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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Keeping time when no one else is...

#1 in the famous hand written "T. Monks advice"

'Just because you are not a drummer doesn't mean that you don't have to keep time'

having to keep time for other musicians during drumless...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Keeping time when no one else is...

your boy has a responsibility just like everyone else in the room behind an instrument

he owes it to you and to himself to learn how to keep time

I've said this many times here but it always...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,254
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: What's your latest purchase?

she plays flute, ukulele, bass, guitar , banjo , mandolin ... she also makes percussion instruments out of old furniture
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,254
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: What's your latest purchase?

http://i61.tinypic.com/107lv1l.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,254
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I went their fully intending to leave with 15s

but this particular set of 14s spoke to me
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,254
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: What's your latest purchase?

my wife is also a musician as well as someone who refurbishes and distresses furniture

so I buy her some instruments and a few antiques and all is good in the hood
Forum: Drum Technique 04-16-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: how to avoid crossovers?

just different variations of a pud-a-duh type thing


Max Roach used to call this ... accessing the "easy hand"

I have a great exercise sheet to strengthen this .... if you are interested PM...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 857
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: College- What do i do!! :(

as a percussion student .... or just drummer/ percussionist in general you are expected to have at least a basic understanding of scales,keys, pitches, intervals , modes, common progressions, some...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,254
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: What's your latest purchase?

screwed indeed my man ... screwed indeed

the only question is how long I will live in the dog house
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,254
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: What's your latest purchase?

it is amazing how guilty I feel about spending my own money

I work my ass off for it and literally write it off at the end of the year
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,254
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: What's your latest purchase?

well I went and did it

I went and got the 22" (2400g) and a set of 14' hats (T 889g B 1148) Kerope to go with my 20" (1988g)

I actually have not told my wife yet because she knows that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Got called for a Session, YAY! Gear Upgrade?

they are not hiring your gear my man.... they are hiring you because they did the way you play.

I think the gear you mentioned will be absolutely fine

unless you are like me and just need a...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-15-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,254
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: What's your latest purchase?

picked up my 20" Kerope from Steve Maxwell yesterday ... the official release day

whoa!!!

I predict my wallet getting a little lighter in the near future when I pick up a 22" and a set of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Don't let "the man" bring you down!

believe me I wasn't expecting the guy to make anything right or to settle the old debt.... I just felt like I wanted him to know
but he made good on it and I have contact with him to this day and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Drums in checked baggage?

I would vote against flying with your kit

but if you insist check Steve Maxwells shell bank for an 18

http://www.maxwelldrums.com/gretsch-vintage-gretsch-custom-shell-bank-c-188_21_515.html
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Don't let "the man" bring you down!

great weekly wisdom Adam

I to have had this happen to me a few more times than I would like to admit.... the majority of the times while on tour and before I knew it was a "tactic"

we were...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-12-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Is this bad form?

if it is comfortable for you and sounds good to you then it is fine

I don't think there is any such thing as "bad form".... just people who like to tell you that it exists and that you have it
Forum: Drum Technique 04-12-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 940
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Name famous songs where the drummer overplays

how does one go about overplaying when they are the only one playing ?

Buddy never "overplayed" when the band was playing
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 664
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Would you uproot to go where the music is?

so you would rather do something you don't love and get paid

thats fine

I prefer to love what I do and not "work" a day in my life

every night I come home with money in my pocket and feel...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 664
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Would you uproot to go where the music is?

do you have a job?

do they pay you?

then you do something "just to get paid"

some of us are out here playing music for a living

I don't think any sane musician is out to get "rich" or...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: minimizing rebound on unported bass drum

it really is just a case of getting used to it

you can still bury the beater .... but it is more of a "dead stick" approach than burying the beater on a ported bass drum

if you felt strip the...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-11-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Help moving around the kit...

great stuff right there
Forum: Drum Technique 04-11-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Teachers is this common?

totally normal and we as teachers understand and factor it in on a bell curve

I rarely even acknowledge it

it is just nerves ... no worries my friend
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: A family member wants to learn jazz. Recommendations?

I prefer to call it the history of jazz according to Stanley Crouch and Wynton Marsalis

good but with huge gaping holes and waves of bias
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