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Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,760
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: groove vs chops?

Sun Dog. watch "a year in the life of Metallica." movie . The making of the Black Album.
See if you notice Razor Randy.. He's Randy Staubb..

I can't remember if it was mentioned in that movie...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Cheap recording tips?

I have a Sony MV1 like the Zoom. I love it...

Really good in low light and audio that can handle loud stuff no problem when adjusted correctly.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Cheap recording tips?

What do you have to record with?
Forum: Drums 10-03-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: TRS DRUMS

Some current info for ya..

www.trscustomdrums.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/TrsCustomDrumsTV
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,336
Posted By Chris Perra
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,893
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Drums, you either have it or you don't...

I don't think anybody can get to a pro/high level without practicing a lot...
There are some freaks out there that by luck or a great teacher/environment get there faster but they still have to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,686
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Large Diaphragm condensers or Pencil mics?

I find the difference between large and small diaphragms mics is the tightness and clarity..
The smalls will have more definition, clearer top/mid range and handle transients better..
The large...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,764
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: How would you know if you have Rhythm

I agree that there are going to be some freaks of nature that have natural rhythm,.. Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Buddy Rich ect are prime examples.. I just don't believe that it does someone...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,764
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: How would you know if you have Rhythm

It's hard to say what makes someone a "natural".. Is it behind the scenes exposure to music from their environment from a baby, or starting lessons from a competent teacher from scratch so they fast...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,764
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: How would you know if you have Rhythm

That's just a degree of quality that you require for it to be up to your standards..

I agree with you that some people sound better than others..

Rhythm is a funny thing.. If I put Nick Barker...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,461
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Cars/trucks for gigging. Which ones do you use?

I went through buying a car a year ago..I Wound up with a Toyota Matrix.
I can fit a 5 piece kit, 2 subs, a monitor, mixer, All with having the front seat free. It's up almost all the way though.
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,764
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: How would you know if you have Rhythm

"Learning" means that you have to try...If you have someone who doesn't listen or do anything you tell them to do.. They aren't learning,... You may be putting out the effort for them to learn.. But...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,764
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: How would you know if you have Rhythm

Even if you have limited rhythm to begin with, it can be learned.. Almost all people I've taught don't have crazy rhythmic abilities.. As long as you can count out loud evenly.. you can learn...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,660
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: what to play when someone asks you to play something?

When the Levee Breaks... Nice and slow so I don't screw up...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,040
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Should I memorize my drum fills or improvise?

It's not bad practice, knowing as many different ways to play something is ideal..however there's a time and place for everything.. I once played in a Journey tribute act.. Not a good place to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,040
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Should I memorize my drum fills or improvise?

Why would they ask for the same fills?.. Is a timing issue sometimes?. Or are they just super picky? Ideally you would want to be able to do either.. But if you chose to improvise just make sure...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,961
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Help me with basement remodeling. Soundproof drum/band room.

If you are in the same house as others.. Room inside a room is the way to go..

The only two ways to reduce or stop sound is to block it with mass and density. Or create a sound trap that...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Hate to be one of those guys but I have a question regarding throwoffs

I have a few snares with Dunnett and Trick throw offs.. I prefer the Trick.The Dunnett for me has a tendency to loosen off while playing. My drum builder said it was a design flaw that they have...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Isolation heaphones help

I like Senheisser 280 hd's
http://www.sennheiser.ca/live/senn/produit/en/275/13

For me as much isolation as the vic firths, but way better headphones with good fidelity.
It would depend on your...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,106
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Accidentally hitting rims and sticks while playing

I agree with the comments on control and practicing solos..
Hitting rims for me is usually about not having control, being amped up trying to play things that are fast and complicated that I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,453
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Is being able to read sheet music that important?

Whatever helps you sleep at night.. Fixed it is...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,453
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Is being able to read sheet music that important?

If you have to put words in my mouth to feel better about agreeing that reading music is better than not as far career options go .. I'm ok with that..
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,705
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Im so embarrassed...

I once had my drum stool fail.. It was a Taye stool with an unbelievable design flaw...
Just a post that the top attached to that went inside the base of the stool.. no threads.. And a memory lock.....
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,453
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Is being able to read sheet music that important?

It's more about logic than being an expert...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,453
Posted By Chris Perra
Re: Is being able to read sheet music that important?

Then why are myself and others trying to convince you that reading music is better than not.. By pointing out you are confused with your analogies, and muddled thought processes..

Binary code vs...
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