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Forum: General Discussion Today, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 660
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Nuggets of hard won wisdom

Have fun and look like you are having fun!

Rehearse your parts so you have them down pat and can play it without thinking. If its original music don't throw the kitchen sink in there, leave some...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Totally lost

^ This

Bringing a metronome to rehearsals is always an eye opener
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 865
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Do Youtube Drum Covers Influence What/How You Play?

I'm intrigued, what kind of nuances are we talking about here?

When I was a kid for example I didn't know drummers played ghost notes. Is it that kind of thing?

By the sound of it you were...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Drumming as Art

I like this idea, this is really drilling down into trying to create feelings and mood with music.



Everything Mike writes here is great and bang on, You can't always be expected to be in...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Good noob training tool.

Absolutely agree. Any midi drum tool is great for developing a number of things.

Its a great reading aid to see if you can read sheet music and transcribe it into midi and you get to hear straight...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: The foot is the key to groove

And once you've nailed the idea that not every kick drum note should be the same volume then you really groove with it
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Drumming as Art

I had a couple of thoughts here, but obviously these are not based on any kind of "knowledge!"

I identify the art side as being signature licks and the way the player hits. Although the way a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: A new idea? Probably not.

Bo, got any good pictures of Abe's set up? I'm suitably intrigued
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: It's hard to start a band, when you're a Drummer

^ this this this

Great advice. I've done a very similar thing, the doors its opened in my mind for understanding music and my fellow musicians is incredible.

There are also autotune facilities...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Where to practice drums in London?

This is where I used to go, although Barking is not the easiest place to get to without a car.

http://www.k2musicltd.co.uk/home.htm

Its not plush by any means, although what rehearshal rooms...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Where to practice drums in London?

Where in London? I know a cheap and cheerful place out east but its out near Ilford.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-27-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: 32nd notes in a 16th note fill - singles or doubles?

http://youtu.be/AXpdFqZt4Us?t=3m8s

I posted this into the black hole the other week, so here it is again.

It wasn't really insane speeds I was talking about here, or sustained doubles over...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-10-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: How fast can u Paradiddle

An EVEN better question would be....

"How tastfully can you play a paradiddle in context to serve the song"

;)
Forum: Drum Technique 11-10-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By Diet Kirk
32nd notes in a 16th note fill - singles or doubles?

In a similar vein to the other thread about single or double choices.

Little hands up poll. When you are playing 16th note fills and you want to slot in four 32nd notes to give it that little pep,...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-03-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: The New Breed of "Metal Drummers"

Hear hear, Gavin Harrison is still one of the leading lights in this kind of stuff. I guarantee most metal drummers worth their salt have delved into his playing
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Tips for Giving Drum Lessons

I would say run through proper safety equipment, including footwear and headwear. If the children show good aptitude early you could move onto welding technique and how to hold a blowtorch...

Wait...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,722
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: So and so is a good drummer, but...

Lets see if I can make this thought coherant.

I've always thought when you see a band you have never heard before you start by thinking "ok can they play, do they have some skill, are they adept...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-06-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,530
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Doubles with Cross Stick

I purposely put my panties in a bunch because I like to sit cross legsticked!

I'm here all week, don't forget to tip your waitress...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-04-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Problems with space and time

Lovely stuff, thank you gentlemen!
Forum: Drum Technique 08-01-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: "Seven" versus ?

I actually find counting to five I have to break that up into 123, 12 because i find I flub saying "four, Five" quickly. Sometimes I resort to simple grunty type noises sort of 123 dah bah

Thats...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-01-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Help! Non-dominant hand needs it

Plus this is a lot of fun. Your daily life becomes a little more unpredictable as a result!
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,340
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Report from the dark side ;)

The trick to this is buying a beast of a snare drum that cuts through anything whether the PA is massive or not. I've had numerous sound engineers astounded that they didn't need to mic my snare and...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-31-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Diet Kirk
Problems with space and time

My surname is Kirk, but sadly I am no Captain!

I found the thread about keeping time on the hi-hat interesting. The OP had difficulty when playing 8th notes on the hi-hat.

I have the complete...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,405
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: playing along with stuff

I have the same problem with my cd player rattling about and skipping haha. Maybe I should graduate to mp3s?



Plus you get the added benefit of learning how to play drum parts note for note,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Karma - how i love thee!!

Nice one man, stoked for you.

The worlds a funny place eh?!

:)
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