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Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 847
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Ian Paice rocks!!!

Great jazzy fills, big, extremely tight grooves, just a great rock drummer. Machine Head will always be one of my favorite classic rock albums.
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 664
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Who inspires you the most?

I just joined a jazz/funk band in the last few weeks, so lately I've been inspired mostly by drummers in that vein. Art Blakey has been influencing me big time, because I play jazz in that heavy...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,765
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: You and your practice regimen, come clean

I wouldn't say that I have a set practice regimen per se, as in practicing with Stick Control exercises or something. But as an apartment dweller, when I do get to play my kit at the practice space,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,120
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: What's Your Signature Fill?

The quadluplet, a triplet between the snare, rack tom, floor tom, and then another bass drum hit. I like doing it forwards (LLR then Kick, going from snare, to rack tom, to floor tom, then kick) or...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,891
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Playing Live With a Metronome

Are you against using click tracks in the studio as well, or just live? You really don't seem to have an argument.
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,891
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Playing Live With a Metronome

That's a pretty simplistic idea of what constitutes music. Playing to a click/backing tracks live is pretty damn common these days. Like Bermuda has said in previous threads on the topic, does it...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: What's your favorite drum related thing?

Hi-hats! So many possibilities from absolutely closed to wide open, barks, different surfaces, foot pressure, flourishes, and combinations. Close second for me would be the bass drum, because I love...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,910
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Rock and roll....over?

Certainly electronic and hip-hop has more influence on modern music than rock and roll. But if anything I think there's been a bit of a revival since 2009 with bands like The Black Keys, Them Crooked...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Brookmeyer: Jazz is One Human Being Talking to Others

Though Jazz is more abstract, I think you can be just as creative and expressive playing other styles. Like a good funk drummer, playing interesting bass/snare combinations to match the music, while...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Dave Lombardo: Metal's Greatest Drummer?

Have to agree with Pocket-full-of-gold here. Dave cemented his reputation as a metal monster and a huge influence on thrash and extreme metal drummers on Reign In Blood, South of Heaven, and Seasons...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,287
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Sloppy fills

This is extremely common, from my experience. I think one of the biggest differences you can pick out from advanced drummers to beginner and intermediate drummers is the use of appropriate, well...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 52,136
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Bought an Ambassador X for my 6.5x14 Pork Pie Big Black COB. Put it on with a new Ambassador hazy, cranked it up a bit, and loved the sound! Reminds me of the Bonham "Baseball bat crack" snare sound...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,057
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Who has to play to a click or backing track live?

For recording, I prefer playing with a click just because you can concentrate on the performance, and have the time taken care of by following the click.

Live, I play music for fun, and love...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,417
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Are there fewer demands for a drummer now, than before?

I could be wrong, but my understanding is that drums are one of the few things that are still done in actual drum rooms in studios when a bigger than life modern sound is desired. The rest can be...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,417
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Are there fewer demands for a drummer now, than before?

Well, studio time is very expensive. Most recordings these days could be done in a bedroom, and like you said, producers have access to thousands of beats, fills, styles, and sounds at their...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,980
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Ever shown up to play with a new musician and realized it was a bad fit immediately?

haha I love this! No one's asked me to play a "freaky" groove before.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,688
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: What's your story about how you started drumming?

I think the moment I realized I first wanted to be a drummer was watching a junior high band perform "Wipeout". During the drum solo I was convinced that I was going to be a drummer. I ended up...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,960
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Is "pocket" what you play or how you play it?

Why does Neil Peart have to play dance grooves? Let Steve Jordan be Steve Jordan, and Neil Peart be Neil Peart. Peart plays note heavy orchestrations around a very large setup that don't "groove" in...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,172
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: What makes music classic, timeless?

To me, a lot of music from the 60's and 70's had an adventurous spirit and an experimental, yet natural quality. These bands were really pushing into the future, to the extent that you can still hear...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 41,879
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

^^^ Agreed! It's supposed to be a damn accent. How is it an accent if it's triple forte all the time?
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,233
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

I've been using a 4 piece kit with just 3 or 4 cymbals for years. But in the past I used to play on another drummer's kit all the time at a shared practice space which had hats, ride, crash, china,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,278
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: So and so is a good drummer, but...

I think Bermuda summed up the discussion nicely pretty early on. "So and so is a good drummer, but not a good musician" versus, "So and so is a good musician, but not a technical/creative drummer". I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,832
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Did Bill Bruford stop practicing for a while?

I love Bill's playing on KC's Red. He plays deep, funky grooves with unusual touches like oddly placed China accents, cool fills, and just a really out of the box approach that fit KC like a glove....
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: If you could research any drummer...

I'd be interested in who came up with the initial rudiments. Who was the first person in history to pick up a pair of pieces of wood and do flams, paradiddles, doubles, single stroke rolls and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,664
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Does anyone else hate splash cymbals?

In some contexts they work, and enjoy listening to some player's use of them. For my own playing, I'm not really into them. I used to have one, but haven't had the need to incorporate one into my...
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