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Forum: Drummers 10-05-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 1,407,318
Posted By djlouis
Re: Gavin Harrison here!

Hi Gavin! I saw you last week at the Metropolis in Montreal and it was a really great show (the performance was flawless and the sound was pristine). I was wondering if Porcupine Tree plan to do a...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-24-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,313
Posted By djlouis
Re: Sounds a stupid question but how do you know when drums are properly tuned?

If you go mad with them for sure there's something wrong for sure, but I'm playing top 40 gig and I often work with the house soundman, most of the time my toms are wide open (birch shell and remo...
Forum: Drummers 02-23-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,400
Posted By djlouis
Re: Magella Cormier

Magella was in the house band of a french canadian TV show called La Fureur.
Forum: Drummers 02-23-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 65,462
Posted By djlouis
Re: Nicko McBrain

I always tought Nicko's playing like a big band drummer in a rock context in the way he's doing his fills and the the way he set up the figure. There's a lot of Bonham bet there's a lot of Buddy too,...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-23-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,313
Posted By djlouis
Re: Sounds a stupid question but how do you know when drums are properly tuned?

There's no rules for drums tuning if it sound good to your hear then it's ok. The style of music you play is also important with the tuning you will use , if you play metal you will tend to have a...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-23-2008, 04:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,708
Posted By djlouis
Re: Is my problem normal?

Thanks for all the tips I already see some inprovment so I just need to put a lot of work and it should be ok.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-22-2008, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,728
Posted By djlouis
Re: Practice question

Do you know how to read drum notation and do you have a metronome? You can go a long way with those. Warm-up your feet & hands before too.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-22-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,823
Posted By djlouis
Re: double strokes on bass drum!!!!

If you want to use it in a beat just start by doing different ride pattern and different snare on top of it and you will see what works best . You should treat your feet like your hands and maybe put...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,657
Posted By djlouis
Desert island Drums record

I searched the thread about this one and don't found nothing about it (maybe I searched wrong) . I want to know your top ten list of drums records, it doesn't have to be technical or something like...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2008, 05:20 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 105,502
Posted By djlouis
Re: Favorite metal drummer?

I'm a little bit old school when it comes to metal but I included some new guys that I love too, here's the list:

Charlie Benante
Vinnie Paul
Shannon Larkin
Chris Adler
Mark Zonder
Brann...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-21-2008, 05:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,708
Posted By djlouis
Re: Is my problem normal?

Thanks a lot for the exercise tip, I will try it for sure . If it's good for Derek Roddy , it must be good for me!

I observed that I feel more comfortable playing my left foot with the backbeat...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-20-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By djlouis
Re: Poly-rhythms

Originally Posted by millerdakiller

Are you sure that what you describe it's not called phrasing (16th notes phrased in 3) and if not can someone explain to me to difference between polyrhythm...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-19-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By djlouis
Re: Poly-rhythms

If you're doing 8th notes and then switch to triplet, you may be playing polyrhythm against the bassline or other background in the music, but you're not playing polyrhythm by yourself . Polyrhythm...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-19-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,708
Posted By djlouis
Re: Is my problem normal?

Thanks I will try it.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-19-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,708
Posted By djlouis
Re: Is my problem normal?

Thanks for the advice (and for the joke too), English is not my first language so sentence like this will happen (I hope you understand what I mean though). For the rudiments thing with my feet, I...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-19-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,708
Posted By djlouis
Re: Is my problem normal?

whatever how much time I spend practicing 16th notes single strokes on the bass drums, I'm never able to do it solidly beyond 100 bpm . I can play 100 bpm for 30 minutes and when I tried to move up...
Forum: Drummers 02-16-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 1,407,318
Posted By djlouis
Re: Gavin Harrison here!

Thanks a lot for the Purdie link, that guy seems so funny but he's funky for sure.
Forum: Drummers 02-16-2008, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 1,407,318
Posted By djlouis
Re: Gavin Harrison here!

HI Gavin, saw you in Quebec City with PT and I can honestly say that you are one of my favorite drummer . I bought your DVD (rhytmic horizons and Arriving somewhere) at the event and i watched it a...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-16-2008, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,708
Posted By djlouis
Is my problem normal?

I've been practicing double bass for about 1 year now and I still got abnormal problem, here it goes; my biggest problem is that I don't feel the pulse in my legs when I'm playing. I tried leading...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-06-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,278
Posted By djlouis
Re: How do you know when you have good timing?

I used to sleep with the metronome for some months,(that was common among drummer in my college years) no need to say that i had no girlfriend at the time. I was so freak about my timing that i don't...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-02-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,529
Posted By djlouis
Re: About playing rock and the basic rudiments

In the song My hero by the Foo Fighter, Dave Grohl must do some kind of a paradiddle over the floor tom to do the backbeat . If I try to do it only with single stroke roll, I got to cross my arm to...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-01-2008, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,827
Posted By djlouis
Re: Is regression cyclical?

We talk a lot about the trouble you got with the single stoke roll but nobody answered the question; Is regression cyclical? I don't know if it's cyclical but I know that regression happens for sure...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-29-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,889
Posted By djlouis
Re: "Effortless Mastery"

I've read that book and I recommend it to every musician . Sometimes we get stuck in our head and we think that a little mistake will make a difference in the world, that book showed me that music...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-29-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,827
Posted By djlouis
Re: Is regression cyclical?

I understand that but it didn't mean you should'nt practice faster speed cause you can't keep it for five minutes . I'm not able to keep single 16th notes at 200 bpm for 5 minutes but i still...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-29-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,926
Posted By djlouis
Re: What If?

It sure helps, but when you're playing a song try to get a good sound and a good touch for the style of the song (you don'y play Lamb of God songs as you will play a Chick Corea songs) . If you can't...
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