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Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,304
Posted By Chollyred
Re: For those who play at church or not.

Our church has a large sanctuary that seats over a thousand. However, the acoustics in the room were designed where a normal speaking voice could be heard at the back of the room. The other night at...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 953
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Over exuberance - a time & a place?

Probably seemed a little frantic because the tempo was way too fast for that song!


I actually liked the trashcan ending!
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By Chollyred
Re: No rudiments taught in marching band?

Rudiments were a big part of my band experience. In high school, even our grades were impacted by how well we could play them.
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 430
Posted By Chollyred
Re: drum fill friday

2/5, but most of those records I'd never heard of...at least now i know some more stuff to listen to :D
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Wanting to join a marching band

I met most of my lifetime friends from high school marching band...Gotta admit that some of those real long late night bus trips were quite fun! ;)

It seems most of the "all age" or "senior" drum...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Wanting to join a marching band

Drum Corps Associates (DCA) is the organization for senior (over 21) drum and bugle corps. Looking at their website, I don't see any active corps near San Francisco. I have friends (in their 50s)...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By Chollyred
Re: What's your worst gig?

We were hired to play a party at an apartment complex clubhouse. We were to get a portion of the door. Just after set up, a vicious thunderstorm popped up with lightning cracking everywhere. A few...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,443
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Ever shown up to play with a new musician and realized it was a bad fit immediately?

I was invited to a jam set up by a guy I met online. The idea was to put together a jam band that would play a few parties and gigs, mostly for fun. We were to meet up at the singer's house. When I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,484
Posted By Chollyred
Re: What's your story about how you started drumming?

When I was a baby, the old Hi-Fi (before stereo) was my baby sitter. My parents would set me in front, and put on a stack of records. I wouldn't move as long as the music was playing, so music was...
Forum: Drums 02-11-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 531
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Worth A Trade?

Around here, the good old Rogers kits are going around $1000 - $1200, about the same as a used Renown. The Stage Customs are anywhere from $350-$500 (and I'm not that far from Greenville).

Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 586
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Warm up routines

I practice a few basic rudiments just to get these old hands working, then a few basic fills or tom runs to get my mind used to leading with the right hand (I'm naturally left handed) to avoid any...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-05-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Drum Beats in Church Songs

2nd the part about learning the time signatures. While playing with the orchestra (we have both traditional and contemporary services), a lot of the music is written with a lot of odd and or...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By Chollyred
Re: How many of you are playing for tips?

Small gigs have been that way forever...I've played for all the pizza I could eat, tips, hourly pay, or nightly pay. We even did a few freebies just for exposure.

Sometimes the frustrations got to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Pedal setup - aka. how do people play this?

To me, the odd one is the hi-hat. The left-most pedal looks to be a kick drum trigger to be used with the roland triggers on the left. I'm guessing that he plays acoustically, then rotates his entire...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-22-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,155
Posted By Chollyred

I'm confused...A lot of things I do left handed, but a lot are right handed. Write, eat, throw, play tennis lefty, but swing baseball bats, golf clubs, and shoot right handed (my dad is the mirror...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-21-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,411
Posted By Chollyred
Re: The natural meter challenge!

Interesting idea. I'll have to try it sometime. In my orchestra gig, I've found that even professional directors/conductors have tempos all over the place. One of our directors (who is also a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 893
Posted By Chollyred
Re: My Band Frustrations

Wow! This sounds just like an interview I just read with Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters and his relations ship with Dave Grohl!

At one point with FF, he was about to quit (or get fired) for...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-06-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By Chollyred
Re: First studio drum experience - Advice?

That's a problem I've been wrangling with since getting back into drumming, particularly with orchestral music (which is rarely if ever written by anyone that actually plays drums). I often get too...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,097
Posted By Chollyred
Re: So you're going to a band audition...

Having just auditioned for a band, I found that having the right sound system is very important for the drummer. The first time with these guys, the only thing I could hear was the rhythm guitar...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 913
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Always out of breath, need to get my stamina up somehow.

+1...Only mine was March. I usually walk my subdivision. One circuit equals a mile. Due to the cold weather in the beginning of the year, I hadn't been walking. Finally we got some warm weather and I...
Forum: Drums 12-12-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Looking For Best Drumset with cymbals!

If there's a "Music Go Round" store near you, check out their used inventory of both drums and cymbals. Do some research on the items in your price range, then go to the store and check them out...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Some advice needed re: accuracy of songs

After coming back into drumming after a lifetime layoff (30+ years), I've had to re-learn a lot of drum parts. Youtube has become my best friend in that regard. However, looking at original drum...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Discouraging & deterring theft on gigs

They already do! OnStar from GM has it. It can slow a stolen vehicle down, track and provide GPS data to law enforcement, and then prevent a vehicle from being re-started once it has been turned off....
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Discouraging & deterring theft on gigs

A lot of great suggestions here. ALWAYS keep a close eye, especially if there are other bands involved.

Back in the 70s, there was a pretty big band here in Atlanta that had a reputation for never...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 28,288
Posted By Chollyred
Re: Building a cool Drum Riser

Hey DrummersDad,

Watched the youtube vid. Great looking kid, very talented. (hope he can support YOU in a few years!) :D

Wish I'd had that kind of support when I was younger!
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