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Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Looking for books on musical analysis

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=music+theory
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 505
Posted By Bobrush
Re: First use of a click

Not according to Wikipedia, which quotes from Geoffrey Emerick, the engineer on the track:

The tapping "has been incorrectly identified as a metronome in the past", according to engineer Geoff...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Staining drum heads with coffee

GRUNTERSDAD may be correct, I don't know. However, I do know that in older times, tea was actually used for lots of dyeing. Probably a bit easier than coffee, you wouldn't have a bunch of loose...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By Bobrush
Re: A family member wants to learn jazz. Recommendations?

I have a clarinet. I haven't played it in a while, but I've been meaning to get back to it. I played alto and bass clarinet in high school. It's an awesome instrument, good-size pitch range and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By Bobrush
Re: A family member wants to learn jazz. Recommendations?

I have a love/hate relationship with the Ken Burns doc. It is clearly the largest, most ambitious, longest, most thorough piece ever devoted to jazz. However, although I did say "most thorough",...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Call and response audience participation

If you want really raunchy, check 2 Live Crew "As Nasty as They Wanna Be", lots of 'colorful' call and response on that album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtsClj04oIE
"Boom Boom Out Go the...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-09-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Do you hear sounds or mechanics when you play?

Same story: I play an e-kit, and I swear I have different 'abilities' and things feel different when different sounds are loaded.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Would you notice quantized drumming in a video?

Actually it is MUCH easier to do with an e-kit. Just record MIDI and you can move any single note anywhere, perfectly and individually. Also, the DAW will probably have a single "Quantize" button...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Tips on drum rooms?

FYI, know that most residential cloth and foam products (upholstery, curtains, pillows, etc.) that are "fire-resistant" are really only geared to withstand a smoldering cigaret. An actual flame or...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Fred Astaire drumming with his feet while dancing!

No blood no foul. Still, your timing is a bit off: http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114601
Forum: Drums 03-22-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,239
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Just a G.A.S. observation

I'm kind of the same with guitars. About ten years ago, I had a lot of money, and I bought some really really nice guitars. I love them, but now I have this crazy sort of melancholy that I can't find...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-20-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Bobrush
Re: INDEPENDENCE EXERCISES HERE!!

Thanks Juan. I definitely need to work on this.
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,271
Posted By Bobrush
Re: I don't know whether to take this tour or not

I think it was Mark Twain who said this:
Johnson says "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel ", but I suggest it is the first.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-17-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Can you sit comfortably at an E-kit?

I have the DTX 562, which for purposes of this discussion, is essentially the same thing. Have you tried 'opening' the left and right sections a bit more? The center two rack posts/legs are...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Laptop/backing cutting out live

^^Some good ideas in any case.

Is it the same song that always has this problem? Maybe the audio file is corrupted. Can you get a new copy of it?
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 715
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Drums and allergies

I have found my people!



Kurz, you have my sympathy. I have managed to escape food allergies, except for a few mild reactions. My next-door neighbor when I was a kid was allergic to chocolate,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,333
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Michael Beinhorn fires drummers.

Only if the founder sold enough of the company to let others have control. For which, they were probably well-paid. Then, it is not really "his own" company.
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Bobrush
Re: What’s an affordable, decent option when it comes to a drum recording interface for filming vide

I think you mean XLR inputs, and it is 2, 4 or 8. I have the the one with 8. There are many competitors, but the nice thing about the Presonus is that it comes with their Presonus Studio One Artist...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 715
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Drums and allergies

I, too suffer from bad allergies. My experience is that everybody's allergies are a little different. My allergies are BAD. I'm really sick and tired of people telling me, "Just take some...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Drummers of the American Revolution and beyond

A bit off-topic:



Wow, when I was in high school, in the '80s, I found myself at some 'talk' where these guys had some extreme views and crazy logic that basically wound up at the conclusion...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Just digging it?

I think this is the one area where amateurs might have a slight advantage. As an amateur, I am never required to do anything. I am not required to take any particular gig, or play any song or genre I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Maybe this is where the term "Kick" drum came from

I remember hearing that Fred always insisted on that for all his numbers. The guy was an astounding talent.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-23-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,251
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Entry Level Jazz

Did you check your spam folder? That seems to be where everything automated goes.
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Where to go after playing on cruise ships?

Speak for yourself. I am professional engineer, and I know many many former professional musicians who work in my field and post on engineering forums. The OP asked for some career advice and asked...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By Bobrush
Maybe this is where the term "Kick" drum came from

Well, I'm impressed (always been a fan):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTH9VwACh7o
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