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Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,356
Posted By skinner
Re: Do you ever get tired of it all ?

Yes -- that is what I'm talking about.

Since I only have a limited amount of time to spend on drumming, it gets really frustrating when you have to spend it doing all of those things instead of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,356
Posted By skinner
Do you ever get tired of it all ?

Do you ever get tired of all the stuff that goes along with being a drummer ? I love to play, but sometimes I really get tired of all the subjective things that you have to deal with - endless...
Forum: Drums 10-01-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,925
Posted By skinner
Gretsch Black Hawk vs Ludwig Accent

Looking for a decent new entry level kit for my nephew. Does anybody have any experience with either of these kits - or have any better recommendations in the $ 400 - 500 price range ?

Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,838
Posted By skinner
Re: Engineering jobs at a drum company?

I have been an Electrical Engineer for 15 years. I would advise you to look at this from a slightly different view. I would expect that engineering jobs where you are actually designing drums are...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-25-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,343
Posted By skinner
Re: YouTube Drum Lessons

Love your snare sound. Can you give the info ? What is it, and what are the heads. How are you miked ?
Forum: Drums 08-21-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By skinner
Re: Gretsch Renown Snare

Hello All,
I have the Renown Maple kit with the 14 x 5 snare. Overall I love the kit, but I have never been able to get the snare to sound to my liking. In all tuning ranges it seems to have a...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-01-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,649
Posted By skinner
Re: Open-Handed Article

Yes ! I am not really concerned about which side the ride is on (although I just left mine on the right). The only thing I'm concerned about is comfort and ergonomics. Playing the hi-hat without...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,649
Posted By skinner
Re: Open-Handed Article

Good article Matt. So are you teaching all of your students the open-handed style ?

Open-handed playing really makes so much sense to me. I have started working on it a couple of different...
Forum: Drums 08-25-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 49,794
Posted By skinner
Re: Gretsch Catalina Club jazz kit?

Hello All,
I have a question for you Catalina Club Jazz players out there. It is my understanding that the kit comes with a riser for the bass drum. Do you have to use this ? Will the pedal...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,146
Posted By skinner
Re: spin doctors "two princess" drum transcription

Ok - now that I look at it again, I think maybe I understand.

Hi-hat is open. You play the two eighth notes and close as you play the second eighth note.

Is this correct ?

Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,146
Posted By skinner
Re: spin doctors "two princess" drum transcription

Thanks Terry B.
Can somebody explain the notation on the "and" of beat 1 where the main groove starts ?
There is a high-hat note on the top of the staff and what appears to be a high-hat chick...
Forum: Drummers 07-08-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6,277
Views: 1,485,882
Posted By skinner
Re: Gavin Harrison here!

Hello Gavin,
We have been having a big debate on another thread regarding the pros and cons of open-handed playing ( left hand on hats for a right handed player ).

Would you be so kind as to...
Forum: Drummers 02-05-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 73,631
Posted By skinner
Re: Pat Petrillo here!

Great ! Thanks for the info Pat. I'm definitely going to pick up a copy soon.
Forum: Drummers 02-04-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 73,631
Posted By skinner
Re: Pat Petrillo here!

I recently downsized to a four piece setup - one rack tom, one floor tom - and I'm lovin' it. More comfortable setup, easier to transport, less drums to tune, etc.. My only problem is that I am...
Forum: Drums 02-02-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 583
Sticky: TOM TUNING
Views: 127,111
Posted By skinner
Re: TOM TUNING

Thanks for the suggestions Elvis. I'll give #2 a try.
Forum: Drums 02-01-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 583
Sticky: TOM TUNING
Views: 127,111
Posted By skinner
Re: TOM TUNING

I consider myself to be a fairly capable drum tuner. I can get a sound that I am pleased with from my toms (fusion sizes 10,12,14,16). The problem is that when I get my drums tuned to the place...
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