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Forum: Drum Technique Today, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: A month and no drums

I love playing every day-very therapeutic. But when I do take a hiatus I feel rejuvenated, feel like I play with ease and better, and feel more creative. Unfortunately other than vacation and being...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 1,991
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

It's the Drumming Bell curve. Every drummer starts with a smaller kit and few cymbals and then build or buy new larger kits with more cymbals and junk (bigger has got to be better), and then finally...
Forum: Drummers 06-14-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,093
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: 24" ride with 20" kick drummers.

I have an old 24in Zildjian and play with a 16 in kick. The kick cuts through nicely. If you have your toms tuned high this will blend well too.
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,369
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: What's the oldest drum gear you own?

I forgot we use to have a band snare of my fathers from the 1930's he played when he was a kid. It was up in the attic of their house. I'll have to climb up there and see if I can find it. My Mom's...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,409
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Cause of Meter Speeding Up Discovered.

Sometimes your timing is off acoustically. I use to play in a church and behind the kit and close I was right on time, but if you would step into the back it was like milliseconds behind. Recording...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,369
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: What's the oldest drum gear you own?

My eldest brother has my first Red sparkle 1965 Ludwig I got when I was ten years old. He recently gave me the Zildjian Avedis 24 in cymbal that went with it. I cleaned it up the cymbal and it looks...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,519
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: I need a bigger car for a bigger kick drum

That's funny RedMenace My wife is a percussionist and plays mallets so she loads her stuff in their with mine too when we play with a civic orchestra. I bet your wife organizes it all and amazingly...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,303
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Pros vs. Average Joe's

Well you guys worked your asses off and it paid "noticeably" too. That I respect and I find very inspiring as a novice. Work my ass off GA and I will get a return-study and work.I like that ethic I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,519
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: I need a bigger car for a bigger kick drum

My wife has a Honda fit that she bought because she could put her bike in the back. . I can't believe how much space there is in such a tiny car when you let down the back seats.
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,519
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: I need a bigger car for a bigger kick drum

I want a truck so bad, and I really need it. But dang they are expensive and suck gas like water. I have Volkswagon Jetta Diesel turbo wagon that is a great car 36 mpg in town and 40 on the road. It...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,303
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Pros vs. Average Joe's

I agree it being an active working drummer. I use to be a (professional) scientist because I got the education (PhD to allow me in the club) but more importantly was an active researcher publishing...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,010
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Songs With Bored Drummers

Yawn!!!! This thread was boring to a drummer till I read.
"Lots of us have been into the hotshot players in our youth. If you're not getting off on high energy players when you're young, I don't...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-01-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: My (not so) good left foot

Gil, "My left foot" was a great movie. Have you seen "My Left Ear" it the story of Van Gogh and how it was Gauguin who slice off his ear. Gauguin got ticked because he could not converse about art...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,651
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Too smart for my friends?

Historical and Systematic musicologist know a lot about music and the science of music. Some really "smart" folks. Most likely don't play an instrument and some likely can't read music. You need to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,133
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: In need of some advice..

Too funny Otto. It like what did the native american indians call corn? Everyone always says "maize" but I say no they called it "good". Yep my "corn"y joke.
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,133
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: In need of some advice..

I'd go for it. Just remember to fit into the music and be prepared. The worse that can happen is you embarrass yourself which isn't the end of the world. I am pretty new to jazz but had some gigs...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,019
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: What do we think of drummers that deliberately play out of time?

My future son-in-law was telling me about Zack Hill http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nCWiogdCMY0
I didn't know how to respond to him about his playing, which he really seemed to like. I thought he is...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Drumming with newborn baby

Wow I guess now it was about 18-19 years ago my wife gave me a Pearl Forum kit for Christmas-we had a 1, 3 and 7 year old. They had my kit hid all over the house (first house we bought) and I was...
Forum: Drums 05-26-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,162
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Today's Fattest Sounding Kits?

Which drum kits sound fatter? Is it brand like Gretsch or is it how the drums are constructed thin or thick, type wood like mahogany? Seems I remember the kits from the 70's and 80's sounded fatter...
Forum: Drums 05-26-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,162
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Today's Fattest Sounding Kits?

Everybody has pretty much covered it so keep your present kit, tune em up on the low end, and get some vintage emperor or hydraulic heads (I suggest vintage emperors) and your good to go.
Forum: Drummers 05-19-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,813
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Caroline Corr

Well drummers maybe picky with her playing but I'm sure the other musicians love her. She grooves spot on with the band and the song. Sure you could put a chopped filled twenty minute solo in the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Well I just dan gun broke my right foot!

I've broken so many bones I've lost count. Some take longer to heal than others and are real sensitive-like I broke my right hand and it would kill me to shake hands. I'd give yourself time to heal...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,068
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Drummers Brains Are Actually Different

I've always wondered do all drummers annoy the heck out of people with the constant foot tapping or finger tapping, tapping unconsciously on anything close by to bang on, incessantly. People tell me...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,068
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Drummers Brains Are Actually Different

I posted a thread on this topic back in 2008. I've been reading up on the conscious and unconscious mind (what each does) and just how we sense our surroundings and generate a representation of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,538
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: I think I have a problem and I need help

I wasn't making a diagnosis-just they need to get it checked out. It isn't anything to ignore-sorry if I misspoke on stats (I don't why I stated so high-that doesn't make common sense-pulled it out...
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