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Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,873
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Drummerís Place In Band

I think it's important to recognize things like you're sitting back there and they're up there, and they talk chords while you don't, and this can cause a division or de-classing to happen without...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,674
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Kenny Aronoff with John Fogerty

That's it, the power donut!
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,263
Posted By Spreggy
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,674
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Kenny Aronoff with John Fogerty

I remember back a decade or two, there was this drummer named Kenny Aronoff who was Mr Smiley Happy behind the kit, with an infectious joy, grinning ear to ear and bobbing his head to the songs. He...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,263
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Was anyone in the audience for Fred Armisen's Drummer's Only comedy show?

I thought it was terrific. Lots of folks complaining here, probably all the jazz guys lol. It was a rough night for jazz. Seeing how long it took people to check out of listening to jazz was...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Just Came From Terrible Audition - I sucked!

I feel you on the electric kit. I was in a band recently that had one in the rehearsal space, and I did not enjoy it. It felt like a toy, and you know a guitarist wouldn't come to rehearsal playing...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,002
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Damage control: take care of your stuff

Tell you what, while you're twisting wingnuts, my cymbals are already in the box and I'm gone baby gone. Some things you just learn from playing a lot of gigs, and no top wing nut is one I've come...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,117
Posted By Spreggy
Re: At which point do polyrhythms stop sounding cool and start sounding academic?

At what point? I don't know how to define it, but I know it when I hear it. When it breaks the song, I guess.


Someone who has time to develop polys clearly has more practice time on their...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,659
Posted By Spreggy
Re: First jam tonight. Advice? Tips?

First and foremost: don't slow down! New drummers can get obsessed with hitting everything at the expense of time, but the opposite is better. If it's ba-boom boom tat, but you can only keep time...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,216
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Weezer plays Rosanna..

IMHO, it just sounds like a local cover band giving it a shot. The drummer makes the mistake that a lot of people make with the Purdy/Bonham/Porcaro, he's playing the ghost notes like "look at me,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,612
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Should I Quit Band Due to Constant Critiques By Singer?

It sounds like she wants her girlfriend in the band. It also sounds like she is making inappropriate demands for someone who is not the leader. I would confront her head-on with the understanding...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,517
Posted By Spreggy
Re: What you hear behind the kit

It took me a lot of years to learn that you are exactly right. A lot of ring equals hardly any when the rest of the band joins in. Kinda how, in my opinion, Zildjian A crash cymbals don't sound...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,517
Posted By Spreggy
Re: What you hear behind the kit

I don't get you guys. I LOVE the sound of the drums from the throne. My trip I guess is that I attempt to EQ the set with dynamics, tuning, feel, etc. Always EQing. If your snare, for instance,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,586
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Who has to play to a click or backing track live?

I think you're right, that the click became the norm with backing tracks, so everyone had to learn how to play to a drummer who was ignoring them in favor of the pounding click in his or her ear. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By Spreggy
Re: You love the idea of it, but you are never happy with it (Drum gear)

Cajon, the blank-inside card of the drum world. The guy who thought that one up must wake up laughing. Like the comedian said about cajons, "It's okay, you can just clap along." I find it...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,565
Posted By Spreggy
Re: The thing you bought but you never use

Anything with a tam on it. Drumset tambourine, check. Hat tambourine, check. That cymbal material ring with the tams that you lay on the snair, check.

The double pedal is retired this year. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,586
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Who has to play to a click or backing track live?

Alright young man, march up to your room, put on Aja, play it until you suddenly realize that Steve Gadd is laying down a perfect track, in a perfect song.

j/k, to some degree. It is a perfect...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By Spreggy
"Stand-up for Drummers" on Netflix anyone?

This was one funny stand-up bit by Fred Armesen. All drummer jokes, and you had to prove you were a drummer by playing on a pad before you were allowed into the show. Lotsa laughs, seen it?
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Drums positioned sideways, stage left. Considerations for mix?

I think you just have to do it and see. Visually speaking, a side-view drummer gives the audience something more to watch.
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,876
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Anyone remember who did this solo?

I saw Asia open for Journey in Rochester a few months ago, what a great drum night that was.
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,876
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Anyone remember who did this solo?

THAT'S IT!!!
lol, thanks Bernard!

Now there's a drummer we should never forget. Ray Cooper, what a player. There aren't too many drummers or percussionists who jump at the chance to pick up a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,876
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Anyone remember who did this solo?

It was getting some air play on classic rock stations I'll guess around 1980. This thing is right on the tip of my brain.
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,876
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Anyone remember who did this solo?

That was great! And a helluva guess.
Definitely not Rush, I can air-drum all his solos like any good Rush fan, so I'd know lol. BAAH doo BOT BOT BAAH doo BOT BOT BOT BAAAAH doo doo

My mission...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2017, 02:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,299
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Keeping big band horns from dragging

Driving a big band can be such a hassle time-wise, all that open space. You can note where they drag and set the spot up with some taps to cue them. You can play loud time on the hats when you see...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,876
Posted By Spreggy
Re: Anyone remember who did this solo?

Well thanks a ton you guys! I spent a lot of time youtubing all of the above, but the mystery drummer has not yet been revealed, and may never. But it was a cool romp through the good old days of...
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