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Forum: Drummers 05-10-2007, 03:52 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Virgil Donati

There is FAR more to having great hands then being rudimentally impressive on the snare. Buddy had insane hands but his diversity with his hands does not blow me away at all. I have Virgil's new dvd...
Forum: Drummers 02-17-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Virgil Donati

Allan Holdsworth
Jeff Richman
Frank Gambale
Bunny Brunel
Mitch Forman
Mick Jagger
Dave Stewart
Brett Garsed
Steve Vai
Billy Sheehan
Forum: Drummers 04-22-2006, 07:10 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Virgil Donati

Virg is one of the great Pioneers of the drumming world regardless of what a few think. We can talk about styles we like and he does not do enough of this or that. All that aside very FEW!! and I...
Forum: Drummers 02-26-2006, 03:01 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 21,312
Posted By Aidan
Re: 14 year old drummer who made me weep.

Does not hurt when one of your BIG influences is Virgil Donati(as is stated in his biography). This kid has the same fire that Virg and others have. He has the passion to continue to push himself to...
Forum: Drummers 02-09-2006, 05:34 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Virgil Donati

The problem is most guys are not willing to take the time and spend the money to check out certain guys catalog whether it is Virg or others. I can guarantee as Morgenthaler said Virg has done ALOT...
Forum: Drummers 02-07-2006, 11:28 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Virgil Donati

Here is my 2 cents, I love Grant for his independence and creativity but his technique is far from being real clean and consistent with both his feet and hands and his chops well they really do not...
Forum: Drummers 02-07-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Virgil Donati

Hats off to you Nutha Jason, you proved that someone can give praise where it is due and yet at the same time say someone is not neccessarily your cup of tea without making someone look or sound bad,...
Forum: Drummers 02-07-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Virgil Donati

DogBreath I hear what you are saying, but if I am a blowhard for getting tired of guys repeatedly putting down others drumming contributions than so be it. I happen to know that others here STRONGLY...
Forum: Drummers 02-07-2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Check out Virgil

Floey my bad. But it sure is hard to take " give it ten years and every drummer will sound like a machine LOL" as a compliment. I have read this statement a thousand times about different drummers...
Forum: Drummers 02-07-2006, 03:54 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Check out Virgil

That is a first. Virgil sounds like Steve Smith and Dave Weckl. In 12 years of listening to Virg that is the first time I have ever heard anyone say that he even remotely sounds like those guys....
Forum: Drummers 02-06-2006, 04:57 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Check out Virgil

He is not musical enough, I mean he is not musical the way I LIKE IT! Does he not know that there is only one way too express one's musicality? I wish he would tone it down a bit. And his technique...
Forum: Drummers 01-28-2006, 01:01 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Virgil Donati and band at NAMM

For Virgil fans, this is a short clip of Virgil soloing during his band's performance at NAMM. Virgil was playing with Mitch Forman, Rufus Philpot and Tony Macalpine. There will be much lengthier...
Forum: Drummers 01-06-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Virgil Donati

Jonny you brought up a great point about yeah he does get alot of crap thrown his way for being to extreme and over the top as compared to the other's(fact is he has established the genre of extreme...
Forum: Drummers 12-07-2005, 09:50 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Virgil Donati

Thank's Bernhard for that much needed insight. The fact is some people think that their opinion about what is musical and what groove's is ABSOLUTE! I would like to know when did they get together...
Forum: Drummers 12-03-2005, 06:35 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Virgil Donati

Music is so ridiculously subjective it is waste of time saying if one play's fewer notes then that is musical, it is absurd. Not that one who play's faster is more adapt at being musical. But please...
Forum: Drummers 12-01-2005, 03:30 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Virgil Donati

Well I would say that some people are more naturally gifted with great technique and being able to perform very complex pieces and some are more naturally gifted with feel and a great ear and some...
Forum: Drummers 09-24-2005, 06:43 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,331
Posted By Aidan
Re: Virgil Donati is the Buddy Rich of our time ("IMO"...I suppose)

Everyone is entitled to their opinion BUT!! at least make comments that are backed up woth SOME truth and logic. The narrowminded thinking at times is baffling to me. First off Virg is like...
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