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Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 955
Posted By bigd
Re: Which college will be the best choice for drummer doing rock muisc in LA?

I totally understand. You are one of the people here who would recognize those names. Yes the pressure is intense. Son is returning for sophomore year in about 4 weeks it's insane and intense.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 888
Posted By bigd
Re: Leave Me Alone, rant 2

maybe it's the level of your playing. people seem to give more help to beginner types then others. if you were killing it behind the drums no one would say boo.
Forum: Drum Technique Yesterday, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By bigd
Re: The 4 Real Rudiments - Control Stroke, Upstroke, Taps, and Rebounds

I play the Adler method. It's more like a fast closing of the hand it's called squeeze but not really a squeeze.

Dr. Wooton's stuff is great!!
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 955
Posted By bigd
Re: Which college will be the best choice for drummer doing rock muisc in LA?

The premier percussion studio in the world is Eastman. Has been forever. Even that little known drumkit player named Gadd or something like that came from there along with tons of other very, very...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 877
Posted By bigd
Re: What drummers have marched?

Yeah Jason Sutter was busy playing bar gigs as a kid. No drum corps in Northern NY state. I knew him when he was a kid. My bubby and I bought a bunch of stuff from him before he shipped all his...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By bigd
Re: Being different and showing people

find your target audience. i would think for the most part school age kids from 9-18. ask yourself where do students this age perform music the most? then make yourself present at those locations...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,219
Posted By bigd
Re: Pros vs. Average Joe's

Thank you to everyone for replying. it helps
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,219
Posted By bigd
Re: Pros vs. Average Joe's

thank you everyone for your thoughts.
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,219
Posted By bigd
Pros vs. Average Joe's

Curious as to what do you believe separates the professional drummer from the average joe drummer ? I'm not talking about luck being at the right place right time. I'm talking playing wise. What...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By bigd
Re: How did you select your teacher?

I myself choose a teacher by their education level and playing experience. I've spent the majority of my life between myself and my son in the company of many professional teachers and players. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By bigd
Re: How did you select your teacher?

What DMACC just said. And for living there and getting to study with those people you were truly lucky. My son finished up freshman year last week and he's on the way. I have no doubt he'll be a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,724
Posted By bigd
Re: Child wants a career in music

Rogue, Your wife makes a living from music. What's wrong with that? Teaching music is making a living from music. Bo right here from this thread makes a living in music at Disney. Another very...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,145
Posted By bigd
Re: Some thoughts on keeping time

Wow you must hit the pipe hard.
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By bigd
Re: Cruise/Casino Audition

That sounds like an audition for a management company who then contracts with the cruise line/casino not the actual cruise line itself. I do know that cruise lines will actually go into music...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,367
Posted By bigd
Re: College- What do i do!! :(

As a Freshman he'll most likely be required to stay on campus unless he lives within the pre decided mileage for commuter status. I'd take the government loan and go. Frost is a good school take a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By bigd
Re: Preparing for 1st semester in jazz studies

Contact Professor Thompson and see what he suggests. My son is a freshman there now in the classical percussion dept. He also plays in a non jazz major jazz group. Eastman is extremely intense but...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By bigd
Re: Tommy Igoe - State of education

I respect Mr. Igoe and have seen him in clinic. I think the reading bit is targeted at the more recreational player. As for the advanced snare work he's talking about, no offense but he's not...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,218
Posted By bigd
Re: Double stroke roll lesson for Modern Drummer

The info Bill shared really isn't that groundbreaking. It's really just general solid knowledge. The saddest part is that the drumset player in general has never bothered to develop their snare...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By bigd
Re: "A Manifesto of the Percussive Artist" by John Lane

Gruntersdad, my son studied with a professional tympanist in high school. He also flairs his pinkies and his snare playing was just "terrible" according to him. Yeah terrible enough to make you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By bigd
Re: Want to go to Berklee for Music Ed degree - unrealistic?

I'd suggest going to the next concert your local middle school and high school put on. Most middle school players can play between 6 and 10 notes on their instrument. If you're lucky. As for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By bigd
Re: Was just accepted into music school... any tips all of you vets?

Contact the professor who admitted you and ask for a lesson and then find out what he wants you to work on. No one here can tell you what the person you're about to spend 4 years paying for and...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-20-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By bigd
Re: Let's Discuss Sticking Methods

Benjamin Podemski of the Philadelphia Orchestra wrote his famous Podemski's Snare Drum Method using the natural method or right hand lead.

So yes it is a known and taight method of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,381
Posted By bigd
Re: Garbage Percussion

go to you tube and check out Table Music by Thierry de Mey


I'd post a link but have no idea how. I'd like to know your thoughts on that.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-15-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,755
Posted By bigd
Re: Structuring Practice for Beginners?

Stick control can definately wait until you can read. Get a good snare drum method or get syncopation because that does have some basic reading at the beginning. People think stick control is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By bigd
Re: Jazz band or percussion ensemble?

Percussion ensemble is probably gonna be more fun. I can say from both my own experience and watching my son. good luck
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