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Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,789
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: 1st post! Tell me... who are your heros?

Drummers I love to hear perform:

Damon Dapper
Chuck Morrise
Carter Beauford
Simon Phillips
Lewis Nash
Forum: Drummers 05-20-2006, 02:48 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 50,226
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: Rare footage of Simon Phillips' instructional video!

Nice find,

And its about time Simon gets some real play here, but may I suggest watching the entire video because this cat is world class. But wait until you watch his second video DVD called...
Forum: Drummers 05-20-2006, 02:35 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 50,226
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: A very intense drumsolo by Simon Phillips ( Video inside )

Ohhh come on..........LOL


Simon has way more caliber than what he demonstrated on that cool clip............

He's one of the greatest Drummers alive today, I don't understand why any of his...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2006, 04:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,803
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: Open Hand Drummer List

Why is it called open-handed?

How can you hold the sticks if your hands are open?.......

Just kidding around..........


Dap.
Forum: Drummers 01-21-2006, 08:34 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 102,215
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: If you ever dreamed of playing in Buddy Rich's band, this may change that!

I think that was hilariously funny, and I'm sure some of his Band members were laughing pretty hard too.

Being on the road all the time is beyond stressfull.

Gotta Toughen Up!

Dap.
Forum: Drummers 11-02-2005, 02:10 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 44,358
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: Carter Beauford

I'm in a serious DMB cover Band, finally, and it feels good playing along with Carter's approach and method. But open-handed is key to alot of sneaky hi-hat and ride combo's that Carter is known for....
Forum: Drummers 08-19-2005, 01:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 29,332
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: a twelve year old the best drum solo ever amazing!

Tony is around 21 or 22 years of age now, and he is simply incredible.

The world know's that!

Dap.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-16-2005, 01:54 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 71,802
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: STICK TWIRLING AND SHOWMANSHIP TECHNIQUE.

@Dog:

Exactly, and well put.


Dap.
Forum: Drummers 08-10-2005, 02:58 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 93,407
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: I'm here! - Billy Ward

Love your science behind the hi-hats and your organic approach to percussion.........

You have a beautiful percussional Spirit.

Keep your shine, man!

Dap.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-28-2005, 07:21 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,480
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: What are the best shoes to play bass drum with?

I'm a Drummer who believes in detailed technical drumming, and footwear are just as important as the type of sticks I'm using for the score. And being adaptive to anything as a Drummer is also very...
Forum: Drummers 07-23-2005, 10:32 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 66,298
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: Alex Van Halen

Alex has come a long way as a Drummer in terms of his playing abilities, he's ranked as a solid rock&roll Drummer. His snare sound was his own (much like his brother's guitar) and we all came to know...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-22-2005, 11:10 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,480
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: What are the best shoes to play bass drum with?

I think socks with rubber grips (like Jamsjr44 wrote) are the best move to make if you require maximum pedal-feel at the time. I never put on footwear that have heavy soles when I play, that's...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-22-2005, 03:17 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,480
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: What are the best shoes to play bass drum with?

Any pair of good fitting sneakers works well for me............

If I wear shoes the soles have to be rubber.........

Dap.........
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2005, 12:22 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 101,882
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: Big kit = small penis? Big kit = big ____

In terms of big kits.........

There's a fine line between awe and rediculous!

Alex Van Halens drum set in the 1984 "Jump" video is absolute AWE! Its a true creative classic.

I have yet too...
Forum: Drummers 07-12-2005, 06:52 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 50,226
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: Simon Phillips

Simon has been an absolute inspiration to me for over 20 years, and is the reason I switched to playing open-handed style.

Give Blood is the ultimate Drummers groove and Simon certainly defines...
Forum: Drummers 07-06-2005, 02:52 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 44,358
Posted By Damon Dapper
Re: Carter Beauford

Yes indeed,

Carter is one of my top influences along with Simon Phillips and Dennis Chambers. Carter has reintroduced "dynamics and power balance" into playing, and he has absolute focus during...
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