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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By double_G
Re: Congrats To Bermuda!

HUZZAH !! great job Bermuda ! ya dun good kid.

oh, you want good reviews ? this is quite possibly the highest praise possible from Lefsetz:...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-15-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 773
Posted By double_G
Re: Not denting heads

my feel was stick control & relaxation. i always thought that dents were caused from too much tension in a players hands? at the split-second of impact, they are DRIVING the tip of the stick into the...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-11-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By double_G
Re: Feel the groove baby

on the "intangible/un-trainable skill that you either have or you don't". i don't believe that this is on untrainable thing...BUT i think you have to WANT IT and really go after it at some point....
Forum: Drum Technique 07-07-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By double_G
Re: Colaiuta "Indian Time Zones" Transcription

GREAT ! love the "deceleration" that VC does at the end w/ 6s grouped in 7s. and whew, 32nds throughout are seriously in beast mode !
Forum: Drum Technique 06-30-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By double_G
Re: Notation

here is an odd mix of my hand-written stuff. the NIN and Three Days Grace is from 2013 and 2014.

+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/117156124835796544419/albums/5656059878655583441
Forum: Drum Technique 06-25-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,219
Posted By double_G
Re: Couple of questions on how best to practice for speed

i found the murray spivak method REALLY has helped my speed, power and endurance on singles. the 15 min exercise where you just do RLRL timed for 5 min at slow (?) med & fast tempos. only @ the fast...
Forum: Drums 06-10-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By double_G
Re: Am I the only one here that hated the Kick Port?

i am currently on a NO-port binge on all my kits. especially after i went from a ported head on my 20" to unported remo smooth white PS3. the tuning range, tone, feel, punch and everything went thru...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By double_G
Re: Session work gear must haves?

i think definitely start working on "your" snare sound w/ some pre-work on the 4-5 main types. check Ash Soan (in-fugging-credible snare sounds. basically a 70s vibe.) . also Kenny Aronoff and Rich...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By double_G
Re: Need help translating from guitarist to drummer

i agree w/ Larry. file it away & save the "my playing is not a democracy" speech if it gets nasty. if you are nailing the 80s covers drum parts...then this should be a non issue / non comment.
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By double_G
Re: Dennis Chambers used my drums tonight :D

how did DC like your custom (killin) kit ? i saw him once w/ Mike Stern on a crappy rental, crappy sound in FL...so he has seen some bad gear.
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,911
Posted By double_G
Re: The worst drum /cymbal purchase you ever made

ahaha !!! i did the same damn thing to my '78 Slingerlands back in the day. sucked into the advertizing. pre-moongels one might say. i i had them on those the mirror-dot Ludwig Rocker heads. i think...
Forum: Drums 05-05-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By double_G
Re: Sonor Bop Kit - Prolite or Sunset

based on the video...beech. BUT i have heard Pro Lites at atlanta pro percussion. the way they have them tuned there...damn near the best sounding toms i have EVER heard . its insane.
Forum: Drummers 05-02-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By double_G
Stewart Copeland on "The Tim Ferriss Experiment" show

looks very cool. check this conversation w/ THE DUDE, Stewart Copeland. great questions from Tim.

+ http://upwave.com/happiness/tim-ferriss-interviews-rock-legend-stewart-copeland -- teaser
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By double_G
Re: Cruise/Casino Audition

last year, i lost my day gig & started auditioning for everything. one was a talent guy for cruise ships [Lime Entertainment]. after some initial Qs, an audition was set. the basic deal was that he...
Forum: Drums 04-21-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By double_G
Re: custom drum companies

i would add fortunedrums.com as Dale there will duplicate the sound in your head. it's amazing & he has done this many times for me over 20 years.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By double_G
Re: Head Choice for DW 8x14 Black Nickel Over Brass Snare Drum

on my 13 x 7" nickel plated brass, the reverse black dot works the best for a focussed sound. just tuned slightly low, w/ a moongel (as of 2 weeks ago never used them!) or 2. INSANE 70s fatback. in...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-28-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By double_G
Re: Rhythm Library

yup, great. i have this book. Gordy used to come to U of Miami all the time & got really into his methods. i also have http://www.gk-music.com/rhythms-accents-drummers.htm which is pretty cool w/ the...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-27-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By double_G
Re: Weird hands, nature or nurture!

my opinion is that with what seems like normal mechanics, no damage, no arthritis you have everything you need to have a the baddest technique on the planet, if you want it. my opinion as of late is...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-27-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 933
Posted By double_G
Re: Unable to use fills I've been practicing for hours in my band

agreed, you are THINKING. you have to be almost completely blank on the bandstand. you try to "think out" licks, it's a guaranteed fugg-up. check Hal Galper's concepts on this. think in the practice...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By double_G
Re: Uh Hum .... Hemorrhoid

consider giving up gluten / bread. i know at least 2 people now that did this & the Hemis went away. basically, you are eating sugared grass cakes & your body might be having an inflammation reaction...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By double_G
Re: What sport disciplines help you become better on drums?

speed bag.

+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRSwWMrENDI (rush tune)
+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMP-DMnOAn8 (w/ kit & speed bag mic'd)

Brian Tichy also has a bass drum on the floor...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-05-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By double_G
Re: Vinnie Colaiuta Technique Question

yeah, start simple. if you check out "vinnie's half-time", you can hear some of there polyrhythms themes over a 16th note hi-hat pulse. start at 2:28 & check his left hand & bass drum. stuff like...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-28-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By double_G
Re: Two-handed 16th rhythms on the hats.....

i do all my two hand 16th patterns like Gadd whenever possible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSiuK4Mt9gs

basically you flam the 2 & 4 so that it is a continuous stream of 16ths vs. slightly...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-25-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By double_G
Re: What are you working on?

always a bunch of stuff but something new that surprised the crap out of me:

LOUD single stroke rolls as close as possible to a 1930s tommy gun.

i just finished playing "CHICAGO" this month &...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-19-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By double_G
Re: intermittent drumming and severe wrist pain

you might try Jojo Mayers clapping exercise slowly over time...every day. i have started doing this more when i dont have my pad / dont have sticks / 5 min before show / etc.

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