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Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,467
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Good day/bad day check-in

Like a few on here, my playing is a little affected by my 'hands health' ,as it were. As we know that can be very frustrating; you know what you want to play, you know you can play it...but then your...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Living in apartment or flat: solutions for practice?

Oh, the old 'mass murder' suggestion...usually has unfortunate consequences tho...can you get an electric kit in your apartment? I started with electric drums because of neighbours/noise concerns etc...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Bonzo

with beard...and bowler ...and a few less drinks so he would still be with us....although, he is still with us, isn't he? many of us are still inspired and listen to his work regularly...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-17-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Are we sometimes our best teachers?

I am self taught and most stuff I have learned by listening and then trying replicate. I have found that when I see a drummer playing something I've tried to learn, he's actually doing something less...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-15-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,757
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Are you a Groove Player or a Technical Player?

310lbs dude...I ******* lurve ice cream...I do think I'm quite a nice guy too tho...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-15-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,757
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Are you a Groove Player or a Technical Player?

boom bang boom boom bang and repeat ad nauseaum....groove?technique?...hit them; boom bang boom boom bang etc....whatever you love dudes and dudettes....
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: today's inspiration

makes me ashamed for bitching 'bout a little carpal and arthiritis....keep on bangin' 'em guys...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,243
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Is practicing every day a must?

My biggest problem, apart from my boyish good looks, is that I don't think I practice as such...I go on my kit and play. I play along to the different preset backing tracks, I play stuff that I've...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: RSI - A Natural Susceptibility, or Mechanical Problem

So Mighty_Joker....'let's put a smile on your face..'. sorry dude, could not resist!!
Anyhooos; when you say 'classically trained' I imagine a quite rigid position but you say you are relaxed...mmm,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,656
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Hmm....

it is uncanny, they are twins!! one twin like Joey from friends and the other like a redhead Christopher Walken...I too am struggling to tell them apart...porter and I are either both suffering from...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 28,461
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Drummers who have influenced you

Cozy Powell, Bonham, Buddy and Bellson, Bobby Rondinelli, Brian Downey...I could just write a HUGE list...:) oh, and Ian Paice...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,150
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Stupid things drunk people do at gigs

many moons ago I was in a local band called 'The Murmur'; music was pretty good, sort of hard edged indie rock. Anyhoos, we did a gig at the local hospital social club and we had a full house of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,116
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: The "look" of a drum kit...

I play a yamaha dtxtreme IIIs electric, and I love it, but if money was no issue....Cozy Powells red sparkle double bass kit from the early 70s....oh, man
Forum: Drum Technique 07-26-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,384
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: FAST Single Bass Technique

watched Joe Morello on youtube; he said play 1 bar straight 4, 1 bar 8s, 1 bar triplets and 1 bar 16ths and repeat ad nauseum and the speed will come...thats what Joe said...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,061
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Practice routine for a serious drummer

I remember reading somewhere from a guy in the band that Buddy would sit with his legs crossed and tap away throughout bus or plane journeys on his shoe. When you think how many hours that guy...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,061
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Practice routine for a serious drummer

To be brutally frank, if you're doing an intense diploma after 15 years of playing and follow that practice regime I very much doubt that there are problems with your speed. Its about perception...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Just back from my first ever jam session

well done my (not) welsh princess!!! so glad it went well, J :)
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,425
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Have I lost my passion for drums, drumming and percussion?

Take your snare out with you, busk in the street while you're practising?? mebbee make a few euros/dollars/knona/pfennigs etc...make 'em hear you!!
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,425
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Have I lost my passion for drums, drumming and percussion?

I like seagulls dude...count the good things, play what you like, when you like...have a little fun dude....peace and good luck..J
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,536
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Perhaps I'm more cynical now?

so I've just ordered my quality spaghetti dish and the house jazz trio sparks up with 'Moby Dick'?......'Waiter, fetch more wine...Sumo will be here for some time...'
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 883
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Who would you play with?

Yeah, you said that earlier...badum tish...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-21-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,652
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Single Stroke Roll

And to the bat pad I go...I'm going to do this from now on, I think you have something with these being the building blocks, Thanks man..same as others on here tho; wish I'd 'practiced' rather than...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,866
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: The Personalities Within

That's strange; not that you haven't felt anything, but that this is the only place you haven't. I am quite ambiguous (hope that's the right word) about people generally, in real life and on the net...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,722
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Re: Do any of you just naturally suck at the drums?

I find it interesting that some of us feel we 'suck', to varying degrees. As Chunky says, when people practice 6-8 hours a day they are gonna be polished in what they do; be it juggling, drumming,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 883
Posted By Jonny Sumo
Who would you play with?

just been jamming along to some Zeppelin/Janis/Nazareth etc on the ipod and started thinking (unusual for me, I know) who would I really want to play with, if I could choose anyone....

So thats...
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