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Forum: Drum Technique Today, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: How long does it take you to find the groove?

Actually finding the groove and locking into a groove depends a great deal on how well the other musicians play.
If you, the drummer, are locked into the groove but nobody else in the band is...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 480
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Some thoughts on keeping time

I agree with you 100% Larry !

However, my head spins and I get confused when I hear something like this:

from the Playing With Backing Tracks Live thread,

"for 5 weeks of playing every...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 486
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Playing With Backing Tracks Live

Yeah, good point ! A click could be other rhythm instruments.
When you put it that way, I would still enjoy playing to a track like that.

On my open mic jam night there is a guy who...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 486
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Playing With Backing Tracks Live

YES !

I would love to try playing with clicks and tracks ! I will PM you.

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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 486
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Playing With Backing Tracks Live

Great Information Bermuda !!
Finally a down to earth explanation of playing with clicks and tracks.

I am almost afraid to try it. I might not enjoy it too much.

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Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,642
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Argument with Guitarist over time signature

I'm not confused.
And you have a perfect solution !

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Forum: Drum Technique 04-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Need help with solos

Just an update on my soloing.
Last night I had the opportunity to solo. And it went very good !

Thank you for all of the advice and reference material !

I found out that in the past year...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-18-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Single pedal adjustment - Help really needed

Hello Since1966:

Your story is exactly like mine. I quit playing drums for about 35 years. (I am retired and I am having a wonderful time playing again !)

When I recently started playing...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 486
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,559
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Competition - early heads up for forum members :)

Thank you my friends !

I am just learning how to use the video camera so I could redo the video, but I think that would not be fair.

And beside I could never replay the piece of music the same...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: When science gets a hold of the Beat

Interesting read.............

All I know is when I hear a song like "Pick Up The Pieces" by Average White Band;

I need to find a set of drums immediately or at least get up and dance. I can't...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 486
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Playing With Backing Tracks Live

It is fascinating to me reading about these click and backing tracks. I enjoy learning about how and when they are used.

I am extremely old school with this stuff. I have never played with...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Drumming Karma

Great point !!

I don't hate the Doors, they created some good songs.
When we play Roadhouse Blues I think we get into a better groove than the Doors ever did. I suppose that is the big payback....
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,559
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Competition - early heads up for forum members :)

Super Prize for this competition !! You Guru guys are great !

I'm going to be brutally honest here. It is probably obvious to you that you will be getting most of the entries just before or...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-12-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Is this bad form?

I always thought is was supposed to be done that way.
Especially while playing jazz.


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Forum: Drum Technique 04-11-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Teachers is this common?

Play at home for your family and or friends.
Learn something and try it out in front of a family member or a friend.

OR

Record it on a video. Recording it will also make you nervous.
So it...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-10-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 984
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Name famous songs where the drummer overplays

Tony:

I realize that “overplayed” and “underplayed” is totally subjective and is a matter of musical taste.

However, that Police song, to me, sounds underplayed because it sounds like a digital...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 673
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Would you uproot to go where the music is?

No, it is not crazy to move for your life pursuit. People do it for their job all the time.

In 1944 my Dad moved to Los Angeles to be close the music and movie scene. And it worked to his...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Don't do that!

Ha, good story......

Of course you know that everybody can the drums. Just ask them.

Was it a good or a bad "20 second grand mal drum solo" ??


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Forum: Drum Technique 04-10-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Limiting myself

You are correct.
Learning the rudiments provides you with the flexibility to play anything.
I'm not talking about speed. I'm talking about being able to create complex patterns.


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Forum: Drum Technique 04-10-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 984
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Name famous songs where the drummer overplays

I think it would be easier to find a famous song that was under-played.
Something played with and a straight beat and no drum fills.

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Forum: Drums 04-10-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,639
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Pro Ludwig, Anti Guitar Center

No no !! Don't fix it.
You have a collectors item. One of a kind.
Maybe the only one on earth !
It may be worth more than any other Ludwig kit !


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Forum: Drum Technique 04-09-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Limiting myself

I agree. Find a teacher. Even if it is just for a couple of lessons.
It always helps when someone with experience can watch and evaluate how you play the drums.

Aside from that, here is my...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Call and response audience participation

Yeah, good point. You can have the audience sing along with almost any song.
Teach them a part and let them be involved in the song.



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Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Hollywood Jim
Re: Drumming Karma

HA ! Perfect.

I should make him wear tight black leather pants........... LOL

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