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Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By bigd
Re: Playing for Teacher

It's kind of natural to feel nervous at least a little at lessons. Music lessons are one of the few times in life when you pay someone to point out the things you're doing wrong so you can correct...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,013
Posted By bigd
Re: Carmine Appice Lobbies For Led Zeppelin Drum Spot

Carmine is a businessman. He's just trying to bring some free publicity to himself.
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,659
Posted By bigd
Re: Another *&^%$# Bar Owner

Find a barn or warehouse with room and electricity. Charge for the band. I,ve heard a hundred times how al and Joe Bouchard of blue oyster cult did this as kids. Every Saturday night there was a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,248
Posted By bigd
Re: How to handle this situation

Squad Leader has a great idea. See if you can get the others in the group to reform without him.
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 525
Posted By bigd
Re: Hand Care

aquafore (the stuff for babies butts) with a small amount of cortizone creme mixed in will eliminate it. Got this remedy from the doctors office. It works very,very well to eliminate the dry...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-30-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,530
Posted By bigd
Re: Confusion on rolls - open or closed?

John sorry I didnt see your video. Was commenting on the post before yours. Read this sitting next to my son who is in one of the top conservatory percussion studios. He's been through roll work...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-29-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,530
Posted By bigd
Re: Confusion on rolls - open or closed?

More reasons to never take playing advice from message boards. Wow!!!!!!!
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By bigd
Re: Oldest Percussion Instruments Create New Sounds, New*Music

Colin is excellent. Saw him 2-3 years ago on a US tour playing a concerto with American Symphonies. Nice guy too.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-01-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By bigd
Re: Fitting in the Diddles

We have very different philosophies on many things but on this post, I believe whole heartedly that Larry is absolutely correct. Your time is probably not as solid as you think it is. The diddles...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By bigd
Re: Universities and Music *sigh*

If you want to play in a rock band and play clubs trying to "get signed" no you don't need college.

If you want one of the other type of jobs in the music world then yes.

Broadway, theme...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,802
Posted By bigd
Re: How to inspire a new student in 45 minutes

It's not. It's the true reality of the teaching world. Go talk to some professional teachers. Teachers get truly good when they stop being pie in the sky, and I'm gonna change the world. Only the...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-30-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,802
Posted By bigd
Re: How to inspire a new student in 45 minutes

I've been a teacher for 22 years. The honest answer is this. You as a teacher really cannot inspire a student. Inspiration comes from the student and the family. You can present the material...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,167
Posted By bigd
Re: Comparing oneself to others (drummers)

The important thing to compare is how much your phone rings for work. both of those drummers were working/ playing that day while you were walking around.
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By bigd
Re: Professional responsibility

Any one who believes that cutting edge teaching in the percussion world is found on the internet is really misguided. None of America's great teachers can be found teaching on the internet. It...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,357
Posted By bigd
Re: Starting to teach.

Are you kidding? Yes, yes,yes,yes,yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! Parents will love you. One less trip they have to make to some place different. They can bring their kid for lessons and get the sticks and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,357
Posted By bigd
Re: Starting to teach.

As always, I agree 100% with Jeff. My own comment is, if you have to ask you absolutely SHOULDN,T be teaching.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By bigd
Re: Professional responsibility

There's really nothing wrong with the tried and true pedagogy. Where do you think these new guys got their info from ? The tried and true methods. As for not knowing some of these Youtube teachers...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,142
Posted By bigd
Re: How to become a fairly well-known Session Drummer

Meet a well known producer who hires you to work on all of his projects.
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By bigd
Re: What do you think of GetSticks.de?

Straightness, pitch paired which most times they aren't and you need to go through them and match them and also weight pairing. Nothing worse then picking up a pair of sticks and one is definately...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By bigd
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By bigd
Re: Students need experience

Some people never want to play in a band. They just want to play the instrument for their own enjoyment. I think you need to discuss with your students what their personal goals are. Maybe they...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,999
Posted By bigd
Re: Which college will be the best choice for drummer doing rock muisc in LA?

Correct you are again, Sir!!!!!!! Eastman, Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Manhattan all have a pre- screen tapes they must submit with required material. Then, if you pass, you are offered...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,999
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 07-29-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,748
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 07-29-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
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!!
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