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Forum: Drummers 04-11-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 137
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Re: Billy Cobham

I became aware of BC from his work with horn band Dreams 1970.

Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
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Re: Unusual 4/4 Beats and/or Fills - The Cure's Just Like Heaven

I don't know if this qualifies, but I've always enjoyed the studio recording 4/4 beat variations of Bryan Devendorf of The National, but also, in a large part, because he drums for the great songs...
Forum: Drummers 07-05-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 22,554
Posted By drumbler
Re: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie

"Drumbeat Magazine" - June 2017 - BP quoted: " Ringo is not on anything."
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,081
Posted By drumbler
Re: Myth: drummer's main role is to keep time

I play in a blues / swing covers dance band. I have to wear a click, and hang on to it for dear life, cuz the guitar player rushes the beat, has lousy rhythm guitar repertoire and technique, and has...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,333
Posted By drumbler
Re: What was the first concert you went to????

My parents took me to a Ray Charles gig somewhere in San Diego (El Cortez?) in the 1950's, but I remember spending a lot of time under the chair playing on the floor. First CONSCIOUS concert was...
Forum: Drummers 10-10-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By drumbler
Re: For fans of Al Jackson, Jr. (and Steve Jordan and Jim Keltner)

Stax/Volt Review 1967 Norway - with some cute Norwegian chicks.

Forum: Drummers 09-12-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,635
Posted By drumbler
Re: Bev Bevan

I bought and enjoyed Shazam and Looking On when they came out. Great drum sounds on there.
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,484
Posted By drumbler
Re: What performance defines drummers as musicians for you?

OMG !! Steve Goold was the first drummer I thought of also !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykcrJpnO_XE (www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykcrJpnO_XE)
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,791
Posted By drumbler
Re: Bands and tempo arguments

I play to a click, partly because: Our guitar player has rushed the tempo for years, stumbling over too-complex-note solos, and speeding ahead with licks and rhythm. TO ME, IT MAKES THE REST OF THE...
Forum: Drummers 04-29-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,616
Posted By drumbler
Re: Poll: Buddy Rich

Never saw him and band live, but I TRIED to play along with his LP tracks on the West Side Story album when I was learning back in 1966 or so. I loved how he drove the big band. I searched this site...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,760
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Re: Hating your playing, sometimes or always.

I don't like my inability to play fills, but I know how to practice that. I can only play my drum set at band practices and gigs. I usually always like my grooves. When I DON'T like my drumming, is...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-15-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,284
Posted By drumbler
Re: Can't figure this out for the life of me!!!


Might help..?
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,188
Posted By drumbler
Re: Do Youtube Drum Covers Influence What/How You Play?

I am older (64) and I play in a dance band. We do ALL kinds of music, old and new. The band leader wants to recreate the original sound/feel of any song we cover. I ABSOLUTELY rely on all the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,414
Posted By drumbler
How To Promote Self For Future Opportunities ?

I play in one dance band. I am past 60, but I know a lot of bands in town that have older players and are working. Without stepping on toes or looking like you are trying to displace other drummers,...
Forum: Drummers 03-29-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,829
Posted By drumbler
Re: Jay Bellerose

T-Bone Burnett on recording : "...we very consciously started to develop this very complex low-end world of sound. I was interested in the overtones that were being created...I think of everything as...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,990
Posted By drumbler
Re: Sloppy fills

From Entwhistle: "Well, Keith didn’t particularly keep time too well. If he was feeling down the songs would be slow, if he was feeling up the songs would be too fast, and if he felt normal the songs...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,464
Posted By drumbler
Re: Other songs that sound like other songs

"Rock & Roll Music" - Chuck Berry
"Little Donna" - Rivieras
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,768
Posted By drumbler
Re: Who has to play to a click or backing track live?

We play for the dancers, so a click is required, and I have grown to love it. If there was no click, the rushing of our guitarist could cause me to rush too, and then...off to the races !! PROBLEM:...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,791
Posted By drumbler
Re: Bands and tempo arguments

Since we play for the dancers, I listen to the click and I've grown to love it. We usually set the bpm just like the original recording. A band member told me that some dancers can tell if we are off...
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