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Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Big band percussion advice needed

Thanks a lot! I'll be sure to snoop around some more on different big bands with percussionists. Thanks for dropping some names, I appreciate that. It really helps getting the search started :-)
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By MLdrum
Big band percussion advice needed

Hello all! I'm currently playing percussion in the conservatory's big band and I'm wondering what to do on swing tunes?
My rig consists of congas, timbales, some cowbells, two cymbals and some...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 11,239
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

I've never liked Neil Peart and I've never been a fan of Steve Gadd. And just to top it off, I've also not been a fan of Dave Weckl's style.
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Parts of songs at completely different tempos

If it's done well and sounds right, I think it's okay. This might be a thing that I've adopted from classical music, that certain parts of music feels better at different tempi. It is very common in...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-09-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Identify the time signature(s) in this song

To me it sounds like 4/4 then into 7/8 and then there's a part in 15/8 (4/4+7/8 or something like that) before they return to 4/4.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-01-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Foundational Songs For Beginners/intermediate

Rosanna by Toto is absolutely a groove that every drummer should know (IMO). But for beginner/intermediate, based on what other songs are on your list, I would recommend Bernard Purdie's half time...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-27-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Please help! I have a seemingly rare problem.

Whatever you practice, you'll get good/better at ;-) That's a simple rule that I have to remind myself of constantly. No matter what I've practiced or played, I have gotten better at doing that exact...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Drum set pride

I would definitely tell everyone if I played a cheap drum and it sounded good. Something like: "OMG, it's this cheap old drum. I can't believe I could make it sound this good! This drum sounds...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Jazz standards

As a drummer, recognizing song forms can get you a long way. Most standards are either in a blues form or 32 bar AABA (these can be swing, straight 8 or latin). So if you've played any other...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Classic tunes speeding up

Thanks for responses, everyone! I'll try to boil it down into one post from me here.

I noticed the tempo change as I played through the songs and where starting over again. I have never bothered...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-02-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,636
Posted By MLdrum
Re: All 4 fingers on the stick? yes or no?

Of course, I watched all of it. Did you even read my second sentence? ;-) Quoting myself: It's not the fact that I always use all four fingers, but they're there and ready to control the stick when I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By MLdrum
Classic tunes speeding up

I study classical percussion, but the next two semesters I've got drum kit as an elective subject. I'm going to play, amongst other songs, Actual Proof and Soul Vaccination. I find that on the...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-28-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,636
Posted By MLdrum
Re: All 4 fingers on the stick? yes or no?

I believe yes. More fingers mean more control (and POWAH! YEAH!) to me. It's not the fact that I always use all four fingers, but they're there and ready to control the stick when I need to. I feel...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,154
Posted By MLdrum
Re: If you could be endorsed by your companies of choice...

I would go for mostly 6 and 8, with a bit of 5 thrown in as well :-)
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Did no one here catch Dan Weiss's auctioneer video?

Wow, simply wow. O.o :O That was absolutely amazing :p
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Picking a situationally appropriate kit

Personally I find that a 20" bassdrum is probably the most versatile one. But if available, I would almost always go for a smaller one for a jazz gig or a bigger one for a pop/rock-kind of gig. For...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By MLdrum
Re: members that are using stock 13" tama steel snares...

I have a 14" that I've been using extensively these last few years. Remo Emperor and Controlled Sound have been used to great success. I now have an Aquarian Modern Vintage on. It's a bit harder to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Percussion on folk/country-gig?

Yes, thanks all :-) Appreciate it! I still have a few more days to try out stuff on my own, so feel free to chime in with suggestions. Both great and ridiculous suggestions are welcome :p

So far I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Percussion on folk/country-gig?

Thanks for the reply wsabol, but that's not my problem here. I would know what to do if I was playing drum kit, but on this gig I'm a percussionist in addition to another drummer (who plays in this...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Percussion on folk/country-gig?

Haha! Why didn't I think of that?! Thanks, I'll see what I can find. Washboards don't grow on trees around here exactly.. Maybe a plastic guiro could be used if I can't find an actual washboard?
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By MLdrum
Percussion on folk/country-gig?

I got a request to stand in on a folk/country (hint of country rock at times) act and play some "free perc/congas on the fly". Since congas was specified, I guess I'll bring congas at least....
Forum: Drum Technique 07-29-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Help in sight reading accents

Play it slower? The thing with sight reading is that you've got to play things at a tempo that you actually manage to keep up with :-)
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,116
Posted By MLdrum
Re: The "look" of a drum kit...

This entire year so far, I've had a real fetish for drums in chrome wrap finish. Don't know why. I just want to see it on stage, with lights in all colours moving around and flirting with it....
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,425
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Have I lost my passion for drums, drumming and percussion?

I've got to nail this gig on friday, but school doesn't start until mid-late august. I've always played guitar on the side and I've wanted to learn Ableton since last year. And I guess I could do...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,425
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Have I lost my passion for drums, drumming and percussion?

I have been talking to them (my teachers) about this before summer break and last year as well. Although some conversations have been better than others, it sort of just gets down to "...you'll just...
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