enormous kit !

You might be jumping the gun a little there, though.

DrZoidberg[ITA] 07-16-2005 12:42 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DR.WHOO
Ciao ragazzo

Italy here!!!

great drummer carter very good and solid drumming..
have u seen carter and wooten dvd?
very nice

T

Yes i seen that dvd.. that's Carter Beauford & Victor Wooten @ Making Music,right? :)
There you can see how he build an entire song..that's awesome :D

Go-Go-Groove 07-17-2005 07:52 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
The cool thing about Carter is that yes yes yes he's a great drummer, but he's also willing to admit that half (if not more) of the stuff he plays is borrowed from other drummers- buddy rich,
dennis chambers etc.
If you ever check out "under the table and dreaming" which is his DVD of him basically explaining some of his little tricks and what not, most of what you find was initially being played by other drummers...
just a little input.

darkcherryfade 07-17-2005 08:23 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Good point, Go-Go Groove. He is EXTREMELY Dennis-y. Funny, when I worked in a drum store and customers would see the Dennis Chambers dvd playing, they would always say, "Hey, is that the guy from the Dave Matthews Band?" Half the time I'd tell them, "No, that's his dad."

CarterB_Junkie 07-17-2005 05:52 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Ah ! Big News Carter has been influenced by oher drummers ! Who would have thought such a thing ?

And don't forget the grand daddy of single stroke rolls Mr Billy Cobham !

Every drummer has influences and you don't create your own style from scratch, nobody does !

Yes Carter is very Dennis influenced but I say his playing is quite original and unique and when you hear Carter playing, you know it is him within seconds ( the hi hat grooves are HIS trademark), something you cannot say about every drummer.
And Carter is quite tasty regarding drummers he likes : Cobham, Chambers, Copeland, Porcaro, Gadd, Rich and other jazz greats.
Dennis chambers does the same thing on his dvd, he lists his influences and what he took from these influences for his playing !

Carter/Dennis are like twin brothers ! Dennis has said countless times that is often mistaken with Carter and they both joke about it and Dennis has nothing but good things to say about Carter and they both have the same special power :
they chew while they groove !

Go-Go-Groove 07-17-2005 08:06 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
dont forget... carter can harmonize.

darkcherryfade 07-17-2005 08:41 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CarterB_Junkie
Ah ! Big News Carter has been influenced by oher drummers ! Who would have thought such a thing ?

And don't forget the grand daddy of single stroke rolls Mr Billy Cobham !

Every drummer has influences and you don't create your own style from scratch, nobody does !

Yes Carter is very Dennis influenced but I say his playing is quite original and unique and when you hear Carter playing, you know it is him within seconds!

Carter/Dennis are like twin brothers ! Dennis has said countless times that is often mistaken with Carter and they both joke about it and Dennis has nothing but good things to say about Carter and they both have the same special power :
they chew while they groove !

Not that anyone was disagreeing with any of this, right?

eddrummer05 07-22-2005 10:45 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
carter beauford is my herooo

DMwannaB41 07-25-2005 12:45 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
I am definitly glad of this sight, its nice to know that other than being apart of the normal life, filled with friends who have no carter beauford sense nor dmb music sence OR EVEN music sense. Its just glad i can ramble on.

Yes i am a Carter Fan, I started because of him, or should i say i restarted after listening to dave matthews band. And i have pretty much learned everything i have of drumming from him. In a way its kind of sad because when i jam with the band i used to be apart of. i would always play, somewhat a carter flow. So when i play that jsut jammin away all the sudden the music will stop.. all the sudden, "Jayson, that sounds like carter, play something else.." and in my mind you know "uh it is what i play, how i play.... its to hard not to."

There is so much i see that people around my town dont, some could possible think im gay if they didnt have any music sense, its just that im obsessed with his playing(Chops, unoriginal, of the beat in a way, but he always finds his way back to the normal if its 4/4 beats or any type), the set up of his drums, mainly including the double bass pedal, and his use of that and his hi hats... using those as a very big part to his drumming(Perfect), his face expressions(he loves what he does and i cherish him for that, playing with a smile on his face at all times). and ovcourse his roles and how fast he can go with each hand, i love slow mo'ing his solos and what not to wtach how fast he can play with jsut one hand(two step, central park dvd)

All i feel i do these days is try and find a drummer taht plays his area of music, i dont know if anyone knows one of those kind not to big bands that has the same drum ediquitee(however you spell it) as carter....


But ovecourse i do not play LIKE HIM, no one can, its perfect(in my sense). I jsut want to play like him, in a band of my own.

Plus a Minor Question.... Butch Taylor, why isnt he recognized as a band memeber its seems ALOT almost all footage of them he is on the side, and looking at cnetral park dvd(two step, WOW) and the gorge dvd(I dont know if many have seen it, it comes in the two disc cd music set, but if you have watch "seek up", damn)

InnateDrummer 07-25-2005 05:53 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Carter Beauford, you can't say enuff good things about him, he is one of the pioneers in drumming, he's got his own stlye, and amazes me everytime i listen, with his off-time and triplet fills, and all his percussion stuff added in in different places,u can surley tell that its him playing when u hear him, its an unmistakable sound, no matter how simple it is, Carter can make it sound GOOD, he's the man indeed.

GPinney 07-25-2005 08:06 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Carter is one of my biggest influences!!!

aahznightsky 07-27-2005 04:15 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
I heard from my teacher (who knows Beauford) that the reason Carter seems like a lefty is that when he was a kid and was inspired to drum from some Buddy Rich videos, he reversed his own set to match what he saw on the screen!

DMwannaB41 07-27-2005 05:18 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Its true, he said it on his drum instructional video

beaufordism3 07-29-2005 07:49 PM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Beauford is my god, watching this guy live is an experience everyone should witness

Scottylawton 07-30-2005 07:14 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
A very good drummer indeed, i would like to hear some of his solos if anyone can lend a hand.

largo61 08-06-2005 04:21 AM

Re: Carter Beauford
 
Carter is a great drummer. I heard he is a lefty who plays open-handed and has his toms set up right-handed. I thought that might be true because of where he has his ride set up. Someone please clarify for me.


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