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Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,854
Posted By mrthirsty
Re: My bizarre, ego-destroying experience

I've never quite understood this practice of giving criticism in an aggressive or bullying way automatically means you must be an expert or well accomplished player. I encountered a piano player who...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By mrthirsty
Re: Serious (cover) Band issues...

I've run into this issue many times over the years, if this is a band that wants to gig steady and be payed you have to run it like a business. In my area there are ton's of classic rock bands all...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By mrthirsty
Need help with the intro to Ted Nugent's Hey Baby

Hi I'm currently in a band covering this song, can someone tell me what is going on rhythm wise in the intro. to this tune? We're having nothing but problems trying to get this together.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By mrthirsty
Is ear training important for drummers?

Hi, just thought I would ask how many guys here devote some of their practising to ear training, not just for rhythm but working on chords, intervals and scales.

I still work on ear training even...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,356
Posted By mrthirsty
Paul Brochu

Stumbled across this video of Paul Brochu, I forgot what a monster player this guy is. Used to listen to him a lot in the 80's with UZEB but didn't come across his playing much since they broke up.
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,126
Posted By mrthirsty
Re: Why are metal drummers looked down on?

I can appreciate the skill and technique a good metal drummer has to master, I know it takes lot's of hours of practice and dedication, it's just not my type of music. Also there are LOT'S of sub...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-21-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,713
Posted By mrthirsty
Re: Drumming without click/metronome

I'd say your best bet would be to just proclaim to the other members that you have an internal clock equivelent to that of an atomic clock that can keep time down to a billionth of a second over a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,969
Posted By mrthirsty
Re: Stewart Copeland on "Storage Wars"

Surprised to see Stewart signing the drums left handed. Didn't know he was a lefty.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-02-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By mrthirsty

Try RLLR LRLL play your bass drum with the right hand and accent the 2nd beat. Good workout for your left hand when playing it around the kit at faster tempos, once you get the hang of it try...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,276
Posted By mrthirsty
Re: Professional Drummers Alert - The bar has been set

I'm pretty sure this guy is not joking, I live here in Vancouver and he's had the same ad posted at various times over the past 3 months, there is a lot of drummers looking for cover band work here....
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 22,106
Posted By mrthirsty
Re: David Letterman Drum Solo Week II

I enjoyed all the solos, but none of them could hold a candle to the man himself Dave Letterman.

Check it out here

Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,256
Posted By mrthirsty
Weird things your brain does when you practise

I've been playing for years and stick to a daily practise schedule, one thing that happens from time to time is I recall memories from my past that I haven't thought of in years. They have no...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-06-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,306
Posted By mrthirsty
Re: When speeding up is good

I recently worked with a bass player who was a high functioning autistic, he had perfect pitch and was a competant player.

When it came to tempo he definately had his own ideas. He told me the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,868
Posted By mrthirsty
Re: Holding your drumset hostage

No unfortunately there is no way I can find out who it might be. Here in Vancouver the Craigslist music community is a big circus, when I ran my own band on cruiships I could never make 1 hire using...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,868
Posted By mrthirsty
Re: Holding your drumset hostage

Thanks for the advice guys, I'll probably end up going and getting it myself(they are up in Yellowknife and I'm in Vancouver), since they won't be back in town until December. It wasn't part of my...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,868
Posted By mrthirsty
Holding your drumset hostage

Hi I was recently on a long tour(10 months with a cover band) when I had to return home due to medical reasons. To make the transition easier and save them money I agreed to leave my set behind(4...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,096
Posted By mrthirsty
Re: Death Metal Bands at the Rehearsal Space

Thanks for the advice guys! These guys just recently moved in and have been getting lots of complaints from the other bands also. I guess the soundproofing here can't deal with miced drums, in the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,096
Posted By mrthirsty
Death Metal Bands at the Rehearsal Space

Hi I run a working cover band and rent a monthly rehearsal space for our practices I also use it for my own drumset workouts. These rooms are 10' x 20' and have the usual amout of sound bleed from...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,666
Posted By mrthirsty
Peter Erskine Interview

Here's an interesting 7 part interview with one of the masters Peter Erskine. Check it out!

Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,655
Posted By mrthirsty
Re: Can anyone recommend me a cheap electric practice kit ??

Try the E-GIG Pintech kit, the single ply mesh heads aren't as loud as rubber or the two ply mesh rolands. You can get a cheap Alesis brain with the package deal from some sellers on the net. I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,492
Posted By mrthirsty
Re: Jim Chapin R.I.P.

I was fortunate to have a lesson with Mr. Chapin back in 1997, his knowledge and passion for drumming were unparalleled. He was very gracious and shared some interesting stories from earlier in his...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,667
Posted By mrthirsty
Re: Working on a cruise ship

Hi all, I ran my own 4 piece band on cruise ships and also did some fill in spots with other acts.

If you put your own thing together(4 piece) be ready to have Rock, Disco, 50's and 60's, and...
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