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Forum: Drums 01-11-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,938
Posted By Michael G
Re: New from Ludwig!

I think it's just more along the lines of Ludwig going with what will never go out of style. The classic look they have is also simple look, and it looks good, and it will never not look good.

I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,135
Posted By Michael G
Re: A butcher and music.

You guys are just too harsh I thought they sounded great.
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,363
Posted By Michael G
Re: Jazz Drums

yay

Since the overwhelming consensus seems to always jump to "Kind of Blue," don't get discouraged if you hate it or in general don't like it. Jazz has multiple styles that you gotta look around...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,370
Posted By Michael G
Re: Is this kit a good trade for this kit? For all vintage kit lovers!

I have seen some terrible bearing edges on vintage kits, and yet they still sounded great with that unique flavor. You aren't looking to sell it for profit in the future I assume, so I would say just...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-09-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,559
Posted By Michael G
Re: Where did the 'skip-note' in Jazz come from?

The pattern came from washboard players of the 20s. Kenny Clarke wasn't the first to use it, but he was the first one to really popularize it and make it a standard of time keeping.

I;m not...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,801
Posted By Michael G
Re: "drummers don't need to read notes"

He's right drummers don't need to read notes.

However, musicians, need to learn to read notes.
Forum: Drums 07-09-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,514
Posted By Michael G
Re: Slingerland 1970's Chrome Snare

If it's chrome over brass then you got yourself a very nice snare.

If it's just chrome, then eh, you could have done better for a not a whole lot more money.
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,619
Posted By Michael G
Re: The "post count" thread :]

This isn't even worthy of being in the off topic section, let alone the General Discussion.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,905
Posted By Michael G
Re: Your Bass Drum Technique

1-2-3-4 on the floor all day every day.
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,301
Posted By Michael G
Re: Groove Essentials V.1 - New Orleans 2nd Line

The groove is just to give you a basic idea, you don't have to play it note for note. It's just to get the feeling, so technically you could play whatever you want instead of trying to nail it the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,515
Posted By Michael G
Re: Drum Battle - Newport 1964 - Does a Recording Exist?

Interesting, this thread is over 2 years old and you found it with some interesting information to boot.

Well if the Library of Congress says it doesn't exist, then I would believe thats the case...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,626
Posted By Michael G
Re: Colleges? I know this has been done to death!

In my opinion, there is a small chance of a successful career in music, especially in jazz. If you love jazz then you don't need a classroom to break it down for you anyway. Just listen and play it...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,005
Posted By Michael G
Re: Cream's Ginger Baker trashes legends in Classic Rock Magazine, Issue #142, March

I get my jazz fix from Ginger Baker, good thing Joe never did drum battles so Ginger didn't have to embarrass him.

Come to think of it, it really is a shame Joe never part took in drum battles..At...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,353
Posted By Michael G
Re: Not So Modern Drummer Magazine now free in drum shops and online

Wow, I guess I'm the only one excited about this. I love NSMD.

Now I won't have to miss anymore I can just go online and check it out online.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-20-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,675
Posted By Michael G
Re: Judge my single and double stroke rolls

There's nothing else really different I can say from what is already said man. Back when I first started though about 4 years ago now, I played doubles just like you are. Eventually after slow and...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-19-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,880
Posted By Michael G
Re: Technique Vs. Showmanship

Showmanship is important.

Technique is also important.

They have to co exist together equally to be the most effective as a musician, not one vs the other.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,698
Posted By Michael G
Re: ...History/origins of the spangalang

My guess is the rhythm came from washboard players, and slowly works its way in during the 30s and its eventually set in stone by the 40s as the main time keeping method.

From what I heard from...
Forum: Drums 06-09-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,700
Posted By Michael G
Re: Vintage Tama snare?

To be honest, the only thing you're gonna get out of it, is if you put it together and it sounds good to you.

It's not really vintage, and it has no real demand on the market.
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,994
Posted By Michael G
Re: A phenomenom in drum recording!

Edit: Well through laptop speakers it sounded ok, but through ear buds it sounds awful I can't leave it up. Eh worth a shot though.
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,994
Posted By Michael G
Re: A phenomenom in drum recording!

Well I gave this a try, seeing as it was so simple to do and I couldn't pass it up. And you know what? I like it. Even though it is lower quality, it actually sounds good. It adds a vintage bad...
Forum: Drums 05-31-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,535
Posted By Michael G
Re: Help Identifying Ludwig Kit

It's a high quality, classic maple (or birch maybe), Monroe keystone set. Not too old.

Although the sizes are really unflattering I must say. But they should sound pretty good.
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,005
Posted By Michael G
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,233
Posted By Michael G
Re: Ultimate Embarrassment!!!

I tanked a Take 5 solo before.

I chose to go no piano backing, big mistake. I've seen Joe do it and thought I'd give it a try. Unfortunately I had no where near the ability to keep inner ability...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-28-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,310
Posted By Michael G
Re: Ragtime drums

Not necessarily the same, but as far as drums go, you approach it the same way. Ragtime, Dixieland, Second Line, they all fall under traditional style jazz. There are of course small stylistic...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-28-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,310
Posted By Michael G
Re: Ragtime drums

The big difference in Ragtime jazz is you will rely less on timekeeping methods like the swing pattern and more on press rolls, various rim and woodblock rhythms. and small splash cymbal patterns to...
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