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Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Tips for Giving Drum Lessons

I would say run through proper safety equipment, including footwear and headwear. If the children show good aptitude early you could move onto welding technique and how to hold a blowtorch...

Wait...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,207
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: So and so is a good drummer, but...

Lets see if I can make this thought coherant.

I've always thought when you see a band you have never heard before you start by thinking "ok can they play, do they have some skill, are they adept...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-06-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 890
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Doubles with Cross Stick

I purposely put my panties in a bunch because I like to sit cross legsticked!

I'm here all week, don't forget to tip your waitress...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-04-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Problems with space and time

Lovely stuff, thank you gentlemen!
Forum: Drum Technique 08-01-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: "Seven" versus ?

I actually find counting to five I have to break that up into 123, 12 because i find I flub saying "four, Five" quickly. Sometimes I resort to simple grunty type noises sort of 123 dah bah

Thats...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-01-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Help! Non-dominant hand needs it

Plus this is a lot of fun. Your daily life becomes a little more unpredictable as a result!
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,686
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Report from the dark side ;)

The trick to this is buying a beast of a snare drum that cuts through anything whether the PA is massive or not. I've had numerous sound engineers astounded that they didn't need to mic my snare and...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-31-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Diet Kirk
Problems with space and time

My surname is Kirk, but sadly I am no Captain!

I found the thread about keeping time on the hi-hat interesting. The OP had difficulty when playing 8th notes on the hi-hat.

I have the complete...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: playing along with stuff

I have the same problem with my cd player rattling about and skipping haha. Maybe I should graduate to mp3s?



Plus you get the added benefit of learning how to play drum parts note for note,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Karma - how i love thee!!

Nice one man, stoked for you.

The worlds a funny place eh?!

:)
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,036
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Buddy Rich trap case

What a great story Tony. I particularly like the ethos of your friend, passing it on to a good home, someone who will treasure it and appreciate it.

Out of interest exactly how do you get...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Recording technique

Unfortunately then the poor other musicians have to effectively learn the tempo fluctuations in the song. Which means that they have to be really on it if its all over the place!
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Good Bassist.

This is awesome when it happens. I've had this with both a bassist and a guitarist, that knowledge of each others playing and nuances that you instinctively know where you should both go next.
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Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Midi-Sheet Music I need your help!

Thanks a lot mate, this is much appreciated. I've pm'd you too :)

The stuff cubase output was bizarre. Pressing play and following the notes on screen, nothing seemed to make sense. Not that I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Diet Kirk
Midi-Sheet Music I need your help!

Morning all,

Some of you may already be aware (and be sick of it by now) that I'm getting married in October. As a surprise to me future wife I've written a fun little song that my wedding band...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,408
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Really wanky behaviour....

Unfortunately in my experience, here in the UK hardly any venues properly operate the PRS/MCPS service.

As I understand it every gig you play you should be filling out a form to state which of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,408
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Really wanky behaviour....

Thing is this is exactly how the UK gig circuit works. There are barely any venues that pay and promote the gigs themselves without all these kind of shenanigans and hoops for the band to jump...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-01-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Mind Blown - Performing musician meets All State teenager

But in a way it made you feel good though right OP?

Sometimes its nice to know something you take for granted is actually pretty difficult to do!
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,743
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: MEMORIZING DRUM PARTS

I think another important thing to remember is that its entirely possible that some of the cues you rely on when practising to an mp3 may not be there, or may be slightly different when playing with...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Practicing using different muscle groups on alternate days

Thats what Jeff was getting at. When you weight train your goal is to break down the muscle and then during the rest period it builds itself back up and then some. Without the appropriate rest period...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-25-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Recording Compared to Playing Live

this very thing encouraged me to er um "tone up" a touch. Lovely video close up of the drummer, we stop the song, my belly keeps going :(
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Being different and showing people

Don't underestimate posting on here either dude. I would certainly look you and Tony up for lessons not to mention a few others if I lived near any of you.

:)
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,473
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Signs you're getting better at the drums

Whilst I obviously appreciate the sentiments of people wanting to play with you and making people dance, the above two resonate with me the most.

From a creative perspective, being able to play...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-19-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Mindless practice

Ouch, crazy random counting! That sounds hard just thinking about it!
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,498
Posted By Diet Kirk
Re: Can music ever be financially rewarding again?

Whilst all of us probably appreciate the sentiment with Mr Zappas words here. A part of the problem is the expectation level of "artists".

I make music by spitting into a bucket whilst playing my...
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