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Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,460
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Looking for good punk drummers

I think a couple of people have already mentioned him, but Bomer from RKL (Rich Kids on LSD) is nasty. Also, the various drummers from Big D and the Kids Table (Max McVeety, Jon Reilly, Jason Gilbert...
Forum: Drummers 01-28-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 108,837
Posted By tajtonic
Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

What I love about Gadd is the unbelievable musicality. It seems as though every note he plays is perfect for the tune. He can drive a band unlike anybody I've heard. He's the hippest drummer, in my...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-09-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 20,694
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Specific exercise for jazz ride cymbal speed.

well for really insanely fast bop check out 'b swift' and 'b. quick' by sonny rollins. max roach on drums. i haven't clocked it but i'm sure it's in the vicinity of 430 bpm
Forum: Drummers 12-07-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 20,775
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Elvin Jones

has anyone noticed the extent to which gadd's jazz playing borrows from elvin's? like on his (gadd's) tracks on the album she was too good to be true by chet baker or the video on here of him...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-23-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,489
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Reggae/ska drumming

carlton barrett, sly dunbar, drummie zeb... listen listen listen. after a little listening and discerning you should be able to discern rocksteady, steppers, rockers, one drop, two drop, dancehall,...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-01-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,022
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Help with jazz soloing and trading fours

i like to think of improvisation as talking. you may have certain 'expressions' or phrases you cop from other drummers the same way we use terms we heard someone else say, but most of all you have to...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-01-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,972
Posted By tajtonic
Re: What to focus first??

tempo. time time time time time time. time.

Forum: Drum Technique 03-24-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,728
Posted By tajtonic
Re: building speed

i've found that although it is a very small factor, general muscular arm strength can contribute to speed... i'm not saying that lifting weights alone will help you improve at all. but with greater...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-05-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,962
Posted By tajtonic
Re: steve gadd jazz comping

eh, to each his own i guess. thanks
Forum: Drum Technique 03-04-2008, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,962
Posted By tajtonic
steve gadd jazz comping

OK. http://drummerworld.com/Videos/stevegaddjazzgroove.html
This has been driving me crazy. I hear him using this lick on 'She Was Too Good To Me" by Chet Baker constantly. It's when he does the...
Forum: Drums 02-14-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By tajtonic
Re: The set I'll need

pretty low. under 1000. I was also looking at Taye drums, but i'm not sure that they have everything I'm looking for.
Forum: Drums 02-13-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By tajtonic
The set I'll need

hey guys, i've been looking around for a new set and my requirements are as follows:

1.durable/solid... not that i abuse my drums, but i'd like shells that won't warp, hardware that doesn't fall...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,376
Posted By tajtonic
Re: The grooviest groove?

ndugu chancler or bernard purdie, i think
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,973
Posted By tajtonic
john blackwell/terri lynne carrington clinics

Yesterday I saw back to back drum clinics with Terri Lynne Carrington and John Blackwell at the Berklee High School Jazz festival. It was NASTY. Terri Lynne was amazing, really laid back, both in...
Forum: Drummers 12-24-2007, 12:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,155
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Jack DeJohnette

i'm currently in love with his comping on chet baker's she was too good to me (not to mention gadd's playing on that album as well... best jazz recording of his in my opinion). jack's another example...
Forum: Drummers 12-23-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,155
Posted By tajtonic
Jack DeJohnette

I'm pretty surprised there wasn't one for him yet. Shall we discuss?
Forum: Drum Technique 12-17-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,241
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Hands speed

i've done pillow practice for a while and i find although it builds up the endurance and control of the drumming muscles you have to practice with rebound just as much so you learn to account for the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,077
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Drummer's career ended by someone's stupidity...

with the technology we have today, hopefully she'll be back on the drums soon... who knows, maybe with a prosthetic hand she'll have crazy speed..
Forum: Drum Technique 12-14-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,126
Posted By tajtonic
Re: 6/8 and 12/8

it can be cool to get a 3 feel over the standard 6/8 thing... accenting every other 8th note as such:

1 2 3 4 5 6
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,602
Posted By tajtonic
Re: What SHUFFLE songs do you know?

any gadd shuffle is awesome.. I've been spending weeks getting my left foot to catch the upbeats like that
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 96,047
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Most Under-rated Drummers

the dude from ACDC, whoever he was...

the fact that I can't remember his name illustrates my point. He may not have been the most technical drummer, but he could hold down the groove like an...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-14-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 40,286
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Matched Grip vs. Traditional Grip: Pro's and Con's?

i personally switch between them... tony williams used to say that he liked to have the difference between the hands to make each side sound unique.. also there are certain stylistic things in both...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-08-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,473
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Can someone help me come up with a practice plan?

the rudiment ritual perhaps? hell of a challenge.

Forum: Drum Technique 12-06-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,062
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Stumbled on Playing first exercise from Jim Chapin ;-(

well, that riding on the hi hat thing is a basic jazz move. just ride the same way you would on the cymbal but with your right hand on the hihat. left foot motion stays basically the same, though it...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-06-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,074
Posted By tajtonic
Re: The " oops" hit

in my possibly misinformed opinion, the idea of 'getting the beater off the head' should only mean not pushing in, much like the concept of rebound with your hands. if the beater stays there just...
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