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Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By double_G
Re: Totally lost

just wanted to chime in on these snippets. given that a lot of the cats you are playing w/ are not pros, you might be surprised when you record the gigs / rehearsals. as in, they tell you you're...
Forum: Drums 12-17-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 230
Posted By double_G
Re: Yamaha Recording Custom 14X8 Snare drum

not to be a wet blanket, because i LOVE yamaha drums. but the snares from that era never did thrill me except when tuned low for FAT BACK. i had a 14 x 6.5 RC bought in '88 to match my '88 tour...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-16-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By double_G
Re: side foot movement

i think you mean Swivel. what i was taught by Dom Famularo. George Kollias has perfected this technique at impressive speeds.

+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnxm1qh_1rw
Forum: Drums 12-15-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 746
Posted By double_G
Re: A New Believer In Brass Shells

agreed 100% ! i never owned nickel plated brass until 2 years ago. game changer. studio changer. w/ s-hoops UNREAL rim clicks 7 backbeats. very wood & warm drum, records great. can make the ultimate...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By double_G
Re: Going to learn a new song (to me at least) Fool in the Rain

great tune / groove to pick ! here is the complete transcription in PDF:

+ http://www.onlinedrummer.com/sheet-music/fool-in-the-rain/

also check out Jeff Porcaro playing the FITR groove from...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By double_G
Re: Some advice needed re: accuracy of songs

agreed 100%. i am stumped as to why great players continue to do this. my feel is, learn the parts note-for-note (or damn) close and then let the flow / music take it to *your* original voice,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,444
Posted By double_G
Re: What makes music classic, timeless?

woo, my mind is spinning. i am optimistically thinking a lot of the 50s-70s was a renaissance of music. inspiring writing that turned into classics. same thing can be said for the jazz standards from...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By double_G
Re: Anyone suggest good drum bags?

another HUGE endorsement of the H&B Drum Seeker bags! if you are into rugged cloth / fake-lamb lined bags, they are the best i have ever owned. nice zippers, rigid inserts for stacking drums, lining...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By double_G
Re: Benny Greb Language of Drumming - DVD or No DVD??

DVD is really worth it & you see the tempos he is hitting for those exercises; it is inspiring stuff. get's you psyched to push the envelope a bit. the kit / bass drum groove permutations are sick w/...
Forum: Drums 10-23-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,309
Posted By double_G
Re: DW Performace or C&C

my ears tells me that C&C kits sound a good deal better than DW...live and especially through the mics.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By double_G
Re: Tempos - Too Fast?

man, great topic. to me, this live tempo "negotiation" is just part of the job / journey. i am kind of a tempo "nazi" and print the BPM for each tune in the set list...so if anyone in the band is...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-10-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By double_G
Re: groups of 4 fast 16th notes on single bass drum

here is G. Kollias going from 200 - 280: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnxm1qh_1rw . single pedal as 8ths [uses swivel tech] and 16ths w/ double-bass. don't forget, he is triggering...so sounds...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By double_G
Re: Anxiety before a gig

you are not human if you don't have some stage fright. your new technique to master is The Flow.

check Hal's article here on stagefright-and-relaxation:
+...
Forum: Drums 10-03-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,083
Posted By double_G
Re: 13" vs 14" snare

i have been using 13s a LOT in the last few years. my go-tos are a:

+ 13 x 5" maple w/ die cast hoops. incredible funk-crack / snare sensitivity. perfect for tower of power. also great fatback pop...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-24-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By double_G
Re: sixteenths on hats?

something i am constantly working on. my goal is 110. but for now 95 - 102 where 102 sounds / feels like a robot (ugh). i noticed that the many of the cats i follow don't seem to use push-pull...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By double_G
Re: When to stop taking lessons?

my opinion is that is you are in the mindset of being "an eternal student" like Tony Williams then you are good to go. go to a formal lesson when you need it or skype a lesson w/ a pro player from...
Forum: Drums 09-17-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By double_G
Re: Hoop alternatives for Yamaha Club Custom (kapur)

i swapped from triple flange to S-Hoops & was seriously impressed. immediate sound focus, RIDICULOUS cross sticks, back beats, cascara / rim sound. drawbacks were mic clips that work & getting used...
Forum: Drums 08-29-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By double_G
Re: The constantly changing drum room

man, BEAUTIFUL. that black kit is a pearl ? amazing lugs / look. i am impressed.
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By double_G
Re: How our perspective changes

man...damn good point.

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-giving-a-f-ck-what-people-think-1530784365
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,139
Posted By double_G
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

LOL @Bermuda ! nice one.

ok, the only time i get push back from my Wife (even when we were newly-weds) was when i was playing w/ sub-par musicians for sub-par $ at sub-par amounts of time &...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,078
Posted By double_G
Re: Becoming a Professional Drummer

Just what Billy Ray says x2.

also listen to EVERY podcast here: http://idhitthatpodcast.podomatic.com/ like a college course in "pro drumming 101"
Forum: Drum Technique 08-26-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By double_G
Re: Jason Mraz 5/6

cool. most of it seems to be in 6/8 but in the verses, i heard alternating measures of 5/8 to 6/8. its a nice feel. my only beef if the vocals need to tune up & fix the harmonies.
Forum: Drums 08-21-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By double_G
Re: 1987 Yamaha Tour Custom

yup -- look like 1983 from the catalog here [ http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/yamaha_catalogs_drum_sets_1983.htm ]. the real wood 4-piece seems to agree w/ this & matches the serial number on the...
Forum: Drums 08-21-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By double_G
Re: 1987 Yamaha Tour Custom

Correct me if i'm wrong, but aren't those the original Recording Custom (100% birch)? i would have to run the serial number but back in the day (weckl, newmark), that is what the RCs looked like in...
Forum: Drums 08-15-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By double_G
Re: The side snare

to be honest, i resisted the idea for years until, by chance, my buddy loaned me his 12" SS (was premier). almost instantly hooked / useful / inspired. next came a 12" jarrah but then finally a 10"...
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