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Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,062
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: Comparing ones abilities with others

I think is is great to watch / listen to other drummers - beginners to expert and learn something. But "comparing" yourself to others is usually not useful at all. probably the worst thing to do is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: the Art & Science of Groove

John, I buy your book - looks very interesting. Dan
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: the Art & Science of Groove

Never mind, I purchased download directly from his site. Watched most of it today. Very well produced and how he presented the concepts is very Insightful.
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: the Art & Science of Groove

Does any know if Hudson or Amazon or ? will be distributing the new Benny Greb Groove DVD? I would like to order. Actually preferably stream it or down load it from Hudson or similar. Getting away...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-04-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By DPTrainor
Groove Feedom App

This is something folks may be interested in. ... I just downloaded Mike Johnson's "new Groove Freedom" iPad App. Been practicing this morning with it on my iPad. Wow, this is really really nice. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-02-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: How hard is it to start playing well?

I would say match your passion with practice time. Your skill will come naturally as an integral of time and repetition, over days, weeks, months and years. You will get better at YOUR natural...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: Sloppy fills

Couldn't be simpler, but how wonderfully that fill fit musically! It's all about the music!
Forum: Drum Technique 03-27-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: Brain Game

You would be the first!
Forum: Drum Technique 03-27-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: Brain Game

Interesting. This is what they were saying on the Brain Games show: The connections between the left and right half brains interact with each other in a way that makes this extremely difficult (if...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: Sloppy fills

I think everyone has a different level of skill - keeping time or fills. Comparing yourself with others tends to be a slippery slope that really serves no purpose. I enjoy listening to any drummer...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: Brain Game

That's what I was wondering. If one practiced it, could they become proficient? And is this the same as drumming coordination? Or is it something entirely different as circle and square is a more...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: Brain Game

Ah, I just tired that, it works - with Two triangles. Apparently, drawing a circle in air with one hand and square with other hand is not possible (or at least extremely difficult) due to the...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: Brain Game

Anyone try it? How did you make out?
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,062
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: The worst gig of my life

Well Said!!! I'm with you.
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,062
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: The worst gig of my life

Totally agree. If these are the conditions, I am so glad to not be a "professional" subjected to these conditions. If conditions are known to be not acceptable by reasonable standards, then we...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-24-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: Brain Game

When I return, some questions on how this may relate to limb indpendence as it applies to drumming....
Forum: Drum Technique 03-24-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By DPTrainor
Brain Game

Put both hands up in air. Now take left hand and draw circles in air. Stop. Now take right hand and draw a square in air. Stop. Now attempt to do both at same time - drawing circle with left and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: Preparing for an audition

Not getting hired after an interview or in this case audition is always a useful learning experience. When you learn something you benefit. The next audition you will learn more. And lot of what...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-24-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: Reprogramming foot motion - help

Yeah, SLOW way down to 60-80 bpm and motion transfers from ankle to mostly leg. Then slowly increase tempo, motion starts gradually moving from leg to more ankle. At some point, after much...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,062
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: The worst gig of my life

I did this kit share thing a few times but I don't really like it. I enjoy playing my own instrument. So, I prefer not to play someone elses. So, that kind of share situation is way down my...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: IEM/Headphones with Microphone Outfront

Thanks for monitoring ideas!
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: Is hard to make a living out of jazz? Are there any jobs out there?

Here's a thought...we know that ideally we should follow our passion in life. But here's the thing:: People generally have more than one passion. It is not a singlular thing. So my thought is pick...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,594
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: Just starting at 53 and will need all the help I can get!

Love this thread. I am more insired by a 53 year old learning to play drums than any famous rock/jazz drummer in the news. I am 57 years old and just started to learn piano. It never too late! ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: IEM/Headphones with Microphone Outfront

Thanks Jacob for the micing ideas.
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By DPTrainor
Re: IEM/Headphones with Microphone Outfront

Thanks for this information and your ideas Steve!
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