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Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,248
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Is practicing every day a must?

Well, as a motivating tale to inspiring a 16 year old to practice, I can see it's value.

But as a practical truth regarding the actual lives of "working pro players", it pretty much utter...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Music Stand

Unprofessional - nope. I have a music stand by my hihat on 90-95% of my gigs.

One warning regarding three ring binders - they can work fine if you are going to be calling tunes "on the fly". But...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,620
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Rare Don Ellis Videos

No problem - glad to do it. And again sorry for the flaming self-promotion aspect. For me, it's just great to see some footage of Don's performances available for folks to check out - regardless of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,620
Posted By dcrigger
Rare Don Ellis Videos

As some of you may know, I had the great honor and joy of playing with jazz trumpeter, big band leader and odd meter pioneer, Don Ellis early in my career. But beyond that, I was and have been a huge...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-29-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,148
Posted By dcrigger
Re: How to compose a drum solo?

I think you might be much better served in the long run to think of it not so much as composing a drum solo, but rather learning how to improvise drum solos.

While you'll see the occasional...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,228
Posted By dcrigger
Re: drum transcriptions and copyright, what's the legal status?

DrumEatDrum - yes, you are right - in that a basic surf beat is not copyrightable anymore than a C major scale is. But...

... make a transcription of the drum part from Wipe Out and identify it as...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,335
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Recording old-school

Not sure exactly what "old school" you'd be referring - specifically when using the term "room mics". As that's never really been a common technique.

But I assume you are talking about minimal...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,012
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Moongel vs tape

One other thought - in line with what some else posted earlier -

I virtually never just stick a piece of gaff flat to the head. I always go for the more mass/less contact approach. Little fins...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,012
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Moongel vs tape

Yes, but looks are in the eye of the beholder.

I mean I guess it all depends on what look you are going for. For myself, the look I'm shooting for is that of a pro recording and touring drummer....
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,636
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Recording levels

I can dig it, look what it did to me! :-)
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,636
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Recording levels

Yes in your case, you'll need to keep the levels up as best you can. That said - it isn't as though every below -10db on a 16bit system is horrible, because that absolutely isn't the case.

The...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,636
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Recording levels

Really good answers thus far, just to add a couple of thoughts -

Keep in mind that most DAW metering is peak, where analog decks are RMS or averaging meters. With -18 being the typical digital...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,604
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Become a Session Drummer

First off, I question that there has ever been such a thing as having a "career in session work". Even the most successful studio drummers have/had careers as players - just like all the rest of the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,012
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Moongel vs tape

I'm completely in the tape over moongel camp - hate the falling off, the washing, the cutting to size and all the other reasons mentioned.

As far as tape - the way to go IMO is get a roll of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,700
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Your Favorite singing drummer.

Of course, there's no denying the treasure that is Levon Helm.

But to add a name not mentioned thus far - one of my guilty pleasures has always been how much I love Narada Michael Walden's solo...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,684
Posted By dcrigger
Re: A lesson in civility

Todd - You're absolutely right. I think I read more of an on-going thing into than now in re-reading there really was.

I think it still underlines - (along the lines with the rest of you post) -...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,684
Posted By dcrigger
Re: A lesson in civility

Ken - I think the lesson of your story is that - friendship or not, you never throw a player that's basically doing a good job, that you're happy with in general, and is a known commodity when it...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-27-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,581
Posted By dcrigger
Re: How to figure out timing?

You seem to be thinking that the time signature in some dictates what the drummer should play or what the drum should be.

The time signature itself gives no indication of what to play. It merely...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-26-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,768
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Counting 32nds in 6/8?

Yes, exactly right.



Triplets would be counted the same as you normally would - keeping in mind that you're still "in 6" and the beat is an 1/8th note (instead of the more common 1/4). With...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,080
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Internal Mic Placement

We're pretty universally talking about dynamic mics for this application and they're general made pretty sturdy. As for air turbulence, I seriously doubt there is much more (or even as much) inside a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,080
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Internal Mic Placement

Well, first off - mics inside toms and snares never really sound good, period. This is basically why so few people do it.

Those that do tend to do it because of their isolation advantages in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,980
Posted By dcrigger
Re: What Would _____ Do?

Absolutely. It's all about musical vocabulary - not only licks, phrases and patterns - but the different approaches (what Bermuda's talking about) as to how it all comes together musically as well....
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,984
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Making a living in a Big Band

Oh and I'm sorry - to answer Fishbone's original question...

No - at least in this country (USA), I don't know of anyone making the majority of their living playing in a big band situation - the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,984
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Making a living in a Big Band

I don't think this is correct. I'm aware he wrote the drum charts for the lion king broadway show and that he's done broadway in the past. I'm also aware that he does a lot of traveling for clinics...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,918
Posted By dcrigger
Re: Endorsements & Gigs

IMO anyone starting out shouldn't give endorsements, gigs or talent shows a second thought. Just focus on finding each and every playing situation that will let you participate - all the while...
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