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Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,589
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Difficult band members

I feel your pain.

I've temporarily given up on trying to find decent chaps to play music with and currently I'm band-less and it feels good. Our band fizzled out 2 months ago and they were all...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Band leaders

First band I played in since drumming again in 2007 was a church band. The leader was a great guy; led from the piano. He was a great pianist and good singer and a great leader IMHO. He allowed me...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: drum tabs

Will check those out. Thank you!
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: drum tabs

BillyRay, where is a good website that references standard notation? One that is trustworthy?
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Stevie Wonder - Superstition

This song came on the radio today for the morning commute believe it or not. One of those songs where you have to turn up the radio and roll down the windows, drum on the steering wheel, sing it. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,086
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Sloppy fills

ha. yes there are many fills in there, but to my ear/count only one bar for each fill (4 beats )

Precisely! I was using that as an example of not the length of the fill but the number of fills in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,086
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Sloppy fills

While we're on topic, does anybody here do a fill for more than one bar? More than two bars?

Sometimes whenever a guitar player or keys player has a long solo, or the song is transitioning from...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,086
Posted By rogue_drummer
Sloppy fills

Not to sound too critical, but has anyone ever been less than impressed with a local drummer you've seen in your city playing live with his/her band?

I'm referring to the local cats who play in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,882
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: No more jam sessions for me. I'm done

I feel you you martinbr. I don't mind playing at jam sessions as long as the other musicians I am playing with also realize it's a "jam" session; i.e. not perfect, mistakes will be made, some...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,032
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: The worst gig of my life

After reading all this it sorta makes a person want to switch instuments, to like the Accordian or something.

At least the cr*p venues probably won't have a house Accordian....
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: A question on Real Books

Thank you. I was primarily going to use it as a listening guide and to become familiar with the songs considered standards. While I may never play a lot of the material in the book I at least want...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By rogue_drummer
A question on Real Books

Reading on another post about getting a Real Book, there are Real Books and there are "fake" books. Even theories on which Real Book is THE book to get.

I read recently the "Real Book Edition 5"...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: A Date With Dizzy (1956)

Hilarious and funny, and shows the genious of Dizzy. Thanks for posing!
Forum: Drums 03-19-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Just bought my first kit. How'd I do?

Nice find! Love the the color and the lugs. I'm with the others here, looks like a great kit at a great price.
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,012
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

I read where they are developing a "Whiplash 2"....

(okay, jk.... Grin.)
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,130
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: WERE DO I START??? *JAZZ DRUMMING*

Nothing else to add. Agree 100% with what has been said. TONS of great advice from those who have been there and done it to those who are there now and doing it now. Soak it all in.

Even us old...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Humbling Experience

Love it! Thanks for posting. Once again, it proves it's not the kit, but the talent.
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 688
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Very excited!!!

Awesome news! Not boring at all. London's on the Bucket List. Have fun!!!
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: It's official...we're done!

Thank you for your kind words guys! I'm sorta hoping we keep a big toe in the mix and maybe just get together and jam on a weekend afternoon or something or maybe a backyard bbq birthday party. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By rogue_drummer
It's official...we're done!

And that's a good feeling. Quite a relief actually.

Like Dsdrummer is figuring out the best way to quit a band professionally and remain on good terms...

...the classic rock and blues band...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Still think Myles Teller is playing 99%

I just saw the movie a few nights ago. Thoroughly entertaining! J.K. Simmons did a brilliant job in the Fletcher character; he made you want to punch him. Ha!

IMDB.com lists Miles Teller as...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,561
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: What was the first concert you went to????

The Doobie Brothers around '75 or '76 when I was 14 years old. I went with some friends to see them. We had 12th row seats. The warm up group was Ambrosia.

What was interesting about the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,648
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: How to politely and professionally quit

Tell them you'd love to continue with the band, but that you got a call from the Rolling Stones management office and you'll be temporarily replacing Charlie Watts on the Stones' European leg of the...
Forum: Drums 03-05-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Head and tuning choice for Ludwig Epic

I've have the Ludwig Epic Euro kit since late 2012 and I'm just now getting around to replacing the stock Ludwig heads.

Within the week I've purchased the 10", 12", and 14" for the toms Evans...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By rogue_drummer
"You're a drummer? Oh can you play..."

...(insert song title here).

Just something funny on a Sunday evening.

When random people find out you play drums, do they ever ask if you can play a certain song, or fill from a song?
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