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Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Playing for Teacher

OMG - thanks for posting as I have 100% the same problem. Hopefully others have helpful advice as I constantly make rookie mistakes for things that I "know" inside and out and have been tested before...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: How do you play Jazz tom toms

there's the classic cross stick on 2 and double tom back beat on 4 (or the reverse of this sequence).

to many examples to list of this iconic beat but here a couple that come top of mind that...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: So why two 16s?

while there are a few vids showing him actually using two floor toms, my understanding was that the second floor tom was really nothing more than a prop for him in most instances and served as a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,122
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: ALBUMS THAT HAD AN LASTING IMPACT ON YOUR DRUMMING

Killer list, love the VH II reference - a criminally under-appreciated album, even among VH aficionados. The mini drum solo in Light Up the Sky and awesome drum fills in Outta Love Again are...
Forum: Drums 12-16-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 708
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Musical Instrument Museum - Drums of the World

I knew I recognized that wind mill from somewhere!

https://www.souldrums.com/shop/vintage-2/ludwig-professional-outfit-1/
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: A Round Table of Greats

I seem to recall reading an interview with Max Roach where he said that the disappearance of the bass drum in jazz had less to do with stylistic choices, and more to do with changes in recording...
Forum: Drummers 12-12-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,844
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Thoughts On Phil Collins??

Really? At the very least, he was quite a capable singer, especially in 70s era Genesis. His backing vocals were an integral part to their sound with Peter Gabriel, and as the lead vocalist he was...
Forum: Drummers 12-12-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,844
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Thoughts On Phil Collins??

Well, stuff like this won't help with the "now you see him, now you don't" disappearing act

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/phil-collins-cancels-first-performance-in-four-years-20141207
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Forum: Drummers 12-08-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 107,213
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

Agree. The Disney solo is particularly noteworthy. His level of attack and intensity is off the charts. He's got the audience in a powerful vise between his toms and snare.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-08-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,820
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: leaving the kick beater on the bass head?

Colin Bailey has a great technique where the foot rests in the same heel down position regardless whether one is playing heel up or heel down. The difference rests in slightly raising the heel when...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-04-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Retarded left foot - suggestions?

Definitely go slow. I'd focus on counting your 4s out loud and spang-a-langing with the ride and bass drum.

Once comfortable, start to emphasize the "2" and "4 in your counts to encourage the...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-01-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Question about early beginner progression.

Have you considered drum lesssons? That would be the ideal starting point to getting a clear direction of how to progress; tough to do that all by yourself as a beginner.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-01-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Question about early beginner progression.

Agree that you need to be having fun. That is table stakes, especially for a hobbysit where drums is not their lifeblood and source of their income.

Stick control is so pervasive but yet so...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Joe Morello on Buddy Rich #1

Can't wait for part 2!
Forum: Drums 11-26-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Rack Tom as floor Tom

It may be just the angle, but it looks like your crash cymbal is way out into the bleachers. You must have Mister Fantastic-like arms!
Forum: Drummers 11-18-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,927
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Mike Mangini

Did he say people of all other cultures or certain cultures don't understand odd-times? You seem to imply the latter which is not necessarily inconsistent with having a world view.

His comments...
Forum: Drummers 11-14-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Great hip hop drummers?

Not sure if he qualifies as a drummer (he may be thought of as a drum programmer), but J Dilla put out some truly amazing stuff during his unfortunately short life.
Forum: Drummers 11-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,800
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Nick Menza

That could be true, but how has he supported himself since then? Is he getting significant royalties from the old albums; was he credited as a songwriter even?

At some point, financial necessity...
Forum: Drummers 11-12-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,800
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Nick Menza

I'm a huge Menza fan too but let's be honest, his career started and ended with Megadeth and essentially defines his career as a working professional. What else can he be doing or talking about that...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Hey Lefty Drummers

As an update to the thread, check out Aaron Anderson's observations on being a left handed player in a right handed world:
...
Forum: Drummers 11-11-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,293
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Ginger Baker

No updates to this thread in quite some time. Interesting.

Anyone purchase his latest album, 'Why?' It's tough to listen to it without being keenly aware of his physical ailments; the tempo seems...
Forum: Drummers 11-05-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 164,003
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Neil Peart

what about guys like Ringo, Travis Barker, and Gene Krupa; plenty of popularity, longevity, and originality on display.
Forum: Drummers 11-05-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 164,003
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Neil Peart

Agreed that Peart is an amazing and hugely influential rock drummer, and a phenomenal drummer for Rush. I'm a huge Rush fan and have seen them in concert many times.

Popularity, originality, and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,271
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Importance of a good drum throne?

hmm. To play's devil advocate, in my experience, having a cheap, no-frills throne actually forces you to play with good balance and posture. Plush seats with ergodynamic countours are much more...
Forum: Drummers 11-03-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,122
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Hannah Ford and Prince

Interesting this thread just came back to life, and no one mentioned her national performance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend.

Anyone see her? I thought she played well and played with...
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