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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 645
Posted By bigd
Re: College- What do i do!! :(

As a Freshman he'll most likely be required to stay on campus unless he lives within the pre decided mileage for commuter status. I'd take the government loan and go. Frost is a good school take a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By bigd
Re: Preparing for 1st semester in jazz studies

Contact Professor Thompson and see what he suggests. My son is a freshman there now in the classical percussion dept. He also plays in a non jazz major jazz group. Eastman is extremely intense but...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By bigd
Re: Tommy Igoe - State of education

I respect Mr. Igoe and have seen him in clinic. I think the reading bit is targeted at the more recreational player. As for the advanced snare work he's talking about, no offense but he's not...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By bigd
Re: Double stroke roll lesson for Modern Drummer

The info Bill shared really isn't that groundbreaking. It's really just general solid knowledge. The saddest part is that the drumset player in general has never bothered to develop their snare...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By bigd
Re: "A Manifesto of the Percussive Artist" by John Lane

Gruntersdad, my son studied with a professional tympanist in high school. He also flairs his pinkies and his snare playing was just "terrible" according to him. Yeah terrible enough to make you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By bigd
Re: Want to go to Berklee for Music Ed degree - unrealistic?

I'd suggest going to the next concert your local middle school and high school put on. Most middle school players can play between 6 and 10 notes on their instrument. If you're lucky. As for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By bigd
Re: Was just accepted into music school... any tips all of you vets?

Contact the professor who admitted you and ask for a lesson and then find out what he wants you to work on. No one here can tell you what the person you're about to spend 4 years paying for and...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-20-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By bigd
Re: Let's Discuss Sticking Methods

Benjamin Podemski of the Philadelphia Orchestra wrote his famous Podemski's Snare Drum Method using the natural method or right hand lead.

So yes it is a known and taight method of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,050
Posted By bigd
Re: Garbage Percussion

go to you tube and check out Table Music by Thierry de Mey

I'd post a link but have no idea how. I'd like to know your thoughts on that.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-15-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,398
Posted By bigd
Re: Structuring Practice for Beginners?

Stick control can definately wait until you can read. Get a good snare drum method or get syncopation because that does have some basic reading at the beginning. People think stick control is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By bigd
Re: Jazz band or percussion ensemble?

Percussion ensemble is probably gonna be more fun. I can say from both my own experience and watching my son. good luck
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By bigd
Re: Day of Percussion

Have a fun time. Days of percussion are usually a good time as I'm sure you know. If I was near there I'd be there. I'm getting my percussion fix in Rochester these days watching my boy. ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,059
Posted By bigd
Re: Advice on becoming a teacher

The OP obviously doesn't have the qualifications to teach. If he starts teaching fine. He is only going to attract a certain type of student. The recreational beginner. Then we' ll start seeing...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By bigd
Re: Intermediate Marimba Music

I think the list Jeff posted was a start. I believe intermediate has a lot to do with where you are. Marimba is mostly played in schools. Intermediate level for a kid at say the state university...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,631
Posted By bigd
Re: Can a mediocre drummer be a good teacher?

The true reality is that if a student is above the teacher that relationship will end.

Students don't choose a teacher who is equal to or below their skill level.

Can a mediocre drummer be a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,740
Posted By bigd
Re: The disconnect between musicians perspectives and audience perspective

You should have just said no, even if it was a manager who asked. Pollyanna is right. The majority of the people in bars are there to dance and try to hook up. They may just find a live band more...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,389
Posted By bigd
Re: Music and mathematics

Music is a language. Math may be part of the language but it's not the major part of it.
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,581
Posted By bigd
Re: Do you talk drums and drumming with your significant other?

Percussion talk is pretty common place and gets quite serious in this household. Both playing and equipment wise. She is used to it and understands it. Music talk in general is quite intense...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By bigd
Re: Dry hands

Yeah the best thing in the world which we got from the pediatrician. Mix hydrocortizone cream with Aquafor (for babies diaper rash) 50/50 mix and rub it in. Both these things are availabe at any...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,975
Posted By bigd
Re: Forum psychology

I'm a total blacksheep here but, I really don't mind. A forum like this is really for entertainment and maybe a chance to learn something. I think many people believe this place is something more...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 972
Posted By bigd
Re: Teaching philosophies, ideas, experiences

I was actually responding to comments from several posts. One was yours. As for my ivory tower, I've spent the majority of my life studying with or watching professional drum/percussion instructors...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 972
Posted By bigd
Re: Teaching philosophies, ideas, experiences

I' m sorry but you've got to be realistic. Your friend attracts that type of student because of the level of knowledge he has himself. There are serious students out there and guess what? They are...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-14-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By bigd
Re: Keeping Healthy/Practice Routine

hi, it was 5 plus hours a day. He is at Eastman.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-12-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By bigd
Re: Keeping Healthy/Practice Routine

I can say as a parent of a child in a top music conservatory, your time per day is too low. DItch the guitar for piano,as you will have to take piano class in music school for at least two years no...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By bigd
Re: State of education around the world

The state of music eduction in America is all over the map. The recreational player can make due with the school program and or a private teacher from the local rock band or music store. Plays the...
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