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Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,235
Posted By MattJ
Re: Tell me your favorite Phil Collins' songs to play

So many fun songs to play. Cinema Show/Aisle of Plenty, Apocalypse in 9/8, Wot Gorilla, Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers. Fly on a Windsheild is a special favorite, one of the heaviest drum parts...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-17-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,932
Posted By MattJ
Re: Playing with records to develop great feel.

Charlie Daniel's "Devil went to Georgia", Bela Fleck's "BigFoot", Dave Weckl's "Softly as in morning sunrise", Cream's "Crossroads" (live version, of course), Smashing Pumpkin's "Zero", Sepultura's...
Forum: Drummers 03-10-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 27,211
Posted By MattJ
Re: Phil Collins

I could also mention Phil's stuff on Robert Fripp's Exposure. :)

Cinema Show is probably my favorite play-along song.
Forum: Drummers 03-08-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 27,211
Posted By MattJ
Re: Phil Collins

Can't believe I missed this thread! Jonh Bonham and Phil Collins were the drummers that actually made me pick up sticks. Phil is an awesome drummer, I've rarely heard anyone else that had such good...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-10-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,376
Posted By MattJ
Re: hi hat technique

Listen to Stewart Copeland. He has the sickest hi-hat technique, EVAH.
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,269
Posted By MattJ
Re: Breaking things?

I have cracked my Wuhan 12" and (recently) my 14" china. Cracked both my 14" and 17" ZHT (god awful) crashes. My 16" Sabian AA is finally cracking around the bell. I rarely break sticks, though.
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,691
Posted By MattJ
Re: Your Fantasy Set List

My list would be all over the place, LOL:

Devil went down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels

Lark's Tongue in Aspic pt2 - King Crimson

Trampled Underfoot - Led Zeppelin

Reptilia - The Strokes
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,539
Posted By MattJ
Re: Bass Drum Sound Survey: Short Thud or Bonham Boom

I prefer the sound of a muffled bass head with no resonant head. Good thud, with not too much boom.
Forum: Drummers 08-30-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,361
Posted By MattJ
Re: Chad Wackerman

Heard him do some stuff with Zappa years ago. Really impressive drummer!
Forum: Drum Technique 08-20-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,230
Posted By MattJ

Probably a technique issue. Are you sitting too low? Cymbals too high? Too far away from the set? Hitting too hard, or from the wrong angle? Playing drums should be fairly comfortable, and if it...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-20-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,452
Posted By MattJ
Re: Open Handed Fill Question

Ah, now I see what you're saying. When I right-hand crash on 1, my left hand doesn't return to the hi-hat at the same time. I come back in on the "and" or the 2. The alternation feels natural to me.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-19-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,452
Posted By MattJ
Re: Open Handed Fill Question

I play open handed, and usually always start my fills with the right (snare-side) hand. The "crash on 1" ends with the right hand (assuming even-number note fill), with the left hand returning to the...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-18-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,624
Posted By MattJ
Re: weaker hand holding me back

If getting proper instruction is not an option, try simply reversing your hand's jobs. If you are playing the snare with your right, play it with your left. This can shore up weakness problems.
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,421
Posted By MattJ
Re: Double Bass Pain

Yup, agreed with the others. Sounds like you're sitting too low. I find that knee angle of about 90 degrees pretty much eliminates knee and back pain.
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,317
Posted By MattJ
Re: How many cymbals have you cracked/broken/split in your drumming lifetime?

3 so far. A 12" china, a 14" crash, and working on a 17" crash now. Not proud of it. I guess I need to refine my technique a bit more. Or just stick to +18" cymbals, LOL.
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,798
Posted By MattJ
Re: Richie Hayward

I'm not a huge Feat fan, but Day at the Dog Races was a great tune with great drumming.

RIP Richie.
Forum: Drums 08-03-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,655
Posted By MattJ
Re: tuning out overtones

Good question. My 16" floor tom has a nasty resonance that I haven't been able to figure out - even after removing the bottom head!
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,700
Posted By MattJ
Re: Pressure to go 'double'?

No pressure for me. I went "double" on my own, and have never looked back.
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,945
Posted By MattJ
Re: living colour's new album

Clearly you have never listened to "Time's Up"! Excellent album with several good songs. The title song and "Information Overload" are my favorites on that one.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-16-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 46,976
Posted By MattJ
Re: What song are you playing on drums?

I tend to play a few songs quite often; Charlie Daniel's "Devil went to Georgia", Bela Fleck's "BigFoot", Dave Weckl's "Softly as in morning sunrise", Cream's "Crossroads" (live version, of course),...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,027
Posted By MattJ
Re: Backing tracks to drum along to.

Great link, thank you.
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 48,543
Posted By MattJ
Re: Best Drum Track Of All Time

So many good ones here, couldn't possibly pick just one........

Buddy Rich - "West Side Story" from "Rich at the top".

Neil Peart - "La Villa Strangiato" (live) from "Exit Stage Left"
Forum: Drum Technique 05-11-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,460
Posted By MattJ
Re: Playing Soft but...argh

Lots of good tips here. Choking up on the sticks works really good, as does going to a lighter stick like a 7A. I found that playing jazz really helped me with my dynamics, since a lot of jazz is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,755
Posted By MattJ
Re: Most "iconic" drum parts from each decade?

1990 - White Stripes - Seven Nation Army (Meg White)

A lot of people know that one, regardless of what one thinks of Meg!
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,655
Posted By MattJ
Re: How Hard Can It Be

Bands are a lot of fun when people remember that music is for fun. When ego and money get involved, that's when things stop working. All of the bands I have been in have fizzled out, usually in less...
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