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Forum: Drum Technique 08-21-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Tom-inique Technique

It actually looks really versatile to me, like a Sonor jungle kit that you could also use for samba circles, or Latin jazz.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-19-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Tom-inique Technique

I am more worried about my hand, maybe just a low profile rim would work.

Pearl's Brazilian kit is interesting, but the repinique ergonomics are all wrong.
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Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Insulting a member on the bandstand

I think there is a different standard for sit ins. It's your song, you can't have it drag(people will think you are dragging) you are responsible for the sound, of course some tom work or kick...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-17-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By SmoothOperator
Tom-inique Technique

I've been watching some repinique videos. I want to play some of the rhythms on my set. Flipping my twelve inch tom(on a snare stand) over and using the reso side seems to sound OK for the...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Developing the samba suingue.

What does suingue mean? Is that a Portuguese pronunciation of swing samba? Thanks for the nice blog post, I have been working on some of those bass patterns myself. They make nice double bass...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Tuning toms to octaves

I prefer flat sixes, and all the ninths major, minor and augmented. A vibrating membrane doesn't have an octave unless it is the tabla, which has very principled placements for damping.
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Doing some drum covers outside!

I highly recommend playing outside. Though, I tend to use more portable instruments, flutes trumpets, hand drums. Aesthetically, I prefer minimal mic'ing and good scenery. A little wind noise is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Technical question......Song endings

The Duke Ellington ending is a counted bar of rest followed by a short accent. Similar Idea.
Forum: Drums 07-06-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,630
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Do we really need expensive drums?

70% head, 20% tuning+shell size, 15% stick+technique, 5% shell, 0% Aesthetics.

Of this the only places drum expense factor in are getting fine threaded tuning lugs and the shell, however most...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-03-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: BPM change in the middle of the song transitions

It's like driving through those little speed trap towns in the middle of no where, on the way to a pot luck with food in the back seat and all kinds of other goodies. You come around the corner and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,382
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Wearing hearing protection issue

Wear ear protection. You sit right next to the cymbals if it's a small room that's worse. What you really want to do is think abou how it will sound where ever you plan on gigging and plan...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-29-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,608
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: am I the last one to know about this technique for playing lower volume on cymbals?

I've found playing with acoustic guitars depends more on the mind set of the acoustic guitarist. Take pagode samba style for example. They use nylon string guitars in percussion ensembles, the...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-29-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,608
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: am I the last one to know about this technique for playing lower volume on cymbals?

You can also tilt the the stick up as if the stick is going into the cymbal, I think it is called dead sticking. The same works for the snare(traditional grip). I also clamp my ride, to get it to...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Upside Down Samba. Say What Now?

I don't think this is the point to argue, factual point by factual every exception. The broader trend in samba is for baterias and hand percussion, with drum sets only playing a minor role through...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-25-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Upside Down Samba. Say What Now?

Yep, just choose one from the Chinese pupu platter.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-25-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Upside Down Samba. Say What Now?

Nah, I could just say buzz off you with your narrow world view, but that would be too easy, I seek to engage the simple minded at their own level.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-25-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Upside Down Samba. Say What Now?

Here are some ideas, for a Caixa

http://youtu.be/xM0Ce7U5u8c

It seems he is playing a multi bounce on the 1. The way I've seen it played, was with two hands, but you only have so many hands. ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Odd time, non-waltz jazz ballads

I have been practicing 9/8 feel jazz waltz, but I don't know any specific songs like that.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,348
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: I feel like I'm in a bit of a pickle.

I don't think it's a good idea to bring your gear over. Keeping the gear separated is a pain, just go play have a good time, chances are they don't care what it sounds like one way or the other. If...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Upside Down Samba. Say What Now?

Samba isn't limited, but set drummers are.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Upside Down Samba. Say What Now?

A fun snare pattern I like to play over the bass/surdo part is, I forget where I picked it up.


. Y And . 2 Y . A ..

.xx.xx.x.xx.xx.x

It's sort of the complement to the samba "clave", I'm...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Upside Down Samba. Say What Now?

Some people may not notice. You could play it on a tom instead, I think that would be more or less true to form. In an ensemble with many surdos, there is a cutador that plays some off beats like...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-23-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Upside Down Samba. Say What Now?

That is kind of interesting, but I think when you are referring to people who play samba as they, you are actually referring to people who imitate samba with drum kits. To my ear your snare just...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-20-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By SmoothOperator
Alternating triplets and quadruplets

What is it called, when you alternate triplets and quadruplets. I am famialr with the swing and shuffle floating around, or even four on six like the Purdie shuffle, where in blues and jazz they...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Using yoga ball as drum throne?

Sounds like a good idea. I think balance is a crucial aspect of drumming, and the ear in general.
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