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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 645
Posted By groove1
Re: Played my first Gig last night.

Congratulations! You might want to consider a hybrid kit approach....djembe where the floor
tom goes so you can switch to hands on it...put 3 pieces of wood or similar under the edges to keep it off...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 39,618
Posted By groove1
Re: ...for the jazz cats ...

Only got to hear Charlie live once, with Ornette. Fantastic! I loved Charlie on every recording
I ever heard. RIP
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By groove1
Re: Scott K Fish Blog: Drum Inspiration from Jazz Piano Trios

There are very many others you should seek out and find. Blue Note, Prestige and other labels from the 50's and 60's in particular. Bobby Durham did a fantastic job with Oscar
Peterson. Philly Joe...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By groove1
Re: Elvin Jones Interview from 1968

Loved it! Made my week. Learned a lot and enjoyed the writing style.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 468
Posted By groove1
Re: Mic Cables...

Always unplug the connectors by pulling on the connector housing and not the cable. Coil
the cables up in a nice circle when done and your cables will be trouble free for years. Avoid
stepping on...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 930
Posted By groove1
Re: Important question from the new guy.

I don't know who used the first riser, but there are photos from the 1930's of Ellington's band
with a drum riser. I think I saw a photo from the 30's of Big Sid Catlett on one. As an aside,
in the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,304
Posted By groove1
Re: Do you ever stand back from your drums...

I always cast a glance or sometimes just lay back on a sofa looking at them. Usually
a thumb has to strike the edge of a cymbal when walking past.
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By groove1
Re: combining drumming and visual arts

In the early to mid 70's we did a lot of multi media projects....dancers breaking light beams that controlled audio, multiple slide projectors, someone reciting poetry to the music etc.
I thought it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 691
Posted By groove1
Re: How do you feel the day after a gig?

I'm usually physically tired but feel great from the adrenalin rush that I just had and am looking forward to the next gig.
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By groove1
Re: Jazz players - did we get this right?

Very nice recordings you made there! Jazz comes in too many "flavors" to say that one tuning is it and the other isn't etc. The equipment and tunings I would use for a piano trio are different than...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,286
Posted By groove1
Re: 10.000 hours of practice is not the magic number

I passed 10,000 hours decades ago and I still have a very long way to go to. I think the
number 10,000 might be useful to a beginner to realize that if you want to become a really good player, it's...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By groove1
Re: Drumming Addiction and Withdrawals

Congrats! I was drafted before the lottery system came into play and fought on the MeKong
Delta of VietNam then returned home to get a BS degree in electrical engineering too. I wanted to get...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,440
Posted By groove1
Re: How do I get out of the "drumming blues"?

Pay as in US dollars....but not many of them!
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By groove1
Re: Acoustic Gig

I like a small kit but what I take depends on the instrumentation of the rest of the group.
It could be less than a small kit. I'd rather take too much and not use it than not have what I wanted.
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,270
Posted By groove1
Re: The Drum Solo

This is likely outdated but I played a lot of rock from 62 through 67 and pre 1964 most rock
bands played Ellington's "Caravan" as a vehicle for a drum solo. When the Surfaris recorded
"Wipeout" in...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,331
Posted By groove1
Re: What's the best things about your playing?

I don't drool on my snare drum yet.
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By groove1
Re: Steve Maxwell's Rules!

I bought a couple of rides at Steve Maxwell's Naperville, IL store....not as well stocked as the NYC store but
still had a lot of wonderful drums and cymbals. I spent the day there and everything...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,960
Posted By groove1
Re: Tuning "experts" mini rant

Years ago one definition of "expert" was someone who was more than 50 miles from where
they grew up. The internet has changed that.
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,134
Posted By groove1
Re: I feel like I'm in a bit of a pickle.

I'd used his stuff, maybe take your own sticks and a drum key. It's a jam and it's a challenge!
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 39,618
Posted By groove1
Re: ...for the jazz cats ...

In the 90's I hosted an internet jazz show in a chat room every Friday late night. There were
a lot of regulars who would type back and forth while the music dominated the chat voice.
I got to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By groove1
Re: What would you consider "true innovations"

Plastic heads....I started to play before they were available (maybe 1957?) and while not superior for brushes and other things, the convenience factor was and is enormous.
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,349
Posted By groove1
Re: Signs you're getting better at the drums

For me, progress has been like climbing stairs that have different heights and tread widths.
Sometimes you just plateau for quite a while and then suddenly you can see improvement.
The only thing I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By groove1
Re: Who started 'here' long before they went 'there'?

In the late 40's my sisters got a really cheap toy drumset....definitely a toy. It had a bent piece of spring steel for the bass pedal. We all used to play on it and that is where it began for me. By...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,881
Posted By groove1
Re: The worst drum /cymbal purchase you ever made

A pair of Sabian rides that worked beautifully together. The sound was truly remarkable!
It was my worst purchase because at 22" they were simply larger than the music I was
playing. I really...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,457
Posted By groove1
Re: Why is it so hard for the band to follow me?!?!

I like that suggestion of amplifying the metronome and having the group perform with it while
you sit out and see how that goes. I was asked to teach djembe drumming to a group of adult women one...
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