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Forum: Drummers 02-12-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 48,385
Posted By vadrum
Re: Terry Bozzio

much respect to tommy lee, but mr bozzio is really on a different level. ive got a lot of respect for terry, hes a fantastic musician and the work that hes done, from missing persons to zappa to the...
Forum: Drummers 02-12-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,887
Posted By vadrum
Re: Billy Cobham

i still love bc's solos, but i gotta agree that hearing him in an ensemble setting is where he really shines. his phrasing is fantastic, and he does little simple tricks to turn what is often a...
Forum: Drummers 02-12-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,887
Posted By vadrum
Re: Bill Cobham the best drummer?

well, man, if you look at it on paper, billy was ther first (that i know of) to switch the order of his toms around in such a peculiar fashion, he was one of the first (if not the first on the scene)...
Forum: Drummers 02-10-2007, 10:12 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 120,394
Posted By vadrum
Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

once again, another statement that shows a lack of knowledge of the history of drums. if we didnt have gadd we would not have drummers like vinnie or dennis. he was, and remains, one of the MOST...
Forum: Drummers 01-29-2007, 01:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,956
Posted By vadrum
Re: Philly Joe Jones

i have that book too, its a nice intro to various brush patterns. if you missed it, i believe there is a post on here where the person said he'd be willing to make a copy for anyone interested.
Forum: Drummers 01-23-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 136,950
Posted By vadrum
Re: Vinnie Colauita

i wouldnt pay for a lesson w/ vinnie to ask about a lick. id take a lesson w/ vinnie to discuss approaches to practicing or playing, technique, or concepts of playing. further, if i were interested...
Forum: Drummers 01-23-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 136,950
Posted By vadrum
Re: Vinnie Colauita

well, although his words may be a bit brash, if one person has EARNED the right to call it as he sees it, its vinnie. vinnie doesnt need to do anything spectacular, he knows his playing speaks for...
Forum: Drummers 01-06-2007, 05:08 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 44,296
Posted By vadrum
Re: Carter Beauford

having lived in richmond, va (70 min south east of charlottesville) for about 15 yrs now i had many opportunities to see the DMB live. seein carter up close in a small club was a great experience. ...
Forum: Drummers 01-06-2007, 04:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 23,148
Posted By vadrum
Re: Elvin Jones

my first experience w/ elvin was in the library media center @ VCU. i grabbed a copy of live @ birdland and proceeded to check out afro blue. OMG, i had NO clue what i was in for. prior to that my...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2007, 02:39 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 52,965
Posted By vadrum
Re: Best drumming album of all time?

1. zappa - joes garage......all time favourite drum album
2. TOP - live and in living color (david g baby!)
3. P-Funk All Stars - Live At the Beverly Theatre In Hollywood (killin' chambers)
4....
Forum: Drummers 01-06-2007, 02:18 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 23,148
Posted By vadrum
Re: Elvin Jones

sounds JUST like any other great jazz drummer?!

man, ron carter said it best when interviewed on elvins jones' video "different drummer: elvin jones"

"in order to understand elvin's...
Forum: Drummers 01-05-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 39,774
Posted By vadrum
Re: Tony Williams

ooops, i got caught...yeah the ronald mcdonald set were his dws. i was soooo surprised to hear he jumped ship from gretsch, btw. when he was playing gretsch, it was before gretsch offered different...
Forum: Drummers 01-05-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 39,774
Posted By vadrum
Re: Tony Williams

the zildj. tony williams signature stick of course.. =)

big pretty yellow gretsch drums 22 bd, what looked like 12, 13, 14, 16, and 18 inc toms.

prettiest set of drums ever until he went ronald...
Forum: Drummers 01-04-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 39,774
Posted By vadrum
Re: Tony Williams

my favorite album thus far w/ tony (at least at this point in time) is sam rivers' "fuschia swing song". if you havent checked this album out, do it. particularly if youre an early tony fan. this...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-03-2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 90,357
Posted By vadrum
Re: STICK CONTROL (george L stone) your experiences and suggestions

your work will not be in vain. youve set some good goals, now be confident that youve done the right thing and dedicate yourself to acheiving your goal. you may want to follow this same route down...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 88,030
Posted By vadrum
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

man, i hate to hear that Boston' scene is struggling. however, that's probably the case in a lot of bigger cities that had good scenes back in the day.

during the late 70s and 80s most of the...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-19-2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 90,357
Posted By vadrum
Re: STICK CONTROL (george L stone) your experiences and suggestions

the point to the short roll combinations will become evident when you first try to play them. don't skip that section. further, the latter sections of the book are very good about including odd...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-19-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 156,640
Posted By vadrum
Re: Review Educational Video: Wreckl's "Back to the Basics"

althought the video was not intended as a baics video. there is still tons of information to be gleaned from this instructional. i used to have this video, but i loaned my copy to nate smith and i...
Forum: Drummers 12-15-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 102,056
Posted By vadrum
Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

i know this is a BR thread and all, but i kinda' have to disagree on buddy's musicality being a benchmark for drummers to follow. his technical ability, especially since he was self taught, for...
Forum: Drummers 12-15-2006, 03:30 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 102,056
Posted By vadrum
Re: Buddy Rich and sheet music...

not a BR fanatic either, but i'm assuming the book in question is the book written in conjucntion w/ henry adler (this is the only BR book i know of). according to henry adler, who got a reputation...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2006, 08:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 43,658
Posted By vadrum
Re: Keep the Tradition alive

i like both grips. i primarily play trad grip though. dont use matched that much. i think they are both effective grips and your choice on which to use is entirely personal. i dont believe that...
Forum: Drummers 11-18-2006, 02:59 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 120,394
Posted By vadrum
Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

that's funny.....i found vinnie to be a great extension of gadd's drumming. if i could sum his style up in 2 influences i would definitely say gadd and tony williams. vinnie will never be short of...
Forum: Drummers 11-17-2006, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,566
Posted By vadrum
Re: Greg Hutchinson

greg is a great drummer and a great musician. was passage of time the first joshua redman album, the one w/ salt peanuts. you can also check out "look what ive got" w/ betty carter, "its alright to...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-13-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 90,357
Posted By vadrum
Re: STICK CONTROL (george L stone) your experiences and suggestions

here again, i want to be clear that i'm not saying that you shouldn't use the stone book at all. if you have the time and you want to run thru the book each day in any capacity, that is great. but...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-12-2006, 08:08 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 90,357
Posted By vadrum
Re: STICK CONTROL (george L stone) your experiences and suggestions

I wouldn't plan a routine like that for a beginner.


evidently its not a no brainer if there are drummers out there that don't sound right when they play because you hear bits of their practice...
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