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Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,174
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Forum demographic

Toronto area.
39 years old
amateur drummer but am more regularly playing with others and looking to gig more frequently.
Forum: Drummers 04-29-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,872
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Poll: Buddy Rich

You can't put something like that out there and not back it up.

And when did open-mindedness define musical greatness?

Another jazz great, Louis Armstrong, had an intense dislike of bebop -...
Forum: Drummers 04-25-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Billy Cobham in Hollywood tonight!

I think he's actually over 70 now, which makes his continued prowess especially impressive. I have caught him live a few times with this outfit and I subscribe to everything you said. They work...
Forum: Drummers 04-21-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,552
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Why the hate? (Lars Ulrich)

True - which points that he is a much different type of drummer.... I think it was our own Derek Roddy who said on these forums that Lars is a great metal drummer, but not really a great thrash...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-17-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Elementary jazz question about accenting on the ride

Yup, And don't forget - the second rule of Jazz Club is: you DO NOT talk about Jazz Club!

Sorry I needed to throw that in there. Great flick
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Only6 months left to drum!!

Drumming for me is primarily a hobby, so with a new baby and a wife who does not get the whole drumming thing, I keep a pretty low profile on the kit.

I use pillows sometimes, or the DW practice...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,068
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: You won't believe what Andy did

* waiting for Gruntersdad to swoop in and shut this baby down*
Forum: Drummers 04-11-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Matt Sorum

Dude, you sure about that?

I know for sure civil war is Adler but Knockin' on heaven's door sure sounds like its Matt Sorum. That's a whole different drum sound and approach.

Adler himself has...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Working Through Stick Control - How?


How would you play straight triplets when the first few pages comprise groupings of 8, or 16 if you work across the bar for each #?

Are you suggesting playing the notes with a...
Forum: Drummers 04-10-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Matt Sorum

Yeah but listen to Use your Illusion and count the songs where this fill is frequently used. It's a lot more than just the ones that Axl requested. Just off the top of my head, I can also name...
Forum: Drummers 04-09-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Matt Sorum

Yeah, I have heard that story too, but the rest of the album is littered with that fill, so Axl's apparent request doesn't totally explain it.

Matt's a great player, so I am sure there was some...
Forum: Drummers 04-09-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Matt Sorum

If you like that Pat Boone/Debbie Boone fill, his stuff with GnR will be right up your alley!

Seriously, though, he is a solid player that plays with a lot of power, groove and clarity. Other...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Working Through Stick Control - How?

That's the thing with the great method books like Stick Control, Syncopation, Modern Reading Text, etc. With the right amount of imagination and ingenuity, they will provide a lifetime of use and...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-08-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Jazz Drum Solo Sheet Music for Beginners

I'd have to go back through the book (it's been a year or so since I last used it), but I recall there being various solos that were 8th note based where it would be easier to swing.

I agree that...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-06-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,105
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: How do you count while olaying drums?

Drummers who play in a live setting frequently need to count the band in, esp. at the beginning of the song where you need to confirm the correct tempo for others.

This is a skill just like...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-06-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Jazz Drum Solo Sheet Music for Beginners

wow - 999? That's crazy. It's an indispensable tool that you will take with you wherever your drum journeys take you, but 999 is a ridiculous price.

I am glad you found a copy. As you start to...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-06-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Jazz Drum Solo Sheet Music for Beginners

Wilcoxon's modern rudimental swing solos is a great bridge to using the rudiments you are learning into more of a musical format.

There are about 40 or so solos in increasing level of difficulty....
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Blasphemy! - Pic Heavy

I'm in a similar boat to many of you. New baby, easily irritated wife, no $$$ to build a dedicated soundproofed area.

My "solution" was to use the DW practice pad kit which is supplemented by the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Lasting impressions

I have picked up and quit drums in various phases of my life, but for me two major periods were:

1) in my early teens

- Rush Moving Pictures
- Van Halen (all)
- Buddy Rich (all)

2) Several...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Montreal's Intensive Drumming Day

Great pic of Dom; it's a nice counterpoint to your more serious demeanour!

Good luck with the clinic; I unfortunately no longer live in Montreal. Too many cold winters!
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,890
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Other songs that sound like other songs

You also have bands that based their entire look/sound/aesthetic on others. Is that not fair game too?

Some that quickly come to mind.

Oasis = Beatles
Jet = AC/DC
Bulletboys = DLR era Van...
Forum: Drummers 03-12-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 178,067
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Neil Peart

So I guess very few of us would ever be able to provide a bold statement on politicians, professional athletes, corporate CEOs, etc. since all "can do it better" than us. That's a great way to...
Forum: Drummers 02-28-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 24,562
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Billy Cobham

Anyone check out his live stream at Ronnie Scotts tonight?

Looks like an entirely new international band; I saw him not too long ago during his 'spectrum 40' shows with Gary Husband on keys and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Mike Clark Interview, The Trap Set

Great interview.

So ironic that the Headhunter/Hancock days are not to him a style he feels much connection with. Yet, to me, that represents the pinnacle of his playing career.

Love his other...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-25-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Jazz and Matched Grip

Saw him play a few weeks ago. An absolute monster; not enough love for him on this forum. Met him after the show and he's a really engaging and outgoing guy.

Sorry to derail the thread...
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