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Forum: Drum Technique Today, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: drums song

It's a limitation of your culture. Some cultures have bonafied drum songs. Brazil for example has massive parades where everyone learns the drum parts to a song that was selected for that years...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 03:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,074
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Heavy music, where did the ride go?

Do those zils replace the ride bell.
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,074
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Heavy music, where did the ride go?

Now they call it heavy, notice how they lump it all into one. I guess it would be easy to dig on every one and say any more there is no skilled metal or even hard rock, just punk. However, I think...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 947
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Do Youtube Drum Covers Influence What/How You Play?

I confess I watch these, but mainly because it's the only way to get drum related video content.

I also find it annoying when people aren't true to the form. In the broader sense of not just...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Who "invented" the rock beat?

Purists don't consider, Rock and Roll a form of Rock.
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Who "invented" the rock beat?

The Chinese have been playing rock instruments with a rock feel for eons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-AXFstmSBU

Though it's probably not as old as Clovis man waiting for the glaciers to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Who "invented" the rock beat?

I always thought it came out of the Pow Wow scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m85gq2MS2m0
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Cymbals that do not move

I am a proponent of clamping cymbals. I find that cymbals need to flex to open up, but I don't tend to hit hard enough to make this happen when they are free, so I clamp them. It is especially nice...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By SmoothOperator
Big Band DnB

Leave it to the Russians to orchestrate their DnB.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2vjZMc9egc
Technical Itch "Era"

Sounds kind of baroque, but not bad. I would have liked to see more...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 677
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: It's hard to start a band, when you're a Drummer

I haven't done an in depth study, but it seems drummers are often the last ones in. Though there are Quite some guitar drum duos that get it going.
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Is there a place or does anyone do cymbal swapping?

That isn't a bad idea, but I've had trouble with these things before. Often times traders are actually collectors that want cash on the deals, because they already have two of whatever you have. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Cymbal Progressios

I agree it has limitations. Though now even when I play a funk groove, I find myself marking the form with my cymbals, better.
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,030
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Drum Etiquette at Open Jams

It's a good idea, but people can't handle it. I tried bringing some extra cymbals once. There just wasn't a good way to merge them, and they were in all the wrong places when other drummers tried...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By SmoothOperator
Cymbal Progressios

Recently, I have been mapping my cymbal to chords and playing forms.

For example, I'll map my large ride to I my 15" hat to IV and my 14" hat to V then comp a 12 bar blues progression. I map my...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,301
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: playing less and keeping time

The metronome won't hurt. If you can get what it sounds like in your head to maintain the tempo, then it's easier to recognize yourself speeding up.

Another suggestion is to put your "sway" or...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,301
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: playing less and keeping time

That is a fun exercise too, though I used to practice it for single stroke rolls and drum solos.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,301
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: playing less and keeping time

One trick I picked up playing trumpet etudes is to play bars of quarter notes followed by bars of eighth notes followed by bars of triplets then bars of sixteenths keeping the same pulse throughout. ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,301
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: playing less and keeping time

Counting and Singing are good. Also, do you know that your busy time is actually good, or is it harder to notice it being off? Try recording you fast time and look.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-28-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Band members with bad timing

I would play both times. If they are dragging play some flams ahead of the beat. Rushing play some flams behind the beat. If it is a couple of people making the same mistake at the same time, I'd...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 927
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: What's the Hardest Position to Fill in a Band?

Creative leader, there are any number of role players available for any position, even singers, there loads of talented singers church choirs, rhythm rappers, punk metal screamers, karaoke you name...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,277
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: When soundmen attack

I'd take issue with it, my bass(es) aren't a simple shock wave, I have them tuned to notes. G and F and my tom snare are tuned relative to that. They have some sustain, I don't have to hit them...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,237
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Who does this, really?

I use soft bags, to protect my house from the drums.
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,598
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Possibly my first serious thread. Sexism.

I find feminists aren't very good when it comes to being inclusive. They generally like to pick on social outcasts, and do very little to actually address things that impact them, at higher levels...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Bands ... The Franchise

I guess it would be nice to have some one else manage it wouldn't it? I'm guessing this is why most bands aren't that great, because even if they can play, they still can't get it together, there is...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Bands ... The Franchise

Yep, that's what I am talking about, except as a band leader it's a royal pain to track down these would be musicians, and well the work isn't all that dependable, but I figure if they can IPO a...
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