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Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 881
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: What makes a pro kit?

as have I my friend .... life is good
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 881
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: What makes a pro kit?

.... the guy playing it

if I am payed to play card board boxes those boxes are a "pro kit"
Forum: Drums 02-26-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Using tuning to muffle 18" bass?

I play an 18" in jazz situations all the time

I struggled for a long time to find the sound I like... which is a nice open tone without and overbearing sustain

I've spent months trying...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Fantastic Peter Erskine video

check it

http://bcove.me/n54ak401
Forum: Drum Technique 02-26-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: To gap, or not to gap? Fulcrum stuff...

you had me at "...very weary of absolutes"

I am normally one to stress never over thinking "technique"

.... but I definitely enjoy your philosophies Bill
Forum: Drum Technique 02-26-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Jazz and Matched Grip

I saw Billy Cobham play in the 90s in LA and he played most of the set with double trad grip

it was the oddest thing I had ever seen

:)
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Going to jams and getting my ass musically kicked is a good thing.

yeah.... I've listened to those Europe live in '67 discs so much that it is just what came out of me I guess

everyone dug it.... but if I am honest it was completely unintentional
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Going to jams and getting my ass musically kicked is a good thing.

pretty much the norm anywhere you go

and equally irritating everywhere indeed
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Going to jams and getting my ass musically kicked is a good thing.

every time I venture out to the jams uptown cats are always calling tunes I don't know ..... and it's like .... here we go !

basically all I get is the title, the key , and then the tempo when the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,125
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Whiplash Oscar win - will it spur sudden interest in "jazz drumming"?

absolutely it did

more than one of my students high school drum lines actually play cadences from that movie
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,125
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Whiplash Oscar win - will it spur sudden interest in "jazz drumming"?

since the release of this movie I have had 3 or 4 calls for lesson inquiries by people who mentioned this movie during the phone call

so yeah... it's happening

unfortunately there is no...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: No rudiments taught in marching band?

that seems very odd to me

you couldn't get into my high school drum line if you didn't pass a rudiment exam in front of a jury
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,125
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Whiplash Oscar win - will it spur sudden interest in "jazz drumming"?

since this movie reminded me of a bad Disney movie I'll compare it to another Disney movie called 101 Dalmatians

much like everyones mom went out and bought their kids Dalmatians then brought...
Forum: Drummers 02-23-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,566
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Jorge Rossy

was just going to make a Jorge Rossy thread

then I noticed this one from 3 years ago with zero replies

I guess drummers prefer to argue about Neil Peart and Lars Ulrich

shame really
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Every drummer should listen to this.. A great, great interview..

this is just an absolutely beautiful thing and every drummer must listen

Thank you Ed for pretty much validating everything I teach every single day

he and I see eye to eye completely

so...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-22-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: mutiple foot strokes while 8th notes on hihat

thats exactly right

if you are relying on your feet to keep you balanced then you have work to do

your balance should be in your core and in your ass on the seat ... not leaning on your feet
Forum: Drum Technique 02-22-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Jazz and Matched Grip

delicate stroke sensitivity is attainable with any grip through practice and repetition

but I definitely prefer traditional for touch .... simply my preference

but since you are a matched...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-22-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Jazz and Matched Grip

Ari Hoenig
Eric Harland
Bill Stewart
off the top of my head

all absolute monsters

....and plenty more who hybrid

but don't learn traditional grip because you feel like you need to...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-21-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: What will it take for me to be able to do this?

what will it take ? .... two Ps

practice and patience

nothing more ... nothing less
Forum: Drummers 02-20-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 604
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Rick Allen (Def Leppard)

they wanted Mutt and the only way he would do it was with programmed drums

they tracked the songs with live drums and when Mutt came in he asked if Jim Steinman was trying to ruin their...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Lots of new Happenings! (first drum lesson!!)

sounds like a terrible teacher

lose him faster than a dress on prom night.... unless you like just taking a zippo lighter to your cash
Forum: Drummers 02-20-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 604
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Rick Allen (Def Leppard)

Rick didn't choose not to play ... Mutt Lange pulled rank and it was his way or the highway basically
Forum: Drummers 02-20-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 604
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Rick Allen (Def Leppard)

he had two arms for the recording of Pyromania and Mutt still insisted on programming .... and all of the drums on that record are programmed

this isn't some secret they tried to keep
...
Forum: Drummers 02-20-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 604
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Rick Allen (Def Leppard)

this is no accusation my friend ...

they are very open about it both Pyromania and Hysteria are Mutt Lange and Rick programming a Linn drum machine
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Practice!

awesome suggestions by mikyok, Hewitt and Larry below

my advice would be

when on the pad is the time to check your movements and "technique" and make sure you are getting the most from your...
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