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Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,345
Posted By mickey
finding students

for all the drum teachers out there:

how do you go about finding new students? how did you initially put yourself out there? there's so many teachers out there, that it can seem impossible to...
Forum: Drums 02-06-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By mickey
vintage wood

does anyone know what kind of wood the shells on this kit are made of?
I've looked around on the internet but haven't found a description that details the type of wood. i inherited one of these a...
Forum: Drums 01-13-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By mickey
buying a drumset

I'm looking to buy a new kit within price range of $800 - $1500. I'm not looking at cymbals right now, just drum sets. I've never really bought a kit before -- I've been playing for about 14 years...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-28-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,428
Posted By mickey
Re: Snare soloing

Do you mean soloing on the snare drum, or applying the rudiments to the drum-set?
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,694
Posted By mickey
Recording Drum Lessons

I'm wondering what gear people have for recording drum lessons. I don't mean for high quality drum recordings -- just for the purpose of capturing the lesson so as to listen back and review what went...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-18-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,686
Posted By mickey
Re: Funk studies

if you're ever looking to shake it up, I would check out Gary Chaffee's book on linear time playing.

http://www.garychaffee.com/books.htm
Forum: Drum Technique 02-13-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,799
Posted By mickey
does anyone know

where I can find a recording of Caravan without drums? ( a recording that is good for playing along to)
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,662
Posted By mickey
Caravan audition

I've posted a few times about music schools and auditions and such. Thanks everyone for their advice - I'm going to ask for a little bit more.
I need to put together a "3-5 minute prepared piece"...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-28-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,640
Posted By mickey
composition process

scenario: you're asked to prepare a 3-5 minute "prepared piece" for an music school (college level) audition.
I'm interested to hear how ya'll would start on this. what's your process? ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,425
Posted By mickey
Re: music degrees

THANK YOU for your sincerity. It appears that all I needed was someone to validate my suspicion that it would be a good idea to pursue a degree in music, seeing as I know that's what I want to do. ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,425
Posted By mickey
Re: music degrees

Thanks, Chris. Can I ask what school you got your degree from? It's encouraging to hear that you've been able to make a living with your music skills.
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,425
Posted By mickey
music degrees

hey folks. I wanted to start a thread about people's experiences in getting (or choosing not to get) a music degree of some sort. I'm currently a sophomore at liberal arts school in the Pacific NW...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,148
Posted By mickey
Re: When Begining Rudiments

I wouldn't try to tackle them all at once. Start with the basic strokes: singles, doubles, paradiddles, flams, etc. The others are basically trickier variations on those strokes. When you feel...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-31-2009, 02:35 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 42,601
Posted By mickey
Re: What song are you playing on drums?

lots of rockers here!

I've been experimenting with Ornette Coleman's music - not so much playing along - that would be tough - as seeing what it inspires me into.

Also:

Fiona Apple -...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-30-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,264
Posted By mickey
Re: Strange wrist problem...

good advice, alparrott.
Do you hold on tight to the sticks with all of your fingers? at shows? practicing? that can be really straining - even after 5 songs. Try gripping the stick mostly with...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-30-2009, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,214
Posted By mickey
Re: hands feel unbalanced

well..technique is largely about (relaxed) control. it would make sense for one of your hands to be less skilled then the other - my left hand is certainly not as capable or independent as my right....
Forum: Drums 12-27-2009, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By mickey
Re: Net kit help please

you got anything to back that up, scoreking?
Forum: Drums 12-26-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By mickey
shipping

comrades,
I'm considering shipping my drums from the east coast to the west coast of the USA, so approx. 3000 miles. I moved from Massachusetts to Washington (state) about 2 years ago. Knowing I...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,940
Posted By mickey
Re: Head selection for Vintage Slingerlands

I would go with anything coated as well. I have a vintage sling' from the early 50's; I once put clear (2 ply) heads on as an experiment and it really cut out the warmth and resonance of the drums. ...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By mickey
Re: happy christmas!! - net kit help please

Nick: I say go for it. I've never played the maples, but I've had a few chances to rock out on the Catalina Birches and it was joyous. If I were you, I'd think about what kinds of music I'd want...
Forum: Drums 03-30-2006, 03:36 AM
Replies: 591
Sticky: TOM TUNING
Views: 133,301
Posted By mickey
Re: THE TOM TUNING THREAD

hey guys...so I've got this old slingerland that i'm refurbishing. I'm having trouble with the floor tom. it's 13-14" in. I was just wondering if anyone knew what a drum that size naturally...
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