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Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By bigd
Re: Universities and Music *sigh*

If you want to play in a rock band and play clubs trying to "get signed" no you don't need college.

If you want one of the other type of jobs in the music world then yes.

Broadway, theme...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,482
Posted By bigd
Re: How to inspire a new student in 45 minutes

It's not. It's the true reality of the teaching world. Go talk to some professional teachers. Teachers get truly good when they stop being pie in the sky, and I'm gonna change the world. Only the...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-30-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,482
Posted By bigd
Re: How to inspire a new student in 45 minutes

I've been a teacher for 22 years. The honest answer is this. You as a teacher really cannot inspire a student. Inspiration comes from the student and the family. You can present the material...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 959
Posted By bigd
Re: Comparing oneself to others (drummers)

The important thing to compare is how much your phone rings for work. both of those drummers were working/ playing that day while you were walking around.
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,763
Posted By bigd
Re: Professional responsibility

Any one who believes that cutting edge teaching in the percussion world is found on the internet is really misguided. None of America's great teachers can be found teaching on the internet. It...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By bigd
Re: Starting to teach.

Are you kidding? Yes, yes,yes,yes,yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! Parents will love you. One less trip they have to make to some place different. They can bring their kid for lessons and get the sticks and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By bigd
Re: Starting to teach.

As always, I agree 100% with Jeff. My own comment is, if you have to ask you absolutely SHOULDN,T be teaching.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,763
Posted By bigd
Re: Professional responsibility

There's really nothing wrong with the tried and true pedagogy. Where do you think these new guys got their info from ? The tried and true methods. As for not knowing some of these Youtube teachers...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,225
Posted By bigd
Re: How to become a fairly well-known Session Drummer

Meet a well known producer who hires you to work on all of his projects.
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By bigd
Re: What do you think of GetSticks.de?

Straightness, pitch paired which most times they aren't and you need to go through them and match them and also weight pairing. Nothing worse then picking up a pair of sticks and one is definately...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By bigd
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By bigd
Re: Students need experience

Some people never want to play in a band. They just want to play the instrument for their own enjoyment. I think you need to discuss with your students what their personal goals are. Maybe they...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,698
Posted By bigd
Re: Which college will be the best choice for drummer doing rock muisc in LA?

Correct you are again, Sir!!!!!!! Eastman, Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Manhattan all have a pre- screen tapes they must submit with required material. Then, if you pass, you are offered...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,698
Posted By bigd
Re: Which college will be the best choice for drummer doing rock muisc in LA?

I totally understand. You are one of the people here who would recognize those names. Yes the pressure is intense. Son is returning for sophomore year in about 4 weeks it's insane and intense.
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,413
Posted By bigd
Re: Leave Me Alone, rant 2

maybe it's the level of your playing. people seem to give more help to beginner types then others. if you were killing it behind the drums no one would say boo.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-29-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By bigd
Re: The 4 Real Rudiments - Control Stroke, Upstroke, Taps, and Rebounds

I play the Adler method. It's more like a fast closing of the hand it's called squeeze but not really a squeeze.

Dr. Wooton's stuff is great!!
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,698
Posted By bigd
Re: Which college will be the best choice for drummer doing rock muisc in LA?

The premier percussion studio in the world is Eastman. Has been forever. Even that little known drumkit player named Gadd or something like that came from there along with tons of other very, very...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,389
Posted By bigd
Re: What drummers have marched?

Yeah Jason Sutter was busy playing bar gigs as a kid. No drum corps in Northern NY state. I knew him when he was a kid. My bubby and I bought a bunch of stuff from him before he shipped all his...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By bigd
Re: Being different and showing people

find your target audience. i would think for the most part school age kids from 9-18. ask yourself where do students this age perform music the most? then make yourself present at those locations...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,582
Posted By bigd
Re: Pros vs. Average Joe's

Thank you to everyone for replying. it helps
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,582
Posted By bigd
Re: Pros vs. Average Joe's

thank you everyone for your thoughts.
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,582
Posted By bigd
Pros vs. Average Joe's

Curious as to what do you believe separates the professional drummer from the average joe drummer ? I'm not talking about luck being at the right place right time. I'm talking playing wise. What...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By bigd
Re: How did you select your teacher?

I myself choose a teacher by their education level and playing experience. I've spent the majority of my life between myself and my son in the company of many professional teachers and players. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By bigd
Re: How did you select your teacher?

What DMACC just said. And for living there and getting to study with those people you were truly lucky. My son finished up freshman year last week and he's on the way. I have no doubt he'll be a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,147
Posted By bigd
Re: Child wants a career in music

Rogue, Your wife makes a living from music. What's wrong with that? Teaching music is making a living from music. Bo right here from this thread makes a living in music at Disney. Another very...
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