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Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By 8Mile
Re: Some band drama

I think it's pretty normal.

Last spring, I was asked to audition for a band and it was really disorganized and sounds like a lot of what you were dealing with. I'm usually a for-hire guy, but a...
Forum: Drummers 11-15-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 68,680
Posted By 8Mile
Re: Tony Williams

I'm glad you dig Evolution. It kind of gets lost in the shuffle of all those great Blue Notes from 1964 and 1965. It's a fantastic record.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-13-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,046
Posted By 8Mile
Re: Is it a myth that certain drumming legends have an inimitable 'feel' on the kit?

I can see a really great player copping another drummer's feel on a specific lick or two and fooling most of us. But for a whole album or concert? I'm more skeptical.
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 659
Posted By 8Mile
Re: So long story short, I'm a bass player now

That's cool, D. I've been studying piano and theory recently and I'm loving it. I don't see it replacing drumming for meóthe intent was to expand my musical vocabulary and help me finish composing...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 659
Posted By 8Mile
Re: So long story short, I'm a bass player now

I have nothing of substance to add, but the title of this thread makes me laugh out loud and I can't stop. It's like the punch line to a joke or something.

"How's the drumming going?"
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,346
Posted By 8Mile
Re: So that didn't end well

The whole experience is strange enough that I'd almost wonder if the whole thing was part of some kind of scam to scope out your studio to come back later and burglarize it. That's probably a stretch...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By 8Mile
Re: Good news & mini session report.

Man, that is great news. I can't really imagine what that must feel like coming back from the experience you had, but I bet it's a great feeling.

Love the singer loading in photo! Hahahaha.
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 944
Posted By 8Mile
Re: The sound behind vs. the sound out front - big differences for you?

The severity of the difference varies depending on a lot of variables, especially the room itself. The more time spent trying to get the drums to sound good from the throne, it seems like the worse...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,514
Posted By 8Mile
Re: Dave King's Rational Funk ~ thoughts? opinions? comments?

What a difference a few years makes!

I've been watching this series lately and it's maybe the funniest drum-related thing I've ever seen. I can't believe how completely I missed the boat three...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By 8Mile
Re: I Just Became a Bosphorus Artist

Congratulations, man!

That has to be a great feeling and a sort of "bucket list" item you can check off on your career list now. Good for you!
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By 8Mile
Re: Which Gretsch Drum book?

I've only seen the Falzerano book, which I own. Lots of great pics and also stories about the artists who played them back in the day. Some of the stories are from drummers themselves, others are...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-27-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By 8Mile
Re: Some time grooving

I think how you physically move when you play has a big effect on your timekeeping and feel. I think itís worth paying attention to what movements work for you and to make those movements become...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,285
Posted By 8Mile
Re: The jazz ride pattern

What Todd said. I am of the opinion (others may disagree) that it's best to start by learning to emphasize the quarter note pulse. Elvin would often emphasize the skip note, but that was in the...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-23-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,147
Posted By 8Mile
Re: Jazz drummers: How do you work on soloing?

My approach is to have the melody of the head of the tune in my mind as I play. I can do that alone in a practice room without listening to anyone else. Of course, on the bandstand, you're going to...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-22-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,178
Posted By 8Mile
Re: The Train Beat

I almost always play the train beat with brushes, and I use it a lot. There are certain tunes that it's just perfect for and nothing else really works.
Forum: Drum Technique 10-22-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By 8Mile
Re: When the drums drop out

If the drums stop, they have to be able to keep time. That's on them if they can't, not you.

Of course, in reality, you're going to play with people who have poor time and come in at the wrong...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,619
Posted By 8Mile
Re: Talk about a drumming revelation you've had

That is pretty much Exhibit A right there!
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,619
Posted By 8Mile
Talk about a drumming revelation you've had

I had a private lesson with Jim Riley some years ago and he said (I'm paraphrasing here), "If a fill works, it's okay to repeat it. Nobody is going to care that you played the same thing twice. If...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,443
Posted By 8Mile
Re: How do you know when to crash?

Crashing can easily become a cliche or an autopilot thing that we do without having a good musical reason. I find I crash less and less the longer I do this. It used to sound right to me, but it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,162
Posted By 8Mile
Re: Ever have a drumming dream?

I have a recurring one where my bass drum and everything keeps sliding away from me. I can never really play because it's so far away, so I have to stop playing to slide it all back, but then it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,755
Posted By 8Mile
Re: I wonder if Neil Peart will ever play again?

Having never had a career like Neil, I can't really relate. I hope he does whatever makes him happy.

I have to think the drums mean too much to me to completely ever retire from them, though....
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By 8Mile
Re: How do you feel during your drum lessons?

I'm not taking drum lessons right now, but I recently started studying piano and theory at a local music conservatory. I'm 51 and my teacher is in his late-20s.

I feel a combination of excitement...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By 8Mile
Re: New Bill Bruford Conversation

I just listened to this and was going to start a thread about it. Excellent interview.

I just discovered The Trap Set with Joe Wong recently thanks to a recommendation from a drummer friend. Joe...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-10-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,285
Posted By 8Mile
Re: The jazz ride pattern

1) "I play drums, but I've never understood jazz drumming. It's a mystery to me. I want to learn how to do it. I want the challenge. I want to be a more well-rounded player."

2) "My god, I am in...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-05-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By 8Mile
Re: What sticking do you use?

I just spent another 30 minutes with this software and I have no idea how to write things the way I want to. Maybe I'm just clueless, but I used Finale (which I no longer have) years ago and it was...
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