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Forum: Drum Technique 06-06-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By Griener
Re: Wilcoxon Modern Rudimental Suggestions?

Kenny Washington talks about his use of the book in his recent Modern Drummer interview.
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,345
Posted By Griener
Re: German grip, which German?

That's true: Syphilis is called the "french disease" over here.
But actually the Italians gave it that name way before we did, when the French invaded Italy back in 1500.


I first heard the term...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-09-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By Griener
Re: Jim Chapin on open rolls(Double stroke roll)

My favourite way to work on even doubles is similar to the way Bermuda suggested:
put the downbeat on the second stroke
rllr rllr rllr rllr
lrrl rllr lrrl rllr
or even better in triplets:
rll...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By Griener
Re: Lost another... RIP Frankie Dunlop...

Dear Scott,

it took me years to hunt down that Modern Drummer magazine, August 1985 (back then they were very rare over here in Germany) since this is as far as I know the only interview ever...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,531
Posted By Griener
Re: You know you're a drummer when...

Never did, but now I do.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,556
Posted By Griener
Re: Vernel Fournier Drum Techniques

I'll second Todd.
Took me years to hunt it down.
Some of the sticking exercises are nice, especially when brought up to tempo, but, as Todd said, just go and get the Mosaic box "The Complete Ahamd...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-14-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By Griener
Re: Jazz Drum Solos on Ballads

Shelly Manne is the go-to guy for that kind of stuff.
Try "Autumn in New York" from "The Three"
Forum: Drum Technique 12-26-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,944
Posted By Griener
Re: Open handed drumming - What do you think about it?

If you want to play Open Hand, just switch your feet and set yourself up like Daniel Humair, e.g.
Billy Cobham is left handed and plays a right handed set.
Daniel Humair is right handed (more or...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-13-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,847
Posted By Griener
Re: Thomas Lang double stroke speed up/slow down

Jon Hiseman does this as a part of his drum solo feature for more than forty years now.
You should check him out. Thomas Lang did so, obviously....
Forum: Drummers 06-23-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,986
Posted By Griener
Re: Jim Black on Ari Hoenig

By control I mean a certain kind of flawless execution which you only will get when you know EXACTLY what you're going to play beforehand.
I'd rather hear somebody go for it and fail and I'm...
Forum: Drummers 06-22-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,986
Posted By Griener
Re: Jim Black on Ari Hoenig

Haha, nice try!
No, I'm not Jim; I haven't even talked to him in twenty years.
Just check my website: www.michaelgriener.de
Can I hear your music somewhere?
And please don't be so uptight;...
Forum: Drummers 06-22-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,986
Posted By Griener
Re: Jim Black on Ari Hoenig

For me the only one sounding bitter is you....
I simply don't see Jim putting down Ari.
He just says Ari's a great player whose taste he doesn't get.
Fair enough.
But what you said about Jim is...
Forum: Drummers 06-22-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,986
Posted By Griener
Re: Jim Black on Ari Hoenig

Wow, these discussions go out of control fast.

If Jim Black "sounds like every avant player in Brooklyn" it's probably because he's playing like that for 25 and more years and I can tell you back...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,931
Posted By Griener
Re: Best camcorder to record drums on?

The best audio/video recorder on the market is the Tascam DR-V1HD.
Great sound quality, better video than the Zoom.
It uses three regular AA batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH) and both the camera and...
Forum: Drums 05-06-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,884
Posted By Griener
Re: Bass drum opinions sought, especially from players of jazz, earth music, etc.

Actually 18" x 12" is still too deep for me.
I'm playing a old Slingerland Tenor Scotch "Haskell Harr" bass drum, which is 18" by 6.5"
It's sounds great in an acoustic setting (my bass players...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,807
Posted By Griener
Re: Poll Tiem: Whose A Night in Tunisia drum solo do you enjoy more?

Hi, Todd

That's Kevin Shea of "Mostly Other People Do the Killing"
He actually can play.
A bit over the top sometimes, but quite good.

Greetings from a "German drummer".
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,807
Posted By Griener
Re: Poll Tiem: Whose A Night in Tunisia drum solo do you enjoy more?

This is another option...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZqlKkSEOIM

copying is not an issue here; quite refreshing
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