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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By Boomka
Re: Ever forgotten your hihat clutch?

Mine stays on the pull rod and I carry a spare in my stick/tool box.

Chalk it up to experience.

I recommend the Gibraltar quick release clutch as a spare, I've yet to find a pull rod on a...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Boomka
Re: looking back ,what would you do ?

Learn this word: Acrolite.

You're welcome.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-31-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Boomka
Re: Train beat using paradiddles?

I've used a few of these stickings but I prefer to play train beats with singles as it allows me to adjust the lope/swing of the offbeats easily with my left hand depending on the tune. This also...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-31-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Boomka
Re: Open handed hi hat speed tips

Why not start with the obvious? Practice all your standard 1/4, 1/8, 1/8-triplet, shuffle and one-handed 1/16 note grooves with your LH playing the hihat or ride cymbal pattern.

Are you familiar...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-31-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Boomka
Re: Train beat using paradiddles?

I'll add that this kind of accent pattern is pretty much the purpose of a diddle-para. Sure, there's other stuff you can do, but the ability to get a big, high-handed accent on the offbeat is the...
Forum: Drums 03-31-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Boomka
Re: Ludwig Black Beauty VS Black Magic

Have you played these drums? Your ears have the answer.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-30-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Boomka
Re: Train beat using paradiddles?

Ah yes, the ol' Diddlepara.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-30-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Boomka
Re: Train beat using paradiddles?

As in RLLR LRRL? Seems like it would be tough to get the accents at brighter tempos.

But, I don't see why not if you can make it work. Every sticking has a unique feel. I've been known to play a...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-30-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Boomka
Re: Methods for feeling or visualizing time?

That's pretty much where I'm coming from too, Jeff. For me, it's all about my hearing and proprioception. Sound and movement.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,129
Posted By Boomka
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

It wouldn't matter how much they "up their act" if they're not willing to work for nothing and that's what the pub owner is used to paying to those who will take it.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-29-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Boomka
Re: Methods for feeling or visualizing time?

Yes. :)






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Forum: Drum Technique 03-29-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Boomka
Re: Methods for feeling or visualizing time?

Visualisation is fine, but in the end it's about your ears. You won't be seeing the time on stage under normal circumstances, nor will you be able to see everything your bandmates are playing. To me,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,129
Posted By Boomka
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

As I said in another thread, I have three criteria for gigs:

1. Music/Musicians
2. The Hang
3. Money

If a gig has 3/3 I do it without hesitation. 2/3 is a likely bet, but 1/3 means that 1...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,129
Posted By Boomka
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

In a fascinating coinkidink, this just came across my desk:

http://dansr.com/vandoren/articles/632/3-reasons-why-you-need-to-stop-playing-gigs-for-free-by-brent-vaartstra/
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 800
Posted By Boomka
Re: Being offered a position you don't really want, but could be an experience?

Yes, "The Hang" refers to time spent together pre-post-between gigs. This can be especially important when considering tours. A poor paying gig with good musicians who are fun to hang with is a more...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 800
Posted By Boomka
Re: Being offered a position you don't really want, but could be an experience?

For me, there are three factors I consider when offered a gig:

1. The Quality of the Music/Musicians
2. The Hang
3. The Money

If a gig promises 3/3, drop everything, jump on board and hang...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Boomka
Re: Why does my right hand get so fatigued?

Sounds to me like a simple issue of muscular endurance. Give it time. Practice at submaximal speeds for durations of 5 minutes or more to give your body a chance to (re)adapt to the stress.
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 541
Posted By Boomka
Re: What would be your drummer nickname?

Hank Riviera.



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Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,175
Posted By Boomka
Re: The worst gig of my life

And I'd be the first guy to tell you not to take an exploitative gig.

But, if you take a gig without firming up the conditions and then complain about the conditions and it's "Fool me once, shame...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,175
Posted By Boomka
Re: The worst gig of my life

Have faith in God, but tie your camel.

-- Arab Proverb
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,175
Posted By Boomka
Re: The worst gig of my life

Precisely.




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Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,175
Posted By Boomka
Re: The worst gig of my life

You're missing my point. There can, indeed MUST, be plenty of "speaking up" when the circumstances warrant it and when the conditions are far, far below what can be reasonably expected given the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,175
Posted By Boomka
Re: The worst gig of my life

Boom.

I've had similar experiences. I've had some great gigs on hired or house kits that were set up or tuned very differently from my own because I was forced to concentrate that much harder and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,175
Posted By Boomka
Re: The worst gig of my life

While touring I've played some very good venues on hired kits that were very different from my own and sometimes with little soundcheck time to futz around with the set up. "Making the same mistakes"...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,175
Posted By Boomka
Re: The worst gig of my life

Your last sentence is where the biggest problem came up: your attitude. If you sit down and think "this is going to blow", it's probably going to blow. If you say, "this is going to be an interesting...
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