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Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Anyone ever have GOOD experiences answering a Craigslist band ad?

Ive had a LOT more good than bad experiences. There is a ton of talent out there. There are so many areas and genres out there in musicland, its just a matter of finding the right fit.
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Pain in right shin while bass drumming

Shin splints occur when you work your calf muscle more than its opposing muscles.

Stretch by standing with your toes on a curb and strengthen by applying a force to your instep and pulling your...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,083
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Should I Quit Band Due to Constant Critiques By Singer?

There are more options than quit or confront.

If you feel her talent is worth some effort, simply open a dialog with the goal of understanding each other.
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 3,371
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Why the same songs, when so many to choose from?

Im in a cover band and we create our set list based on three things.

1) Our 80s rock/pop genre

2) the popularity of the songs via youtube hits

3) our ability to cover them closely.

There...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,706
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Singing and playing?

For a couple years I didn't have to sing a note and it was awesome just playing drums and letting the accomplished vocalists do the work. Now, our new guitarist doesn't sing backing so I had to try...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,891
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Good musicianship.....

If working is your primary goal then the business needs to be ahead of the instrument. There are plenty of working and famous acts that aren't primo musicians.

That said, it's generally easier to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,406
Posted By New Tricks
Re: The future of the drumset think tank

Nesting drums would be a huge space saver. You would of course have to engineer the kit with proper sizings

The shells could be split and put back together with a solid clamping mechanism that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,763
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Band drama

LOTS of GOLD in here!



Embrace the click
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By New Tricks
Re: We are the product of our influences

The Charlie Watts thing where he doesn't play all the 1/8 notes with his right hand (skips 3 and 7?) I never knew it was a thing until the internet pointed it out.

Is it lazy of just a style?
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,304
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Top this for a random gig

I think it would be a grave mistake to take this gig.

But if you do, get paid up front so you don't get stiffed.
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,378
Posted By New Tricks
Re: guitars too loud, why?!!

lol. How about everyone.

Some inexperienced players turn up to compensate for their lack of skills. Some turn up to cover the lack of vocal skills. Others simply may not know how a mix should...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Rhythm Dictionary

What else would it represent?

I've simply never seen it played using a hand to choke the cymbals. But, I don't get out much.

After watching the end of the Jeff Hamilton video, I am apparently...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Rhythm Dictionary

Is your HH pedal broken :)

In the video, the very last two strokes is what I was hearing in my head as partially open and open open. Does that make any sense?

I want to say it's partially open,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Rhythm Dictionary

Oh yeah. No wonder I keep getting fired :)

In my head, I only heard the third one as open.

Maybe because the first open one is only partially open (in the process of opening) and the second...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Rhythm Dictionary

There has to be a name for the old jazz/swing high hat standard .....

da dada da dada (closed,closed,open,closed,closed,open)



I really (probably, maybe) should have learned to read and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,442
Posted By New Tricks
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,689
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Who has to play to a click or backing track live?

BAM !!



Some people just can't seem to do it.

I had a bass player who would honestly question the reliability of the click lol.
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,284
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Booted out of band, advice needed

The guitar player sounds like a dick. WTF is "not a weekend band" mean. Doesn't he have a job?

Don't sell your gear or quit. I quit in 1981and didn't get back until 2010. I had an all or nothing...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,958
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Do You Drum While Not Drumming?

Last week I found my self playing tambourine along with Walk Like An Egyptian in the grocery store, using a box of rice.

I play finger bass a lot also. It's more quiet.
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,507
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Rack Toms Angled or Flat

They look really cool when they are flat :)

I angle mine as little as I can get away with because, you know....I want to look cool. I've never tried to play them flat but it seems like I'd be...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,689
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Who has to play to a click or backing track live?

So....that's a no lol :)

Larry, I'm not certain that Stairway moves you and Steely Dan doesn't has anything to do with a click.

I just took a look at Kid Charlemagne and the intro was dead on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Simple audio interface - Macbook pro

Same here.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,270
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Would you join a band for popularity?

Well, you said you could have fun playing the gigs so, you must be concerned what other people would think of your choice.

You might become more fond of the genre once you learn to appreciate it....
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Some honest advce re ears

You answered your own question :)




Your ears are gonna be fine.......but you might get hit by a bus.
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,059
Posted By New Tricks
Re: Does this sound like a lack of professionalism?

Absolutely.

Drama is certainly not limited to bands and teenaged girls, but they typically seem to be some of the worst offenders :)
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