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Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,950
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Need advice on promo for record labels

OK, Here's the deal. No need for a video unless it's VERY well produced and shows you playing in front of a sell-out crowd. Don't waste the effort.

Focus on 3-4 songs that are the best you think...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,524
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Do you write/draw on your batter heads?

Sometimes when doing a tour, I might right the set list on the floor tom if the show isn't changing at all.

As a matter of habit I always write "are they dancing?" at the top of my snare head to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,973
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Warning, if you work or teach for a drum shop..

+1. Maybe it's a matter of just setting your ringer to off at a certain point and you address any inquiry during your own set time.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,716
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Are you sick of the term "POCKET DRUMMER"?

I don't think I missed the point at all. Finding the pocket is not the same as simply keeping time. When you you're in the pocket there is a feeling where everything is in sync, the groove becomes a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,200
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Endorsements & Gigs

Hey man, there's no need to worry about endorsements. There's a whole world ahead of you to explore and discover. If you integrate those experiences into your playing, and dedicate yourself to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,705
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Monk drum lesson

Simply, brilliant. Make something groove down in the 30-40 bpms... Now, that's something.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,782
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Why ya' gotta be so dark?

I love the sound of the Fender Princeton. Not sure how the guy mod'd it but those things are typically only 15 watts - not your standard "face ripping" tool...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,559
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: how to get the groove to come out

Listen to James Brown and Rufus albums while you're sleeping. Problem should be solved in about a week. If that doesn't work, call me for a prescription of P-Funk & Tower of Power.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,408
Posted By FelipeJose

+1 here - in my senior year in school we purchased a bass marimba from Yamaha and it was one of the most beautiful instruments I've heard in my life.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,902
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Mom n Pop Music Stores vs. "You Know Who" Stores

Just walked into Hollywood Pro Drum this morning and got a piece of hardware modified within 15 minutes for $8. If I walked into one of the chains down the street looking for a solution I guarantee...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,716
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Are you sick of the term "POCKET DRUMMER"?

Not to sound crass, but I have feeling that any drummer complaining about people wanting "pocket" drummers has never in-fact experienced what its like to play in the pocket...

Like John Blackwell...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-31-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,495
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: The Four Stages Of Learning

Very much a great drummer - as much of a disciple of Elvin as he was/is, I was lucky enough to meet Elvin a couple of times through Robert when the Jazz Machine came through San Francisco. I only...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-30-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,495
Posted By FelipeJose
The Four Stages Of Learning

I used to study with Robert Kaufman (Berkelee Professor/Author) and he used to have a sign on his wall that stated the Four Stages Of Learning:

1. Unconscious Incompetence
2. Conscious...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,048
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Intensity in Jazz

Not much to add to this but just wanted to say that this is a great thread. I'm more of a cerebral player and am thinking about these types of issues all the time - especially the misconception that...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,442
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Drum Lesson Fee? How much is "high"?

Wow, They made you pay just to get a feel for the guy. Something smells fishy already. Unless you're studying with a "name" teacher or someone in the area with a very good reputation, first lessons,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,741
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: What is the use of double braced hardware?

Well, I do have a 23lb Carbon Steel snare drum that has wrecked a couple single-braced Tama snare stands before I took care of the issue with a DW 9000...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,287
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Is it possible to get rid of pitting?

Not sure about removal without having to re-chrome, but you can stop it before it gets that bad by using aluminum foil to remove tarnish from your stands/hardware. The aluminum is softer than the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,810
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Five Things Every Drummer Needs to Do

Well, they did make those 2 snares in partnership with Noble & Cooley quite a few years back, and they're weren't crappy sounding drums by any means... Point understood though ;-)
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,304
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Bill's home studio drum set-up pictures!

Man, this looks TERRIBLE! Why would you want to have a space like this? What use would it even be? :-)

Sorry - That was my jealous side talking. Very nice work!
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,901
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Mixing Brands Drums/Cymbals/Hardware

I get where the OP is coming from and I'm pretty much the same way mainly with cymbals (Zildjian) and hardware (DW). But then again, I get worked up when I find that my wife has disturbed my system...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-10-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,965
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Not Quite Matched Grip...

Yeah, part of it is that I've just become a little obsessed with my hands lately. Granted I've been playing over 20 years, have a BA in orchestral percussion and had a pretty decent professional...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-08-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,965
Posted By FelipeJose
Not Quite Matched Grip...

Hey Everyone
I've been sheddding my hands for the past couple of months and have been feeling good about progress, but started playing in front of a mirror recently and noticed some inconsistencies...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,376
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Free Drum set with a set of cymbals??

Dixon Demons are decent intermediate-level shells. There's an hourly rehearsal studio that I use that's loaded full of these kits. I wouldn't take them over my DW's or custom D'Amico kits, but they...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-08-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,071
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Double stroke roll practice?

Wow... dangerous question, haha!

Everyone has their own ideas of the "best" way on technique, but I think Tommy Igoe makes a good point in saying that it's only a means to an end. This goes for...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-01-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,208
Posted By FelipeJose
Re: Practice Routine/Journal

Good approach.

One thing I've done since I'm the type of person that needs proof of my progress to stay motivated and disciplined is that I've built an excel spreadsheet to keep track of specific...
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