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Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,147
Posted By stasz
You NEED to watch this video about drummers...

I personally really enjoyed this video...hope you guys like it too. It's two drummers about to audition for a big jazz school. I've definitely had this conversation before.

(Warning: Some bad...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,799
Posted By stasz
Re: Playing for unplugged sessions

Check out the Nirvana MTV unplugged videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDHVpB8RuX0&feature=related) on youtube. Dave Grohl (definitely a hard hitting drummer) is using wire brushes in that video,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,838
Posted By stasz
Re: What's your favorite sounding rock snare recording?

Agreed. I never really got into 21st century breakdown but I love American Idiot, which also has a killer snare sound.


Check out "Blue...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-10-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,065
Posted By stasz
Re: I have an amazing idea for working on your left hand, while you're browsing the web!

I've done the same thing before while watching TV, working out of Stick Control. After about two weeks of about an hour every day I actually noticed a very slight improvement in my playing,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,313
Posted By stasz
Re: Drummer pR0n (Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd)

Wow!!! Those are some awesome stories. Especially the one about Carlos Vega, that would have been pretty unreal. Steve Houghton once played my drum kit at a clinic for my high school jazz band, I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,313
Posted By stasz
Re: Drummer pR0n (Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd)

Whoa!! Seriously?? That's awesome! A brush with greatness, almost.
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,508
Posted By stasz
Re: wash riding, a music style

To make it seem like this is something new, which of course it isn't. I'm sure plenty of poor saps will fall for it too...just the latest (and saddest) in a line of sad attempts to "revolutionize"...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-24-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,184
Posted By stasz
Re: Notes for tuning drums

Just throwing this out there-- when I tune, I usually actually start with the bass drum, then go to the lowest tom, and work my way up. This is partly because I play rock and tune the bass and toms...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,890
Posted By stasz
Re: Good drumming to the audience

That's an awesome quote. I mean, the way I see it, since my band just plays covers, I notice people get the most excited when we play a song that a lot of people like. And if you were to think about...
Forum: Drummers 08-24-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,699
Posted By stasz
Re: Darren Jessee

Yeah, I've seen the videos online of the reunion concert, but I can't believe either that it's not on DVD yet. I can't imagine that it wouldn't sell, Ben Folds still seems to have plenty of fans,...
Forum: Drummers 08-22-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,699
Posted By stasz
Re: Darren Jessee

I couldn't agree more, especially about the difference between Ben Folds' band and solo career. Don't get me wrong, I love Ben's solo stuff, I saw him live a couple months ago, and he's still an...
Forum: Drummers 08-22-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,699
Posted By stasz
Re: Darren Jessee

One more thing I forgot from my first post-- Darren can play a tasty samba too. Check out this live recording of Julianne, Darren plays over a piano montuno in the first verse.

Forum: Drummers 08-21-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,699
Posted By stasz
Darren Jessee

OK so this thread is a little late, since Darren Jessee was the drummer for Ben Folds Five, and they broke up 10 years ago. I don't think he's played drums on any recordings since--though he is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,337
Posted By stasz
Re: Practice

I know what you mean about preparing for music auditions-- I'm entering college as a freshman this year, and was preparing mostly throughout my senior year of high school. I was in the marching band...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,424
Posted By stasz
Re: Most Underrated Drummer - Male + Female?

+1 to Pollyanna's posts, I couldn't agree more. Only once I started recording myself playing did I realize that I can barely play a steady groove! It takes even more work to play it with real feeling...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 06-25-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,565
Posted By stasz
Re: Misunderstood/confused lyrics

That's exactly what i was going to say! I've seen a video of John Fogerty actually singing those lyrics as a joke in concert...

Vampire Weekend- Campus, right at the beginning of the chorus "I saw...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 06-24-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,634
Posted By stasz
Re: iPhone 4

I'm way jealous!!! that sounds awesome. if only i had one, we could video call each other. and show each other our drumming, on video, over the phone...how sick would that be??
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 06-21-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,396
Posted By stasz
Re: A Little bit of Theory

I can definitely relate with you. When I see a band live, one of the things I love most about it is seeing them enjoy performing. Especially if we're talking about a loud rock band as opposed to an...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,250
Posted By stasz
Re: Whats the best and cheapest way to play to music without damaging your ears

These are the ones I use:


They reduce the volume of your drums a lot so they are the same volume as the music. I plug...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,310
Posted By stasz
How Depressing Is It...

To record yourself playing along to your iPod and listening back to it. Just did for a couple of songs, and my playing sounds terrible and out of time. Kind of a reality check. If you're ever feeling...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,950
Posted By stasz
Re: The decline of the double stroke

I think I've noticed a similar trend. I know that it could be considered generalizing to say that there is NO popular music that features double-stroke rolls on the drumset, but if you listen to top...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,738
Posted By stasz
Re: Oh my word... That fill!

Ben Folds- Hiro's Song live fill at 2:58 (don't know the drummer)


Umphrey's McGee covering Joe Cocker's cover of With A Little Help From My Friends-...
Forum: Drums 03-20-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,988
Posted By stasz
Re: Gretsch Renown...unfair to call it "mid-level"?

I've owned my gretsch renowns for about 1 1/2 years and I couldn't be happier, they're high quality drums and they sound gorgeous. All the drums have an extremely wide tuning range and have great...
Forum: Drummers 03-03-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 176,495
Posted By stasz
Re: So, what is it with Steve Gadd

To the OP-- In the past, I probably would have agreed with you. And yes, it is definitely true that Vinnie or Dave may have played more technically difficult licks in that video with the three of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 26,006
Posted By stasz
Re: Superbowl Halftime - Zak Starkey

I don't care what anyone says, those were some straight up BA cymbals. One of the coolest ideas I've seen in a while. I didn't really dig the whole abridged version of the Who, though, I want to hear...
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