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Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 762
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Ain't no more fun...

A great question for many areas of life.
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Adware?

You (any of you seeing that ad) probably have some kind of virus/adware/malware infection. I run no virus protection or ad blocking software (I'm just careful...and taking a chance), and I have no...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Bobrush
Re: I'm a German auto maker...

A guy once told me to count 3 against 4 as "Pass the goddamn butter"
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 648
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Mic Cables...

Whatever you do, don't buy Monster cables:

Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Help - Meeting up with Guitarist


As a yank, I feel compelled to say....you're pretty much right. I like to think I'm a bit more sane and relaxed than most (no guns needed). But the paranoia of my countrymen is astounding....
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,788
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Posture

I agree. I see that line of thinking in many areas of life, "XYZ did it the hard/wrong/bad/dangerous/sloppy/inefficient way and he was the GREATEST!". My response, which is usually ignored or not...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,283
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Drummers Brains Are Actually Different

I've seen a few of those as well. Perhaps it is self-serving journalists and psychiatrists. What better way to get people talking about your work than to make it complimentary about some group of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Will it affect your ability to work with other musicians if you're tone deaf?


I have heard a few voice teachers say that unless you are clinically tone-deaf (meaning ZERO ability to differentiate between ANY pitches), you can learn to sing, which means you will first...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,216
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Just curious -----------

Apparently I've offended some people by answering a question that was asked. I'm kind of confused by that, as I thought my reasoning was pretty obvious and simple, but I may have been wrong: I don't...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,216
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Just curious -----------

I was intrigued by the contest, and might still enter, but a few things have slowed me down:

1. I had concerns similar to Gruntersdad. Although with the rule change, I suppose I'm okay with it...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Looking for books on musical analysis

Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By Bobrush
Re: First use of a click

Not according to Wikipedia, which quotes from Geoffrey Emerick, the engineer on the track:

The tapping "has been incorrectly identified as a metronome in the past", according to engineer Geoff...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Staining drum heads with coffee

GRUNTERSDAD may be correct, I don't know. However, I do know that in older times, tea was actually used for lots of dyeing. Probably a bit easier than coffee, you wouldn't have a bunch of loose...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By Bobrush
Re: A family member wants to learn jazz. Recommendations?

I have a clarinet. I haven't played it in a while, but I've been meaning to get back to it. I played alto and bass clarinet in high school. It's an awesome instrument, good-size pitch range and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By Bobrush
Re: A family member wants to learn jazz. Recommendations?

I have a love/hate relationship with the Ken Burns doc. It is clearly the largest, most ambitious, longest, most thorough piece ever devoted to jazz. However, although I did say "most thorough",...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Call and response audience participation

If you want really raunchy, check 2 Live Crew "As Nasty as They Wanna Be", lots of 'colorful' call and response on that album.

"Boom Boom Out Go the...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-09-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Do you hear sounds or mechanics when you play?

Same story: I play an e-kit, and I swear I have different 'abilities' and things feel different when different sounds are loaded.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Would you notice quantized drumming in a video?

Actually it is MUCH easier to do with an e-kit. Just record MIDI and you can move any single note anywhere, perfectly and individually. Also, the DAW will probably have a single "Quantize" button...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Tips on drum rooms?

FYI, know that most residential cloth and foam products (upholstery, curtains, pillows, etc.) that are "fire-resistant" are really only geared to withstand a smoldering cigaret. An actual flame or...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Fred Astaire drumming with his feet while dancing!

No blood no foul. Still, your timing is a bit off: http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114601
Forum: Drums 03-22-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,011
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Just a G.A.S. observation

I'm kind of the same with guitars. About ten years ago, I had a lot of money, and I bought some really really nice guitars. I love them, but now I have this crazy sort of melancholy that I can't find...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-20-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By Bobrush

Thanks Juan. I definitely need to work on this.
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,623
Posted By Bobrush
Re: I don't know whether to take this tour or not

I think it was Mark Twain who said this:
Johnson says "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel ", but I suggest it is the first.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-17-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Can you sit comfortably at an E-kit?

I have the DTX 562, which for purposes of this discussion, is essentially the same thing. Have you tried 'opening' the left and right sections a bit more? The center two rack posts/legs are...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Laptop/backing cutting out live

^^Some good ideas in any case.

Is it the same song that always has this problem? Maybe the audio file is corrupted. Can you get a new copy of it?
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