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Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By toddbishop
Yogi Horton history of funk drumming

Incredible new/old video up, of Yogi Horton in a clinic, talking about the history of funk drumming (http://www.cruiseshipdrummer.com/2014/12/soul-drumming-history-with-yogi-horton.html).
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 776
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Do Youtube Drum Covers Influence What/How You Play?

There we are. I watched a few of those videos, and was totally turned off when I saw that people doing this goofy visual stuff, like choreographing their crash cymbal hits, for the camera. If I want...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Drumming as Art

There's nothing wrong with being good, clean, and technically correct-- that's the whole job much of the time. I think the people I hear who I feel are missing something, but can otherwise play,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By toddbishop
Re: A Round Table of Greats

Wow, that's a great piece. Makes me feel a little naughty for not playing regular time with the bass drum (I like that they say play and not feather), but I guess we all have to make our own...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-12-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Where are you comping at with your left hand?

It's better to do them yourself, but there's no law that says you have to do them at all. Just listen a lot and pick up what you can.
Forum: Drums 12-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By toddbishop
Re: What a steal!!!

HFS- mine! MINE!!! I broke my mouse clicking the BIN, so nobody else buy it while I go get a new one!
Forum: Drum Technique 12-11-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Where are you comping at with your left hand?

Like the others have said, do a lot more listening. Miles's records from the mid 50s would be a good place to start.

The books are fine, but I would also just learn to play single notes in sync...
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Smaller Kits

Having a bass drum mount for your ride cymbal really helps you have a smaller footprint, too-- even more than using a smaller bass drum.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-08-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Taking your drumming the the next level

That would be a great thing to do. I can't really think of anything better. I don't know your listening or practice habits, but usually giving some new music some focused listening will help; if...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Drum Etiquette at Open Jams

That would be a little weird. Since part of the reason for going to sessions is to find people to play with, it doesn't really send a good message to the other players-- it looks like your main...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Cymbal Progressios

There's nothing wrong with experimenting and listening closely to the sound of your instrument. You probably won't want to make this your full time thing, but you might hit on something...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-08-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,518
Posted By toddbishop
Re: leaving the kick beater on the bass head?

Holding your foot up in the air is definitely not the way to do it. That would be ridiculous. If you play heel up, you can rebound and rest easily with the beater off the drum by playing with your...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Increasing drum hand speed/chops

What I did was play a whole lot of Three Camps, fast, with brushes. Before that, like for my first 20 years of playing professionally, I just assumed that I was "naturally" not a very fast player,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,271
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

People love the hell out of it. There seems to be a sadistic thing going on in the culture right now, and maybe the movie is tapping into that. I guess we'll see some bad teachers getting a whole lot...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-07-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By toddbishop
Re: How to progress on Tommy Igoe's Lifetime Warmup?

I think maybe it's time to just do something else. Maybe that particular work has shown you all it has for you for right now. Snare drum books are cheap-- Stick Control, or Accent & Rebounds, or...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,271
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

In case people haven't seen these: both Peter Erskine (http://www.cruiseshipdrummer.com/2014/11/erskine-on-whiplash.html) and Michael Shrieve...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-01-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Question about early beginner progression.

If you're not going to get some lessons, I would pick up a beginning snare drum book, and try to figure out what's up with it. That might be a little more interesting and educational than just...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-29-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,212
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Confusion on rolls - open or closed?

Not at all, there is a lot of good, professional information here. Les doesn't know what he's talking about— or maybe I should say I don't know what he's talking about.




That's interesting,...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-28-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,518
Posted By toddbishop
Re: leaving the kick beater on the bass head?

Enough good players do it, I don't think it matters that much in actual playing. I don't do it. The tone is better if you let the beater rebound; but the way most people muffle their bass drums,...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,212
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Confusion on rolls - open or closed?

Hmm, never heard that one. That makes sense. The meaning has shifted a little bit, I think, since in practice, closed is frequently used interchangeably with multiple-bounce, buzz, "orchestral", or...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,212
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Confusion on rolls - open or closed?

The Z means it should be a closed roll, and the slashes are used for either open or closed-- again, according to the style of the piece.

The slashes are really a way of abbreviating beamed note...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Let's talk about THIS Vinnie video

I'm definitely hearing more of the old Buddy Rich influence than I was aware of when I was really into him. They have that similar, very aggressive touch.
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Let's talk about THIS Vinnie video

I'm definitely hearing more of the old Buddy Rich influence than I was aware of when I was really into him. I'm actually hearing a similar, very aggressive touch.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,212
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Confusion on rolls - open or closed?

It depends on the style of the piece. In rudimental solos, rolls are assumed to be open, unless the music indicates a buzz roll; on solos that aren't specifically in a rudimental style, the rolls...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Simon Phillips talks 'bout open handed, dynamics, big sound and recording :)

Great videos-- I particularly like the one about sound. Thanks for posting them.
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