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Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,792
Posted By Davo-London
Re: What was the first concert you went to????

Lynyrd Skynyrd

1976-ish Hammersmith Odeon, London - Loud as hell

Davo
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,452
Posted By Davo-London
Re: For those who play at church or not.

Thanks for your contribution. What would you recommend about choice of drums or drum type?

Regards
Davo
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,452
Posted By Davo-London
Re: For those who play at church or not.

So many posts seem to miss the point. The author is generalising about drummers because he has to. Any chuch community will, if they are lucky, have a number of drummers in the congregation. Some...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By Davo-London
Re: This video is fantastic! Jojo Mayer is a beast

For all the plaudits, I don't really enjoy Buddy Rich's playing in a musical context. That said, I'll listen to anything Jojo does.
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,504
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Crazy hard work has it's compensations - my playground :)

There's no excuse. I've gotta visit one of these days.

Davo
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,556
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Over exuberance - a time & a place?

That's not over exuberance Andy. No way. That was entirely appropriate for the situation. If that was a recording studio then that would be another thing.

Besides - you gotta have some fun!
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,527
Posted By Davo-London
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

Mike Johnson, who is well-regarded as a tutor, would rarely change any of his pupils' key techniques, i.e. stick holding or kick drum technique. He is an advocate of working out the best method...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,969
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Knowing yourself - sometimes it's -------------

Andy

You're a grown up.

One day, I'll be there.

Davo
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Is "pocket" what you play or how you play it?

Pocket can only be created with a minimum of drum and bass.

Davo
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Making the best out of a near disaster

That's a great improvisation story.

Who needs stands anyway?

Davo
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,420
Posted By Davo-London
Re: A new drumming hero emerges!

Oh my, he finished off Part 2 with some Weather Report. And he played a difficult Jaco passage on bass.

He is my new idol.

Davo
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,420
Posted By Davo-London
Re: A new drumming hero emerges!

That's exactly what I did. Love this guy.

Davo
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Bass drum makes windows vibrate

Can you draw a sketch?

Davo
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,067
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Playing for the song, but still leaving a bit of "yourself" on the track.

I think the OP has been a bit harshly treated and I consider it a worthy question.

One thing that hasn't been mentioned (much) is sound. When I listen to pop the drumming washes over me then...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Drummers who play other instruments also....

I played classical instruments first, then bass for 25 years before playing drums.

Having played bass for so long it helped with my rhythm keeping when starting on drums. But I now realise that...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Drummerworld inventors

Anything that will enable set-up and set-down durations to be reduced. You know those kids play houses that fold up flat. You release them and they spring into a play house. Well I want one of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Gadd - funny stuff!

Sense of humour too!

Wow.

Davo
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By Davo-London
Re: The foot is the key to groove

I agree with the observation that the kick drum has become more important than the back beat on the snare. It's also the one thing I really listen out for.

It takes years just to get the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,797
Posted By Davo-London
Re: playing less and keeping time

8ths on hi-hat is the crutch that the OP is trying to free from.

Play very slowly a familiar beat but play 1/4ths rather than 1/8ths.

Try alright now by free to get the feel of playing 1/4s.
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Where to practice drums in London?

If you do find somewhere central do share it. I'd like to know!

Davo
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,955
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Who does this, really?

I have a number of basses and cases for the basses, but the cases I like the best are the ones that are lightest and with least padding. The basses tend to live in their cases anyway so I throw the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Electronic Roland TD-11K

I use Vex kits but you should be able to turn off the reverb on the toms within the module.

Davo
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,327
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Whose voice would you like to have counting on your metronome?

Richard Burton

Sir Laurence Olivier

Jeff Bridges (voice from True Grit)

Davo
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,716
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Some forum members dropped in today :)

Andy

You are in danger of giving us the impression that your life is all about having fun; hedonistic even. We all know how hard you work but this fun side of your life is getting out of hand. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,849
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

Opentune is spot on.

Mike Johnson says make your weaknesses your strengths.

Mountineers and ship Captians have wives too. Somehow they have to work this out. Turn this situation around and...
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