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Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 853
Posted By rdb
Re: The "Jimi Hendrix of drums"

A search brings up Atma Anur (http://k3music.com/en/biography/atma-anur/) and a quote from Neal Schon.
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By rdb
Re: Anyone a member of The Drum Channel??

I am and have been for some time. It's an extraordinary amount of content from marquee names.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-17-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,809
Posted By rdb
Re: Jojo Mayer: Secret Weapons Part 2

No, very few exercises. Much like Part 1. Lots of explanation and demonstration, very clear, well done, but very few exercises.
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By rdb
Re: How to hang a cymbal for display?

I just used a short loop of string and a picture hanger wall hook. One end of the string loop goes over the wall hook. The other end of the string loop goes through the cymbal hold. Then you just...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,538
Posted By rdb
Re: Drummer diagnosed with musician's dystonia

Me too. I'm getting a referral to a neurologist who specializes in musician's dystonia (one of the nice things about living in Boston). I'll let you know what I find out. By the way, for my case,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By rdb
Drum Fill Friday quiz

Anyone seen or tried these quizzes from NPR (http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/145504087/drum-fill-friday)? I just discovered them today. Tried today's quiz, did horribly, just 1 out of 5. Last...
Forum: Drummers 05-21-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 38,124
Posted By rdb
Re: Keith Carlock

Saw Keith last night with Oz Noy. Fantastic! Touring later with Steely Dan. Gotta see that!
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By rdb
Re: YES summer tour

I guess it's not enough to coax Bill Bruford out of retirement, though.
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By rdb
Re: Levon Helm Fans

Here here! I have my "Keep it goin'" t-shirt (http://www.levonhelm.com/keep_it_goin.htm). I wear it often, listen, and remember. And if we're going to mention movie roles, how about "Coal Miner's...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-12-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,510
Posted By rdb
Re: Stick Control - How even is even?

I played this game with my instructor some months ago. He would close his eyes while I played a line from Stick Control (one of the first 12 lines, page 5), and he would try to guess which one I was...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By rdb
Re: Robotic Prosthesis Turns Drummer into a Three-Armed Cyborg

I'm guessing that lots of the hype ("three-arm cyborg") is coming from the press, not the researcher himself. The researcher is probably trying to do good and may in fact be highly experienced with...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By rdb
Re: Beginner and older...

I'm 49 (damn near 50) and started about 2 years ago. Also with no prior music experience. Certainly I agree with the advice about getting a teacher. Sometimes it's frustrating to see youngsters...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By rdb
Dangerous Illusions

You all have probably seen the ads for this novel, Dangerous Illusions, all over various drumming websites. I finally succumbed. I can't say as I would recommend it for the plot or character...
Forum: Drummers 02-13-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,364
Posted By rdb
Re: Paul Simon and Sting

I saw that Vinnie is with Sting per usual, and that alone would be reason enough to go to the show. Haven't heard anything about Paul Simon. I have been following Gadd, and he's made no mention of...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-10-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,957
Posted By rdb
Re: Practicing rudiments without a pad or metronome. Bad idea?

Maybe Drumpants (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1400947701/drumpants-an-entire-band-in-your-pocket?ref=live). I think they'll have a built-in metronome too.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-25-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,017
Posted By rdb
Re: Comprehensive drum book.

There are a couple of books that fit that description perfectly. They're the "fresh approach" books by Mark Wessels. They're only available on his website (http://www.mwpublications.com). Probably...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By rdb
Re: Daniel Glass . origin of the "Purdie shuffle"

Wow, outstanding video. I hadn't seen that one before, and I follow Daniel's work pretty closely. Thanks so much for posting!
Forum: Drum Technique 12-11-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,592
Posted By rdb
Re: Rudiments: The Big Three

If you could only pick 3, I would have said singles, flams, and buzz.
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By rdb
Re: Wikidrummers

Looks like this video has been posted in a bunch of places. The idea that drums (any acoustic instrument, really) sound different in different environments isn't exactly new, but I think that these...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By rdb
Wikidrummers

Saw this clip (http://sploid.gizmodo.com/how-drums-can-sound-completely-different-depending-on-w-1477757874/@caseychan) from wikidrummers (http://www.wikidrummers.com/), thought it way cool. Didn't...
Forum: Drummers 11-18-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,364
Posted By rdb
Paul Simon and Sting

Anyone know who will be drumming on this upcoming Paul Simon & Sting (on stage together) tour? We gonna get Gadd and Colaiuta?
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,788
Posted By rdb
Re: Drumming with a Family

How about a family band?
Forum: Drums 11-13-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,866
Posted By rdb
Re: My 6 Year Old And Drums? / Drum Kit under $140?

I got a Sonor Safari for my 6-year-old, and it's perfect. A bit more expensive, but it does have good resale value. I'm told, for example, that they're very popular with the Berklee students.
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,404
Posted By rdb
Re: Beginning late in life

Hi G. I'm another late starter. Started a couple of years ago, now 49 years old. No prior music experience. I'm really enjoying it. Modest expectations and mostly just enjoying the learning...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,836
Posted By rdb
Re: Beware of Mr. Baker

I did see it and would recommend it. It's interesting and entertaining. But I have to say that it's hard to watch at times. Someone used the word "abrasive" to describe him, and I can't think of a...
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