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Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
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Re: How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Wow! Thanks for sharing this Bruce. Very powerful indeed.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Re: Totally lost

I would say two things ..

1. Read Bermuda's advice and take it to heart.

2. When you do get back into a band, insist that you use a click/metronome when rehearsing with them.

The click is...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-17-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Re: Practising with a metronome.

Honestly there is no "best" way start .. the point to a metronome is to learn to play to a device that plays perfect metric time, thusly teaching you how to develop an internal meter.

In the...
Forum: Drums 12-17-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Re: Your thoughts on this DW Collector Series kit

Hey Scully .. take that deal! Cases and shells for under 3K for a DW kit is great. I paid over $2200 for new DW Performance series shells with a store discount and no cases .. and the performance...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Re: Billy Cobham the shutterbug

My pleasure BillyRay .. yeah Cobham is at the top of my all time favorites. Especially now that I have some personal insight where he is coming from. Huge respect for how musical (and smart) that guy...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,067
Re: Who uses Moongel?

I like to use them sparingly in certain live situations. In the studio I generally let the engineer do what they must, but if the gaff tape comes out I intercede and hand him my gels.

I also...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Billy Cobham the shutterbug

Hey all .. just wanted to post this interview I did recently with Billy. It was a surreal experience and about a years worth of education wrapped into one.

Turns out Cobham is a legit photog ......
Forum: Drum Technique 12-17-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Re: Drum lesson: developing RLRLLK. How to build chops from patterns you already know.

Cool .. lots of ways to use that! Especially around the toms etc.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 602
Re: Always out of breath, need to get my stamina up somehow.

I would start some cardio routines right away and then start shedding some serious hand and foot techniques. Maybe look up a metal drummer in your area who does what you want to do.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-15-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Practicing the chaal

Hey all

I have been incorporating some ethnic grooves into my daily routine. Lately it is the chaal.

I wanted to ask if anyone else out there had some groove ideas in and around Afican,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 876
Re: Do Youtube Drum Covers Influence What/How You Play?

It just leaves me thinking: "What else am I missing?"[/QUOTE]

Maybe you aren't missing anything. What to you want to be better at? Find a teacher or book or both and study that until you feel...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Re: Drumming as Art

Here's my take on this.

I have interviewed many "famous" drummers and studied with a few as well. What I take away every time from the drummers who sound like themselves (Jojo Mayer, Billy Cobham,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 876
Re: Do Youtube Drum Covers Influence What/How You Play?

mmulcahy1 .. I wouldn't let Youtube be your be all end all. If it brings your confidence level down, get the heck out of there and do something that inspires you!

I post lessons all the time on...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Re: Sharing Informative Radio Interveiw With Mick Fleetwood

Thanks for sharing this Bruce. I am a huge fan of Mick's and this is a great interview!!
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 23,443
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Just got a full set of the Aquarian onHeads. I live in an apt and can't use acoustic drums but I didn't want to invest in an electronic kit. This is a really great product and gives me the ability to...
Forum: Drums 12-11-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 495

Use moon gels or buy a drum dial and tune out the offending overtones.
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Re: Kit Upgrade, Looking for Advice

May also want to look at Ludwig Signet line .. US made 3 pc drums for under $1000
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Re: Kit Upgrade, Looking for Advice

I would say that given your price point you should definitely consider new.

There are a couple reasons I think. First, buying new gets you a warranty and some after sales service.

Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,178
Re: Discouraging & deterring theft on gigs

Having had all my rare Paiste's, a full 4 piece kit and hardware stolen from my car that was parked in a well lit neighborhood near a police station .. here is what I have learned.

1. Always have...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Re: Relighting my fire

Dude! You answered your own question. It is your block and your salvation!!

"pretty much no confidence and was stalled at the 'I sort of know what I'm doing but not good enough to go out and join...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Re: It's hard to start a band, when you're a Drummer

maxwhineberg! take action my friend ... as your famous name-sake is quoted as saying: "All I ever wanted to do was play the drums; I felt good about myself when I played the drums. So I worked...
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,321
Re: DW Performace or C&C

Hey FugginmugginDrums .. I have the DW performance series and am truly in love with them. Never issues with tuning and they sounded great right out of the box with factory heads.

Another upside...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Re: Now a morning drummer

Makes a ton of sense Dre25. Many neurologists claim your brain's neuroplasticity is best right after you get up. Hasn't had to make decisions or deal with stress yet. Also .. the Dali Lama starts...
Forum: Drums 11-28-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Re: Reasons Not to Buy Dixon Artisan Drums?

If nothing else, Dixon has been making drums for 35 years, so they are invariably going to get good at doing it. I know that their recent foray into a higher end line was as a result of some serious...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,254
Re: When soundmen attack

I feel your rant B_HALF. There are more sound tech's out there like that than I care to think about!! Obviously he isn't a drummer and isn't a very good sound tech if he can't get a decent sound from...
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