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Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,025
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Sloppy fills

This is extremely common, from my experience. I think one of the biggest differences you can pick out from advanced drummers to beginner and intermediate drummers is the use of appropriate, well...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 36,153
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Bought an Ambassador X for my 6.5x14 Pork Pie Big Black COB. Put it on with a new Ambassador hazy, cranked it up a bit, and loved the sound! Reminds me of the Bonham "Baseball bat crack" snare sound...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,627
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Who has to play to a click or backing track live?

For recording, I prefer playing with a click just because you can concentrate on the performance, and have the time taken care of by following the click.

Live, I play music for fun, and love...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,129
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Are there fewer demands for a drummer now, than before?

I could be wrong, but my understanding is that drums are one of the few things that are still done in actual drum rooms in studios when a bigger than life modern sound is desired. The rest can be...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,129
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Are there fewer demands for a drummer now, than before?

Well, studio time is very expensive. Most recordings these days could be done in a bedroom, and like you said, producers have access to thousands of beats, fills, styles, and sounds at their...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,649
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Ever shown up to play with a new musician and realized it was a bad fit immediately?

haha I love this! No one's asked me to play a "freaky" groove before.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,030
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: What's your story about how you started drumming?

I think the moment I realized I first wanted to be a drummer was watching a junior high band perform "Wipeout". During the drum solo I was convinced that I was going to be a drummer. I ended up...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,621
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Is "pocket" what you play or how you play it?

Why does Neil Peart have to play dance grooves? Let Steve Jordan be Steve Jordan, and Neil Peart be Neil Peart. Peart plays note heavy orchestrations around a very large setup that don't "groove" in...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,852
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: What makes music classic, timeless?

To me, a lot of music from the 60's and 70's had an adventurous spirit and an experimental, yet natural quality. These bands were really pushing into the future, to the extent that you can still hear...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 38,793
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

^^^ Agreed! It's supposed to be a damn accent. How is it an accent if it's triple forte all the time?
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,420
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

I've been using a 4 piece kit with just 3 or 4 cymbals for years. But in the past I used to play on another drummer's kit all the time at a shared practice space which had hats, ride, crash, china,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,035
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: So and so is a good drummer, but...

I think Bermuda summed up the discussion nicely pretty early on. "So and so is a good drummer, but not a good musician" versus, "So and so is a good musician, but not a technical/creative drummer". I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,623
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Did Bill Bruford stop practicing for a while?

I love Bill's playing on KC's Red. He plays deep, funky grooves with unusual touches like oddly placed China accents, cool fills, and just a really out of the box approach that fit KC like a glove....
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: If you could research any drummer...

I'd be interested in who came up with the initial rudiments. Who was the first person in history to pick up a pair of pieces of wood and do flams, paradiddles, doubles, single stroke rolls and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,235
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: 2,259
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: 7,899
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: 1,860
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: 2,751
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: 3,291
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: 3,339
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: 3,339
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: 1,598
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: 1,598
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: 3,165
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...
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