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Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,415
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Good drummer ... Good dancer?

I've always enjoyed dancing and feel I am pretty good at it with a nice sense of rhythm. I had always thought my sense of rhythm would help me become a good drummer. I just wish I had started playing...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,282
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Your Jazz Supergroup

Wonderful little exercise.

#1
Lee Morgan - Trumpet
Benny Golson - Saxophone
Sonny Clark - Piano
Jymmie Merritt - Bass
Art Blakey - Drums

#2
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Those Who Teach

Your message is encouraging.
I guess I will have to explore possibilities with other teachers.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Those Who Teach

Thank you all for the input. I ask because I would like to continue getting lessons for my Son. He had been going weekly but it is becoming a bit expensive. When I inquired about doing every other...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By vegassuper
Those Who Teach

Is it common for those giving lessons to insist on weekly lessons or nothing?
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,070
Posted By vegassuper
Re: For the jazzers...some recommendations please.

With the 50's/60's period of jazz you have certainly hit the jackpot of great music in my humble opinion. Others have given some great suggestions for further listening. Here are a few more to put on...
Forum: Drums 11-05-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By vegassuper
Re: snare drums...

I have very little to compare it to but I did purchase the deep Black Magic about six months ago and I really like the way it sounds. It looks pretty darn good too.
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,949
Posted By vegassuper
Re: A love/disdain for Steely Dan?

I get it, as much as I enjoy listening to them I try to avoid Rikki, Reelin' and Do It Again. I guess because they've been played to death. The good news is there are loads of other great Dan...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2010, 02:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,949
Posted By vegassuper
Re: A love/disdain for Steely Dan?

I've been a very big fan for a long time. I would suggest checking out Katy Lied, The Royal Scam and Aja.
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,723
Posted By vegassuper
Re: YOUR Favourite Tony Williams albums

"The Joy Of Flying" from 1978. This one has a variety of musical styles to enjoy from rock, to R&B to jazz. The all-star line-up includes keyboardists Jan Hammer, Brian Auger and Herbie Hancock,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,569
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Thank you Harry Conway!!

Nicely done Harry. Acts of genorosity like that are great to hear about
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,569
Posted By vegassuper
What a Birthday

At age 52 I feel blessed just waking up on my birthday but this year my Wife and Sons really surprised me with the gifts they picked out for me.
I hope you will forgive me for sharing my pleasure...
Forum: Drums 08-31-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,344
Posted By vegassuper
Re: I am now a yamaha drumset player

Congrats!
I bought a Stage Custom kit almost a year ago and my son and I have enjoyed it thoroughly to this point. For me the sound and overall value was the deciding factor. The quality and finish...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,283
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Software for slowing down recorded music

I read the article from the link you provided and downloaded the free version of Switch. Within five minutes I was able to begin converting my .wma files to .mp3 and then using Audacity to slow the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,283
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Software for slowing down recorded music

Good information in the article. Unfortunately I am using Media Player 9 and as far as I can tell it does not show the option to change from a .wma file to mp3. I believe MP 10 and up has this...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,283
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Software for slowing down recorded music

Yes, I did the standard "rip" into Media Player. I will keep tinkering and see what I come up with. MP3's I buy off Amazon work fine but I don't want to buy songs I already have just because the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,283
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Software for slowing down recorded music

Thanks Polly. I read the review and it suggests staying away from it if using XP so I am out of luck with that one. I appreciate the help though.
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,283
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Software for slowing down recorded music

Okay, checked out Audacity and thank you very much for the $50 savings. Not quite as simple as ASD but close.
Please excuse my computer illiteracy but I have a question. When I put a CD in the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,283
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Software for slowing down recorded music

Guess I should check out Audacity before making any decisions. Thank you for the tips.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,283
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Software for slowing down recorded music

Having read this thread I decided to download the trial version of The Amazing Slowdowner. I am very impressed with the sound quality it maintains as the speed is manipulated up or down. Even more...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,798
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Drum Road Trip

Thanks for the info. I might have missed that bit of news.
I am now making plans for me and my son to attend.
I hope we will get the chance to meet you.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,694
Posted By vegassuper
Re: leaving for tour rochester jazz festival

Welcome to Rochester!
The Jazz Festival encompasses more than just jazz so don't worry about fitting in.
I hope you enjoy your short visit!
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,883
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Any blues jam nights in Maryland for an Aussie visitor?

Below is a post of mine from September of 2009. I don't know if these are still active but if they are you would fit right in. Good Luck.

While in Baltimore MD for our annual Sales Meeting this...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,782
Posted By vegassuper
Re: Top 5 albums not just for the drumming.

Currently these five get a lot of play time.

Harry Edison - "Sweets"
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - "The Big Beat"
Steely Dan - "The Royal Scam"
Sonny Clark - "Leapin' & Lopin'"
Bruce...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,258
Posted By vegassuper
Re: If there was one band you could sub on drums for who would it be...

Steely Dan or a quintet with Lee Morgan/trumpet, Wayne Shorter/saxophone, Sonny Clark/piano and Paul Chambers/bass.
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