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Forum: Drum Technique 09-27-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By dazzlez
Can you practice buzz roll on a drumpad?

I've mainly practiced on a electronic drumkit and drumpads.

Now after over 3 years of drumming I still can't do a basic buzz roll and it's killing me because the bigband I just have joined have...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By dazzlez
Re: should I jam with a big band???

Alright I did go , whole new territory for me though... hardly played.
Never played with a conductor and that was a bit hard as I was expected to sight read music I never heard before and watch the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By dazzlez
Re: should I jam with a big band???

Okay I'm convinced, I'll give it a go! Gotta learn how to sightread quickly!
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By dazzlez
Re: should I jam with a big band???

Mainly horns in the band
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By dazzlez
should I jam with a big band???

Hey, long time no stupid question asked.
Partly because I don't have access to a kit these days.

Anyway, I've been looking for locals to play with for ages without luck.
Now I have been...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,481
Posted By dazzlez
Re: Potential drummer; have a maybe controversial question

You don't need a drumkit to start. I actually think it might be better to start without a whole kit and learn some basics first. When you get a whole drumkit most of your attention will be at...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-25-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 736
Posted By dazzlez
The essentials for learning anything

I've read many books about learning strategies.
I was impressed how good this article summed it up.
...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By dazzlez
Re: Can music ever be financially rewarding again?

Indeed, couldn't agree more!
I think it's much easier to make it big today than it ever been for truly talented musicians.
Just watch 'Searching for Sugar man' about Rodriguez. That would never...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,872
Posted By dazzlez
Re: Possible overuse injury?? (PLS HELP!!!!)

This is really common by drummers who ain't stretching and warming up before a long workout without regularly breaks.

Just give your hands a rest for 3-5 days until it's gone. In the future,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By dazzlez
Best online-shop in Europe for drums?

What's the cheapest/best drum-shop in Europe? Musiciansfriend? Thomann got great support and delivery etc but I don't think it's the cheapest...
Forum: Drums 05-05-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By dazzlez
Pork Pie Little Squealer Maple, anyone got it?

Pork Pie Little Squealer Maple Snare Drum 12X5 Inches for 100

Is it worth it? Anyone got one?
I like that it's a cheap maple snare and versatile with great reviews...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,804
Posted By dazzlez
Re: Musicality

People with similar culture also have similar taste in music. That's why most of us can agree that Beethoven's ninth isn't Crap. But I'm guilty of having a hard time to enjoy the genius musicality in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By dazzlez
Re: Focusing on drumming as a profession. Dreaming to reality.

You don't get many replies because this topic has been discussed loads of times. Try the Search-function...

Here is a quite recent one with good answers:
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,804
Posted By dazzlez
Re: Musicality

Musicality -
1. Sensitiveness to music (Dancer etc)
2. The ability to perform music. ( Musicians etc)
3. The ability to understand music. (arranger/conductor/composer/DJs etc)

That's the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By dazzlez
where can I buy quality sheet music?

Best site for this?

Only bought sheet music to one song before and it turned out to be terrible transcription!

Is drumscore any good?
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,303
Posted By dazzlez
Re: Child wants a career in music

You don't need a first job if you got skills, an impressive portfolio for a designer/animator/web-developer is more than enough.
For a programmer, a portfolio of projects (open-source preferable) is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,303
Posted By dazzlez
Re: Child wants a career in music

Did you read my whole post?
" And if your path does lead you to a successful music career, what is wrong with broadening your horizons and being knowledgeable and educated in something other than...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,303
Posted By dazzlez
Re: Child wants a career in music

okey I disagree with a lot of people here.
Having a plan B to fall back on if Plan A doesn't succeed is clear recipe to failure.
Most successful persons have gone through these thoughts when they...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By dazzlez
Re: Looking for books on musical analysis

I think the main reason is that classical music has more interesting things to discuss. Jazz is also common in music theory books for the same reason. Everything ain't 4/4...and those styles have...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,859
Posted By dazzlez
Re: College- What do i do!! :(

I don't get it... you don't have to pay for the school???
If you're over 18 you should be able to support yourself without any help from anyone. Get a job, you don't even have to work full-time to...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-15-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By dazzlez
Re: Practice advice for professional musician switching to drums

Even if you have a drum-kit, get a drum-pad to practice on, it's a great help to nail those rudiments away from the kit. You can just bring your pad and sticks and go out in the park and practice or...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-11-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By dazzlez
Re: Practice in London

This was my favourite place to practice in London. 5.50 an hour on a decent kit!!!
http://www.westbournerehearsals.com/rates.htm

I used to travel around 40 min just to get there because of the...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-11-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By dazzlez
Re: Practice in London

I found a few places where you can practice for 5/hour , depends where you wanna practice though... I'll try to find em and link!
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By dazzlez
Re: Would you uproot to go where the music is?

I'm curious about thr climate in Asia. After all this "big in Japan" stuff and watching the Avil documentary where the only place they got a big crowd at was Japan. Is it easier to get a big crowd in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By dazzlez
Re: First Audition

This!!!! I've messed up loads of auditions because I tried to learn too many songs in a short time. The result was that I mixed them up, got extra nervous which led me to speeding the songs up.
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