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Forum: Drummers 02-19-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,348
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: Rodney Holmes

He is about to tour Japan, Indonesia, Thailand etc. with Bill Evans and Randy Brecker's Soulbop Band including Robben Ford, Steve Lukather, Darryl Jones,etc.
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,733
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: Joined a Big-Band for the first time. What do I need to know?

Don't overplay, and make everybody feel good.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-11-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,395
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: How to play quieter?

Try practicing everything you know and not lifting your sticks more than 1" above the drum head or cymbal at all tempos.
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,695
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: Moving to USA (LA/New York)?

I would consider going to a good school here to start with (Univ North Texas, Berklee, etc.) That would expose you to a lot of great players, information, provide a safe haven, etc.

Even a great...
Forum: Drummers 02-11-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 46,242
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: Tony Williams

To hear Tony pushing the envelop try Miles at the Plugged Nickel.
Forum: Drums 02-09-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,744
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: Best brand of drum set and why

Any pro level set is going to be quality. I lean toward Sonor (Delight, SQ2, etc.) or Gretsch USA Custom. That said, all the major companies have high level pro kits.

Now cymbals are a horse of a...
Forum: Drums 01-21-2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,750
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: What is your dream kit for 2010!

Sonor SQ2 in jazz sizes (12", 14", 18")
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,550
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: Stanton Moore Groove Alchemy Sneak Preview

Yea- that s#*t is deep and wide.
Forum: Drums 01-15-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,757
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: NAMM 2010 Yamaha Booth

So beautiful- I would just set them up in the living room and sit and stare at them.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,003
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: insane amounts of practice and potential benefits

I have heard lots of players who practiced insane amounts- and that is what they sounded like. They were great drum technicians, but sounded like they were playing all the stuff they practiced. I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,441
Posted By curiousnomad

How about musicality, ears, feel, finesse of, etc.????
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,725
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: What are you working on?

Learning song forms and tunes by playing them on piano using "The Real Book".
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2009, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,666
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: working on a cruise ship

Do a search on Youtube- you might find some actual auditions. I saw one where the drummer showed himself opening a sealed packet of music, started the click, and read through the chart.
Forum: Drums 12-25-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 127,685
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: Ultimate Drumset!!

Sonor SQ2 14X18", 8X12", 14X14" Finish undecided

DW stands, pedals

Old K's ( already own- 22" ride, 20"rides, 14" hats), alternating with current K 24"light ride, 22" K. Dry Complex II)
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,001
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: How to use syncopation for the MD or Stick Control

Check out "The Drummer's Complete Vocabulary as Taught by Alan Dawson" for the Ted Reed book.
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,187
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: How important is sex appeal?

Saxophones are very important in some situations.
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 52,480
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: Jack White's drum setup

I actually find it helpful to occasionally completely mix things up- just change everything about your kit's setup. Change tom angle and height, cymbal placement ( and cymbals) to push yourself to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,927
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: Your favorite drummers and their best performances

There are so many...

Roy Haynes Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (especially Matrix) (Chick)

Elvin-- Coltrane's A Love Suprene, Transition

Vinnie-- Shut Up and Play Your Guitar (Five Five...
Forum: Drummers 12-13-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,380
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: Steve Reich- Contemporary Classical Drumming

Right now thru 12/16/09 WQXR in NYC (Public Radio) has an ONLINE Steve Reich Festival.

Forum: Drummers 12-09-2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,499
Posted By curiousnomad
Brian Blade

To see a great clip of Blade in the studio on a Daniel Lanois project go to


(the top left video in the grid on the video page)

Now this is a musician...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2009, 03:25 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 35,623
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: Drummers who have influenced you

Very nice mix- they all have that thang.
Forum: Drums 12-06-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,045
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: Gretsch Drums.... Any Good?

I've never heard a set of the top Gretsch drums sound anything but amazing. Check out anything from the great jazz artists to the link below of the Foo Fighters live with some SLAMMIN Gretsch sounds.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,036
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: New drummer preparing for music school

I admire your goals and persistence, and I would like to add my two cents. Definitely get lessons from as good as teacher as possible. Obviously Berklee is a great place, but I would seriously...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-03-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,740
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: Jazz CD for rock drummer

Listen to what the pianist (guitarist) plays behind the soloist for ideas about your left hand and bass drum. Example- how Bill Evans comps behind Miles, how Wynton Kelly comps, etc. Your left hand...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-30-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,740
Posted By curiousnomad
Re: Jazz CD for rock drummer

Sonny Rollins, on being asked his advice on how to become a good jazz drummer, said something to effect of "just listen to nothing but Philly Joe Jones for a year".

I would also check out the...
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