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Forum: Drum Technique 01-19-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,316
Posted By John Galt
Re: Improvement

Wholeheartedly agree with this. Get Volume 1, the DVD and book. The CD playalong comes with the book.
There is ample material in this set, that will have you playing fairly quickly. What it wont do...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-18-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,316
Posted By John Galt
Re: Improvement

Hello and welcome.
I can understand your frustation after recently going through similar issues.
I found the Tommy Igoe book and DVD of use. It teaches you basic beats via both the dvd and book.
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,747
Posted By John Galt
Tom Tom crew in Sydney, Australia.

With apologies to the majority this does not apply to:


This an amazing hours worth of entertainment as part of the Sydney Festival. A drummer, a dj,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,348
Posted By John Galt
Re: Just a little Swing

mmmmmmm......drips like melted chocolate .
Nice one.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-05-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,726
Posted By John Galt
Re: Anyone do online drum lessons???

Hi mate. Have seen some of Mike Johnston videos on youtube and they're pretty good stuff for all levels. I'm a beginner myself, so I may not be able to comment with much authority though.
He does...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 18,231
Posted By John Galt
Re: I miss Pollyanna

"I've been stalked by a nutter in meatspace who could could see through my window at home. I've also put up with a peeping tom and a phone heavy breather (that was hilarious - happy to share that...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,514
Posted By John Galt
Re: What's your biggest drumming frustration as a beginner?

For me, the most frustrating thing of being a beginner in this process, is not having the ability to be able to "ad lib" in a piece.
After working through the Tommy Igoe book, with limited success,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,627
Posted By John Galt
Re: Now This Is How You Swing!

My sincerest best wishes for an easy transition for your friend Bob.
Forum: Drum Technique 09-23-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,224
Posted By John Galt
Re: The battle for your left foot

Have you considered the off centred sleishman pedals?
They sit within the diameter of the bass, allows the snare to sit in the middle of the kit, the hats can still sit outside the bass in the...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-31-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,397
Posted By John Galt
Re: Update on bass!

following on from Pollyanna's maths, assuming that analysis is correct, that works out at 85.9 strikes per second.
Truely an amazing feat. Many congratulations on your prowess.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-03-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,661
Posted By John Galt
Re: Help! How do you play this amazing lick?

you lucky guys........as a beginner, I was more interested in the beat kicking off at 45secs to the end.
I was over the moon at getting that down...:)
Forum: Drum Technique 07-31-2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,732
Posted By John Galt
Re: Anyone try icanplaydrums.com?

I recently bought the UDS 2007 pack of dvd's. Bought the pack for AUD82 all up. Included with this was a link to the PDF ebook downloads for all discs, a number of mp3 playalong tracks. I use an...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-31-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,355
Posted By John Galt
Re: Help Needed!!! Beginner Drummer Here!!!

I do a fair amount of travelling, with a way one way commute of 45mins on a train.
I have Groove Essentials copied to my iPhone, with the book open to the chart.
I can tap along to DVD following...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-23-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,929
Posted By John Galt
Re: Learn to Read Rhythms DVD with Pat Petrillo

Is this available as yet?

thank you.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-11-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,129
Posted By John Galt
Re: Need Help!! Shuffle Songs

Any King........Albert King, BB King, Freddy King.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-11-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,446
Posted By John Galt
Re: Texas Shuffle

I dont know if what is being described is a Texas Shuffle, but check out Vic Firths education centre, Brian Ferguson.
He does a pretty full analysis of a shuffle at least. Managed to get me inspired...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2009, 02:57 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 85,774
Posted By John Galt
Re: Some Transcriptions

Many thanks for that.

Forum: Drum Technique 06-22-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 85,774
Posted By John Galt
Re: Some Transcriptions

Hello mate, I read in an earlier thread you transcribed Aja for somebody.
I realise its an imposition on my part, but could I trouble for for the same groove please.

It would be much...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-18-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 44,688
Posted By John Galt
Re: What song are you playing on drums?

Tommy Igoe's "Groove Essentials"

I wish I could play the drums.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-16-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,373
Posted By John Galt
Re: Who's your drumming influence?

After going through life liking music, but without wishing to partake of the playing, I came to the drums in a rather random fashion. Walking past my local music store, (Pollyanna will know Allans...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-14-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,718
Posted By John Galt
Re: Hi Hat opening and closing

thanks for the comments all.
I think I have been thinking too much.
After much practicing and just letting go of things, it appears to have materialised!
Strange isnt it, just not analysing too...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-12-2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,283
Posted By John Galt
Re: What's the best way to practice with a metronome?

I'm with you there mate. I slow it down as far as I can whilst still trying to resemble the beat. Then try to speed it up. Trouble is, it doesnt get much faster!!!
Forum: Drum Technique 06-12-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,718
Posted By John Galt
Hi Hat opening and closing

Esteemed members of this august institution, I wonder if I may partake of your collected wisdom.
Playing now for but a short space of time some six months, and take weekly lessons, I have...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-12-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,444
Posted By John Galt
Re: Am I the only drummer that has tried the bass with their left foot???!!???

As a leftie, playing bass with my left foot was the natural instinct.
My right foot stops me from falling over!
Forum: Drum Technique 05-13-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,491
Posted By John Galt
Re: Amateur Mistakes

I think the theme of this thread has been hijacked!!!
IMHO, the thread was determined as being those mistakes that beginners make and thus, how they might avoid them. And, I'll venture further,...
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