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Forum: Drum Technique 12-17-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: New Vinnie lesson

Hi mate,

i will have heard that. There was a great copy of that video but it got taken down which is a shhame.

What song is that from

D
Forum: Drum Technique 12-16-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Where are you comping at with your left hand?

I have to say that I was never much of a transcriber and even less to learn my transcriptions.

But the things I have been involved in have meant I need to transcribe lots and then learn em.

My...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Drumming as Art

Hi Mike, good points.

Yeah it's choices (another thing that was mentioned in convo) it's always the choices.

The AC/DC thing wasn't a who would be better at the gig just if we plonked these...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Drumming as Art

Hey guys,

thanks for everyones input. Good discussion going on.

@Gruntersdad - Exactly my point in terms of who am I? Does that develop over time and naturally through my brain subconsciously...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By Dave_Major
Drumming as Art

Afternoon gang.

Bear with me on this but i hope this is clear

So i wanna kick my playing up a gear or 2 over the next while and have saught some help in this.
I'm at the stage in my playing...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-11-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Where are you comping at with your left hand?

Tony and Todd are the dudes on this forum on this subject in my experience but I'll weigh in anyway!

The 3 books mentioned, Chapin - Art of Bop - and syncopation

This is just my experience but...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: How to handle this situation

Cheers man.

If he asks more than anything else. If he doesn't then no worries but if it comes up my reasons for leaving then the problem would arise.

D
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: How to handle this situation

I wuld like to ensure that my friends actually still have thier gigs.

It's nt a case of negotiating my slice and like I said before the other guys in the band were told to keep the fact I was...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: How to handle this situation

Hey guys, thanks for the responses.

I think this thread has derailed slightly from my original plan (all cool though)

I do set my rates for teaching, recordings and gigs with local bands. For...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: How to handle this situation

The guitarist has been with him a year less than me and the bass player has been with him a while.

I would understand if there was a loyalty bonus and a sliding scale that's cool. And I know bands...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: How to handle this situation

It's all covers - wedding band.

The 'guy' owns all the pa etc but not drums or anything. Also he does take extra - evidently - don't think providing PA warrants taking 8 times as much as everyone...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: How to handle this situation

There are no gigs in january so a month is enough time and also I'll say I'll cover any till you find someone.

Dave
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: How to handle this situation

Totally would and that would be my first choice. my dilemma is that if I do that, that shows that the other band members have told me and in a FB message he said 'don't tell dave'

That then puts...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: How to handle this situation

Thanks guys,

There are a multitude of reasons why I want to leave (and the other members do)

1 - the money situation - the cost of hiring the band is 1400. The 3 other members of the band (not...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dave_Major
How to handle this situation

Hi guys, bit of advice required here.


So a band I joined in august full time (upgraded from well used dep status) pay is low but there are plenty of gigs which was great at the time.


Now!!...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-05-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: How to progress on Tommy Igoe's Lifetime Warmup?

I feel that the tempos are guides.

120 is a decent tempo so if you want move to the intermediate section.

When you move to the new section you actually have to slow down to be able to play it...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-02-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: A new video

Awesome man.

Love to see how you get on.

D
Forum: Drum Technique 12-01-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Question about Groove Essentials 2.0 DVD vs. Book

The Mp3s only come with the books.
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,674
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: The being fired or quitting thread

I've been fired twice and left so many other bands.

My firing stories are as follows

Band 1 - one of the first pro bands I was playing in. Bout 21 I think and getting 40 a gig but it was money...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-28-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Dave_Major
A new video

Hey guys, hows it going.

I think my last post a couple of weeks ago got deleted for some reason.

I've got anther lick lesson for everyone. this time a Steve SMith thing which is useful in so...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-28-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Question about Groove Essentials 2.0 DVD vs. Book

Save up and stretch to it if you can.

Hudson Digital are running a sale at the moment so you could get the 2 dvds as digital download for $18. - go to their site and at checkout enter STUFFED in...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Question about Groove Essentials 2.0 DVD vs. Book

you can buy 2x book and the dvds in one package - including the posters.

The posters live in the dvd case so if you dont need it don't take it out.
...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Forum shenanigans - LDS 2014 - Photo's & video

True pleasure to meet you all over the weekend.

I look distinctly less drunk in that picture than I imagined I would...result!

Roll on 2015

Dx
Forum: Drum Technique 11-01-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Fitting in the Diddles

I agree with you and Larry as well.

You can always work on your time and working with a metronome does not guarantee good time.

Make you time better and you will have a better time!

D
Forum: Drum Technique 11-01-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Fitting in the Diddles

A bounced double is as useful as a chocolate fireguard and sounds like a lawn mower. when you play on different sources such as a floor tom whihc have less rebound or you have a detuned snare drum...
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