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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: Things guitarist tell drummers to do...

The other thing someone told me once was:

"play something more drummy" and then "no, less drummy"

I think they meant more fills... Not sure...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: Things guitarist tell drummers to do...

Seriously?

Well, thanks guys for enlightening me!

To me this sounds insane... As in insanely difficult... To me knowing how to play a piece is the muscle memory of what I'm hitting and when......
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Things guitarist tell drummers to do...

So I don't mean to pick on guitarist... (Ok maybe a little :)

So the guitarist in one of my bands goes like:
"Why don't we record drums one drum at a time... You know, you first play the only...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: How to stop playing slightly ahead of the beat?

Thanks, JustJames! Most of things I'm playing don't have lyrics but i do try to sing the melody in my head to remember the structure... But maybe not often enough?
Have also tried konakol for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: How to stop playing slightly ahead of the beat?

Thanks everyone for ideas!
Good comments about 'feeling' the beat from Ledrush.




Thanks, BillRayDrums. That sounds like a great idea.
So do you mean imagine I'm playing in slow motion?...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: How to stop playing slightly ahead of the beat?

Thanks all for comments! Thoughts below...



Thanks, the metronome I have is electronic and will try this...



That's very good points, 8Mile.. I used to think that if I play ahead of the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
How to stop playing slightly ahead of the beat?

Hi guys,
So here is a problem I'm having: I seem to be playing slightly ahead of the beat on stuff that's fast or unfamiliar. Which does not sound great... I understand I should try to be on the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: Finding quality drum charts (transcriptions) of jazz standards

Thanks, Todd! I'll check them out when near a computer.
Cheers,
Kate
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,704
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: Playing at Ronnie Scott's tomorrow

Thanks Juniper! It mainly sold out via personal networks of the three bands and organisers, but we learned a lot for next time!
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,704
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: Playing at Ronnie Scott's tomorrow

Have fun, man! That's excellent.

I'd be there if it wasn't for work getting in the way...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: Any of you guys and gals on Twitter?

@KateGSwann

Mostly post about drums, drum pics, gigs...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Finding quality drum charts (transcriptions) of jazz standards

Hi everyone,
I'm looking for some quality drum charts (transcriptions) of jazz standards. E.g. All blues, Footprints, Impressions... Etc..., And ideally another few dozen..
Don't ming paying for...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Hi Andy,
Just wanted to say thanks again for this tip. Gemma said she'll put it on their website and social media sites - which is awesome. And also suggested I contact Mindy Abovitz of Tom Tom...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Cheers, Juniper. Hopefully see you there.
We're promoting it through an existing (other) twitter page that already has 10k followers...
But I'm debating wether setting up a new twitter page would...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Thanks for ideas and experiences, SquadLeader! Sounds like you've tried this before and has had its challenges...

Very good idea about local media, though - will look into that.

Cheers, for...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Thanks, gaz, yes, it's a registered charity, Save the Children.

I'll look into doing this, run it by the other organisers...

Cheers!
Kate
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Thanks, Andy! That's an awesome idea! :)
Will do.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Hi folks,
Been away for a while, lots going on with various projects, Grade 3 Trinity College London drum exams passed :), new fusion project stating up (yeay), been going to regular jazz jams,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,088
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: I got the gig!

That's awesome, Magenta! :) Just saw this.

Do give us updates on how the rehearsals go and band develops!
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: Wrist pain

Agree with all the above. Give it a weeks's break from drumming, but keep using hand gently for everyday things, then start up drumming again slowly. If still hurts in a week, prob best see a doctor....
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
London Drum Show 21-22 Nov - Who's going?

Last year was a load of fun. Can't wait!

http://www.londondrumshow.com

Peter Erskine and Anika Niles announced so far.
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: Ever look back at videos of yourself playing and cringe?

Yes. I cringe if I see a video of me from 5 minutes ago...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,517
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: You know you're a drummer when...

...you can tell one drumstick is heavier than the other ... when the difference is 1 gram...

This happened the other day... Feeling oddly proud.
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,884
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: London Drumshow 2014 pictures!

Sorry I didn't get to meet you Bacterium, I was only there Saturday. Hopefully next year!

I did see it! It sounded amazing... I had a good go at trying most of the dream cymbals too... /starts to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,809
Posted By WaitForItDrummer
Re: Forum shenanigans - LDS 2014 - Photo's & video

Great pictures, Andy!
It was an awesome time.
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