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Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 347
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Confusion on rolls - open or closed?

Hmm, never heard that one. That makes sense. The meaning has shifted a little bit, I think, since in practice, closed is frequently used interchangeably with multiple-bounce, buzz, "orchestral", or...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 347
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Confusion on rolls - open or closed?

The Z means it should be a closed roll, and the slashes are used for either open or closed-- again, according to the style of the piece.

The slashes are really a way of abbreviating beamed note...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Let's talk about THIS Vinnie video

I'm definitely hearing more of the old Buddy Rich influence than I was aware of when I was really into him. They have that similar, very aggressive touch.
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Let's talk about THIS Vinnie video

I'm definitely hearing more of the old Buddy Rich influence than I was aware of when I was really into him. I'm actually hearing a similar, very aggressive touch.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 347
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Confusion on rolls - open or closed?

It depends on the style of the piece. In rudimental solos, rolls are assumed to be open, unless the music indicates a buzz roll; on solos that aren't specifically in a rudimental style, the rolls...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Simon Phillips talks 'bout open handed, dynamics, big sound and recording :)

Great videos-- I particularly like the one about sound. Thanks for posting them.
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Let's talk about THIS Vinnie video

I think there's pretty clearly a steady pulse happening through almost the whole thing. He's drawing from a very deep library of rhythmic knowledge, and he's able to do a lot of things that sound...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Wynton Marsalis: When I Joined Art Blakey's Band

It similarly tripped me out to read Jeff Watts mentioning that he had only been playing jazz for a couple of years when he started making records with the Marsalises. But I feel like that's the way...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,731
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Possibly my first serious thread. Sexism.

Yeah, everyone basically agrees with that-- in the US, anyway, quotas are illegal, and no one is arguing in favor of changing that. I'm not so sure about it; the talent is there, and I don't see it...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,921
Posted By toddbishop
Re: What's On Your Shopping List?

Let's see:
- 10" and 13" toms to go with my Sonor Phonic bop set.
- A nice 20" medium hand hammered ride cymbal from the Portland company Cymbal & Gong (https://www.facebook.com/CymbalandGong)....
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,731
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Possibly my first serious thread. Sexism.

That only makes sense if you assume that the seats belong to men by default until some women can prove themselves qualified to take them. Men get advanced for all kinds of reasons other than merit,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,731
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Possibly my first serious thread. Sexism.

How is your not liking female-anatomied comedians a reflection on their talent? I don't get it. The talent is there (http://www.earwolf.com/directory/page/3/?role=guest), and 'female' is not a genre...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,731
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Possibly my first serious thread. Sexism.

There's a whole lot more to it (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexism) than just forgiving somebody's lapse in good taste. It's not just people choosing to have a grievance that they could ignore if...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,731
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Possibly my first serious thread. Sexism.

Yeah, it's a real thing, and it's everywhere.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-14-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By toddbishop
Re: problems with tremolos on xhylaphone

John, are you talking about using four mallets? I'm having a hard time seeing how this works, otherwise.
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Elvin Jones's "Puttin' It Together" Available in MP3 Format

Absolutely yes. It's amazing how you can just buy this stuff now. When I was a student I looked for this one for several years before I finally, randomly, found a used copy.
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 897
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Great car for a drummer

Right, "too drunk to care" is also an option!
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 897
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Great car for a drummer

This is the most embarrassing thing I've ever said to anyone, but I have a weird, messed-up fascination with the most loathed car of the 21st century, the Pontiac Aztek...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,382
Posted By toddbishop
Jeez, Phil...

Phil Rudd, one of my favorite rock drummers, busted in a murder-for-hire plot. (http://gawker.com/police-say-ac-dc-drummer-phil-rudd-tried-to-have-two-pe-1655303688).
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Minor "Stick Control" Revision

That's great, totally--even though he puts those patterns in the bowels of p. 6, they are really essential. That initial set gets used by itself so much, for different things, that the patterns...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-04-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By toddbishop
Re: problems with tremolos on xhylaphone

No secret, just keep doing it and you'll improve. Rolls/tremolos on xylophone are played as single strokes, so I assume that's what you're having a problem with. To help you relax, you might try...
Forum: Drums 11-01-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,561
Posted By toddbishop
Re: How many drum kits have you owned?

Let's see, I think I've owned five, since 1981:

1981-2002: early 60s Gretsch 13/16/20
1990-present: late 80s Gretsch 12/14/20
2001-2002: 90s Yamaha Manu Katche 10/13/16
2007-2014: 90s...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Joe Morello: I Couldn't Play Jo Jone's Bass Drum

I've never heard the word open used that way. Usually it means an unmuffled drum; and usually people say "wide open." It doesn't have anything to do with whether there's a hole in the head or not.
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Forum: Drum Technique 10-29-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By toddbishop
Re: Pain on fingers - technique & control

If it's just skin irritation, I think you just have to live with it, otherwise, monitor it. I do think you should learn to relax while hanging onto the stick, though. Most of drumming is done on...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-29-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By toddbishop
Re: A silly question about starting the metronome

Just do what seems right to you. If you feel the slower tempos still need work, go ahead and work on them; if something is getting boring to you, but you feel you've made a good effort, do something...
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