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Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,254
Posted By Otto
Re: On teaching

Abusive behavior on either the student or teachers part is bad teaching/learning theory.

Abusive behavior on either a band leader or band members part is bad business theory.

Abusive behavior...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,504
Posted By Otto
Re: Electronic Drums to Acoustic

I did much the same in the latter 90's.

Took me about a year to get truly comfortable again on an acoustic set.
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,931
Posted By Otto
Re: You won't believe what Andy did

What a great time that sounds like!

Andy, how much did you charge Larry for that house-call? ; )
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,768
Posted By Otto
Re: Acoustic Drums VS Electronic Drum Kits

E-kit is no guarantee that neighbors wont complain.

I had complaints when playing my e-kit in apartment. The noise of the strike on the pad/pedal on the bass pad was loud enough to hear.\

Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By Otto
Re: What if you unwittingly stole someones gig?

If the drummer you are asked to replace gives you substantial referrals/fill-ins and you cant live without them, then decline.

If its a casual relationship with the drummer to be replaced and you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 522
Posted By Otto
Re: Congratulations Jules

Thanks for all the fun reading Pocket!
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,775
Posted By Otto
Re: The worst gig of my life

Another way to say 'infinity flexible' is 'lacking internal integrity'.

Get your gigs contracted...refuse drum equipment share riders....otherwise your work on the music can be for not.
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 985
Posted By Otto
Re: Peart - would you hang out with him?

kinda catch 22...

How would I know unless I met him?

Remember...everything you have read or seen is part of his profession as an entertainer. I don't believe we could truly know who he is...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By Otto
Re: RUSH retirement rumor

I'd go see them in Vegas...would be great if they made their show stationary...we'd go see 'em....and it would be less wear/tear/discomfort for them.

Maybe 2 shows a month...keep writing so there...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,400
Posted By Otto
Re: Bands and tempo arguments

Its a rare musician that is satisfying to play with who can't keep time for themselves, in my opinion.
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,297
Posted By Otto
Re: I'm back. Did you miss me?

That's great Zickos!!!

Glad to hear all is looking FAR better!
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By Otto
Re: Do you plan your fills?

I suggest continually trying new methods in your composition methods to help avoid getting stale.
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,629
Posted By Otto
Re: Lady Gaga on the Oscars.

I think the support given to music acts by labels in the removed past provided more than just time for musical development...it provided time for personal development.

Gaga's limited exposure to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By Otto
Re: Are there fewer demands for a drummer now, than before?

I think the observation that 'being a drummer is not the same as being a producer' might be helpful here.

...or an engineer.

Producing and engineering is more complex now - giving the pay-off...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,400
Posted By Otto
Re: Bands and tempo arguments

I am really glad to see this truth being said more frequently.

Most of the musicians stating drummers hold responsibility for 'keeping time' are simply trying to create a dominance dynamic that...
Forum: Drummers 02-14-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,147
Posted By Otto
Re: Marco Minnemann

OK...Hand Cannot Erase

Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,586
Posted By Otto
Re: How many times have you been asked...

The time where I let another use my drum equipment like that I ended up having to replace most of the heads.

I don't rent out my equipment.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-09-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By Otto
Re: Help! Left hand doubles in jazz comping

Practice moving an accent around each of the 3 notes in all possible combinations of a triplet when playing the triplet with one hand is helpful in later dropping the 'un-accented' note.

Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,466
Posted By Otto
Re: Do you own (or want to own) both acoustic and electric kits?

I have yet to find a quiet yet faithful reproduction of a drum set that does not create bad habits when used extensively.

True sound insulation is a time and $ consumer...and renting makes it...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,500
Posted By Otto
Re: Unanswered Threads

Kinda like playing in a mostly empty hall with no one paying attention.

We all have experienced it...and the wise decision is to keep at it and improve your audience appeal...or pack it in...or...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By Otto
Re: This kit set up intrigues me

I switched to this type of config back in 1995(symmetric)...I highly recommend folks give it a try

...unless you find yourself always playing a house kit or someone else's at the venue.
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By Otto
Re: Drummers who play other instruments also....

I think cross training on various instruments will give perspectives you might not already have on your main instrument.
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,912
Posted By Otto
Re: Does playing covers change you?

Everything you play effects what you play in the future.

Degree of effect?...What it effects?...Timelines?....all subjective to the person/people/situation...of course.
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,541
Posted By Otto
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

Physical or emotional abuse(lack of attention to 'do no harm') are NEVER to be tolerated...'Authority' allows no exception...as 'authority' is lost when morality goes out the door and you start...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Otto
Re: I'm Running a Little Competition

Gratz on the subcount!!
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