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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Cymbal/Tom stand stabilization

I had the same problem, somewhat. I was afraid of my stands falling over with the toms attached, so I stabilized them with ankle weights. The kind kids wear on their ankles when they are training...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: The Beat Goes On? Drummer Boy's Great-Great-Great-Great Grandson

That is a good story. thanks for posting that! Many people have forgotten or have no knowledge of how important drums were in battles back then.
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By rogue_drummer
Tinnitus (ear ringing)

Does anyone else suffer from Tinnitus, or ear ringing?

I'm sure I've thoroughly screwed up my hearing over the years by not wearing hearing protection. In fact my ears are ringing now a bit as I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Another Frustrated Drummer....

Worst sentence in the English language: "I'm not a drummer, but ______." Fill in the blanks with anything idiotic a guitar player or bass player tells you.

I feel for you. If you can't...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,226
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Ain't no more fun...

Thanks LarrryAce! Glad I'm keeping you guys entertained! Haha!! Grin.
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,226
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Ain't no more fun...

Haha! Okay...

Sunday morning we had a 7:15 am rehearsal time scheduled. Everyone there is basically still trying to wake up good. We started off practicing the new song he introduced to us in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,226
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Ain't no more fun...

Thank you, GeoB, STXBob, and all!

This past Sunday morning rehearsal was something else! But I got thru it and now I can RELAX and focus on my other band. Fun times ahead. :)
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Got a one-time teaching deal

He is at beginner level. No formal musical training. He's playing drum kit in the "School of Rcck", which teaches them some songs, they play a few gigs, etc. He knows a few very simple grooves. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By rogue_drummer
Got a one-time teaching deal

I love the barter system!

My wife and I got married in 2011 but just now got around to having our Will done. Not the best financial planning, but at least it's almost done. All we need to do is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,226
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Ain't no more fun...

Thaik you everyone! This proves DW is the best forum.

The blow up clown thing is hilarious!

I tried on several occasions to speak with an elder, deacon, etc. about my concerns before he came...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,226
Posted By rogue_drummer
Ain't no more fun...

playing in our praise and worship band now. The reason? New young, hot-shot, know-it-all director. Several years out of school and he thinks he knows everything. I've seen this band go from being...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-09-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By rogue_drummer
Hi Hat Technique

Please forgive me if this question has already been asked and discussed.

I've been watching YouTube videos of Buddy Rich, Ed Shaughnessy, Joe Morello and those guys for a while now and always,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: So this happened!!

Many Congrats! Are the issues available for download? Some great material there.
Forum: Drums 09-03-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Best way to acquire a vintage kit

I like Larry's way better....
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By rogue_drummer
Singers dragging the tempo

Never fails, singers take too much liberry with the tempo and either drag or rush. In this case 4 singers d r u g the tempo off the charts. So much so that a couple complained to my wife after...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Movies that Feature Drumming

What's impressive about "Whiplash" is the lead actor has actually played drums since the age of 15, so he already was drumming before landing the part. Of course to prep for this role he practiced 4...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,646
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

Man this is tough. Diplomacy. If that fails, shoes perhaps.

Sounds like bribe territory to me. You gotta pay tribute lol.

Either that or establish a precedent now that it's non negotiable....
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Songs that make you do a double-take when you sit to down to play them

Maybe a rookie mistake here, but anything by Lynyrd Skynyrd'd drummer. It's so simple it's brilliant. I've had to study everything live on YouTube I can find just to see how the grove is going and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Movies that Feature Drumming

New movie out in October called Whiplash.

http://www.whiplashmovie.com
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Gorilla Music

A band I was in years ago fell for that nonsense...they even sent us the tickets with our band's name on them to "sell". We decided to go ahead and do it until we found out it was nothing but a big...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: I pased the audition!

Thank you everyone for your encouraging words! I'll certainly do my best now to keep this gig!
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By rogue_drummer
I pased the audition!

Here's how this happened: I answered an ad on Craigslist regarding an older guitarist who wanted to join a classic rock and blues band, after his band fired their original drummer and went on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By rogue_drummer
Re: Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn

Thank you! I nailed the audition!!!
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By rogue_drummer
Sweet Home Chicago - Clapton style

Enormous talent in this room. Steve Gadd on drums.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moAR4Bb2QHI
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By rogue_drummer
Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn

Great song by SRV.

Once again I can't tell if the drum part is a shuffle or straight quarters on the hats and ride.
Snare is pretty much on 2 and 4.

Any ideas?

This is for a band audtion...
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