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Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,573
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Drummers that overplay

The Roger Daltry video sums it up perfectly, it's all about melody.

That's what these great players could (and can) do; listen to and make complete sense of the melody. When you change your...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,967
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Just back from my first ever jam session

Awesome stuff! Playing alongisde others is one of the best ways to learn. I'm self taught (mainly) and started playing when a buddy of mine took up guitar, we immediatley formed a little band with a...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-16-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,939
Posted By K.Howden
Re: jazz drumming help - struggling w/playing ahead

Like previous posters have said, listen to players who have that feel and try and lock in with their ride cymbal.

Something I've found that gives the impression of the time pushing, is to really...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,426
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Thinking about triggering my kick

I think the way that a lot of metal guys (on a local) tune their bass drums is also a factor.

From past experience on the local scene; a lot of guys tune their heads up quite high and stuff the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,340
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Fill in Drummer

Have you consulted the drummer that you're going to subbing for? If you're honest and up front about not being able to everything he does down to the note, he may be able to convey this to the band...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,997
Posted By K.Howden
Re: What do you see in this photo?

Sjogras: Shamelessly agreed!

Forum: Drum Technique 06-08-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
Posted By K.Howden
Re: flamming

If using smaller subdivisions helps you to begin with then go with that, although over time I'd reccomend reducing the subdivisons.

One possible plan of attack would be to get comfortable with...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-08-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
Posted By K.Howden
Re: flamming

Find a way to feel the space between the 2 & 4, the simplest way of doing this would be to count eight-notes or even sixteenth-notes in your head and feel that as the pulse. As John Riley says, it's...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,039
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Pole Dancers...

I'm glad I read that sentence in context!

Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Place to hire a drummer online?

Just put a post up a thread on here, if someone is interested PM them, get the conversation rolling and send them the tracks if they're interested etc. "Build it and they will come" as they say, I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,967
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Naming your kit - can you, would you, do you?

Snap! My Sonor birch snare is named Mabel too, my others are: Henry (Premier Artist brass) and Glitch (a late 70's Premier steel snare I was given, that has several dints). I haven't gone as far to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,587
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Live show failures, what have you got?

Played a gig last weekend at a local venue and provided my kit as backline; It's an old Premier from the late 70's complete with old-style snare drum stand.

Everything was fine until the first...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,571
Posted By K.Howden
Re: How often do you break/drop your sticks?

The last pair of sticks I broke were a pair of Zildjian Zak Starkey sigs and that was June 2007, at a music festival in Newark.

I have pairs of sticks older than that though, which I still use....
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,311
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Hi-hat Anchor?

Hi! First off, welcome to the forum.

If the track is only a minute long, I'd try both and see which you prefer. Although there are traits that are attributed to certain styles, don't view them as...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-16-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,983
Posted By K.Howden
Re: I can't do double stroke roll! >=[

Hi there,

Something that helped me excecute contiuousn double stroke rolls cleanley was to practice the rolls (as in the rudiment group), going up incrementally through the list as I got each one...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,169
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Putting myself out there ( uncle Larry, this ones for you)


As Larry said, it has been inspiring to see your growth, there are people out there who just want to build chops and become "drumathletes". With you I see someone who has a burning...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-21-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,732
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Good jazz books

As regards soloing, this video made it all click for me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw1sOl4kREw

Hope you're well,

Forum: Drum Technique 03-18-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By K.Howden
Re: My first online drumlesson

Hi Robbert,

Interesting excercise and very well presented, it reminds me of a Gary Chester type excercise.

I'm not a double-bass player, but I can see how this can translate to building up...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-18-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By K.Howden

Love it!

I go through the comping excercises in Bop about once a month to keep myself oiled up so to speak, but this is gonna give my brain (and body) a great work out.

Cheers for sharing it,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Do your ears tell the truth

I had an epiphany as regards my drum sound because of this situation.

I played a gig and provided my kit for the backline and got a chance to hear it out front and I was VERY suprised with the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,084
Posted By K.Howden
Re: complicated blues songs.

It certainly is Larry and it's something that's sorley lacking in a lot of modern music. Incidentally this thread has reminded me of a couple of documentaries I watched a while back, about the work...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,265
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Bad reviews?

Hmm, I've never seen the point in reviews, good or bad.

I don't agree with the fact that one person's opinion, on something that is inherently subjective as music is, should be used to influence...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,084
Posted By K.Howden
Re: complicated blues songs.

For the reasons that Larry and Duncan point out, blues is the genre that intimidates me the most; not because I don't have good listening or mechanical skills, but because it's not just a genre of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Getting Used To Heel Down/Up Change?

I come from the opposite. I used to play heel-up all the time until around three years ago, when I started learning jazz at BIMM and it took a few months to get used to the feel of it. Devoting time...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By K.Howden
Re: Worst drum room sound ever!!!

Aha, not many muso's or people involved in that industry travel south from Lincoln unfortunatley, I think they see London as magical place where the studios are clad in gold. Brighton Electric has...
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