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Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,047
Posted By Otto
Re: More creative drumming with a cape on?

Now, kilts are not to be laughed at.

I know of few male attire components that draw women close like a kilt....and I guess that can be inspiring to creativity.

Use with caution...especially if...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By Otto
Re: I'm having trouble practicing

I'm not so sure you are getting nothing from listening/playing along with songs.

Its easy to get caught up in technique and forget about composition.

I think all drummers should build in time...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,047
Posted By Otto
Re: More creative drumming with a cape on?

cant breathe...laughter...killing me...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,597
Posted By Otto
Re: Groove Is King

Seems this thread is marketing...??

...I mean no offence...just calling it as I see it.
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Otto
Re: SKF Blog: Pete Best: If You Canít Have Fun, Donít Go Back On Stage

That is some great advice right there!

Thanks Pete!
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By Otto
Re: Liveliness in playing

Loads of players push through the surface they strike.

Try experimenting with the sensation of lifting a sound out of the surface you strike.

Developing a dynamic approach to how long you allow...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,014
Posted By Otto
Re: Potential drummer; have a maybe controversial question

ever notice how well a drumstick bounces on a guitar string?...

if the $ is the inhibiting factor then you might be disappointed with drumming...if $ be damned...then nothing we have to say will...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Otto
Re: Matched Grip Question

for me, it moves...even lifting my forefinger off the stick depending on what I am trying to do.

I think static finger placement creates rigid stick usage...though some techniques..like finger...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,047
Posted By Otto
Re: More creative drumming with a cape on?

Depends on where you are wearing the cape...both body and geographic locations are relevant.

I'll take a cape over spandex...but combinations of the two can incite riots in some parts of the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Otto
Re: Is it just me?

Its all in the equalization...

...notch those martial stacks in the dominate freq range of your cymbal and ignore if they find the 12 setting on the dial...the cymbal is heard.

I find that if a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 993
Posted By Otto
Re: Does anyone actually like big finales?

I think that ANYTHING done purely as a formula is less pleasing that selecting something for its application and qualities.

Some bands in some situations can have a performance really enhanced...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,066
Posted By Otto
Re: Musicial drumming?

I'm sure its obvious...but...

One persons "musical drumming" is others "annoying blather".

I think the real value in the idea is helping YOU define what this means...as you will find few that...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,533
Posted By Otto
Re: Leave Me Alone Please

...and don't get me wrong...I suffer the same...my ego is not properly shaved and im pushing 50!
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,972
Posted By Otto
Re: Leave Me Alone, rant 2

Picturing the person as physically aged to what my assessment of their mental age indicates always helps me avoid annoyance.

Pundit: "You use to many cymbals".

Me: "Who's a cute little fella? ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,533
Posted By Otto
Re: Leave Me Alone Please

Sounds like a great opportunity to grow from...allowing yourself to just 'be' regardless of external expectations and your perception of 'their' perception.
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Otto
Re: Karma - how i love thee!!

WOW! When it rains it pours!

have fun with it all!
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,688
Posted By Otto
Re: Contrats To Bermuda!

Well deserved! I am enjoying the work.

Send all our congrats to your fellow workers.

The above word crime is intended.
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Otto
Re: Have i lost it?

Part of getting to be 'great' at anything is learning to endure boredom.

The self discipline that results is as important as the skills developed.

I wish I could say there is a magic...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By Otto
Re: Played my first Gig last night.

Hey Mitch, that sounds great!

Keep us informed....and have a great time!
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,927
Posted By Otto
Re: Female Drummer Project/Questionnaire

I say its bad.

Unlike an activity like dead lifting where male/female differences are central, drumming is not dominated by physical strength limits....but by dedication and imagination.

Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Otto
Re: How to make music!

Something worth considering is making your own.

Cross training on different instruments will improve your drumming.

...expect rough results at first...but keep at it and you'll be writing your...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By Otto
Re: Do you think it's time for your favorite drummer to retire?

I'll Do It!!

Oh Ohh...ME!! ME!! ; )

I'll even write some hits to go along with the experience...that is, if they'll make me a real member of the band...

Can you imagine working with...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 819
Posted By Otto
Re: hi hat dis-assembly

I use a DW Remote Hat as my main hat...so its is very compact. no need to remove the HH Rod for space concerns in transport.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,260
Posted By Otto
Re: Anyone ever try to poach your seat?

Anyone biting on such bait deserves what they get.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By Otto
Re: Another Band Drama Thread


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