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Forum: Off Topic Lounge 02-06-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,793
Re: UPDATE

Hi Mary!
Tambourine is the word that jumped out at me too. I've got a shiny red one that I love, although unfortunately I've moved to an apartment so I can't make use of it (between my dogs and the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,322
Re: Guitarist takes up drumming ... help?!

Welcome to the forum!

Recently, another guitarist posted about taking up the drums. You might be interested in the couple of the threads he started ("I just started drums after almost 40 years on...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-26-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,597
Re: A bit of much needed honesty today!

I wonder about this too sometimes. Here in Canada we've had our own sensational political news lately ("crack smoking mayor" sound familiar?). The story and the tolerance for the actions of this...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,347
Re: Timing then and timing today

This topic fits well with an ongoing discussion I've been having with friends on the relative merits of "feeling" vs "precision" in playing music.

As a group we're divided on the issue. We keep...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-25-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,155
Re: my imaginary band's album cover

Wow! Those links are amazing.
I especially like the reworking of the "Master of Puppets" album, now featuring Jim Henson.

And if it were real I would absolutely buy the Beatles' "Kelp" album. ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,607
Re: Video camera at audition

I would also feel awkward being videotaped in a non-performance setting without being asked first. Fair enough if a video or audio recording is part of their audition process but it is respectful to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,253
Re: it's official...I'm crazy

Hi Mary!

Read this article today about singing drummers and thought of you:
http://music.cbc.ca/#/Drum-Month/blogs/2013/11/Sticks-and-tones-15-awesome-singing-drummers

(PS. I especially like...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-22-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,155
my imaginary band's album cover

Here's some Friday afternoon silliness for you:

I work at a university, which means there are fun things happening all the time. Yesterday it was one department's 100th year anniversary. There...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,632
Re: Magic wand

Absolutely amazing.

But does that mean that Madge will get her wish of skills or of gin?
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,864
Re: Something refreshingly different - gig report - video

Putting drum and tap together is a dream of mine. I absolutely loved this!

Thanks for sharing the video.
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,632
Re: Magic wand

My considered answer : indestructible joints that are unsusceptible to repetitive strain. Wrists and hips especially. No having to pace myself or limit my time playing, no stretching needed, and no...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-19-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,865
Re: Helpful advice or Shortcuts ?....where's the line ?

I'm with you Russ, and add my apologies as well if I've affected the direction of discussion.
I am not at all anti internet and that was not my intention either.
As the "source of all answers,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,263
Re: Confused about basic concepts

I'm reading a book right now called "This is Your Brain on Music: the Science of a Human Obsession". Am just 1/4 of the way through but am so taken by it that I already feel comfortable reccomending...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-19-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,865
Re: Helpful advice or Shortcuts ?....where's the line ?

oooo... interesting question Madge.

Speaking for myself, it's my experience over the past year that has taught me the value of action in this regard much more that what I've read. (Just like...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-19-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,865
Re: Helpful advice or Shortcuts ?....where's the line ?

Hi Tony,
As a new drummer I can't answer exactly to your discussion point, but it did bring up something I've been considering lately.
I've been thinking that compared to pre-internet, now more...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,681
Re: Attn: Canadians - CBC music drum giveaway draw

I don't know... I quite like "Rockin' Chair"
Forum: Drum Technique 11-18-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,276
Re: Getting comfortable with Ostinatos?

The great thing about a foot ostinato is that you can practice it anywhere. Unlike practicing hand coordination, foot tapping/toe wiggling is not something most people would notice. That means you...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,681
Attn: Canadians - CBC music drum giveaway draw

Hello,
CBC music (fyi for non- canadians, CBC is the Canadian Broadcasting Corp) is having a 'Drum Month' that I've just been made aware of. They're having a drum giveaway that you can enter...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-15-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,693
Re: One book which changed your life

'Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea' by Barbara Demick.
It changed my perspective on a number of things. Before reading it a few years ago, i never understood how much privilege I take...
Forum: Drums 11-14-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,058
Re: My 6 Year Old And Drums? / Drum Kit under $140?

TripleB - That's great you've been able borrowing a snare!
When I started playing I held off on the equipment for a bit, until I was sure I was going to continue. I played around with different...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,967
Re: This Strikes Me as a Poor Idea.

I agree - very bad idea.

But isn't there a small part of you that wonders what it would be like to hop up there and try out that kit?

Kind of like when you're a kid and know that licking frozen...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-29-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,276
Re: How do you first start learning fills?

haha - I'm happy to be Canadian, so tease all you like.
Besides, by reputation we're supposed to be super polite (although my British friends would disagree, and they're right - we've got nothing...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-25-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,276
Re: How do you first start learning fills?

Hello!
This is exactly what I'm working on right now with my drum teacher. I'm going to share some of the simple things I'm practicing, even though I'm feeling a little shy about it since I know...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,946
Re: Exercises away from the kit that work for you.

Hello! I asked a similar question recently and got lots of practical replies from drummerworld members. Since I titled it "useful fidgeting" it might not show up in your search. Here's the link:...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-23-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,211
Re: Drumming Barefoot or in Socks?

If socks weren't specified in the subject title, my first thoughts on your reference to "pearly whites" wouldn't have been socks, but underwear! (ie. tighty-whities)

I tried barefoot when I...
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