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Forum: Drum Technique 04-12-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By JohnW
Re: Songs with fast / tricky single bass drum patterns

No way! I should have known you'd have broken down this lick. Now I'm definitely learning it instead of marveling at it. And that Father Ted clip is pretty hilarious :).
Forum: Drum Technique 04-09-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By JohnW
Re: Songs with fast / tricky single bass drum patterns



The Ohio Players song "Fopp", from the album Honey. Just the first 12 seconds floored me. James "Diamond" Williams on drums.
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By JohnW
Re: Sensitive drummer?

I suppose it's a dream to have someone who's respected in the music industry say about your playing, "Wow! That was some mind bendingly great drumming." What was said to you goes much deeper.

Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By JohnW
Re: Call and response audience participation

Not a song, but*...

Or this:
I think of this: http://vimeo.com/14728505

*Here's that clip in context:...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-07-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By JohnW
Re: Tips on drumming and inspiration please.

Can you give an example of an instrument where getting a teacher is entirely optional?
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By JohnW
Re: How long before we 3D print drum gear?

Andy is right about SLS (selective laser sintering) for metals. It would be many years (if at all) before something like that would be available for the general consumer. He's also right about...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-27-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 772
Posted By JohnW
Re: Unable to use fills I've been practicing for hours in my band

Hahahaha! That is the best explanation of nerves I've ever read.
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 739
Posted By JohnW
Re: When does sound become music

Someone had to post this. Might as well be me:

Forum: Drummers 03-18-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By JohnW
RIP Scott Ashton, Stooges Drummer

1949 - 2014

Meant to be played to melt your speakers:


Forum: Drum Technique 03-16-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By JohnW
Re: Has this only happened to me?

A centipede was happy quite!
Until a toad in fun
Said, "Pray, which leg moves after which?"
This raised her doubts to such a pitch,
She fell exhausted in the ditch
Forum: Drum Technique 03-12-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By JohnW
Re: Concentration Question

Playing time is boring. Laying down a groove is exhilarating.

I love locking in with a bass player and playing the simplest time keeping on the ride. Not just playing even notes and "phoning it...
Forum: Drums 03-11-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By JohnW
Re: Vintage Kits from the 20's and 30's

@MileHighDrummer- Glad you liked it. There are several links embedded as well that will keep you busy. Here's one of them:...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-10-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By JohnW
Re: Advice on books - African, Brazilian, Latin

This is a bit out of my wheelhouse so I can't point you to the "definitive book" but I just got Mark Walker's book World Jazz Drumming:


I've only...
Forum: Drums 03-08-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By JohnW
Vintage Kits from the 20's and 30's

Here's a cool article a friend of mine posted on Facebook:

Forum: Drummers 03-06-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,209
Posted By JohnW
Re: Mark Walker

Mark is doing a free drum clinic "drum hang" in 25 minutes at the Drum shop North Shore, Beverly, MA:


My son has a jazz concert at that...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-04-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By JohnW
Re: Is it too late to start drumming to a certain level?

You set a goal to make it; come hell or high water. And even if you don't, you'll be that much better than if you didn't start now.
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By JohnW
Re: Drummers of the American Revolution and beyond

I've posted this a while back in the playing section, but here's the finale of our band's annual concert in 2012, a few months before going to the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland. Just before halfway...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-24-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By JohnW
Re: Left hand triplet fluidity

I just want to amend the last post. I'd start out with the more calisthenic exercise: 3, 6, 12 & 24's on a hand to warm up. Then I'd try the simple version of 'meshing' singles, just short...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-23-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By JohnW
Re: Left hand triplet fluidity

I think you just have to slow down enough to the point where your left hand can keep up with your right. And then maybe a bit slower than that. It might be a lot slower than you'd like so be...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By JohnW
Re: an old but great article on Elvin

That was an incredibly moving article. And I know Anthony, that you had a rare and beautiful connection to the man.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By JohnW
Re: What is Jazz?

One of my favorites too.

And another nugget I found that's kind of fitting for here. The relevant part starts at 1:25:

Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By JohnW
What is Jazz?

Rest in Peace, Sid Caesar:

Forum: Drum Technique 02-12-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By JohnW
Re: Florian Alexandru-Zorn - New DVD "The Brush Revolution"

Tough Crowd!

I guess it didn't really bother me that there was no playing content because I got his Brush Secrets DVD and loved it. And that disc is chock full of technique explanations, applied...
Forum: Drummers 02-08-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 43,929
Posted By JohnW
Re: Terry Bozzio

Terry and his all cymbal drum set. Here's a short (1:21) video showing him collaborating on it with Sabian:


And here's the full 13:21 solo on vimeo...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-06-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By JohnW
Re: George Kollias tuplet pyramid video?

Is this the video you're talking about?:


And speaking of Table of Time, WhoIsTony does a cool version of it:...
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