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Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Numberless
Re: Drummers As Leaders

I lead a group. I write the compositions (which is the reason I assembled the group in the first place) make the arrangements, schedule rehearsals and gigs and pay the other musicians.

Being a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By Numberless
Re: Being offered a position you don't really want, but could be an experience?

I'd say at least check it out, Dan Weiss played in a metal band for a while!

Boris is pretty awesome, heavy friends!!! \m/
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,440
Posted By Numberless
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

I have a buddy who's a pilot and he can't see movies with flying involved (Flight starring Denzel Washington) for more than five minutes without rolling his eyes and stating how absolutely ridiculous...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By Numberless
Re: Going to jams and getting my ass musically kicked is a good thing.

Went to a jam, the drummer for the house band was stuck in traffic, i'm the only drummer there so the sax player looks to me and says "let's play", I use some cheap cymbals that happened to be at the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,803
Posted By Numberless
Re: The Drum Set As Melody Instrument

Ulysses Owen Jr has a great version of Night in Tunisia and I know there's a guy with a youtube of him playing the melodies of like 20 standards. There's a couple of guys doing it, maybe in 10-20...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Numberless
Re: Auditioning for another band

I think your wife said it all, good luck and have fun.
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By Numberless
Re: It finally happened...the snareless gig

i found a video jaja

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=925359210816065
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By Numberless
Re: It finally happened...the snareless gig

jajaja you guys are killing me, these guys might be dressed funny but they are seriously monster players, the gig went fine, we only played one funky tune that seriously needed a backbeat, the other...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By Numberless
Re: It finally happened...the snareless gig

The drum is 16". This was actually for a tv show, I did set up the stand in the hopes that a snare might miraculously appear but it did not :(

And yeah, the hats got quite a workout! jajaja
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By Numberless
It finally happened...the snareless gig

Always, ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK, especially when you're being rushed because you're late, or else this might happen.
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Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Numberless
A couple of Elvin transcriptions (and a Brian Blade one why not?)

Here are some transcriptions I did during the winter, Resolution was a challenging one to say the least. I'm also finishing up a Billy Higgins solo, I'll upload it here when it's done.
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Numberless
Re: New School for Jazz Competition

left a comment bro, wish you the best, very inspiring playing!
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Numberless
Re: Why was Antonio Sanchez' Birdman score disqualified for an Oscar?

Because a few already composed classical pieces were also used for the score, apparently the Academy felt the ratio of original material vs already existing material was not enough for the whole...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By Numberless
Re: Is it wrong to ask...

Is it to wrong to ask musicians if they want to play more gigs? Not in my book!
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 740
Posted By Numberless
Re: Merry Christmas Drummerworld :)

Happy christmas to all!!!
Forum: Drum Technique 12-15-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By Numberless
Re: Where are you comping at with your left hand?

Using programs to slow down the music is fine. You don't have to transcribe a whole tune, start simple, it can be an 8 or 4 bar break, or maybe just two bars in which Max plays some really cool...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By Numberless
Re: A Round Table of Greats

I liked this insight by Mel...wow, what an interview!
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By Numberless
Re: Michel Camilo on drummers ....

I need that shirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By Numberless
Re: The Magnificent 7... a must have book for drummers

I picked this book at Maxwell over the summer and I've been loving it, I've been working on Lewis Nash's Monk's Dream for the last couple of months, now I'm gonna start tackling Harland's Back Bay...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,551
Posted By Numberless
Re: The Clave Police

Clave is very important in certain styles of music, stuff like this is built around the clave and without it or playing the wrong clave will make everything feel very awkward -->...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By Numberless
Re: Hey Lefty Drummers

I go to a lot of jam sessions and yeah, it sucks but it is what it is. I've also played a lot of shows and festivals where the kit is miked and so the sound guys first have to take the mikes off so I...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-20-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By Numberless
Re: Philly Joe comping

killer post! thanks a lot!
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By Numberless
Re: Liveliness in playing

I thought your playing was solid and it fit the song, not all songs require huge shifts in dynamics, maybe look into some fusion-ish type of music if you want to practice dynamic playing.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By Numberless
Re: Benny Greb's DVD about Groove

I like it, if you're a fan then you donate and get to enjoy more of Benny's fantastic drumming, if you're not then you don't and move on, sounds good to me!
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By Numberless
Re: Always sounding bad when practicing

Most of your practice is supposed to sound bad, how else are you gonna fix your weaknesses if you don't work on them head on? However there is definitely a psychological challenge to sound good...
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