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Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,413
Posted By rootheart
Re: Real Book play along for drums?


real book band in a box ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By rootheart
Re: Jam Session with guitarist only - a GREAT way to improve

I did it a lot, itīs like a playground with no rules at all.
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,550
Posted By rootheart
Re: Woah. Cool idea

I used to do this back in the 60ies. But instead of blowing with the mouth I connected a foot pump to the hose, such having a pitchbending pedal (!!!!).
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,067
Posted By rootheart
Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

not my best one, just my only one :-)
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,067
Posted By rootheart
Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

copy paste from your profile: "hanging out in forums and tell people unimportant things they never wanted to hear.."....
"Excuse me, but what do you expect when you post this video...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,269
Posted By rootheart
Re: easy rock songs for a starting drummer

I suggest to start with "Letīs Twist Again" by Chubby Checker...no kiddin! Teach the kid to love the sound of a snaredrum and to get a feeling for that forward moving groove and rhythm
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,062
Posted By rootheart
Re: Can't get over nostalgia?

Your post touches me deeply, especially the word "chemistry". Happened to me, but many many moons earlier..sometimes this is the reason why I sit here , read DW postings, and cry in my beer once a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,067
Posted By rootheart
Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Polly....about woman drumming: just check this one:
You do not have to play like this ...after watching your vid: you...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,378
Posted By rootheart
Re: Females and Drumming

if you are a male drummer, try to cover this:
Imagine this girl grows up, you marry her,....and sooner or later she...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,067
Posted By rootheart
Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

critic always is welcome...but like I posted initially.."sucks, because you are an old man" in a "drummer forum" really sucks and pisses me off...such forums should better called kindergarden...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,077
Posted By rootheart
Re: How does one go about learning difficult songs

I try to convince my fellow musicians that the audience doesnīt pay a dime to hear difficult songs, because they never can tell if a song is difficult or not... lots of musicians I played with,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,083
Posted By rootheart
Re: What do you think about/focus on when you're drumming?

All my life I used to think about I might somehow reach the point where I become famous...meanwhile I walk my hometown and nobody wants an autograph from me anymore
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 33,510
Posted By rootheart
Re: Your Favorite Youtube Drummer

All drummers from Expert Village...Whenever I am afflicted by selfdoubt, I watch some of them. This really helps to make me feel much better.
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,067
Posted By rootheart
Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Added to my youtube favorites...I love your fills..they swing and are exactly what the groove needs..and for some unknow reason they sound very natural to me..they just fit....somehow I think I will...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,067
Posted By rootheart
Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

LOL..have you ever tried to share this wisdom with a kid entering puberty ?..grin
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,067
Posted By rootheart

I posted something in a german drummer forum. It was not about to impress anyone with my playing, but just about how to record with a lousy 10$ webcam, or how to record better. I got lots of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,769
Posted By rootheart
Re: Strange Drum Habits

I often use my floortom as a table, having it packed with all kinda stuff (beer mugs can be used as cowbells).
I always count, e.g. when Iīm walking..sometimes I even count when I chow my food.
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,489
Posted By rootheart
Re: I want everyone's opinion on the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida drum solo

Same here...grin!
("Can you guys play Wipeout?" I still hear this question in my nightmares)

My opinion on ANY drumsolo, and Gadda-Da-Vida in special, is:
"If the audience stops dancing and...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-13-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,525
Posted By rootheart
Re: For anyone who wants to know how to get power with fast double bass

Yes...imagine a spring attached to your drumstick.

About speed: the highest spring tension and the fastet hightech pedal cannot withdraw the beater from the head any faster than you can withdraw...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,722
Posted By rootheart
Re: Ginger Baker talking garbage....

I am a dedicated Ginger fan.
Indeed he was lucky to live next door to Eric, otherwise he would not have become famous.
But just like Bob Dylan who could not sing, or Chuck Berry who just used 3...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,054
Posted By rootheart
Re: Steve Caught a Buzz!

If your snare buzzes whenever you hit a tom, this will save you a lot of practise time trying to to do a single handed roll on the snare with your other hand while playing the tom...enjoy it, record...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,475
Posted By rootheart
Re: How to approximate a handclap sound?

Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,427
Posted By rootheart
Re: Happy new year.

happy new year
here is a pic of me, token January O1, 2010.... I hate the paparazzi guy who shot this foto
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,202
Posted By rootheart
Re: Musical jargon

Milk, Melk, or Malk....
Are we all saying the same thing?
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,518
Posted By rootheart
drumming on creative sound sources

I found this a minute ago, this is so unbelievable cool, I could not help but posting it:
I used to drive the same car...
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