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Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By mikel
Re: Back pain while drumming

No, as he said, the problem is probably the sloping floor, he has never had a problem until using this practice space. He said his posture is naturally good. Its no good him adjusting his posture to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,234
Posted By mikel
Re: Musicians Say streaming Music will Leave them Broke.

You both hit the nail on the head. My wife will have music on at all times of the day and night, but she is constantly amazed by my memory and reciting of song lyrics. That's because she isn't...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By mikel
Re: Back pain while drumming

Its possible Gro but is it not better to treat the problem rather than the symptom?

If the uneven surface is causing the pain, fix that and the problem is solved. If its not the practice room...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By mikel
Re: Leave Me Alone Please

Standing back to listen is the way to go I think, gives, the sound of the kit from an audience perspective.
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,474
Posted By mikel
Re: The matching snare

Nothing passive about my statement mate, I mean it in its fullest sense. So I made a PA statement but I am not PA, have you finished all your training?

Well, a snare that comes with a 700 shell...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,474
Posted By mikel
Re: The matching snare

I was "Passive aggressive" but now I am "Weak", well thanks for the insights into my personality failings, nice to know you are not simply knowledgeable when it comes to drumming but dabble in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,474
Posted By mikel
Re: The matching snare

I am not arguing that some drummers feel a snare that comes with a good quality kit is not to there liking. I would argue the term mis matched. Made from the same material I would expect it to be a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,474
Posted By mikel
Re: The matching snare

It was a response to a highlighted comment in a post I was answering from BFY.

"On this forum, I would say that on average, most users here are more knowledgable than the larger drumming...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By mikel
Re: Have i lost it?

Everyone is different. I bought Stick Control as it was lauded by all and sundry, only to find.....its a load of rudiments. It has sat on a bookcase for 7 years now. I hate rudiments, I play along...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,334
Posted By mikel
Re: Negative Progress / Quitting

Keep at it, please don't get too depressed. Most of us play because we simply love to, most of us don't have all the chops. You could be over critical. Pick the song you love to play the most and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,474
Posted By mikel
Re: The matching snare

I find that surprising, I would assume a drum forum would be a meeting place for all levels of drummer, and all opinions. I have been playing off and on for 50 years but I am still more than happy...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,474
Posted By mikel
Re: The matching snare

Not being belligerent at all, merely stating that If a manufacturer can make a perfectly acceptable kit, from whatever material, I find it weird that almost every post on this thread is all for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,474
Posted By mikel
Re: The matching snare

No its not. You take the relevant diameter shell, cut it to the desired depth, and cut a bearing edge the same as the others. Cut the snare recesses, add strainer and butt end and off you go, its...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,474
Posted By mikel
Re: The matching snare

So.....you are suggesting drum manufacturers can produce drum shells in all configurations except snare drum sizes? Right.
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,474
Posted By mikel
Re: The matching snare

Two kits, two matching snares, use them both with the kits they came with, why not? Do manufacturers make good kits and send them out with rubbish snare drums? Each to there own but I think there is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,220
Posted By mikel
Re: Another Band Drama Thread

Explain to the rest of the band what the respected musician told you, he has no vested interest. If they wont accept it ask the guy if he will repeat his views to the rest of the band, and you can...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By mikel
Re: Recording technique

There is a big difference between "Not perfect", and all over the place. I try very hard not to use a click, I would much rather a song flowed and felt great than it being perfect tempo wise.

If...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By mikel
Re: Recording technique

Personally, if its a very rhythmic song I would do the drums and bass first, using the other instruments to highlight and accent the sound. If its a riff heavy song you can lay the guitar track down...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,003
Posted By mikel
Re: Help - Meeting up with Guitarist

I still think the meet up before you play is the way to go. I joined a newly forming band in the pub for a drink and a chinwag. We talked about what we have done and what we liked musically and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,003
Posted By mikel
Re: Help - Meeting up with Guitarist

It will, eventually be about making music, but if the other person is, to your mind, a weirdo, or a control freak or just a boring person that you would not chose to spend any time with, a drink or a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By mikel
Re: How to make music!

Find some other guys who want to play and have a jam, there is nothing like playing with others to give you a buzz and bring on your playing.

Other than that there are drumless tracks available,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,003
Posted By mikel
Re: Help - Meeting up with Guitarist

I usually meet up with people socially and find out if we are on the same page, or fairly near, musically before committing to a jam or a practice. You can glean a lot about someone from one face to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,316
Posted By mikel
Re: 10.000 hours of practice is not the magic number

One thing for sure, through running you will always be fit enough for the longest and sweatiest gig. Some good times there mate.
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,316
Posted By mikel
Re: 10.000 hours of practice is not the magic number

Hi Jim. Road was my thing, I didn't start till my mid 30s but loved it straight away. 10 miles was my favorite distance, 54 mins my best time, done on the classic Brampton to Carlisle course. I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,316
Posted By mikel
Re: 10.000 hours of practice is not the magic number

Who said anything about "Running for the sake of running" It was very much training for the sake of racing. Anyone who is a natural competitor will understand this, and the first person you compete...
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