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Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By chris_drb
Re: Military Band

Thank you for the advice. Yeah I found out recently that a lot of them have degrees lol.
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By chris_drb
Military Band

Anyone have experience in military band (air force, army, navy, etc)? I'm considering this route, and looking for advice and thoughts.

I'd have to learn how to play timpani :/ but look forward to...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-06-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By chris_drb
Re: Playing Kick and hi hat pedals together

Jojo Mayer's foot technique DVD should help you tremendously. Try sitting higher if you don't already.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-06-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By chris_drb
Re: Hi Hat Foot Beats on 2 & 4

Yes! Most important is to know what sound you want and have the music dictate what you play, and not be limited to what you can do with your limbs. With that said you want to practice playing your...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-06-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By chris_drb
Re: What rudiments should I be working on?

Check out this video series. The main point is to be able to play them smoothly at any speed.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=alLc4UagbCk

Also jojo Mayer's hand technique Dvd has great advice on...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-06-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By chris_drb
Re: Hi-Hat speed help.

Speed comes with practice using correct form and TIME. Check out jojo Mayer's dvd 'secret weapons for the modern drummer' on hand technique.
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,332
Posted By chris_drb
Re: I Need to Get Re-Motivted

Watching great drummers on videos or live usually gets me motivated. Or listening to a new song with a great beat. Joshua redman's elastic band cd and Snarky Puppy's 'We Like it Here' cd is what...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,575
Posted By chris_drb
Re: Humber College (Canda)

Thank you for this! It was very informative! From their website, it looks like Humber offers a music degree.

I am looking for the best place that will benefit my music career, and they both sound...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,575
Posted By chris_drb
Re: Humber College (Canda)

Thanks for the help! Yeah, both schools sound like a good experience.
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,575
Posted By chris_drb
Re: Humber College (Canda)

Thanks for the reply.

Well, I am between Berklee and Humber right now. I have heard a lot of Berklee, but not of Humber. I guess I am looking to see if Humber can stack well against Berklee, in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,575
Posted By chris_drb
Humber College (Canada)

Hi,

I live and am a citizen of USA, and I am thinking about attending Humber College School of Creative and Performing Arts in Canada for its Bachelors in Music degree.http://www.humber.ca/scapa/...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By chris_drb
Re: Shipping Drums...And Keyboards

Thanks for the advice! I will start shopping around. Any other ideas?
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By chris_drb
Shipping Drums...And Keyboards

Hi,

Does anyone have experience with shipping drums and/or keyboards cross country? I am moving states and I am wondering what is the best/cheapest way to ship instruments.

I have 5 piece...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-08-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,368
Posted By chris_drb
Re: Afro Cuban Afro Bop Alliance Play Along

Yes thank you, makes more sense now. Written 12/8 into 9/8 so tempo is same, 3/4 would be same if it was indicated with the dotted quarter = quarter.

Let me know when you get the play along!!...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-08-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,433
Posted By chris_drb
Re: Pad to snare help

"Personally, I NEVER practice on pillows." - Jojo Mayer, first 5 seconds of that link
Forum: Drum Technique 12-08-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,433
Posted By chris_drb
Re: Pad to snare help

http://youtu.be/PNNwKktUoqM

Some say yay and some say nay to pillows. Specifically Jojo Mayer saying he NEVER practices on a pillow. You will develop control, strength, dexterity, etc, over...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-08-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,368
Posted By chris_drb
Re: Afro Cuban Afro Bop Alliance Play Along

Interested to know how you would count/interpret the 9/8 part? I find it is easier to count in 3/4.

Thanks for the breakdown on that part. The whole "metric modulation:dotted quarter = quarter...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-08-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,368
Posted By chris_drb
Re: Afro Cuban Afro Bop Alliance Play Along

I know it goes into 9/8 because it says so on the chart. That is why i initially asked if anyone has this play along.

Anyway 9/8 can be roughly translated into 3/4 so I am playing a 3/4 jazz...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-07-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,368
Posted By chris_drb
Re: Afro Cuban Afro Bop Alliance Play Along

http://youtu.be/lPP3_qPAicw

Here is a link to the someone playing the song. I don't know how to put the sheet music up here which is what my question was on.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-07-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,368
Posted By chris_drb
Afro Cuban Afro Bop Alliance Play Along

Has anyone gone through this play along? I CANT EVEN GET THROUGH THE FIRST SONG!! It is called afro green and I am looking for some help on this. It is in 12/8, then goes into 9/8 later into the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,814
Posted By chris_drb
Re: Going To Berklee College of Music

Thanks! Very helpful!

I live very far from Boston so it will be hard for me to visit the city to look for housing. Any advice on searching housing/roommates when out of state? I plan to go in...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,814
Posted By chris_drb
Going To Berklee College of Music

I plan to attend Berklee College of Music Spring of 2013. I will take liberal arts classes at home in the mean time.

Do any of you have any experience with the school? Pros/cons, tips/advice? ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,218
Posted By chris_drb
Rap Music Rhythms & Search Option Broken?

First off, don't know if this has been touched on but search option never works for me. It always says "sorry, no matches were found" even if I search something simple like "drum set".

Anyway I...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,408
Posted By chris_drb
Mambo vs Mozambique

These two grooves sound similar to me and seems like they can be interchangeable when playing either style. The ride pattern also sounds similar if mambo is played the way written in John Riley's...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,675
Posted By chris_drb
Best Hand Held Recorder While Gigging

The search engine NEVER works for me so I was wondering what is the best AUDIO recorder for musicians while on gigs? I don't need the HD video camcorder part because I have a camera for that.
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