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Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By dmacc
Re: So long story short, I'm a bass player now

That's awesome! It is both fun and interesting to be a complete beginner again. Take so much for granted, yet so many skills are transferable.

Enjoy the ride - 8!
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By dmacc
Re: So long story short, I'm a bass player now

Similar but different story for me.

After studying, playing, etc with blazing passion for 40+ years - the candle is now dimly lit for me though I still keep my set up and practice on occasion.
...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-06-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,696
Posted By dmacc
Re: Jazz drummers: How do you work on soloing?

Wow.. lots going on in this thread!

Youíve been given lots of great advice. Itís up to you how to use it.

Listening is really the beginning and never ending means to learning. I donít mean...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By dmacc
Re: How do you feel during your drum lessons?

Yes.. there are many teachers who do not know or understand the difference between teaching the two different profiles.
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By dmacc
Re: How do you feel during your drum lessons?

I took weekly private lessons on drums from 10 years old until I was was approx 22. About 7 of those years I had more than one teacher - one for drum set and one for orchestral style (concert snare /...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-11-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,636
Posted By dmacc
Re: The jazz ride pattern

Agreed with everything else that has been said. If you can't swing the quarter - nothing else matters.

Taking it even a step farther.... Try to swing half notes and then whole notes. Feel the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,475
Posted By dmacc
Re: Just an observation

The music I grew up with was much different Ė in many cases - than the music my friends grew up with at the time. I was raised in a house with a dad who was a jazz drummer who grew up with the...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-06-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By dmacc
Re: Playing different UNRELATED tempo's simultaneously?

I actually do it often..

Not because I want to though.. I just suck that bad.
Forum: Drum Technique 10-06-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,192
Posted By dmacc
Re: What sticking do you use?

For me it would depend on where I was coming from, where I was going next and what kind of feel/vibe I was after. Voicing might matter as well (one drum / cymbal or multiple).

In general I would...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By dmacc
Re: Turning Points?

That's awesome!!

I caught him at the Village Vanguard a handful of times and was fortunate to have the front table each and every time. I made I arrived early for the line and stayed for the 2nd...
Forum: Drums 10-02-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By dmacc
Re: Canopus Snare Cords

Their wires are all I use. Never tried their cords. I use grosgrain ribbon for all of my snares.
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,819
Posted By dmacc
Re: Drummerís Place In Band

If you haven't already.. watch this and you will see it from a pro's perspective..

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145002
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,544
Posted By dmacc
Re: What's actually going well for you in your world of music?

Lots of things, actually. Not many / all are drum related.

- My focus over the last 3 years has shifted to learning woodwinds. I have an amazing teacher in a school of music and arts in my town...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-29-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By dmacc
Re: Looking for more learning material relating to the 40 standard rudiments

Learning for learning sake is worthwhile to expand the facility on the set. How they are applied musically is another matter altogether.

A good teacher can assist in demonstrating how to work...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,589
Posted By dmacc
Re: Forum Utilization Down

This I think may also goes hand-in-hand with how people now access the internet these days. Many use their phones via and app which reduces the desire to access from a browser.

Though it was done...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,589
Posted By dmacc
Re: Forum Utilization Down

I think there are busy and not-so-busy times with many of these types of sites.

I used to be more active here but things in my life have changed since I first joined and used to post a lot more. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-24-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By dmacc
Re: Looking for more learning material relating to the 40 standard rudiments

Many on the market, here are ones that kept me busy for a while when I focused on that type of material.

- 14 Modern Contest Solos For Snare Drum By John S. Pratt

- The Charley Wilcoxon...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By dmacc
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 879
Posted By dmacc
Re: Stolen Gear

I've played gazzillions of gigs - only once was I robbed.

After setting up and soundcheck we went for a quick bite down the street. Came back to find 2 of my 3 cymbal stands - high hat stand and...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-27-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,082
Posted By dmacc
Re: How swung should the jazz ride pattern be?

As I put in your other post...

I certainly don't mean to be flip about this but...

Listen to ALL the material you can get a hold of and study, study, study how each drummer interprets the time...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By dmacc
Re: Afro-Cuban survival guide

An amazing document, William. Well done.

I spent years studying many of these patterns which began from studying the Keith Copeland book. Having a few lessons with Keith himself, the material...
Forum: Drums 08-23-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,592
Posted By dmacc
Re: NDD: Gretsch Brooklyn Cream Oyster

Congrats.. Great drums.. Very underrated in my opinion.
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By dmacc
Re: how to learn a jazz tune

Outside of a few 'cliche' drum parts (which generally only last 4 measures at best) - there are no drum parts to jazz tunes.

Know the melody and form. If you don't know it before it's counted -...
Forum: Drums 08-23-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,280
Posted By dmacc
Re: Can you tell a big difference?

I owned/played RC's from about 1984-2005. Used them almost everything I did. They played 1000's of gigs, recorded tons of tracks and had countless years of practice time and teaching students on...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-23-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,662
Posted By dmacc
Re: The Logical Order of Study

First, one of the obvious questions is - have you given any consideration to finding a local teacher for guidance? Specifically someone who can work with adult students well (not all teachers can). ...
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