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Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2018, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Caz
Drum Day in London - Saturday 28th April

Hi everyone, thought some of the Londers here might be interested in this drum day which is taking place tomorrow. Hope you can make it along to this event on Saturday organised by drummer Michele...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,881
Posted By Caz
Re: Keeping big band horns from dragging

Hey Tom - yes, this is something I really think about! I think it's good to be open to a couple of things - firstly try not to point blame to anyone as the goal is the same for everyone to get things...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By Caz
Re: Drummer / Musician Blogs

Hi everyone, I just wanted to update that over 1 year on, this blog is still up and running. The format has been evolving and it has basically become a kind of diary of what I've been up to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,508
Posted By Caz
Re: UK Drum Show update

So lovely to see all you folks there on Saturday and to meet new drummers there - and especially nice to meet my brand new Guru snare!!!! I'm over the moon with it :)

It was a really cool day,...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-27-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,589
Posted By Caz
Re: Alan Dawson further advice?

Hey again, glad to bring this update after my last message about Alan Dawson's book A Manual for the Modern Drummer.. it's back in print! Thank you Berklee Press. Check it out :)

Hello Caroline,
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,850
Posted By Caz
Re: Hit Like A Girl - Drum Contest

Thanks 2underpar and geezer, much appreciated. I'm not too upset about not going through, it's mostly just a nice thing to contribute to. I think I'll aim to put in a video to HLAG each year just to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,850
Posted By Caz
Re: Hit Like A Girl - Drum Contest

Err, not April 30th, I meant May 30th.. Here's the link to the gig https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/cygnus-flare
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,850
Posted By Caz
Re: Hit Like A Girl - Drum Contest

Ah well, the HLAG finalists are out and I'm afraid my video with my band didn't get there. On the plus side, a few weeks ago this all made me wonder what other music related competitions are out...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,850
Posted By Caz
Re: Hit Like A Girl - Drum Contest

Hi Someone's Dad, this is nice to hear - thanks for the good luck :) very much appreciated. It's as much the band as myself that has entered so we're all a bit excited about the idea of new people...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,850
Posted By Caz
Re: Hit Like A Girl - Drum Contest

Hey, I've put a video in this year. Maybe those who can't enter could post some videos here anyway? Hearing all the new drum videos is my favourite part about it.

Here's my video:
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Forum: Drum Technique 10-01-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,589
Posted By Caz
Re: Alan Dawson further advice?

Heard back from Berklee Press already. They would consider reprinting and will put feelers out to see if that makes sense. If you're keen to see this happen email jfeist@berklee.edu

He said...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-01-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,589
Posted By Caz
Re: Alan Dawson further advice?

Not sure when the ritual came together, but I heard in one of his first lessons Tony asked Alan for the hardest rudiment and I assumed that meant the hardest one in the ritual but maybe that came...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-29-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,589
Posted By Caz
Re: Alan Dawson further advice?

A massive public thank you to Chris aka Mainframe for posting the book I was asking about out to me. Unbelievably generous, many thanks! Can't wait to work through it! It's the 1962 Berklee Series...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By Caz
Re: Any Armenian members here to translate...

Hey, I just showed it to an Armenian pianist who loves Tigran's playing and he said it looks right.

Caroline
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,493
Posted By Caz
Re: Human tine vs metronomic time

Yeah Hollywood Jim I've also played live like that a lot - with a click track that nobody else can hear. Sometimes it has been a requirement, like if there are backing tracks, and other times my...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-13-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,589
Posted By Caz
Re: Alan Dawson further advice?

Wow, thanks very much Chris! I've sent you a PM. Aha - I know those bits of paper with his logo and address at the top, he must have had a lot of them made as John Ramsay still uses them for his...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-06-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,589
Posted By Caz
Re: Alan Dawson further advice?

In all this time, I still haven't been able to find Alan's book A Manual for the Modern Drummer and missed a chance earlier in this thread. I'm wondering if anyone has a spare copy that I could...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-16-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
Posted By Caz
Re: Is using your pinky really that important?

Usually on kit I have all fingers on the sticks but no pinky with timpani as that's how I was taught to get a better, more resonant sound. Of course you can change between them.. The important thing...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By Caz
Re: Drummer / Musician Blogs

Hey, glad to hear a few people out there have managed to check it out. There's little up there that's probably that useful, although I'm finding it enjoyable to share these little gigs and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By Caz
Drummer / Musician Blogs

Hi everyone,

I went to a really inspiring event last week at the Musicians' Union headquarters in London, and one thing they really encouraged us to do was to work on having a good online...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-10-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,133
Posted By Caz
Re: Trying to get better but don't know how

Getting a teacher is always a good idea, although each teacher will sway you in a different direction. My personal thoughts - if you've got a direction you'd like to go in, like gospel music, the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,047
Posted By Caz
Re: London Drum Show forum report

Hey everyone, lovely to meet some of you on Saturday - the Guru stall is the place to be! The best part about going early is getting to try gear out before the crowds arrive. Andy I couldn't quite...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,448
Posted By Caz
Re: London Drum Show 21-22 Nov - Who's going?

Just signed up for the Saturday, with an advance ticket for Harvey Mason. Hope to see some of you there :)
Forum: Drum Technique 09-23-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,589
Posted By Caz
Re: Alan Dawson further advice?

It'd be great to get a copy of that book, I've heard about it but never seen one for sale. Sounds like JohnW is up for it, but if not please let me know.

Back in London now Patrice. Will have a...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-17-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,785
Posted By Caz
Re: Still having problems at jam sessions.

Nice thread, it's good to hear someone describe this as I really understand what you mean. I'm usually happy playing in my own gigs and most jams, but at one particular jam (the Ronnie Scott's one in...
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