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Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2009, 02:59 PM
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Posted By rockitman

Dude that is awesome !
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2009, 02:56 PM
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Views: 10,005
Posted By rockitman

We are very fortunate to have had Louie with us for so long. Every time I watch him play I learn something.

I've sent NPR a link to drummerworld. They reported the story in about 10 seconds...
Forum: Drummers 02-16-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,997
Posted By rockitman
Re: Clive Burr

I do. He has MS, No ?
I think Maiden may have done a fundraiser or two for him.
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,301
Posted By rockitman
Re: What do you want from the internet?

I totally agree with Wave on this. The internet is an awesome resource for all kinds of playing. I personally have sourced hours of lessons from beginner to advanced. Some I use in my lesson plans...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-01-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 16,479
Posted By rockitman
Re: How much time does everybody practice?

I get about 20-30 hours per week on the kit, and do a daily routine on the pad. Thats the only way I can gauge it. On a daily basis I may not practice at all, just my routine on the pad which is...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-01-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,454
Posted By rockitman
Re: Offbeat note spacing problem

If your displacing notes to the point that the up and down beat are trading places, thats a timing and phrasing issue. You have to understand the value of each note that your playing and give each...
Forum: Drummers 01-01-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 1,408,413
Posted By rockitman
Re: Gavin Harrison here!


I enjoy the commentary from time to time and have gotten some really great suggestions regarding gear, technique etc.

Your remarks to the poster asking about your studies, complacency...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,255
Posted By rockitman
Re: perfect pitch. what about perfect timing?

Not by my definition. But I understand what you mean.

Could you only imaging what Zeppelin would sound like if Bonzo was locked into a click constantly. Furthermore think about some of the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,255
Posted By rockitman
Re: perfect pitch. what about perfect timing?

Perfect timing is relative, unlike perfect pitch.

Donald Fagen is well known for being tremendously picky about his drummers and timing.
That's why Steely Dans music tends to be so groove...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,895
Posted By rockitman
Re: Time keepers or creative drummers

Speaking to the Keith Moon point specifically. He likely would not have had his way with the music so much if he didn't have Entwistle and Townsend with him. Those guys are/were awesome rhythm...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,895
Posted By rockitman
Re: Time keepers or creative drummers

The Keith Moon.

As long as you realize that there is difference between musical expression and just tossing off on drumset. After reading this entire thread I do believe you are a little more...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-19-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,272
Posted By rockitman
Re: can someone figure this out?

I don't know the tune, but as you've described it sounds like it may be a drag. You can find that in the PAS 40.

If it is a an actual roll, you may perform the roll two handed and take up the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,895
Posted By rockitman
Re: Time keepers or creative drummers

That's odd to me because I have often regarded Keith Moon and Nicko as motiff players. They have an arsenal of riffage in abundance. But they repeat alot of the same stuff over the years. Yes...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-14-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,261
Posted By rockitman
Re: French Grip Issue. Help?

I don't really ever use a french grip. I do switch between Germanic and the American depending on what I am doing. This does take practice so put in the time switching between your chosen grip. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,895
Posted By rockitman
Re: Time keepers or creative drummers

The Keith Moon,

The time keeping on the Rolling Stones and AC DC records are pretty creative in thier own respect. Keeping in mind that the phrasing of these simple rhythms are not likely to be...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,805
Posted By rockitman
Re: Rack or stands

I wouldn't use a rack for club gigging.

They are nice for theatre or large festivals where you have natural working space. I use a big PDP rack on the road and it actually is lot easier for me....
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,584
Posted By rockitman
Re: How do you deal with a bad gig?

Had a bad gig in your mind ? Get over it, it'll happen again sooner than you expect and you can never prepare enough for those times that are uncomfortable.
I have learned that when it comes to the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,888
Posted By rockitman
Re: Uh oh...

I agree with Jeff, but will excercise a little less tact.

The drumming community deserves the best we have to offer across the board. I've worked hard to gain and maintain credibility. Shouldn't...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-03-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,941
Posted By rockitman
Re: Brush Work. On the snare.

I turn the snares off if there i a need to change the sound a bit. I use brushes quite a bit in one particular act. There are alot of shuffle and 12/8 tunes. I turn the snares off to keep it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,299
Posted By rockitman
Re: I posted this in a thread and it has been bugging me

I can't believe I am going to hit this thread, but here it goes.
Bash, hit, smash, kick, crash, wail on the drums. That's what is expected of us sometimes. Yes we've all evolved beyond that. We...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-12-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,630
Posted By rockitman
Re: Your BEST Drum Tips - Share Them With The World

Study the PAS 40, keep our standards high.

Play well, play often. Tune your instrument regularily.

Focus on the things that you cannot do so easily and discover why they are so difficult. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,029
Posted By rockitman
Re: Teaching Young Kids

I have seven regular students ages between 7 and 12. All were sheer beginners and all are doing just fine. Don't expect miracles and do not push to hard. Stay to your chosen path before...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-11-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,218
Posted By rockitman
Re: What is this type of fill called?

Quints or fives. The number five is great number and applies to an important rudiment of drumming. In fact 5 7 and 9 are all really important numbers. Instead of going inot a really long rant.. . I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,221
Posted By rockitman
Re: Travis Barker - Plane Crash

Prayers and condolences to those suffering from this horrible accident.
Forum: Drum Technique 09-21-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,596
Posted By rockitman
Re: Practice Without a Drum set

Drumworkshop and Remo manufacture wonderful practice pad kits.

There many products that are desinged to silence a drumset and cymbals as well.

Research these options with your mother, express...
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