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Forum: Drum Technique 11-21-2010, 11:13 PM
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Posted By ac17
Re: Post your Greatest Weakness

I just posted two jazz solos of mine in a thread I started about SOLOING with conviction (here (http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69011)).

I have an audition in two weeks - can...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-21-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,921
Posted By ac17
Re: JAZZ SOLOING - How to play with more conviciton? (.mp3 attached...)

Thanks for the knid words! A few people have asked me about Max - I have listened to a bit of Max and am trying to sing / play some of the Melody for sure. Yeah I love Ben Riley - Ben with Monk at...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-20-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,757
Posted By ac17
Re: JAZZ Comping. How to build intensity & support others without increasing volume OR being formula

Thanks ALL - I have tried all the suggestions listed here, and I have found that playing less and listening has helped alot. Also, so has transcribing horn solos.

I transcribed 5 choruses of...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-19-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,921
Posted By ac17
JAZZ SOLOING - How to play with more conviciton? (.mp3 attached...)

Hi all - I am new to Jazz drumming and am doing an audition in 2.5 weeks where I am playing a solo to the chorus ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE (a 36 bar form).

I am having troubles with my CONVICTION -...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-28-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,757
Posted By ac17
Re: JAZZ Comping. How to build intensity & support others without increasing volume OR being formula

Thanks everyone for your thoughtful replies!

I am immersing myself in the genre - there is nothing other than classic jazz on my ipod.

But I realise if I am not actively listening to it, my...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-20-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,757
Posted By ac17
JAZZ Comping. How to build intensity & support others without increasing volume OR being formulaic?

Hi there

(This is long, so if you want cut to my question, it's at the bottom in BOLD)

I am learning Jazz and hoping to get into my local conservatory of music Jazz program in Dec. I just read...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-12-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,330
Posted By ac17
Re: EXP'D JAZZ DRUMMERS PLEASE HELP!!! Jazz Pre-Audition Feedback...

Good point - I have a lesson with the drum teacher at the school, today. He WILL be one of the people on the panel, so I will ask him about that.
Had a play with a quartet last night and told them...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-10-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,330
Posted By ac17
Re: EXP'D JAZZ DRUMMERS PLEASE HELP!!! Jazz Pre-Audition Feedback...

Oh and I had another question...

-wont practicing on pads encourage me to play EVEN LOUDER...!?!

Pads already have a low volume, so wont my tendency be to play through them to pull more sound...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-10-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,330
Posted By ac17
Re: EXP'D JAZZ DRUMMERS PLEASE HELP!!! Jazz Pre-Audition Feedback...

Hi there...

Thanks for the replies so far.

To clarify: YES I play brushes, and was tested on this too, but I had no choice on my use of sticks - that's what was being assessed. It was a 'mock...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-09-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,330
Posted By ac17
EXP'D JAZZ DRUMMERS PLEASE HELP!!! Jazz Pre-Audition Feedback...

Hi there,
I just did a "pre-audition workshop" at the conservatory I aim to attend (auditions are in a few weeks), and the feedback from both the double-bass player and the pianist was:

"You are...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-17-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,508
Posted By ac17
Keith Carlock DVD - The big Picture (ebook question)

Hi fellow drummers,

I got Keith Carlock's new DVD last week and it's AWESOME.

Unfortunately though the 1st disk somehow got scratched and plays (mostly) but I cannot access the 'eBook' file...
Forum: Drummers 03-17-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 37,574
Posted By ac17
Keith Carlock - The Big Picture

Hi Guys - Keith's new DVD is a MUST see.

I got it last week and it's AWESOME.

Unfortunately though the 1st disk somehow got scratched and plays but I cannot access the 'eBook' file on it.
...
Forum: Drummers 12-12-2007, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6,313
Views: 1,579,831
Posted By ac17
Re: Gavin Harrison here!

Hi Gavin!

I have just purchased Rhythmic Visions and Illusions.
Although I have been playing for many years, I still feel my time is not the greatest (I am being very anal by saying that,...
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