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Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: anybody know whats going on with Vaughncraft?

Wow, how could anyone not be ashamed to ship that miserable excuse for a drum shell is beyond me. It looks like it was made by a blind shoemaker working in the dark.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-01-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,502
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: leaving the kick beater on the bass head?

It can't make that much of a difference because Vinnie C admits that he does it all the time. Being that he's been on more records than all of us put together that speaks volumes to me.

As...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Confusion on rolls - open or closed?

You have to admire the absolute conviction with which it was delivered, no?
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Craftsman with Heart of a Teacher Gets Back His*Drums

The look on his face when he found out that they were giving him back his drumset was priceless.

This is what it's all about man. What a great bunch of friends to do that for him.
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Joe Morello on Buddy Rich #1

Joe was probably the only person in the world who could have gotten away with saying that Buddy wasn't that fast.

Imagine being so awesome and confident that you would actually say that. Wow.
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Anti-Slip Drumsticks?

Hear, Hear!

I'm not one for tape or gloves (or barefoot playing either for that matter).
Forum: Drum Technique 11-26-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: 32nd notes in a 16th note fill - singles or doubles?

You know, I bet if we were in the same room together we would probably find out that we are both much more in agreement than we realize. Talking about this stuff is a poor substitute for seeing it. ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Better after time off?

For those of you who care, I've been studying hand technique with Bill Bachman for about a year now. He is getting my hands together after my injury and surgery. He's awesome.

But that's not the...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-26-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: 32nd notes in a 16th note fill - singles or doubles?

I don't get it, are you saying that you can play a 32nd note double stroke roll at 110 BPM while accenting the second stroke? Because that was the point of my post.

Are you also saying that...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Shoes and Gloves

I find playing barefoot so strange. It reminds me of the barefoot running fad that was big a few years ago, until all of the people doing it started developing shin splints and plantar fascia issues....
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Simon Phillips talks 'bout open handed, dynamics, big sound and recording :)

That Recording Tips vid was great. I have never heard anyone discuss that idea regarding the bass drum under a tom fill.

As a matter of fact, most drummers would tell you to play the bass drum...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-18-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: 32nd notes in a 16th note fill - singles or doubles?

I would like to see/hear a video of a rock/metal guy playing a fill at 110 BPM, throwing 32nd note doubles on the toms and not have the volume not drop off compared to the 16ths.

The only way...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-13-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: 32nd notes in a 16th note fill - singles or doubles?

Definitely true, but rock drummers use singles on toms. That was my point. Even in a fill that incorporates double strokes, those doubles tend to be on a snare in a rock context.

In a gospel,...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-11-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: 32nd notes in a 16th note fill - singles or doubles?

I'm with Wave on this one. In a rock context I'm never playing doubles on the toms. It just drops the volume and attack too much.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-09-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,412
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Being dragged out of the 60's

By the way:

"Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm is in itself a cover of the Michael Jackson original.

So you are covering the white boy version of the song. Funny.

What's this I'm hearing...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,140
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Lovers of metal drumming ...

The guy's heel-toe technique is spot on. Flows very smoothly. Really gives the impression of ease when compared to singles. Not as powerful acoustically, of course, but very impressive.
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,640
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: 420 musicians onstage

Actually, that's one of the more popular origin myths.

http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2013/04/19/mythbusting-420-its-one-true-origin-and-a-whole-lot-of-false-ones

"The true birth of 420...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,284
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Drum store being sued

I hear you, I would assume any audiologist could shoot this nonsense down in moments.

Just hope the judge is not a guitarist...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-25-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Good exercises to do away from the kit and pad?

Warning: Crazy abstract concepts coming up.

I spent a few years walking in polyrhythmic time. I would walk at a certain rate and set a pulse with my feet. I would then play any odd tuplet with my...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Visualizing rhythm ... absolutely brilliant

I enjoyed how the author was able to relate such apparently disparate musical styles through their rhythmic take on the stressed/unstressed two beats.

A sign of an idea being correct is how it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,140
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Lovers of metal drumming ...

That's how you do it.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Michel Camilo on drummers ....

Every time I watch/listen to Gadd I am blown away by his mastery. His playing is so organic, he makes so many others sound contrived and robotic by comparison. He embodies what Michel was talking...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-16-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Something strange is happening

It's hard to describe but try this:

Grab the stick like a hammer, really tightly. Now, wave it around. It feels really light, right?

Now, be as relaxed as possible and barely hold on to the...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-16-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Something strange is happening

Without getting too much into specific technique discussions, practicing on a pillow forces your muscles to lift the stick back up. This causes more muscle engagement than required for a free stroke...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-12-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Working On thomas Lang's Creative Coordination....

Thomas is great and seems to be a great guy as well. But, to tell the truth, his creative coordination book seems highly derivative of Marco Minneman's Extreme Interdependence, which came out years...
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