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Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 37,369
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Best Female Drummer?

Great jazz drummer named Sherrie Maricle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhJUuOzMREc
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,627
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Funkiest Drummers Ever?

Stevie Wonder, the dude himself. He played the drums on Superstition!
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,309
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Singing Drummers? Yay or Nay?

As the lead singer and drummer in my band I'll have to go with Yay!

The only issue that has arisen is when we record we can't get a scratch vocal take b/c it would bleed into the drum mics.
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,948
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Finding the pitch of a drum shell

When I was learning how to tune I used a chromatic tuner. Starting with the reso head I would begin tensioning the lugs and tapping for pitch as I went. As I started getting more and more resonant...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Making a Porthole

You can trace a can + use a knife. You could heat the can, but that's just speculation, I've never tried it.
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,716
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Growing drummer

Just practice slow. It may seem boring but the slower you practice the faster you learn. If you practice slowly you wont have to practice as much to learn a new technique or beat.
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,646
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Drumming opposite handed...

couldn't agree more. simple drumming, and simple music in general, often has the most emotional impact whether it makes you laugh, cry or shake yer butt.

ps, the pixies rock!
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,646
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Drumming opposite handed...

i had been playing for 15 years when i finally decided to do something about my weak left hand. i read somewhere that the best way to get both hands in playing shape was to drill rudiments. i got a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,318
Posted By hungrypo
Re: how jazz.....

i think it's because jazz training teaches a player how to play melodically - to hear and play spaces, and to hear and play phrases. jazz music also demands a great deal of sensitivity to what the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,730
Posted By hungrypo
Re: How do you shorten the sound of your cymbals?

just a side note, thinner cymbals have shorter sustain/quicker decay than thicker cymbals so you may consider that the next time you go cymbal shopping. but if you're a hard hitter a thinner cymbal...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,962
Posted By hungrypo
Re: 6 years of playing - have i lost my way?

all the advice about taking a break is good. take a week or so away from the kit and you may find your frustration has eased and you can go back to playing relaxed.

when you ask if there are...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,152
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Goal oriented practice? (or the psychology of newbism)

i would echo jonesy's advice of playing along to your favourite records and trying to "lift" the beats.

there's also a book called "The Drummer's Cookbook" and it contains a plethora of...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-23-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,854
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Recording with no resonant head on the bass drum

depends on the mic and the room and the sound you want. if you're looking for more beater sound you should put a 57 on the batter head of the BD pointed at where the beater strikes the head about...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,343
Posted By hungrypo
Re: That 'Good Gig' Feeling

the feeling after a good gig is the absolute best feeling in the world. when you're completely exhausted, totally relaxed and have absolutely nothing left to say...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-09-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,332
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Confusion about "ahead/behind the beat"

John Bonham = behind
Stewart Copeland = ahead
Phil Rudd = dead centre

those are three examples of three great drummers with completely different time feels. i think the difference between the...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-04-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,151
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Advice NEEDED from experienced gigging drummers

i too used to play way too loud, which was definitely an issue when i was taking jazz studies at school and playing in workshops with acoustic pianos n' such.

i found that learning to control...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2008, 05:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,154
Posted By hungrypo
Re: All the great drummers played for....

my opinion is that drummming is a language. in order to speak well you dont necessarily have to speak every day, or ramble on at length. just know that when you speak, you have something to say and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2008, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,760
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Keeping a Drum Notebook

in my last year of study at university i kept a practice journal. my routine was to write the exercise i was working on and the tempo. after i was done i would write how the exercise felt, and how...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2008, 05:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,429
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Drum machines have no soul?

i have a playlist on my iTunes that i labled "Play Along" and basically whenever a good groove comes up on random shuffle, i copy that track to the "Play Along" playlist. i think over half the tunes...
Forum: Drums 09-12-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 532,533
Posted By hungrypo
Re: THE YAMAHA DRUMS THREAD

the sub-kick is basically a speaker cone wired in reverse, so instead of producing sound when the cone vibrates, it captures the sound. its basically a really large diaphram microphone designed to...
Forum: Drums 03-08-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 591
Sticky: TOM TUNING
Views: 132,915
Posted By hungrypo
Re: 12" tom tuning problem

check the bearing edge. i have a 12" tom that wont tune up, and after a couple years of fiddling with it i realized the bearing edge had a series of dents on one side. if the bearing edge isn't...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,980
Posted By hungrypo
Re: Any punk drummers that anyone likes?

forgive me, i dont really remember their names, but the dude on the Refused album "The Shape of Punk to Come" is a punk drummer with jazz chops and he's absolutely killer on that record.

the...
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