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Forum: Drum Technique 08-31-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,710
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Any advanced Jazz Co÷rdination excercises?

I don't know about suggesting coordination books to learn jazz skills. I think what they are looking for is steady time playing, outlining the form of songs, basic improvisation skills, and ability...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-31-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,825
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Trying to hard! Ideas for exercise for learning to relax

Breathing is key. In through the nose...out through the mouth. Something I used to do when I started playing gigs was to check out the hottest woman in the club and see if I could get her to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,230
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Underrated Drummers

Joe Chambers. Check out the latest MD.
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,741
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Is rock dead?

You mean the fun kind of rock and roll? Dead and gone for about twenty years now (thank you Nirvana). The weepy kind of rock and roll? Thankfully on its way out although there is a lingering stench...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,869
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Julliard School for Jazz

I know, right? Those were the exact words the guy used when talking about jazz. There was "good" (meaning old) and there was "bad" (meaning new). Couldn't have been more put off.
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,869
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Julliard School for Jazz

I had a friend who went there for trombone. It is a good program, but what you are going to get there is a very traditionalist viewpoint of jazz. I once performed with a former department chair...
Forum: Drums 08-23-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,175
Posted By madgolfer
Re: What kind of drum-kit is this? Help!

This should get you tight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibes_Drums
Forum: Drum Technique 08-22-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,775
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Fill Help

Why not add a crash on the last triplet beat and then a crash on beat one? Put an accent on the last S as well? The double crash should sound pretty powerful, imho.
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,662
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Expanding the brain again!

JoJo is indeed quite impressive, and his DVD was very informative. I like that he stayed away from the "chops fest" approach that manifests itself in so many "instructional" videos now. I can't quite...
Forum: Drums 08-22-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Looking for suggestions on shell kit

Mapex Saturns. You can get them cheaper than in this link, btw. Look at eBay or the Drum Shop in Portland, Maine.
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Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,969
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Thinking of opening my own school. What would you like to see?

I think I would put it to a vote year to year about what types of electives the majority of students would appreciate taking and plan accordingly. As for the State required "stuff," I do definitely...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,969
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Thinking of opening my own school. What would you like to see?

I like this. Having an up to date media lab would seem to be a given. There are plenty of funding options (like grants) to support implementing one. Having a dedicated drum lab with electronic...
Forum: Drums 08-20-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,192
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Another dumb question I've been meaning to ask for years--when did Mapex get good

I remember when they first came out. The entry level kits seemed a little suspect, as did most entry level kits from virtually every company back then. They had the metal bass drum rims, etc. The...
Forum: Drums 08-20-2010, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By madgolfer
Re: The atmosphere and drums!

Didn't you just buy a vintage kit? The spaces you want to avoid are the ones that are really hot or cold and particularly humid or damp. If you walk into a space and it feels weird given the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,650
Posted By madgolfer
Re: making faces when playing

I am told I scowl when I play, despite the fact that I'm having a really good time. Check out some of the video footage with Elvin Jones. He's looks insane sometimes.
Forum: Drums 08-20-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,918
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Can anyone explain Yamaha "Stage Custom" to a new drummer's Dad?

If memory serves, the Stage Custom with the Nouveau lugs came out about 4-5 years ago? I don't know where they were manufactured, but likely Asia. It is a good basic kit, especially if you put good...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,969
Posted By madgolfer
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,969
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Thinking of opening my own school. What would you like to see?

I agree with this. I am not implying that teachers with masters degrees are, by nature, great teachers (I've had plenty who were dreadful). Rather, the expectations would be having a masters degree...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,156
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Concentration whilst playing gigs

Back in the 80's, we used to set our 9-piece kits up with toms and cymbals really high. You couldn't see the audience if you tried. In the 90's, however, all we had were 4-piece kits, so what I did...
Forum: Drums 08-18-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By madgolfer
Re: what is a good drumkit for a low price?

There has been a lot of progress in terms of what features manufacturers are offering on "entry" level kits. Some have all maple or birch shells which would have been unheard of ten years ago. Your...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,257
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Cymbals getting bigger?

28 inch rides would be too sluggish for most and would probably break easily. Besides, how would you fit it around your kit? If sizes were to change, it would have happened before now. If there is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,969
Posted By madgolfer
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,969
Posted By madgolfer
Re: Thinking of opening my own school. What would you like to see?

Sorry for the confusion. It would be a like a performing arts high school, only with the emphasis on music, rather than a range of arts subjects. There will definitely be a core curriculum (math,...
Forum: Drums 08-17-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By madgolfer
Re: What kind of snare and cymbals?

If you like Bonham, the Paiste 2002 and Giant Beat lines are possibilities. Bonham used various models, but you could start with 15' Sound Edge hi-hats, 24' ride, 18' medium crash, and a regular 18'...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,969
Posted By madgolfer
Thinking of opening my own school. What would you like to see?

I am getting closer to finishing my PhD in education and am totally disgusted with the way our education system works. I can't think of going back to a regular teaching position and watching students...
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