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Forum: Drum Technique 07-20-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Lack of Excitement Live

Or anything to do with being pedantic?

I thought this was a forum for drummers, not pedantics...? Chill out fella
Forum: Drum Technique 07-20-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,826
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Drum Books - Gradual Progression of Grooves

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rhythm-Section-Drumming-Play-Along-Drums/dp/0634011456


Not a bad book this one
Forum: Drum Technique 07-20-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Lack of Excitement Live

What kind of music is it?
Forum: Drum Technique 07-17-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,177
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Face Facts

Guys, you have cheered me no end! I'm glad it is not just me. Perhaps it is a higher zen like state of mind and face that meditation guru's strive for years to attain :-)

I think it was the...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-16-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,177
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Face Facts

Thing is Zabour, i am comfy with fills and beats etc, do concentrate hard obviously, I just forget about what my face is doing.
Something to work on i guess, or maybe follow Grunters advice :-)
...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-16-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,177
Posted By Jimothy
Face Facts

I've recently seen a video of our last gig. Was very pleased with my drumming etc, obviously spotted a few mistakes, but what really got me was..well....My Face!

I'd never really considered what...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-13-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,529
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Need Help!! Shuffle Songs

There is no rush mate. Drums are a long term investment. Concentrate on your technique and getting everything right as you go on.

Have a set of tunes you play to yes, can shuffle the order if...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-13-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,529
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Need Help!! Shuffle Songs

Doing It To Death....James Brown....Jabo on drums!
Forum: Drum Technique 07-13-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,637
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Ghost notes on a snare

Ghost notes are more a drop of the stick from just above the snare than a hit.

Watch these clips:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t0VlzJeNvA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puEVs4g6qyk

At one...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,931
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Standardized testing

Nothing wrong with a few levels of tests in my eyes. Could really help you to focus practise to get through the exams.
You don't lose the art doing this. You gain the extra tools which will help...
Forum: Drums 07-28-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Tabla

Do not skimp on cash when buying a set. Cheap sets do not give you a sound and are just a waste of money.

Find a good teacher who can recommend where you buy a set from.

Be prepared for a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,540
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Ever feel like a square peg in a round hole?

Good move leaving mate, and to be honest reading your feelings, I'd not do the gig with them. They have plenty of time and by the sounds of it, don't really need a drummer anyway.

Lifes too short...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,997
Posted By Jimothy
Re: House Drumset - frustrating show

Harry, MrChat and Hawk have summed it up for you mate. This happens at battle of the bands, and many many other multi band gigs. Learn to live with it, be cool and respectfull to the people putting...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,949
Posted By Jimothy
Re: I started drums so late in my life... argh! regrets...

Same here...and it sure does!



Amen to that as well!

Just be glad you HAVE started mate, enjoy, get into it and of course, remember to relax when playing :-)
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,115
Posted By Jimothy
Re: A word of appreciation

Who mentioned booze...? Where is it?? :-)

Yeah tis a superb site and I recommend it to drummers all the time!
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,684
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Rock drummers 'are top athletes'

Haha



No! Grip less hard and work on technique

Is always worth trying to get fitter as well, i've been 'trying' for years but will get there one day :-)
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,684
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Rock drummers 'are top athletes'

After playing an hours footy last night I can confirm.....I am NOT very fit!
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2008, 12:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,684
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Rock drummers 'are top athletes'

Haha i'll try that one!

Yeah, in all seriousness there is no way a pro drummer is as fit as a premier league player from just drumming, they'll be fit but not as intensly so. But, I do think...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,659
Posted By Jimothy
Re: A fear of student accomedation and practicing...

All part of lifes rich pageant. You're gonna have to compromise or find a rehearsal room nearby your place of study / halls etc.
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,107
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Lewis Hamilton - Drummer

Interesting to know, whilst watching the race the other day, noticed when changing gear he seemed to be doing it in a hand tapping / drummer type way....confirms it all for me!
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,684
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Rock drummers 'are top athletes'

You beat me to it mate.....was good to see this article!

We all knew it anyway, and my belly is just for show :-)
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,052
Posted By Jimothy
Re: what means 'pocket' ?

I was told, and do believe, that the pocket is about creating a safe rhythmic space for the rest of your band to relax and free themselves in.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Beginner. Where to start?

Lessons for sure mate, but research this, find someone who will inspire you!
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Beginner. Where to start?

The worlds your oyster man, if I could start again, i'd concentrate on technique and making sure I could hit right! If you know music already then just learn to play the drums how you hear them and...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,305
Posted By Jimothy
Re: Dude I Dont Get IT!!!!

I'm not sure, but listening to this always helps me :-)


http://www.myspace.com/stantonmoore
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