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Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By packfan88c
Trying to help out a blind friend

Hey DW,

Possibly a strange question but I'm hoping someone can provide some answers/ideas to my problem! My mother has a good friend who is now completely blind, which is very sad since she's a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Boot camp questions

I considered this with a Benny Greb masterclass when he came into my area. In my opinion, there are two different ways to approach this.

Going to see Thomas Lang will be AWESOME. Hands down,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Lack of Reggae lessons with fills:(

Get Gil Sharone's "Wicked Beats" - very useful reggae drumming DVD

Pick up Modern Drummers issue on reggae from around a year ago. Heaps of beats and fills.
Forum: Drummers 08-23-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,904
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Adam Deitch

It offends me that Adam hasn't gotten any love, so check out what he's been doing recently.


One of my personal favs:...
Forum: Drums 08-15-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 127,758
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Ultimate Drumset!!

What would be your fav's if someone put a gun to your head and made you pick 3, keep it simple?

Loved all your Autumn photos ones too!
Forum: Drums 08-15-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 127,758
Posted By packfan88c
Beautiful Kits and Drums

Even after being on DW for over 2 years now, I'm only starting to scratch the surface and make opinions of what I consider beautiful kits. I'm aware that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,523
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Thinking about starting private lessons. Looking for some motivation

I think you'll find 99% of forum members here to approve of taking lessons. If he went to Berklee, he's probably pretty darn good so I wouldn't be worried about his credentials. The next biggest...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,139
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Drum Dial-Tell me the truth

I have struggled with tuning since I started. It was impossible for me to tell if a drum sounded good or bad. My parents got me a Drum Dial for Christmas and it has been very useful, but I agree...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,585
Posted By packfan88c
Re: What do you want to know about drummers?

From my standpoint, I'd much rather ask a question that gets deeper into musical ability, inspiration, creativity, and process. Most professional drummers are pros due to their superior musical...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,286
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Earning your gear?

I agree with most of what's said here - if you can afford it, why not??

But on the other side, I always think "Have I squeezed enough life out of this piece of equipment?" Doing more with less...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By packfan88c
Re: New to Dumming


Check out these other relevant posts:

Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 903
Posted By packfan88c
Keepin' it all in the family!

So in in my usual rewatching of Adam Deitch videos on YouTube, I came across a few gems of Adam trading fours with his Father:


and jamming with his...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,046
Posted By packfan88c
Re: I got to meet Bernard Purdie!!!

Hey DrummerJunkie! CT native here as well! Drum show was great - tons of great gear, good drums shops, nice people and both Zoro and Bernard Purdie were amazing.

Here's a video that I took of...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-23-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,854
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Best Rudiments for the Kit

Just saw this video on YouTube the other day, the guy discusses 9 rudiments that he uses often around the kit. Sounds pretty good to me!


You should...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,297
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Drummers Who Write Songs

As I just saw him yesterday, Bernard Purdie says he has composed songs, probably for his solo albums - but I'd put money down that he helped with a lot of the other great artists he's worked for.
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 71,091
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Reggae Drumming

I said this in another reggae post, and I'll say it here.

Reggae originated from a swing feel so be sure to practice your swing and shuffle beats a lot as well. This will REALLY help you nail...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,603
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Berklee, Musicians Institute, LA Music Academy

Not a grad of any place, but my friend/coworker and my drum teacher both went to Berklee. Their experiences were great - not only due to the quality of instructors - but quality of other musicians...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,699
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Any big name drummers do something to rub you the wrong way?

So I've only met one big name drummer at a clinic, Stanton Moore, and it gave me real perspective about how little info we really have about their attitude, where they're coming from and where...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 57,086
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Find a Drum Teacher Here

Hey all,

I'm not posting for myself but for MY drum teacher, Rob Blaschke from Bristol, Connecticut, USA. Rob is too modest to advertise himself!

NAME: Rob Blaschke

Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,955
Posted By packfan88c
Re: slow music down tool

If you have a Iphone there's an app for $1 called DJay, which is a lot of fun to mess around and DJ with, but they also have a BPM control which allows you to slow down whatever song is playing. ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Need help on buying new drums please

The other thing I like to add is are you taking lessons? Are your lessons paid for? If not, some of that budgeted money should be put toward lessons. It also gives you someone to ask other...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,463
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Undiscovered Youtube Drummer Gems

That Mars Volta drum cover/medley is so good I've watched it 5 times already! Great find!
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Incredibly bad, quite bizarre habits....

I just realized this. No joke. about 30 mins ago. Everybody air drums at some point, right? Especially if you get into a song, impossible to not air drum a little. But when just jammin' out, I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,625
Posted By packfan88c
Re: Here's the deal of the century

Love that the guy is a hockey fan...since there's a lockout, figured he'd spend more time on the kit but...

Really? I know that not every drum kit is for everyone and it's all personal taste...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,269
Posted By packfan88c
Re: The 10,000 Hour Drummer

Hey there,

I've read your blog post for the past couple days and it's great to hear that you're so interested in becoming a drummer. In relation to your 10,000 hours approach, I figured this...
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