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Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,360
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Does anyone else hate splash cymbals?

In some contexts they work, and enjoy listening to some player's use of them. For my own playing, I'm not really into them. I used to have one, but haven't had the need to incorporate one into my...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,339
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: What's the best things about your playing?

My right foot. Everyone always mistakes it for a double pedal, even had to show people up close to get them to believe me, but I do it out of habit to propel the music, mix it up, and spice up...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,853
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Ghost Drummer for Kiss, Jimi, Alice Cooper etc

An example I can think of of non-drummers being replaced in the studio but still credited and playing live with the band was Smashing Pumpkins. Billy Corgan had to record all the bass and guitar...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Led's Latest Page

Yep, John Paul Jones versatility has been well established at this point. before and after Zep. And to add to this, Bonham was a totally different animal in the studio versus on stage. In the studio,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,536
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Where do you draw the line with Frankenstein?

My kit couldn't be closer to Frankenstein if I pulled the electrical switch and said, "It's Alive!". :P Nobody has ever said anything, people have complimented my drum sounds a lot even though I use...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,775
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Songs With Bored Drummers

I thought the initial topic was drummers that seem like they are just phoning it in or seem bored to us as drummers. Now it seems like the discussion is more about what drummers find exciting or what...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,811
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: What do we think of drummers that deliberately play out of time?

Yeah great point! To say that Take Five isn't a solo would be a stretch. If any other instrument plays a solo with accompaniment we call it a solo, but when drums do it we don't? Why would drummers...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,811
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: What do we think of drummers that deliberately play out of time?

Have to agree Tony. I don't think I've ever heard Tony Williams play his metric modulation/time manipulation licks and think that it is unmusical or didn't fit the situation or the musical moment...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 804
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Using a Metronome/Click on stage

This is because these drummers haven't internalized the quarter or eighth note pulse and don't know where the fills they play land in time (basically just guessing and hoping for the best). If a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 804
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Using a Metronome/Click on stage

To your first point, I don't think that's true at all. All you have to do to keep time perfectly with the click during a fill is to keep your left foot doing quarter or eighth notes. If you are doing...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,126
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Some thoughts on keeping time

This topic reminds me of a Bruce Lee quote I saw referenced on this forum a while back. "A punch is just a punch, a kick is just a kick". Basically before he really understood martial arts, a punch...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Seeking Metal Drummer with mics

Gotta go with the consensus here. Pony up real dough or get a drum machine.
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,827
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Rock Gigs Not Very Rock Anymore?

Nail on head! People too busy on the Twitter-verse to put their phone in their pocket and direct their undivided attention to the stage like people..... actually excited to watch musicians express...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,827
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Rock Gigs Not Very Rock Anymore?

That was my impression at the last local show I went to. I checked out a metal show, and people were pretty much chatting, using their cell phones, and all but ignoring the extremely loud music in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 17,868
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

Another one... *ducks*

After listening to Pearl Jam's Versus, Dave Abbruzzese plays some cool grooves, and adds in nice fusion-y touches like splashes and cymbal accents. I like the drumming, but...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 17,868
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

You are entitled to your opinion, but to my ears he plays with zero dynamics on the recordings as well, and plays too rock influenced to be genuinely funky. Even in interviews he talked about trying...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 17,868
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

Have to agree about Chad Smith. He plays with zero dynamics, just bashing every single note and playing similar grooves in every single song with lots of bashing on hats and crashes. I liked him as a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By _Leviathan_
Drummers you enjoy, but would never consider playing like?

I remember years ago listening to extreme metal bands like Slayer, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon, Death, Nile, Meshuggah and wanting to play like the drummer I heard "some day". After...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,361
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: A new model for record labels?

I think record companies shot themselves in the foot with poor quality control personally. How many albums have come out in contemporary music that were just 1, 2, 3 quality singles and maybe 2/3's...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,734
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: "Nobody cares about the drummer, except for the Rush guy."

I think drummers have a bit of a problem. If the drummer isn't all flash, the audience doesn't pay attention to the drummer, and says, "Another boring drummer." If a drummer is flashy, it may...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,686
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Most egotistical genre ;)

I honestly think it's a pretty silly argument. When people go to blues and funk shows, they want to dance, and the band behaves accordingly (i.e. restrained, dance oriented). When someone goes to see...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,815
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Hihat flavours/accents - ignored in rock?

I love hearing guys like Matt Cameron, Danny Carey, and Stewart Copeland throw in nice licks and flavors in a rock context. Developing your left foot to play funky/progressive patterns when...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,195
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Timing then and timing today

Bands and music are a product of the times they live in, sure. But the technology is too. Do you think they would have had 20 guys recording into a room mic to make a wax cylinder if they could have...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,602
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Drummers that overplay

The way I see it, there's enough simple drumming that exists just as no-frills timekeeping for a lot of music. That's what's appropriate and what is needed for many styles of music, what is asked for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,979
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: What Style Eludes You?

Latin and reggae. Jazz, pop, rock, funk, metal, electronic, blues are all styles I have played and can play well, but latin and reggae are styles that I don't have much experience with and haven't...
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