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Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,183
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Insulting a member on the bandstand

Cool thread. Here's my shouldnt have said that incidents

1 - First gigging band i was in as a young pup (40 a night) did a few gigs with the band and all was well. One gig we are playing a venue...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,399
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Professional responsibility

This thread has got a little twisted but a good discussion nonetheless.

I never suggested that there are great teachers on youtube and none in the real world. What i did say was that if you are...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,399
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Professional responsibility

Excellent points mate. The videos are off the back of the drum store so here's the drum stores online lessons ...just so happens to be with me.

In terms of food chain.....it has already been...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,399
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Professional responsibility

Agree unless......they are recording videos for YouTube and have been asked to check out links and see what others are doing.

Would be like me starting a drum shop and not knowing about new...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,399
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Professional responsibility

Nothing new under the sun at all.

It's not the concepts it's the players, leading lights in online things. NOne of them know about subscription based websites or any trends in the market...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,399
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Professional responsibility

Hey magenta, few i'm not alone in this thinking!!

Age wise they are all 40 or there abouts and all in settled teaching jobs in schools or colleges.

Still i think (especially the college aspect)...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,399
Posted By Dave_Major
Professional responsibility

Morning gang, I couldn't think of a better title so it's not another pro rant!!!

I'm filming videos for my local drum store to try and increase their web presence and also my own 'brand' for want...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-06-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Jamie2c's grip question. Please help him.

Would say it's more the technique than the sticks.

Find the best hands guy you can either locally or on skype and get 1 lesson with them. Tell them what's happening and then take their advice.
...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-01-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: "Seven" versus ?

My approach to odd times is very much feel them.

If it's a really tricky like 15 or something then that becomes 8 and 7 or 6 and 9 or what ever way it is split up but i have always found that...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-31-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Problems with space and time

New Breed!!

Should solve the unison thing.
Hard work man, thats all.

For something less soul detroying than New Breed try this.

Choose an ostinato on the right hand (16ths for instance)
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By Dave_Major
New Drummer column - Help Required

Hey guys,

I'm now writing for UK magazine Drummer.

My column is like the question section of the magazine and I need questions.

If you have any drum, music, business, gig related questions...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Karma - how i love thee!!

Thanks everyone for the nice words. Means a lot.

@keep it simple - not through Sticks in Motion no. another project. That looks cool though.

Hopefully Gemma will help move the magazine in the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Karma - how i love thee!!

Cheers dude. Yeah massive relief. Perk of the job i guess but at least for the next 6 months I know it will all be fine and I can plan things.

D
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Dave_Major
Karma - how i love thee!!

Howdy gang,

A month ago I discussed an issue i was having with a band I was working with - more specifically the drummer.

here's the thread for nostalgia
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: The session guys!

Hi guys,

Iv been working hard on this stuff. and would like some input on the sheets.

So far 7 days have been booked on my 1st session (3 weeks away so hoping to still fill it up)
And 3 on...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 825
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: How do you feel the day after a gig?

The only thing i get (and i get it after every gig - big or small)

I get clammy hands the following day. Dont know why. Drinking a ton of water doesnt help.

Doesnt hurt or anything just...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By Dave_Major
Bot of market research - Online lessons input required

Hi guys and gals,

I have the opportunity to be a part of a very exciting online lessons. Probably no different from ALL the others but there is a team behind the project and a very experienced...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Steve Maxwell's Rules!

Awesome stories gents.

My local shop - Drum Central - have always been the dogs danglies with me. Have been there 100% of the way with my career, thrown gigs and students my way, allowed me to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: The session guys!

Hey guys, thanks all for the replies.

I really take on board all the names you have suggested.

I should probably have explained how the day would work.

So the idea is to give students more...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: The session guys!

Got all those dudes in an extended list!

Cant forget hal and palmer.

They will be represented.

D
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: The session guys!

Believe me the whole day is focussed on getting the job done and the importance of playing 2 and 4.

I've actually just got to that part in the worksheet and am just writing up the Gadd page.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: The session guys!

Cool mate.

If you have that book it'd be awesome to see it (even just some pics of the gadd and porcaro pages)

I'll defo post the videos up here when the even happens.


Dave
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: The session guys!

I've had a great response to all the advertising so far. Some parts will be filmed so I will post something once it is done.

Cool +2 for Porcaro

D
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dave_Major
The session guys!

Hey gang,

I'm running a 'Session Drummer Day' for budding drummers looking to work in a studio and get experience/tips etc.

I'm currently writing up the workbook for it and am going to include...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,265
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Taking back your gigs

Hey Bob.

Straight up he is being a big d!ck. I think that's universally the opinion here.

The thing is I have 12 other gigs with them up to August (nothing after that) and I can't run the risk...
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