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Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Dave_Major
New Drummer column - Help Required

Hey guys,

I'm now writing for UK magazine Drummer.

My column is like the question section of the magazine and I need questions.

If you have any drum, music, business, gig related questions...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Karma - how i love thee!!

Thanks everyone for the nice words. Means a lot.

@keep it simple - not through Sticks in Motion no. another project. That looks cool though.

Hopefully Gemma will help move the magazine in the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Karma - how i love thee!!

Cheers dude. Yeah massive relief. Perk of the job i guess but at least for the next 6 months I know it will all be fine and I can plan things.

D
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Dave_Major
Karma - how i love thee!!

Howdy gang,

A month ago I discussed an issue i was having with a band I was working with - more specifically the drummer.

here's the thread for nostalgia
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 871
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: The session guys!

Hi guys,

Iv been working hard on this stuff. and would like some input on the sheets.

So far 7 days have been booked on my 1st session (3 weeks away so hoping to still fill it up)
And 3 on...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: How do you feel the day after a gig?

The only thing i get (and i get it after every gig - big or small)

I get clammy hands the following day. Dont know why. Drinking a ton of water doesnt help.

Doesnt hurt or anything just...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By Dave_Major
Bot of market research - Online lessons input required

Hi guys and gals,

I have the opportunity to be a part of a very exciting online lessons. Probably no different from ALL the others but there is a team behind the project and a very experienced...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Steve Maxwell's Rules!

Awesome stories gents.

My local shop - Drum Central - have always been the dogs danglies with me. Have been there 100% of the way with my career, thrown gigs and students my way, allowed me to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 871
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: The session guys!

Hey guys, thanks all for the replies.

I really take on board all the names you have suggested.

I should probably have explained how the day would work.

So the idea is to give students more...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 871
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: The session guys!

Got all those dudes in an extended list!

Cant forget hal and palmer.

They will be represented.

D
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 871
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: The session guys!

Believe me the whole day is focussed on getting the job done and the importance of playing 2 and 4.

I've actually just got to that part in the worksheet and am just writing up the Gadd page.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 871
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: The session guys!

Cool mate.

If you have that book it'd be awesome to see it (even just some pics of the gadd and porcaro pages)

I'll defo post the videos up here when the even happens.


Dave
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 871
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: The session guys!

I've had a great response to all the advertising so far. Some parts will be filmed so I will post something once it is done.

Cool +2 for Porcaro

D
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 871
Posted By Dave_Major
The session guys!

Hey gang,

I'm running a 'Session Drummer Day' for budding drummers looking to work in a studio and get experience/tips etc.

I'm currently writing up the workbook for it and am going to include...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Taking back your gigs

Hey Bob.

Straight up he is being a big d!ck. I think that's universally the opinion here.

The thing is I have 12 other gigs with them up to August (nothing after that) and I can't run the risk...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By Dave_Major
Chris Coleman Transcription

Afternoon gang,

Inspired by Adam Osmianski (spelling?) Eric Harland transcription here is something I've been sitting on for a while.

It's not complete by any stretch as the whole solo is 6...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Advice on how to advertise as a session drummer

Hey Barry, how's it going?

Firstly website is essential. Get one done ASAP and make it as good as possible. Search for drummers in any random city and see their websites. Which ones are good,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Surprise Of A Lifetime

his face when he gets told it's his kit. Awesome!

Thanks for sharing dude

D
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Being different and showing people

Excellent as always Tony. It's maybe a little late for me to be going in and infiltrating other teachers as they all know me! But I love the idea. I wish I had thought of it to start.

It does take...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Dave_Major
Being different and showing people

Peaks and troughs!

Best way to describe being a freelance drummer. I have a lot more gigs than I ever have but teaching has dropped off which is annoying.
I'm constantly looking for ways to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Taking back your gigs

Hi Mike, thanks for pitching in.

Always great to hear from really experienced players and I'm perversely glad this isn't an uncommon thing to happen.

The deed is done now and I've managed to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Taking back your gigs

Also meant that I need to run a business and so do they. It's the music business and the same principles apply that do in other businesses

D
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Taking back your gigs

Totally agree caddy, i meant thet 5 days is nowhere near enough time. 2 weeks minimum and a month even better.


The band is almost separate from the drummer in their perspective and views and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Taking back your gigs

Cheers man. I'm a member of the Musicians Union here in the UK and they have contracts for all these things. I have done the same thing as you if someone i am not sure on or a total out of the blue...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By Dave_Major
Re: Taking back your gigs

Hey gents, todays update!

So the guy is having his gigs back, like everyone said there's not really anything I can do other than try and explain how unprofessional it is...i did in as nice a way...
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