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Forum: Drums Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Re: Using a snare as a floortom

Re: the OP, with a very shallow floor tom (like a snare) I imagine you'd have to close-mic to project any sound to the audience?

This is what has kept me from picking up a pandeiro. The idea is...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 488
Re: Who Here Loves Rock

If you posted "who loves ice cream" someone would say that they are lactose intolerant, someone else would say REAL aficionados prefer gelato ...
Forum: Drummers 04-27-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,366
Re: Poll: Buddy Rich

Well I can't prove anything either way, but I know if I listen to Morello he sounds more technical than Buddy (Buddy was crazy fast but Morello seems as fast, if not faster, and way more technically...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,095
Re: Anyone else notice the cost of sticks getting ridiculous

Just jumping in to defend Amazon: I seriously doubt you purchased it from "them", or that they packaged it. They front a bunch of stores who do their own packaging and shipping.

They also have...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 851
Re: Serious drummer? (I think not ;)

I have a question, and it's an honest question, not one where I'm trying to make you think like me:

Do you think goofing around on stage undermines your show?

We play pretty much just bars, and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 478,038
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Selling one pair of 14" Paiste 2002 (black label) hi-hats owned by ELVIN JONES and purchased in the Elvin Jones Estate Sale hosted by Donn Bennett Drums.

These are in excellent condition and come...
Forum: Drummers 04-21-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Re: Ringo Starr

Yeah I saw that and my first thought was "wow, a rock and roll legend, drum hero, and cultural icon has to share an honor with effing Green Day" and I felt sad about the world.

Then I thought "oh...
Forum: Drummers 04-18-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,670
Re: Why the hate? (Lars Ulrich)

Surely you realize that you've lumped together a bunch of people of varying talent levels. You've also brought up ProTools regarding the Stones who were around for decades before it was invented.
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Forum: Drummers 04-18-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,366
Re: Poll: Buddy Rich

Joe Morello.

Everyone talks about Buddy because he was such a big personality. But Morello was the guy everyone wanted to play like.
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,012
Re: The Best Drummer in the World

Because if everyone played like Thomas Lang does at session recordings it would be pretty boring :-P
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,012
Re: The Best Drummer in the World

Seriously. I have never before heard anyone say "we're smarter than those 18th century intellectuals who basically created science, created the United States ..." I wouldn't stack a modern...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,095
Re: My personal list of rock and roll's top cowbell moments

FTR, that's not Charlie playing the cowbell. Some producer thought it would sound better with a cowbell intro so he just added it. Which is why it's entirely out of time. :-P

Edit: LOL, I just saw...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-07-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Re: Internal Metronome

This is cool. This, combined with the standard practice of writing out the BPMs and checking a metronome when you count in, would probably help greatly with your problem (and mine, I always play too...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-07-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Re: How do you count while olaying drums?

There are people who never count and there are people who always count. I want to be in the second group but, being lazy, fall somewhere in the middle.

I strongly feel you should be counting, all...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,770
Re: Acoustic Drums VS Electronic Drum Kits

I am an e-drum owner and an unabashed e-drum hater. I simply do not like them. A lot of that has to do with time I wasted trying to set up a 'quiet' practice space in several apartments.

The hard,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,447
Re: Tricks for faster set up

I play a bop kit and setting up / tearing down seems to take forever (can't use memory locks b/c I have to fold my stands to fit in their case; can't use tape b/c most places we play are pretty small...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-01-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,319
Re: Ted Reed's Syncopation

Something I've learned is that it's also possible to get stuck in a rut just using Syncopation. A lot of other books (Art of Bop, Jazz Drummer's Workshop, etc) define their own Syncopation-like...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-09-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,007
Exercises to hit the 'middle' of a beat?

Listening to some playback of a gig the other night I notice that I'm tending towards front-of-the-beat playing. I would like to get closer to the 'middle' of the beat. But ideally I would be able to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,564
Re: The power of smiling

I feel I'm at a disadvantage. I have the male version of "resting bitch face", and have never been much for smiling. And when I'm on stage I'm concentrating so much that I just get this total jerk...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-01-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Re: Can't seem to play fast

Hey Tank, I checked out your video and man I can hear clear as a day how tightly you're gripping the sticks. You're just beating that pad to death.

I'm not a teacher and not an expert by far, and...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-01-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Re: The level system?

Thanks for the feedback, guys. Jeff, I just ordered your book and Bill I'm checking out your extreme hands makeover.

The levels system makes sense to me ... I think the arguments against it were...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-01-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
The level system?

I'm wondering what people think about the level system. I've studied with a few different teachers and heard competing arguments, not sure which I believe.

I've heard teachers say that the only...
Forum: Drummers 03-01-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Re: Drummers who don't play/use a ride cymbal.

Is he not just using a crash/ride cymbal on his left?
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,972
Re: Is live music dead?

That mentality - "X is a public issue!" - is precisely what I'm talking about.

Anything can be made a "public issue". That's how Prohibition came into being. Now every restaurant has a calorie...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,972
Re: Is live music dead?

It's interesting that you see that second thing as a problem, but not the first thing you said.
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