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Forum: Drum Technique 05-08-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By picodon
Re: How to feel the tempo after 2 bar count off ?

I'm familiar with the issue of taking the tempo that the leader comes up with and which can be slower or faster than usual. As soon as he starts counting off, take over the tempo immediately for...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,539
Posted By picodon
Re: All-Consuming Hate Kills the Artistís Creativity

I think hate and musicianship are mutually exclusive. Unless music is elitist and used to separate people, not unite.
Look how peaceful this forum is, you should see certain competitive sports...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By picodon
Re: Here's an idea!

The confusion and conflicting answers things is unfortunately a reflection of reality and simply the first stage of a learning process that eventually leads to wisdom nirvana. I don't think we should...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,377
Posted By picodon
Re: On teaching

Positive motivating is good for beginners. If you're looking for excellence, nothing works better than the occasional kick in the butt. Occasional, not permanent :)
I have two kids. One badly lacks...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,092
Posted By picodon
Re: The Best Drummer in the World

Beautifully said Larry
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,346
Posted By picodon
Re: Acoustic Drums VS Electronic Drum Kits

4: Buy a decent pedal because you will keep it for any next kits
Forum: Drum Technique 04-12-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,046
Posted By picodon
Re: Does independence just click one day?

It wouldn't be as much fun if anyone could master it in 10 minutes! I remember the bossa nova moment very well. The hardest thing is to start it and play the first measure with everything at the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By picodon
Re: Help with trying to soundproof shop building

If you have an existing decent structure, decent I mean stone walls, the soundproofing should not cost more than the kit in my experience if you DIY.

Just to stir up the discussion: this whole...
Forum: Drummers 04-08-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By picodon
Re: Chad Smith

"Fit well in the context" is not doing him justice imho. If you take him out of the RHCP the whole thing collapses. I think he's awesome and inspiring.
Forum: Drum Technique 04-07-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By picodon
Re: How can I improve the feel and technique of my weak hand

1. Get a teacher
2. Slower alternative: try to find out exactly what the weak hand is doing differently than the strong hand. You said the fingers leave the stick. How does that happen. Film your...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-05-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By picodon
Re: First studio drum experience - Advice?

Is this the first time you recorded your drumming? If yes then it's normal to be confronted with imperfections that you don't hear while you're playing. Record yourself more often and it will for...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By picodon
Re: Practicing on an electric kit....

Yeah we don't see enough ridiculous e-tom angles :)
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By picodon
Re: Practicing on an electric kit....

100% agree.

I traded in my e-kit when I got my a-kit and regret it now. It gives you much more practice time. If you can afford to have both, it's perfect.

I used to have a TD4KX (all mesh)...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,164
Posted By picodon
Re: Acoustic Foam

The idea is to build a room inside the room. Double wall, double ceiling, double door, ideally a double floor with shock absorbing material between them. If your room is frigging small, it will be...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,231
Posted By picodon
Re: Carmine Appice Lobbies For Led Zeppelin Drum Spot

Notwithstanding his abilities, I just can't see how he can be so utterly uninterested as to not rehearse the song and just think he can wing it while it does not even remotely look like the original...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,231
Posted By picodon
Re: Carmine Appice Lobbies For Led Zeppelin Drum Spot

Jeez he doesn't even have a clue of the signature beat of the chorus. Totally unprepared.

Here's a six yrs old who shows how to play Black Dog: http://youtu.be/t9BwlIgm_No
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,382
Posted By picodon
Re: Great car for a drummer

These are much better imho: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Touran
Smaller than a Touareg on the outside, much bigger inside. That's because VW slightly bent the spacetime in the boot,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By picodon
Re: Practice to Mastery?

Mastery in the end is up to yourself. It's your drumming, not anyone else's. How satisfied are you when you listen back to the recording?
Be complacent and you'll race through the exercise book and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,481
Posted By picodon
Re: Worst song ever

Wow... Metallica and Lou Reed, like french fries with maple syrup!
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By picodon
Re: Taking kick pedals on a plane

I'm sure Al Q et al don't need us for clever ideas on how to satisfy the voices in their heads.

I was told by one airline taking a cymbal as hand luggage is ok. I would guess a pedal or parts of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,785
Posted By picodon
Re: Do Youtube Drum Covers Influence What/How You Play?

I see what you mean, but life's too short to contamplate your own shortcomings... Look at the bright side. Youtube allows you to steal those nuances and become a better drummer :)
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,609
Posted By picodon
Re: ALBUMS THAT HAD AN LASTING IMPACT ON YOUR DRUMMING

Yep! Replace Genesis by RHCP - Blood Sugar Sex Magik and there's my list.

I could add
Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales
Deep Purple - Live In Japan
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By picodon
Re: Harvard study of time keeping and groove

I don't think determining why human time is better is an objective by itself. I lost my pink glasses long ago. The objective is to make a lot of money with that knowledge.
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By picodon
Re: Now a morning drummer

I don't want to go off topic, but.... 4:30 am, if awake, is a time for very different things. No way to sneak out of bed and see my girlfriend with the 10", 12" and 16" boobs!
Forum: Drum Technique 12-11-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,851
Posted By picodon
Re: Independence vs learning set patterns

Interesting subject to meditate.
From my modest level I don't think a drummer ever reaches the stage of 4 limbs can just do whatever at the same time. Octopuses have pieces of brain in each limb...
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