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Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By Hewitt2
Playing with hiccups

Hi all,

Kind of a silly question, but any of you ever had to contend with a major bout of hiccups while gigging?

We've all had to deal with illness, anxiety, or tightness, while playing live....
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending

I was supposed to go to the Bozzio concert this Friday in Toronto, but a work commitment is forcing me to bail. :(

Really wanted to see that crazy kit in action.
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: drummer jokes

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52474

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101680

Posting jokes or "extremely trivial matters" has been found to be a capital...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,058
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Worst song ever

What about "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt? Just a way overly sentimental song with a horrible chorus.
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,058
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Worst song ever

It's not so much the song I can't stand, it's that video. Seeing those little poseurs running around with their staged hijinks makes me want to take a baseball bat to the set and chase them around...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,492
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Irony?

In the literary context, to be ironic denotes to state one thing while meaning another.
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,347
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Poll: do you double bass?

#2 for me also. Too many things to practice!
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,061
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: When you're in charge, which songs ...

surprised the list of usual suspects haven't been flagged yet:

- smoke on the water
- stairway to heaven
- enter sandman

borderline entries:

- smells like teen spirit
- iron man
Forum: Drum Technique 08-17-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: To transcribe or not?

This to me is the real benefit to transcribing music, especially jazz. You really start to appreciate the form and structure of the music, and build a more refined ear.

Unfortunately, like...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-16-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,848
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Open handed technique

lol - just read this now - great stuff!
Forum: Drum Technique 08-15-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,848
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Open handed technique

Agreed.

Open handed implies that the hand playing the snare has unobstructed access to the various components of the kit, and is not reliant on what the crossed hand is or isn't doing. It doesn't...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-13-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Solid and tight drumming

Really good - your relaxed playing perfectly complemented the track. Catchy tune!
Forum: Drum Technique 08-10-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Practice routine while on vacation?

Thanks guys - agreed that the focus while being on vacation is to be on vacation. If I have some spare time later at night when the wife's asleep and I don't have much to do, I figured I'd get out...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-10-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Hewitt2
Practice routine while on vacation?

Greetings fellow drumsters,

Just curious what some of you guys/gals do to practice and keep your chops up while away from the kit. I will be traveling for the next few weeks and am hoping to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Running out of breath while counting

That would work, but only if you're not counting subdivisions. I know for me, especially when learning new beats, it helps to count out some of the eighth notes too.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 831
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: What's On Your Shopping List?

Used 18" crash. Ideally, Sabian HH Medium Crash or Sabian HHX Stage Crash
Forum: Drum Technique 08-07-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Tastefully Overplayed

I agree with some of the above posts that "tastefully" and "overplayed" don't belong in the same sentence. It's either tasteful and fits in with the song or its overplayed and doesn't. but it really...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,124
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Need forum wisdom (fusion "standards")

If you're talking Billy Cobham, arguably most of his debut album Spectrum makes the list. Quadrant 4, Stratus, and Red Baron are all pretty iconic fusion pieces. By extension, his stuff with early...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-28-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,253
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Quick doubles on the kick

+1. It's critical not to automatically start playing heel toe as a crutch to otherwise spotty control/technique. Heel toe should only be used once the player has gone pretty much as far as they can...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,460
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Which college will be the best choice for drummer doing rock muisc in LA?

Well, I studied post-grad with international students who could barely put two sentences together (writing or speaking) and nevertheless aced their entrance and TOEFL exams so I wouldn't necessarily...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,460
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Which college will be the best choice for drummer doing rock muisc in LA?

And how does that help answer the OP's question which is easy enough to understand? You seem rude
Forum: Drum Technique 07-27-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,848
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Open handed technique

With all due respect Jeff, I think your self professed rant is over reaching.

Creativity is very much impacted by the tools available to you and how/when you access them. The idea of creative...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-21-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,848
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Open handed technique

I 'ripped off the bandage' and switched over to open handed drumming last year with no phase-in whatsoever. I quickly started to see the benefits to my weaker hand which is leading on the hats and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 23,242
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

At least for me, my tendency to use Sabian emanates from the fact that it's the brand I am most comfortable with. I started with a basic B8 cymbal set years ago, then started comparing against their...
Forum: Drums 07-17-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,023
Posted By Hewitt2
Re: So,I Got a Brass Sensitone..

Good point. I was wondering the same thing.

Does he cut out a ring out of the older head and layer it on the new head (not sure if "inverting" it also requires that the older batter head be...
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