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Forum: Drums 01-16-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By double_G
Re: Didn't know whether to put this in gear or technique...

how odd...it made my left eyelid spasm.
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,859
Posted By double_G
Re: The official, "Your services are no longer required" thread

hmmm, sorry to hear. don't forget that many times it is just bad organization / finance / band leading. 2 years ago, i was in (2) diff bands led by the same ADD bandleader...i got "replaced" in the...
Forum: Drums 01-12-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By double_G
Re: Looking for a new snare drum

awesome. who are you touring with ? i have been pushing fortunedrums.com lately for snares.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,717
Posted By double_G
Re: Post your youth pics here.

ha ! some great ones. ALSO will never forgive myself for selling a '78 slingerland set in silver sparkle / maple [sold in Miami to a collector to buy a jazz kit...arg]. but still have the 12-lug...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,433
Posted By double_G
Re: When have you truly 'mastered' a given BPM?

i can say i have truly mastered 60 BPM but only because i have done Morello's "table of time" since high school. there is something to be said w/ mastering quarter notes thru 12s [also added 5:2,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 773
Posted By double_G
Re: BPM recall ability

great thread. i am actively working on going "off click" for count offs w/ one of my main gigs. as long as i can hear the tune in my head clearly, i should be good...many of these tunes, same...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,661
Posted By double_G
Re: Letting go vs focusing

yup this topic is about "The Flow". in a nutshell, you need to be almost completely blank when you perform live... no analytical thought at all. "thought is the enemy of flow". here is VC's quote:
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By double_G
Re: Totally lost

just wanted to chime in on these snippets. given that a lot of the cats you are playing w/ are not pros, you might be surprised when you record the gigs / rehearsals. as in, they tell you you're...
Forum: Drums 12-17-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By double_G
Re: Yamaha Recording Custom 14X8 Snare drum

not to be a wet blanket, because i LOVE yamaha drums. but the snares from that era never did thrill me except when tuned low for FAT BACK. i had a 14 x 6.5 RC bought in '88 to match my '88 tour...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-16-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By double_G
Re: side foot movement

i think you mean Swivel. what i was taught by Dom Famularo. George Kollias has perfected this technique at impressive speeds.

+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnxm1qh_1rw
Forum: Drums 12-15-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
Posted By double_G
Re: A New Believer In Brass Shells

agreed 100% ! i never owned nickel plated brass until 2 years ago. game changer. studio changer. w/ s-hoops UNREAL rim clicks 7 backbeats. very wood & warm drum, records great. can make the ultimate...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By double_G
Re: Going to learn a new song (to me at least) Fool in the Rain

great tune / groove to pick ! here is the complete transcription in PDF:

+ http://www.onlinedrummer.com/sheet-music/fool-in-the-rain/

also check out Jeff Porcaro playing the FITR groove from...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By double_G
Re: Some advice needed re: accuracy of songs

agreed 100%. i am stumped as to why great players continue to do this. my feel is, learn the parts note-for-note (or damn) close and then let the flow / music take it to *your* original voice,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,616
Posted By double_G
Re: What makes music classic, timeless?

woo, my mind is spinning. i am optimistically thinking a lot of the 50s-70s was a renaissance of music. inspiring writing that turned into classics. same thing can be said for the jazz standards from...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,143
Posted By double_G
Re: Anyone suggest good drum bags?

another HUGE endorsement of the H&B Drum Seeker bags! if you are into rugged cloth / fake-lamb lined bags, they are the best i have ever owned. nice zippers, rigid inserts for stacking drums, lining...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By double_G
Re: Benny Greb Language of Drumming - DVD or No DVD??

DVD is really worth it & you see the tempos he is hitting for those exercises; it is inspiring stuff. get's you psyched to push the envelope a bit. the kit / bass drum groove permutations are sick w/...
Forum: Drums 10-23-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,484
Posted By double_G
Re: DW Performace or C&C

my ears tells me that C&C kits sound a good deal better than DW...live and especially through the mics.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By double_G
Re: Tempos - Too Fast?

man, great topic. to me, this live tempo "negotiation" is just part of the job / journey. i am kind of a tempo "nazi" and print the BPM for each tune in the set list...so if anyone in the band is...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-10-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By double_G
Re: groups of 4 fast 16th notes on single bass drum

here is G. Kollias going from 200 - 280: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnxm1qh_1rw . single pedal as 8ths [uses swivel tech] and 16ths w/ double-bass. don't forget, he is triggering...so sounds...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By double_G
Re: Anxiety before a gig

you are not human if you don't have some stage fright. your new technique to master is The Flow.

check Hal's article here on stagefright-and-relaxation:
Forum: Drums 10-03-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By double_G
Re: 13" vs 14" snare

i have been using 13s a LOT in the last few years. my go-tos are a:

+ 13 x 5" maple w/ die cast hoops. incredible funk-crack / snare sensitivity. perfect for tower of power. also great fatback pop...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-24-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By double_G
Re: sixteenths on hats?

something i am constantly working on. my goal is 110. but for now 95 - 102 where 102 sounds / feels like a robot (ugh). i noticed that the many of the cats i follow don't seem to use push-pull...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By double_G
Re: When to stop taking lessons?

my opinion is that is you are in the mindset of being "an eternal student" like Tony Williams then you are good to go. go to a formal lesson when you need it or skype a lesson w/ a pro player from...
Forum: Drums 09-17-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By double_G
Re: Hoop alternatives for Yamaha Club Custom (kapur)

i swapped from triple flange to S-Hoops & was seriously impressed. immediate sound focus, RIDICULOUS cross sticks, back beats, cascara / rim sound. drawbacks were mic clips that work & getting used...
Forum: Drums 08-29-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By double_G
Re: The constantly changing drum room

man, BEAUTIFUL. that black kit is a pearl ? amazing lugs / look. i am impressed.
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