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Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,214
Posted By drumbler
Re: A Lesser Kit For Gigging?

For singer-songwriter, acoustic gig. Case also carries hardware.
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,856
Posted By drumbler
Re: quality of drum sounds to the rest of the band is not important

Just started up with an acoustic singer songwriter. Using a suitcase kick drum, snare, hi hats, and small crash-ride w/moon gels. Shakers, tambourine, use mostly wooden rods, reinforced with glue,...
Forum: Drummers 04-11-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 36,982
Posted By drumbler
Re: Billy Cobham

I became aware of BC from his work with horn band Dreams 1970.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=se6IGAwq8YI
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 02-13-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,616
Posted By drumbler
Re: Best Harmony

For CURRENT 2-part harmonies, and to get a good folk-country "fix", with great original songs by Swedish sisters, try FIRST AID KIT !!
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 02-01-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,863
Posted By drumbler
For Bands That Use Facebook To Promote Event.....?

.....BESIDES paying a few bucks for regional targeting, or the fact that the Event will naturally show up on the pages of people who have previously "like"d the band's Facebook page.....where else,...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 01-28-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,550
Posted By drumbler
Has Your Band Ever Set Up Somewhere.....

......in public, and just played for tips, or even publicity? Where were you able to do that ? Our 5 piece band is very part time, but we need a few more gigs per year, we don't have a promotional...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By drumbler
Re: Unusual 4/4 Beats and/or Fills - The Cure's Just Like Heaven

I don't know if this qualifies, but I've always enjoyed the studio recording 4/4 beat variations of Bryan Devendorf of The National, but also, in a large part, because he drums for the great songs...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 09-30-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,028
Posted By drumbler
Re: What is your favorite album right now?

"Smoke Ring For My Halo" - Kurt Vile
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 09-08-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,422
Posted By drumbler
Re: Is there a "secret" to getting good gigs or am I not looking hard enough?

Our band's problem is that we are not very good. The only gigs we have gotten are benefits, golf course patio happy hours, and friends' private parties. We have to consider the current "competition"...
Forum: Drummers 07-05-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,937
Posted By drumbler
Re: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie

"Drumbeat Magazine" - June 2017 - BP quoted: " Ringo is not on anything."
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,454
Posted By drumbler
Re: Myth: drummer's main role is to keep time

I play in a blues / swing covers dance band. I have to wear a click, and hang on to it for dear life, cuz the guitar player rushes the beat, has lousy rhythm guitar repertoire and technique, and has...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 10-24-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,347
Posted By drumbler
Re: What Will You Be For Halloween?

I APOLOGIZE for not answering sooner !! The penguin costume has slits further up on the arms for hands to go through, but I still will have to tie them up.
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 10-21-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,347
Posted By drumbler
Re: What Will You Be For Halloween?

Our band has to wear hot and sweaty costumes for every Halloween gig (this year, it will happen four times). This year:
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,071
Posted By drumbler
Re: What was the first concert you went to????

My parents took me to a Ray Charles gig somewhere in San Diego (El Cortez?) in the 1950's, but I remember spending a lot of time under the chair playing on the floor. First CONSCIOUS concert was...
Forum: Drummers 10-10-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,775
Posted By drumbler
Re: For fans of Al Jackson, Jr. (and Steve Jordan and Jim Keltner)

Stax/Volt Review 1967 Norway - with some cute Norwegian chicks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZFB4z7eLAw
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 10-08-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,048
Posted By drumbler
Re: Any Of You Play FREE SUMMER CONCERTS.?

THANK YOU MUCH for the tips you given so far. Info given has really hit the spots, and will be great info to pass on to him.
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 10-08-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,048
Posted By drumbler
Any Of You Play FREE SUMMER CONCERTS.?

..with your band? Not that your BAND plays for free, but the general community can attend for free. Tribute bands, blues bands, country, kinda middle-of-the-road music, etc., in city parks etc. What...
Forum: Drummers 09-12-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,133
Posted By drumbler
Re: Bev Bevan

I bought and enjoyed Shazam and Looking On when they came out. Great drum sounds on there.
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,529
Posted By drumbler
Re: What performance defines drummers as musicians for you?

OMG !! Steve Goold was the first drummer I thought of also !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykcrJpnO_XE (www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykcrJpnO_XE)
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,882
Posted By drumbler
Re: Bands and tempo arguments

I play to a click, partly because: Our guitar player has rushed the tempo for years, stumbling over too-complex-note solos, and speeding ahead with licks and rhythm. TO ME, IT MAKES THE REST OF THE...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 05-01-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,057
Posted By drumbler
Re: Films you've watched recently that you enjoyed.

Liked "Muscle Shoals"...want to see "The Wrecking Crew" documentary. STILL haven't seen "Spinal Tap", but will check out from library.
Forum: Drummers 04-29-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,626
Posted By drumbler
Re: Poll: Buddy Rich

Never saw him and band live, but I TRIED to play along with his LP tracks on the West Side Story album when I was learning back in 1966 or so. I loved how he drove the big band. I searched this site...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,328
Posted By drumbler
Re: Hating your playing, sometimes or always.

I don't like my inability to play fills, but I know how to practice that. I can only play my drum set at band practices and gigs. I usually always like my grooves. When I DON'T like my drumming, is...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-15-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,589
Posted By drumbler
Re: Can't figure this out for the life of me!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3K71oCO5Gk

Might help..?
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By drumbler
Re: Do Youtube Drum Covers Influence What/How You Play?

I am older (64) and I play in a dance band. We do ALL kinds of music, old and new. The band leader wants to recreate the original sound/feel of any song we cover. I ABSOLUTELY rely on all the...
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