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Forum: Drum Technique 12-21-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,676
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: Songs to practice to

I think one of the coolest ways to practice is to put on the radio or Pandora with headphones and start playing along to a station you like. This can really help you get better and it can be fun...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-21-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,617
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: How do I loosen my hand?

You have to spend time working on your technique. That's the key to keeping your hands in the right conditioning, and practicing right-making sure you're relaxed. Tommy Igoe's Great Hands for a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,636
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: Yes, I'm The Drummer

In my opinion, the thing that makes Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colauita and Manu Katche so great; is their ability to make a song a "song" because the way they compose their drum parts and contribute to the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 51,979
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: ears

I know a drummer who played professionally for a long time who's been dealing with tinnitus for a little while now, and for him it's horrible, so make sure you protect your ears. If a drummer plays...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,295
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: How do you define a "drummer's drummer"?

You just mentioned probably the best drummers on the planet and, don' care about them. What else do you have to say.
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2009, 01:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,295
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: How do you define a "drummer's drummer"?

"That guy's a man's man." Maybe that to which we inherently know to be truth we can compliment. When you hear a guy playing the drums and you know he's doing what he's supposed to be doing, you...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 24,554
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: John Bonham tuning

You might need to buy an acrylic drumset, slap some clear, Remo, CS (sound control) black dot heads and tune your drums in the above fashion, to get that sound. Just the other day my buddy explained...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2008, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,031
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: Rhythm, pulse, groove and feel?

S@#$ yeah motha effa. This is the best identification I've ever heard in my life.
Forum: Drums 11-28-2008, 04:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,572
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: 6'' Toms

I just want to say 6" drums rock.
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2008, 04:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,319
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: Drummers Today

Ya'll need to be listening to Gregg Bissonnete, Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio etc.
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,147
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: Singing drummers

Josh Dion- He plays drums for Chuck Loeb and has his own band in which he plays the drums and is the lead singer. He's one of the finest "groovers" and has an amazing voice.

Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,416
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: First time studio drumming

Since you've never been in the studio before, and these guys are amateurs as well, $50 a tune is what I would propose. There is information online regarding the rates involved with studio work. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,244
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: You, Your Mind, and Drumming

I truly like you're picture of the most adorable Hiromi Uehara. Like Hiromi said, along with myself, it's the things in life that motivate me to the drums that pertain to glory and victory. One of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2008, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,289
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: Berklee Audition Song

Yeah I took the Latin advice as well. That school is queer. I played "Song for my father" with a dressed up swing section on the 3rd chorus. Being able to read and count "the and of three" "on the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2008, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,174
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: Aspects of drumming (and music making)

Yes, funkylover, these are great points in cultivating and expanding your abilities on the drum set. And, like byron said, having a love for the drums is a key component. You sound to me like a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,089
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: Drum Magazines?

Modern drummer, Drum!, Traps and Drumhead. Modern drummer has been the first drum magazine since the late seventies. Drum!, I've noticed caters more to death metal drumming. Drumhead and traps,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2008, 03:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,726
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: What do YOU think makes a good drummer?

A natural athletic ability. A sensitive intuitive temperament. A natural artistic appreciation. A selfless, servant attitude. An understanding of the various musical styles and a love for the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,248
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: aching back

If you're sitting up high, this is probably why your back hurts. If you are sitting very high, lower your seat to a more comfortable,stable position. Stretch out your lower back before you play;...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,576
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: What are the hallmarks that make a GREAT musician?

Being able to play with other musicians. Because, apart from this, being incredible won't get you as far as this ability. Being able to lock in, gel and mold to the ensemble, tastefully, when it...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-07-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,671
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: looking to the side as you play

Yeah, it's a bad habit and I really think it's something that needs to be broken. Look straight ahead, look at the audience, look at your drums. You have to be conscious if it, in my mind, and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,726
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: What do YOU think makes a good drummer?

Humility, then every thing else will sort of fall into place.
Forum: Drummers 09-01-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 104,029
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: Billy Ward here!

Billy, you really do take drumming to the artistic level. Breaking down the things you don't generally talk about when it comes to music, however explaining characteristics and qualities of drumming...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,860
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: Just Wondering...

"Domestic violence is your business." I would be like, "Yeah I've been listening to you play the drums and I can let you in on the fundamental principles related to the drum set, to help you have a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,764
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: Would YOU be a musician if nobody ever heard you ?

A tree falls down in the woods and nobody's around to hear it, does it make a sound? Yes, actually it does, because what we know through science is that, regardless of the presence of an entity with...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2008, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,542
Posted By rhythmjunkie
Re: Music Genre Question

If you want to work as a professional musician, particularly as drummer, take into account your ability to play what the job calls for regardless.
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