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Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,590
Posted By Arky
Re: Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

[*I dare not say anything except it was a cool solo, as expected. Sssshh mode continued.*]
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3,025
Views: 315,242
Posted By Arky
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Nothing special. Just a few more pairs of the ProMark Todd Sucherman signature sticks (SD330W). Still my favourite sticks.
And JoJo Mayer's and Benny Greb's new DVDs.
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,986
Posted By Arky
Re: Gear fail - handled beautifully :)

Handled perfectly. I just didn't expect him to hit the splash a 2nd time once he set it up again but well, he did it ;-)
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,649
Posted By Arky
Re: Just starting at 53 and will need all the help I can get!

Congrats, you made a wise decision ;-)

Once you start with something (that you're loving/passionate about), time will start to work for you. - Did you start already? Yes -> Lean back (ok, do some...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 02-15-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,371
Posted By Arky
Re: Kanye West: Opinions, Anybody?

Way too much talk about that talentless earthling.
Oops - that's my 2nd sentence about that matter. Time to stop it.
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,025
Views: 315,242
Posted By Arky
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Just some small but fun stuff:
- 2 shakers (Meinl Aluminum Shaker, Schlagwerk Mezzo Shaker)
- 1 pair of Rohema Tango sticks (made of white beech - long/thin, great for playing softly and good sound...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-28-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,210
Posted By Arky
Re: Here's a great way to boost your weaker hand:

Great stuff, shockingly effective exercises.
Been using Drumworkout.com right from the start, still loving it!
Forum: Drums 01-27-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,603
Posted By Arky
Re: Ludwig Breakbeats VS Sonor Safari

Matt, thanks for your post and youtube demo video - great stuff! That Safari kit sounds awesome. I'm thinking of getting a 2nd kit for home practice/small gigs as my main kit is at the rehearsal room...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-07-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,391
Posted By Arky
Re: Heel toe question

That heel heel toe toe thing could be a misunderstanding. Heel heel toe toe is what some drummers are using when they interlace both feet. That's having each foot play heel toe but with the other...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,124
Posted By Arky
Re: BPM recall ability

I can relate to what Andy has said. There's one particular (BTW original) song that is in 120 bpm. This helps me to estimate other tempos but it's only a rough guideline. Another way is playing fast...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,312
Posted By Arky
Re: HELP with email

Same problem here. (Have been away half of the day, just returned...)
Will try to find out what caused this.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,144
Posted By Arky
Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

...and an animal abuser.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,551
Posted By Arky
Re: Benny Greb's new dvd

It has (today) - but not as a dedicated thread so everything's fine. - Thanks for the heads up!
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,550
Posted By Arky
Re: Amazing Street Drummer in France

What's the problem? Can't he afford a real drumkit?
And why should we share that video? What benefit does that bring, and to whom?
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,799
Posted By Arky
Re: Bass vs. drums challenge video - released here first :)

Oozing with groove... wow!
Superb sounds and playing as usual ;-)
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,156
Posted By Arky
Re: Drum clinic diary?

In a way, we already have a sticky thread on this...

Feel free to add some info there.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-28-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,852
Posted By Arky
Re: Bill Bachman's Drumworkout.com - One Week Free Access

For those who have used the free acces - what's your experience/results?
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 68,695
Posted By Arky
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

Forum: Off Topic Lounge 06-24-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,091
Posted By Arky
Re: Anybody else who doesn't care about the World Cup?

What is FIFA? Here's a summary...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 44,009
Posted By Arky
Re: Drum Notation Software - Any recommendations?

The search function is a powerful tool...

Also check out this thread:
New notation software for drummers released today
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,522
Posted By Arky
Re: Using yoga ball as drum throne?

I did this a couple times, esp. when practicing double pedal. It was cool and beneficial for proper posture and also to find good balance on the 'throne' but I noticed that my core muscles got tired...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,852
Posted By Arky
Re: Bill Bachman's Drumworkout.com - One Week Free Access

It will end on the 23rd, the test week has just started.
I hope you'll find a way to test the site in the course of this week.
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,901
Posted By Arky
Re: Speeeeed!!

Now that Bill Bachman's Drumworkout.com is freely accessible for a full week - try it for yourself, grab a rudiment/pattern, have at it and get back with the bpm's you can hit. (I've created a thread...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,868
Posted By Arky
Re: Funky Buddy

That was nice! I think the solo was a bit long but ok. (His left hand singles are shocking...)
A bearded Buddy? Never knew of that but it suits him.
Ah, the 70's - that's when I was made ;-)
Forum: Drum Technique 06-17-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,852
Posted By Arky
Re: Bill Bachman's Drumworkout.com - One Week Free Access

Cool - congrats!

I have the same story as almost always... Started the Paradiddle-diddle workout yesterday but was pretty tired so I stopped half way. Continued today, got it up to 150 bpm right...
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