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Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,940
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: How can I improve my drumming

First off, it's great that you are willing to accept (and even seek) criticism. There is nothing worse than playing with guys who are 'always right.' Anyway, the biggest problem I noticed from...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,298
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: Singing Drummers?

You may want to just check "dictionary.com." Urban dictionary will probably cause a good bit of confusion on your quest to better your english.
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,419
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: Me = Sloppy?

Haha, the exact same thing happened to me the first time I was recorded playing jazz.
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,178
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: Your Gold Teeth II

I just gave it another listen and I very much underestimated it XD. It's apparently in 3/8, 6/8, and 9/8. Here's a Porcaro quote about the song:

"'Your Gold Teeth II' is a song with lots of bars...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,843
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: The final frontier, rhythm

Frankly, I don't think many of us have the capacity to do something unique with rhythm until we reach a very high level of musical accomplishment. If you feel like you are at that level then by all...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,178
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: Your Gold Teeth II

I've messed around on this song and if memory serves, it's 3/4 swing with a 4/4 intro. I don't think it diverges from that after the beginning but I may be wrong. If you haven't played jazz before...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,295
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: Does Anyone Want To Tab A Song For Me?

Write down the things you hear...? Doing it yourself is a much better learning experience than just playing someone else's tab/notation.
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,858
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: Help Keeping Guitarists In Time & My first practice experience

It depends on how comfortable you are with yourself. You can learn a lot from playing with people worse than you, but you can learn a lot more with people better than you. If you feel you have a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,981
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: my stage presence... help.

Haha, I'd never seen that before. Another master of stage presence:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NQ08V37g8c

I could watch/listen to this man read the phone book for several hours.
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,665
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: What are your Drumming Prejudices?

Just to be clear, I'm not a fan of metal. I have respect for the guys that play it well, but nothing about it really appeals to me. Anyway, 75% of metal drummers I have met fit into the negative...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,665
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: What are your Drumming Prejudices?

I was responding to the general question. I actually don't see anything wrong with your kit.
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,665
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: What are your Drumming Prejudices?

A fused together Hi Hat, a snare drum with extreme tilt towards the throne, and uh... I guess extremely dented heads?

I try not to judge before I listen but I can't help it XD. I'll give them...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,828
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: Your Definition For CHOPS

I think of chops as being technical ability. To me, chops don't have anything to do with taste, groove, or listening. I've always thought of them as being the different things you can play and how...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,933
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: Band practice

Here's an interesting 'exercise' that my band does sometimes.
First come up with a form; we like ABACABA personally. Designate a different style, time signature, or musical idea to each section. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,160
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: new to jazz.

This sounds like a great strategy for learning jazz slowly (which sounds like what the OP wants to do). Just another take on learning jazz: when I decided to learn jazz I jumped into it balls deep. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,638
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: Rehearsal Space???

I'm in a pretty similar situation right now. I can't have a kit where I currently reside. It's a pretty crappy situation with no obvious solution. The only thing that comes to mind is to get an...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,217
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: Drummers who play too much!

I find this to be true of a lot of drummers (especially around my age). I wonder what it is that makes so many drummers play as though music is a free for all.
I think a lot of guys get wrapped...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,044
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: developing your own style and sound

Here's a Tony Williams quote from the intro page of the Art of Bop Drumming by John Riley. "People try to get into drums today, and after a year, they're working on their own style. You must first...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,868
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: Gloves? Yey or Ney?

I don't know why but I've always found the glove thing a little bit cheesy. Maybe it's just me, but I feel like there's kind of an eighties or pseudo rocker connotation to them (probably from the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,775
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: 6 years of playing - have i lost my way?

This sounds like something that happened to me. For me it was a problem of motivation, if yours is rooted in something different, disregard my advice.
I went through my drumming mid-life crisis...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-25-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,362
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Re: The stick to brush switch

John, it's great to see you taking time to post on the forums. Your books have helped me so much in jazz and just about everything else. Keep up the great work.

Thanks for the advice everyone.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-24-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,362
Posted By Pretzel Logic
The stick to brush switch

I generally have this problem in jazz. I really like to start out a lot of song playing brushes so that I can build with the soloist. My problem is that I don't know how to make a clean transition...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-19-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,493
Posted By Pretzel Logic
Practice Pad Excercises

So I'm in a situation right now where I can't have a drum set where I live and I'm looking for good practice pad exercises. So far I've just been practicing all the rudiments and trying to make them...
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