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Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,881
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Finding Musicians/projects

As some others have said, jam sessions are a great way to meet other musicians. If you're having a hard time finding them, set one up yourself! This is a great experience and it helps you build...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 33,742
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Teaching drums to a 4 year old

All excellent advice here!

Someone mentioned earlier that very young kids need parental supervision while practicing, and I think this is very important. As such, I always make sure the parents...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,339
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: What's with Zildjian hate??

Over the last 8 years I've endorsed Zildjian and they are a wonderful company, maintaining a family vibe and manufacturing world-class cymbals. Producers always compliment me on my cymbals and I've...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,401
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Confidence in Studio

Preparation is key. The studio is a microscope and as such it can easily make you feel uneasy, self-conscious, and overwhelmed. In other words, it can easily put you in a situation that is out of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,196
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: career in drumming?!

I second Bermuda on this one.

I went to Berklee, but I studied composition and performance, not engineering. They do indeed have an excellent production/engineering program but after I graduated...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,946
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: personal website - yes or no?

Myspace is a decent place to start but as others have already said it is limiting. For example, check out my myspace site and then compare it to the content I've been able to post on my own site:
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,709
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Practice space in Boston

Hey Jeff,

I'm in your area and as luck would have it I'm looking for someone to share my studio. Send me a PM and we'll work it out.
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,324
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: creating drum parts for songs

Bermuda brings up an interesting point here, even if he didn't mean to. ;-)

Like him, I simply love to play the drums regardless of what I'm playing. Furthermore, I don't ever feel that my...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,324
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: creating drum parts for songs

I once read a Steve Gadd interview and he said whenever he goes into the studio he asks himself the following:

"How can I get the songwriter what he/she wants while playing the least?"

I think...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,457
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: New year and time to think about taxes

Glad someone brought this up. I know MANY musicians who scramble in March to get their s*** together. My advice to everyone who hasn't already done so - find a CPA who specializes in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,778
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Gig Tips

Regarding spare heads:

I throw the spares in the cases with the drums. That way you don't have to carry any extra stuff.

If you're only playing single-set gigs, changing heads won't be an...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,778
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Gig Tips


A couple things to consider:

1. The venue. Have you been there? How large is it? Are you going to be playing through a p.a. system? Is there a stage? How much space is available...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,193
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: For the sight readers

AWESOME thread!!

Rick brings up a point here that I think is important. Transcribing music is a great way to improve your overall familiarity with music notation. I've been transcribing...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,928
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Official launch of my Custom Percussion Website

Good luck bud!! I love to see ppl making things happen!
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,574
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Easy Book for Drums (or something similar)

I'm familiar with the Berklee audition process - they will most likely throw a chart at you that outlines a simple tune. You can expect odd time sigs, stop-time hits, and stylistic specifics (i.e....
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,571
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Full DVD downloads from Hudson..

This is definitely the way to go. People are increasingly using their computers/phones for accessing all media - video, audio AND text.

Moreover, this is worldwide distribution with extremely low...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,711
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: What you wear on your feet.

I like to take the shoes off in the studio when I'm tracking music that isn't high-energy...helps me 'relax'.

Otherwise, I prefer Vans. I do some gigs that require dress shoes; for those I found...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,015
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Jazz Comping

The drummer (and the rest of the band for that matter) must LISTEN to the soloist and play complimenting patterns (hence the term 'comping').

Listen to as many records as you can. Transcribe what...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,558
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: What are the best books on drum fills

You don't need a book. The answers are in the music. Transcribe and learn fills you dig.

A few recommendations:

Ringo Starr
Jeff Porcaro
Steve Gadd
Dom Famularo
Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,998
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Please Share Experiences With 42 Strand Snare Wires

I agree with Bruce i.e. 42-strand snares causing a lot of buzz and as such can cause problems. However, I recently did a session with a folk/country artist and the producer wanted a very specific...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,044
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Any jazz in Boston area?

Wally's, The Beehive, Scullers, The Regatta Bar and Ryle's all have jazz on varying days. The last three are actually in Cambridge but they host some great musicians so it would be worth cab fare...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,174
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Are you self sufficient?

I've been playing professionally for over 16 years and my lifestyle, while simple, is certainly not of the 'leeching' sort. I pay lots of taxes just like everyone else while enjoying many creature...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,015
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Jazz Comping

Hi Kelton,

As was mentioned in several replies above, try to start thinking more melodically. Also, be sure to outline the song structure as well as the phrasing that the soloist is using.
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,878
Posted By vintageludwigs
Re: Cynicism and making a living as a musician

Matt, excellent post.

In my experience it seems there are two camps of musicians out there: people who complain constantly about how 'hard' the business is and musicians who stay positive and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 57,166
Posted By vintageludwigs


Jeff Muzerolle


Studio located in Boston Metro area but I am available for lessons anywhere in the world
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