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Forum: Drummers 09-29-2005, 08:03 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 86,878
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: I'm here! - Billy Ward

Iím the kind of guy that likes a little "Space" between the notes. However itís great to have gentlemen like competition like Jazz band, Marching band etc. And I guess it would be easier to judge or...
Forum: Drummers 09-12-2005, 06:15 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 86,878
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: I'm here! - Billy Ward

Iím sure they would love to have you back who wouldnít? (Besides maybe an X-Wife or ?? lol). I missed you at Backbeats cause I just started drumming again this year after a 10 year guitar break. But...
Forum: Drummers 09-11-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 86,878
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: I'm here! - Billy Ward

Actually Rick hates to fish. Iím a Golfer not a fisherman

I just know people love the Fishing, Skiing, & golfing in Utah (sometimes all in the same day)

I saw a drumhead signed by Billy at...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-04-2005, 07:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,735
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: Any Left handers play a right handed set?

Yup! Strong left hand, strong beat and much more unique fills than the standard right hand lead. Plus most of "us" were forced to do some things "in our lives" right handed so that also makes us even...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2005, 06:58 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 58,337
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: Recording Drums the simple way!

Thanks for the complements.

By the way I'm quite sure I used a "Cardioid Condenser" mic Let me know how it works for you.
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2005, 05:54 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 58,337
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Recording Drums the simple way!

Are youíre looking for a simple way to Record your drums?

Hereís a simple way I found to Record Drums! (Taken from "The Multitrack Primer" book from Tascam)

As you can see from the picture...
Forum: Drummers 08-21-2005, 07:52 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 86,878
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: I'm here! - Billy Ward

Hey Billy,

Did you get a chance to do any Fishing the last time you were in Utah?

Your DVD is next on my list. I love your style and the clips I've seen. I guess I should just get off this...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2005, 07:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,307
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: Learning from which pro?

Well since weíre dreamingÖ.

Iíd have to choose Steve Gadd. Heís closer to my age, he seems like my king of guy and I could study him for the year with no problem. Iím a Drummer first, Guitar...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-18-2005, 07:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,735
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: Any Left handers play a right handed set?

That is an interesting combination but if you play a right-handed setup, the right hand lead should be an advantage. If you play a left-handed setup you can use it to your advantage cause youíre kind...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-17-2005, 07:33 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 40,212
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: TRADITIONAL vs MATCHED GRIP

Yes it is a preference thing or a use as needed thing IMO. I just think young and up-coming drummers should not be discouraged from even trying it.

In school (well 30+ years ago) youíll play the...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-15-2005, 09:10 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 40,212
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: TRADITIONAL vs MATCHED GRIP

Just an observation, but the three most admired (talked about) drummers on this site are Gadd, Vinnie C, and Weckl. And as far as I have seen they play exclusively with the traditional grip. HumÖÖÖ.....
Forum: Drummers 08-15-2005, 01:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,234
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: Gregg Bissonette!!

I got his "Musical Drumming in different styles" DVD and I gotía say it was very, very impressive. Itís a 2 Disc set that lastís 4 hours for under $50 and itís packed with great info for making music...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-11-2005, 01:26 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 32,351
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: 101 tips for drummers you shoulda bin tol'

Seems like a no-brainer but.

tip #60
Forget the pillow and use your old "mouse pad"
Forum: Drum Technique 08-05-2005, 06:28 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 40,212
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: TRADITIONAL vs MATCHED GRIP

A Bit off topic so you can delete this but I planted a Cottonless Cottonwood tree in my yard yesterday. But there no Bonsai for sure.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-05-2005, 05:55 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 40,212
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: TRADITIONAL vs MATCHED GRIP

NUTHA canít argue with you there except maybe the "'jack' of both trades" comment. Sounds so harsh, Itís all-good isnít it? The more you know the more you can grow and expand your capabilities.
...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-03-2005, 06:47 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 40,212
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: slicing

Nutha, With all due respect you should give it a try. Have you ever practiced the Open/Closed technique? For example the new Dave Weckl double-stroke video will prove my point. He talks about...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-30-2005, 06:21 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 32,351
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: 101 tips for drummers you shoulda bin tol'

Tip #23

Stretch your wrists, Iíll try to explain it.

1. Take your sticks (or stick) and lay them across your hands with both Palms Up and close your fingers to lightly grip the sticks

2....
Forum: Drummers 07-16-2005, 11:10 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 108,491
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

Did you notice in Gadd's Ramaque (from the last post) he leads with the Left hand.
Could he be a lefty that plays Right handed also??
Forum: Drummers 07-13-2005, 12:39 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 108,491
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

Gadd is some-what like Eric Clapton (slow hand) he only plays the right note(s) at the right time for the right reason. Nothing more and nothing less. They can realy play but never over play.
...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-10-2005, 10:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,735
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Re: Any Left handers play a right handed set?

But what Hand do you lead with?
Forum: Drum Technique 07-10-2005, 09:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,735
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
Wink Re: Any Left handers play a right handed set?

Right on LittleRock!

I was told at a young age to play right handed so I would be able to play (sit in) for other drummers on there right handed set's. Without changing everything around.
...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-10-2005, 08:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,735
Posted By Rick Wilkinson
the left handers (southpaw) thread

Any Left handers play a right handed set but lead with there Left hand? Just wondering
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