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Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,211
Posted By Davo-London
Re: For those who play at church or not.

So many posts seem to miss the point. The author is generalising about drummers because he has to. Any chuch community will, if they are lucky, have a number of drummers in the congregation. Some...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Davo-London
Re: This video is fantastic! Jojo Mayer is a beast

For all the plaudits, I don't really enjoy Buddy Rich's playing in a musical context. That said, I'll listen to anything Jojo does.
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 939
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Crazy hard work has it's compensations - my playground :)

There's no excuse. I've gotta visit one of these days.

Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 897
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Over exuberance - a time & a place?

That's not over exuberance Andy. No way. That was entirely appropriate for the situation. If that was a recording studio then that would be another thing.

Besides - you gotta have some fun!
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,173
Posted By Davo-London
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

Mike Johnson, who is well-regarded as a tutor, would rarely change any of his pupils' key techniques, i.e. stick holding or kick drum technique. He is an advocate of working out the best method...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,342
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Knowing yourself - sometimes it's -------------


You're a grown up.

One day, I'll be there.

Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,411
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Is "pocket" what you play or how you play it?

Pocket can only be created with a minimum of drum and bass.

Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Making the best out of a near disaster

That's a great improvisation story.

Who needs stands anyway?

Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By Davo-London
Re: A new drumming hero emerges!

Oh my, he finished off Part 2 with some Weather Report. And he played a difficult Jaco passage on bass.

He is my new idol.

Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By Davo-London
Re: A new drumming hero emerges!

That's exactly what I did. Love this guy.

Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Bass drum makes windows vibrate

Can you draw a sketch?

Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,482
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Playing for the song, but still leaving a bit of "yourself" on the track.

I think the OP has been a bit harshly treated and I consider it a worthy question.

One thing that hasn't been mentioned (much) is sound. When I listen to pop the drumming washes over me then...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Drummers who play other instruments also....

I played classical instruments first, then bass for 25 years before playing drums.

Having played bass for so long it helped with my rhythm keeping when starting on drums. But I now realise that...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Drummerworld inventors

Anything that will enable set-up and set-down durations to be reduced. You know those kids play houses that fold up flat. You release them and they spring into a play house. Well I want one of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Gadd - funny stuff!

Sense of humour too!


Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By Davo-London
Re: The foot is the key to groove

I agree with the observation that the kick drum has become more important than the back beat on the snare. It's also the one thing I really listen out for.

It takes years just to get the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By Davo-London
Re: playing less and keeping time

8ths on hi-hat is the crutch that the OP is trying to free from.

Play very slowly a familiar beat but play 1/4ths rather than 1/8ths.

Try alright now by free to get the feel of playing 1/4s.
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Where to practice drums in London?

If you do find somewhere central do share it. I'd like to know!

Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,587
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Who does this, really?

I have a number of basses and cases for the basses, but the cases I like the best are the ones that are lightest and with least padding. The basses tend to live in their cases anyway so I throw the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Electronic Roland TD-11K

I use Vex kits but you should be able to turn off the reverb on the toms within the module.

Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,940
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Whose voice would you like to have counting on your metronome?

Richard Burton

Sir Laurence Olivier

Jeff Bridges (voice from True Grit)

Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,324
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Some forum members dropped in today :)


You are in danger of giving us the impression that your life is all about having fun; hedonistic even. We all know how hard you work but this fun side of your life is getting out of hand. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,313
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

Opentune is spot on.

Mike Johnson says make your weaknesses your strengths.

Mountineers and ship Captians have wives too. Somehow they have to work this out. Turn this situation around and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Bad hi-hat recording

Recording sounds ok to me too. It sounds a bit crude/basic/naive.

Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,163
Posted By Davo-London
Re: Musical artists whose death saddened you.

- Paul Desmond (Dave Brubeck's saxophonist)
- Jaco Pastorius (Weather Report)
- Joe Zawinul (Weather Report)

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