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Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
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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: 523
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: 2,317
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: 507
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: 1,283
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: 1,322
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: 1,322
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: 857
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: 857
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: 857
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: 857
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: 313
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: 1,145
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: 857
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: 857
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: 857
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: 857
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: 363
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: 647
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.
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,535
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Where do you draw the line with Frankenstein?

Yeah, I know what you mean, it has to be done well. One time I saw a rockabilly punk duo the drummer singer had mismatching snare and bass that he played standing, a 17" K fast crash and a tiger...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,535
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Where do you draw the line with Frankenstein?

So we are taking a bad geralization involving footwear and using that to conclude that no generalizations are good? Why don't we just give up?

The point I was making is that an artist can use the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,535
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Where do you draw the line with Frankenstein?

So, I have a tamborim and a tom that don't match, is it one shoe and one glove or two different sized shoes... I'm not seeing it, maybe you can explain it to me.
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,535
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Where do you draw the line with Frankenstein?

It would be stretch, if they were both for left feet. You aren't one of those people that has matching belts and watch wrist bands too. Sigh, what a weak analogy.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,535
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Where do you draw the line with Frankenstein?

If you wanted open minded ness, you wouldn't go around calling things that don't appeal to some sense of uniformity...Frankensteins now would you?
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,535
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Where do you draw the line with Frankenstein?

If the set were a painting... aesthetically who would want a mono color mono texture canvas? Sure, drummers aren't painters and sets aren't a canvases, but as I said you need taste to pull it off,...
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