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Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By Alex H
Re: I Think A Lot Of People Misjudge Buddy Rich

There's a great record of him with Art Tatum and Lionel Hampton (stellar lineup anyone?) called Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol.3. I think there are 8 different collections in total, but two of them...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,965
Posted By Alex H
Re: I HATE BEING IN A BAND SOMETIMES

I suppose the next morning, yeah. Haha.
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,965
Posted By Alex H
Re: I HATE BEING IN A BAND SOMETIMES

I can understand your frustration as it seems like you really enjoy this gig and obviously getting money from playing music. That said, I'm going to put myself in the minority real quick. Not knowing...
Forum: Drums 04-14-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,396
Posted By Alex H
Re: Floor Tom to Bass Drum

Wow, thanks guys. I had no idea they had hardware for this sort of thing. I was thinking i would have to remove the wrap and legs on the tom and put bass drum legs on it and find 16" bass drum hoops...
Forum: Drums 04-13-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,396
Posted By Alex H
Floor Tom to Bass Drum

I tried a search on this, so I apologize if this has already been discussed. I was wondering if anyone has experience turning a floor tom into a bass drum, how they did so, and about how much it cost...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,568
Posted By Alex H
Re: Do you have integrity?!? Cover band related...

Not sure if you're being sarcastic, because that's entirely possible, but if you're not...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIo6UakaFVY
If you were being sarcastic (again, hard to decipher over the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,238
Posted By Alex H
Re: Singing Drummers?

Sort of on this note, Mel Torme would be a good one to mention. I remember reading Buddy Rich's biography (written by Torme) and after one of Rich's singing gigs he asked Mel Torme what he thought...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,095
Posted By Alex H
Re: What are your Drumming Prejudices?

That is entirely possible and I had not thought of that. However, I think that might be giving him more credit than is deserved. Maybe not. You make a good point though.
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,095
Posted By Alex H
Re: What are your Drumming Prejudices?

I've always hated people who have parts of their kit that barely get used. For example, I once saw a drummer that had a china over and behind his head (a la John Blackwell) and he hit it once the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2009, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,120
Posted By Alex H
Re: Band practice

You could practice the songs to a click (irritating and not very different, but possibly helpful). You could also identify smaller sections of songs that are not up to par and really go at those...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2009, 04:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,748
Posted By Alex H
Re: Sleep your way to better meter

I think it's a little different than putting your textbook under your pillow. It's more like having the information from your textbook being played from a recording, which I think is a little more...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,758
Posted By Alex H
Re: Drummers and the stuff they popularized

I think we could all live without that. If I knew how to do one of the little faces that rolls its eyes, I would insert one here.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,136
Posted By Alex H
Re: Music Fair Frankfurt 2009 - photos!

That third Pearl kit in your original post looks hard to get into, let alone play. I wouldn't really know where to start. You'd have to do an army crawl under a floor tom just to get to your throne.
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,918
Posted By Alex H
Re: Help Learning/Playing Drums

I would second (or third, whatever we're at) the advice of playing very simply. I'm guessing this is probably a rock setup, so as long as you're locking one and three on bass and two and four bass...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,992
Posted By Alex H
Re: The British or the Americans?

That may be true but I think that jazz is going to have its place in American music for quite some time. When you go to Berklee or whatever school you go to for learning set, they teach you using a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,655
Posted By Alex H
Re: Favourite Drummer, Bass player Combo

Certainly not saying any "best evers" or even really personal favorites, but Ahmir Thompson and Leonard Hubbard of The Roots have some really tight moments.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,568
Posted By Alex H
Re: Would John Bonham be here?

If you're implying that I had some intention of offending or being derogatory you're a bit off course. I was just pointing out that Westicle had his right to his opinion (albeit off-topic for the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,568
Posted By Alex H
Re: Would John Bonham be here?

Why is it not ok for someone to just say that a particular drummer is not their style? I can recognize that Bonham was pretty good for what he was, but personally (and apparently for Westicle) he...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2007, 01:40 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 30,779
Posted By Alex H
Re: THE DRUMMING DICTIONARY.

Thanks very much. All of your definitions were pretty straightforward.
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2007, 04:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 30,779
Posted By Alex H
Re: THE DRUMMING DICTIONARY.

Three pages and I was sure I would see syncopation. I've been dying to get an exact definition of this one. I asked my guitar and bass player, but they gave me vague definitions (i.e. they don't...
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