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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 990
Posted By mikel
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

Been there, sadly. Met my first wife when I was in a band and everything was hunky. I gave up music for a few years, but started again. After about 9 months of once a week practice and a dozen...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By mikel
Re: I'm having trouble practicing

Listen to some music genre that is not in your comfort zone.
I have just auditioned for a Jazz Funk band. Not the music I would chose first to listen to, but it is great for a drummer to play. I...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,560
Posted By mikel
Re: Groove Is King

Tell me what is thinly veiled. I said I think its selling, what is veiled about that?
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,560
Posted By mikel
Re: Groove Is King

Funny but that was my first thought, but as no one seemed bothered I said nothing. I thought selling was not allowed on the forum, surely marketing a business, directly, is selling?

The offer on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By mikel
Re: Becoming a Professional Drummer

What has already been said, plus, If you go into music to make money, you will be disappointed. If you go into music to make music you will have a great time, and......you might just make some...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By mikel
Re: Potential drummer; have a maybe controversial question

Lots do it this way, but nothing beats playing a kit, with a band, that is when you find out for sure if you like it. Playing a pad in a teaching environment is all very well, once you decide drums...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By mikel
Re: Potential drummer; have a maybe controversial question

Drumming, In my experience, is a compulsion. I was always in trouble when I was young for tapping. On tables with my fingers, on the side of the sofa cos it sounded like a drum, using my mum's...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,442
Posted By mikel
Re: NFL Asks Musicians for Money to Play Super Bowl Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne

Brilliant, charge the half time entertainment for the honor of playing.? I know, lets charge the teams and the players for being allowed to use the pitch, well they are also part of the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By mikel
Re: PMT shop, Birmingham.

Cheers MP. Never heard of Willie Wright's, where in Sunderland is he?
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By mikel
Re: PMT shop, Birmingham.

Thanks Jack I will check them out.

I am surprised that a densely populated area like the West Midlands is short of a dedicated drum shop. Back in the frozen North, Newcastle area, we had two...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By mikel
Re: PMT shop, Birmingham.

Ah well, suppose I will have to find another avenue to get info on this shop.
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By mikel
PMT shop, Birmingham.

Hi. Anyone used, as in visited the shop, PMT in Birmingham to buy drum stuff? . I am new to the Midlands area and I am finding it difficult to locate a dedicated drum shop, I live in Worcester and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 883
Posted By mikel
Re: Tell me if this is a stupid idea

I move the stick in my hand also so both ideas above would be a no no. Also, If you dropped a stick, with the above system, it would be hanging from a finger in an odd position that would require...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By mikel
Re: Strange gigs.....

Played a CIU working men's club in Ashington, a large pit village in North Northumberland, back in the early 70s.

We were an originals band desperate for gigs and agreed to do this one. The...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,256
Posted By mikel
Re: So and so is a good drummer, but...

What "truth". Its opinion, nothing more.

Did Mitch Mitchel play too busy, too many fills, when he played with Hendrix? I don't think so, I think It fitted the music, at that time, but some may...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,256
Posted By mikel
Re: So and so is a good drummer, but...

You guys are so dismissive of lots of other fellow drummers I am almost ashamed to be associated with the drumming fraternity. Shame. If you are perfect post a video and lets see.
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,256
Posted By mikel
Re: So and so is a good drummer, but...

Do I like the music, is always my first reaction to seeing a new, to me , band. Musicianship comes way down the list. If I like what they are doing and it excites me in some way, then great. Only...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By mikel
Re: Musicial drumming?

Drumming is a massive responsibility. You "Drive" the band. If you push to hard, in the wrong place, the band will follow. The dynamics of the band are up to you. Most of the audience can put up...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,406
Posted By mikel
Re: Professional responsibility

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Spot on, my point entirely. "Great" teachers, of anything, are well aware thy dont know all there is to know. They are, for want of a better description, "A people person" they empathize...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By mikel
Re: Musicial drumming?

Ah, he means playing with other musicians!

I was thrown by the term musical drumming.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,406
Posted By mikel
Re: Professional responsibility

You are suggesting there are people out there who are not aware of the internet or that there are videos and lessons on line?
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,406
Posted By mikel
Re: Professional responsibility

I am with you all the way. But what I meant was that no one knows everything about there chosen profession, no matter how long they have been doing it, and learning to teach "everything" would be...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By mikel
Re: What's On Your Shopping List?

A drum mixer with at least 7 xlr inputs.
20" Paiste 2002 ride cymbal.
Yamaha Stage Custom shell pack.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By mikel
Re: Musicial drumming?

I dont understand the question, can you expand on it please?
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,406
Posted By mikel
Re: Professional responsibility

It is good to be "Up to date" but if there is a great teacher/mentor who specialises in teaching beginners and giving them the basics and the fundamentals of drumming in a way thats easy to...
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