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Forum: Drums 06-04-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,883
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Sonor's build quality- not what it used to be.

I cant justify all the faults but the deep square ones on the bearing edge is made during production of the shell, they insert little kinda of match stick pieces of wood during gluing
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Help - Anyone in London?

airbnb.com and wimdu.com
Also is quite good for furnished apartments.
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,869
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: When a student gets too good too quickly

To the student that is the good stuff, who are you to tell them what music is good or bad, its a completely individual choice.
In situations like this i would teach them the song they want but...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,064
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Touring drummer payscale?

thats a really hard question to answer i think,
If its your own originals band probably not to much unless your band is touring internationally but if you were a session guy playing for say beyonce...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,215
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Life as a drum teacher?

I dont really agree with the whole degree meaning more money thing. If your good people will pay you accordingly and just having graduated university sure as hell doesn't mean you are good many many...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 48,264
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Great drummers - quotes

Steve Smith, Standing on the shoulders of giants.

I know its a name of one of his books or dvd's but he has also described his playing this way.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,120
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: How many of you exclusively play open hand?

I play open handed as well. always have.
same deal as the original post, just felt natural. i also broke my left ankle so it doesn't work to well. so playing a lefty kit didn't work well.

Forum: Drum Technique 07-05-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,372
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: How can i reduce a drumset volume???

Dynamics would be a very hard choice i think with beginner students.
I saw a music school in Sydney that had scrunched up some newspaper and filled the drums with that, it was quiet but im not sure...
Forum: Drums 06-25-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,243
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: 12" x 7" Sleishman stave snare. What's it worth?

It is Sleishman hardware, that is there free floating system. Before they went down to the round tube lugs.
Im not sure on the shell tho, they are big on nothing metallic on the shell, but your...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,523
Posted By DeanOdgers
The big move.

Any other Aussies on here that are thinking of making or have made the move overseas?
Europe or America? How did you go about it?
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,363
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Stereotypical thoughts....

What was the name of the film?

Its the people that are uneducated in jazz that think its all about little bop kits, but the first jazzers were using massive marching bass drums as there kick drum,...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-11-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,459
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Ghost notes

The way it was taught to me is to over exaggerate the two extremes so make the accents really strong and loud and play the ghost's as quiet as you possibly can, then over time when you have the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,001
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Light-Hitter

tell them to turn down, if they cant hear your snare and they are stood on a stage with you then its far to loud.
But like someone else said take it as a compliment its nearly always drummers being...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-09-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,281
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: What grip to pick

Learn them all.
Saying matched grip. german or french is easier is not true, just might be easier for you.
Try them all and see what feels best.
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,429
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: careers in drumming

I completely agree, having graduated college does not mean you are a good musician.
Forum: Drums 06-05-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,119
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Sleishman Pros and cons

Jump on the Sleishman website and find a local stockist if you want to have a bash, or look them up on youtube.
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,429
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: careers in drumming

there is alot of options.
There is places like the Drummers Collective for a university type education. Similar ones in the uk as well.
Like you said there is teaching jobs, studio/session jobs,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,913
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Become a Session Drummer

$75 a song is not standard at least not in Australia.
Most guys here do minimum $300 for a 3 hour call, even if its only one song.
I think the guys doing it cheaper are the ones recording the...
Forum: Drums 06-03-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,119
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Sleishman Pros and cons

I own a Sleishman 13x7 Rose gum snare and i have recorded on there maple kits many times.
I have never heard a bad drum. only people who cant tune.
The kits sound fat and warm and have a really...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: American Idol.. And Its Affect On Modern Music.

Its made the public think that hitting an excessive amount of long held notes means your a good singer.
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,701
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: In a rut, how to move on?

Really think about what you are playing and why. Dont just automatically do ghost notes because it feels natural to your hand.
Mean every note, ghost notes included. that should help with cleaner...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,786
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Looking for college/career/life advice

It's unfortunate that today's "pop" music scene is littered with those who have no musical abilty whatsoever, yet make millions doing it. rogue_drummer

I agree that it sucks all the pretty boy...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,786
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Looking for college/career/life advice

Im not sure why you are still replying or even made this post, obviously your mind is made up or your just to egotistical to listen to some very sensible suggestions.

To say having lessons will...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,786
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Looking for college/career/life advice

What ever you do put everything you have into it.
If you want to be a session player take every job you can and play everything.

From the producers and session guys i have talked to in Sydney a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,202
Posted By DeanOdgers
Re: Playing a four piece

Saying that you can only play pocket on a 4 piece is completely invalid, there are guys doing stuff on 4 pieces that blokes with 10 toms alone couldn't emulate.

For me its the 'drummers' that have...
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