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Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 23,364
Posted By Melvin
Re: 10 great progressive drummers

Another good record from Mike Portnoy is Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence. And for Virgil Donati, Joel Hoekstra - The Moon is Falling.
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2007, 05:31 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 27,326
Posted By Melvin
Re: What annoys you on peoples drum sets?

I don't agree with you. Virgil Donati uses a lot rim shots and his snare has a normal angle. It's just how high you set it up.

This is what I was talking about before. I hate all these crap ass...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 27,326
Posted By Melvin
Re: What annoys you on peoples drum sets?

Another thing I hate is bad pedal angles or setups. I friend of mine setups his pedal at the maximum tension possible and he angles the beater to be as flat as possible and the foot board super high....
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 27,326
Posted By Melvin
Re: What annoys you on peoples drum sets?

I hate when people put their cymbals too high (almost over head) and the toms at the same level of the snare (snare is under the waist level so it's too freaking low). That is ridiculous and too...
Forum: Drummers 05-01-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 64,492
Posted By Melvin
Re: Virgil Donati

Virgil Donati is by far the best drummer I've seen. Many people say that he has no feel, but I think they're wrong, just download some videos of Virgil grooving instead of the typical drumsolo videos...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 47,141
Posted By Melvin
Re: ear attenuators

I use these Vic Firth headphones and they work perfect and the kit sounds way better.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vic-Firth-dB22-Isolation-Headphones?sku=443953

Ignore this double...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 47,141
Posted By Melvin
Re: ear attenuators

I use these Vic Firth headphones and they work perfect and the kits sounds way better.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vic-Firth-dB22-Isolation-Headphones?sku=443953
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2006, 03:16 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 31,534
Posted By Melvin
Re: Drummers who have influenced you

Well I have many favorite drummers. I'll list here whoever comes to my mind:

John Blackwell
Steve Smith
Virgil Donati
Dave Wekl
Vinnie Colaiuta
Mike Portnoy
Bernard Purdie
Aquiles Priester
Forum: Drummers 09-09-2006, 02:21 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 47,308
Posted By Melvin
Re: Went to a Thomas Lang Clinic last night..

WOW, very good thread. I'm not a big Lang fan but I'll try to become a fan ASAP hahaha! That guy has the most important charasteristic of a musician... he's humble and that's good enough for me. I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2006, 08:06 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 47,141
Posted By Melvin
Save your ears and play better fot $5

I bought 3M ear plugs just to experiment, beacuse I read a lot of good stuff about a Vic Firth headphones for drummers. I thought, man I can get me one of these and I'll save my ears and become a...
Forum: Drummers 08-30-2006, 05:07 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 64,492
Posted By Melvin
Re: Virgil Donati

Virgil Changed the way I look at drums. Thank's to him I'm like 2 times better in just weeks. What the heck I sound like a infomercial guy...hahaha!

I really love Virgil.
Forum: Drummers 07-25-2006, 03:18 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 58,148
Posted By Melvin
Re: Jojo Mayer

I love Jo Jo Mayer. He's one of my favorite drummers of all time. I love the Drum & Bass thing he's doing. He influenced me to get into this music and I'm currently playing Drum & Bass with some...
Forum: Drummers 07-25-2006, 03:15 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 47,308
Posted By Melvin
Re: Thomas Lang

I like Thomas Lang, but I'm not a fan of him. I know his a great drummer and all but hi's missing something. I think he no feeling...I don't know.
Forum: Drummers 07-25-2006, 03:11 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 64,492
Posted By Melvin
Re: Virgil Donati

For me Virgil is the greatest known drummer at this time. He is a real master of the kit, he has more control than anyone else I've seen. Virgil is TOO dedicated to drumming and has sacrificed a lot...
Forum: Drummers 07-25-2006, 02:53 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 129,939
Posted By Melvin
Re: Derek Roddy

I like this guy when he plays jazz, latin and everything else except black or death metal. I don't like that style at all.
Forum: Drummers 07-25-2006, 02:52 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 67,096
Posted By Melvin
Re: Dave Weckl

Weckl doesn't play fusion, he plays contemporary jazz. Weckl, Colaiuta, Gadd, Chambers, Smith are all very diferent. You just have to listen to them for a while and then talk. These are great...
Forum: Drummers 07-25-2006, 02:42 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 89,827
Posted By Melvin
Re: Mike Portnoy

I love Mike Portnoy. His style is very complex and textured. I know there are better drummer than him, for example Virgil Donati but they play diferent styles and can't be compared.

I see Portnoy...
Forum: Drummers 07-25-2006, 02:33 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 136,947
Posted By Melvin
Re: Vinnie Colauita

I like to call Vinnie "The Alien". His so damn good aaahhh!!!
Forum: Drummers 07-25-2006, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6,297
Views: 1,550,826
Posted By Melvin
Re: Gavin Harrison here!

GAvin is a great, great drummer. He plays Sonor drums, Zildjian cymbals and Remo heads. Nice equipment eh? Man I love his style and creativity.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-19-2006, 04:56 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,450
Posted By Melvin
Re: Playing with shoes on...

Check this out. This are my special drumming shoes. I use them to play. They are very very thin and let you slide just perfectly. The pic is blurry but you can see what I'm talking about, and these...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-18-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,450
Posted By Melvin
Re: Playing with shoes on...

I used to play barefoot but recently I played with shoes and dicovered that it was way better for me. I use the thinnest shoes I have. I have a special pair of shoes to play because I cant play with...
Forum: Drummers 03-29-2006, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 303,515
Posted By Melvin
Re: Thought Travis was gonna break the record

Breaking that record is impossible for that guy.
Forum: Drummers 03-06-2006, 01:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 29,287
Posted By Melvin
Re: Tony Royster Jr.

Man that video is so cool. That kid really plays. The only thing wrong is that every time I watch that video I say "I quit drumming" because it's so humiliating... he was 12. How can that be...
Forum: Drummers 02-24-2006, 05:44 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 102,050
Posted By Melvin
Re: Another unreal Buddy Rich solo!

Drum solos are not the most important part of drumming, I wathch them for some fun but the real context is the groove.You can be a great solo drummer but if your groove sucks you suck too, you know...
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