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Forum: Drum Technique 07-12-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Equaling hands that are already equal?

I think it could be because it doesn't seem (to me at least) like you've practiced that one rudiment (single stroke roll) enough, compared to the rest. That's why you can't play it as well as the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By MLdrum
Re: How to set up for this classical piece?

Thanks for replies! (Both ;-) ) Yeah, my next step is trying out the spots where the instrument changes have to be quick. It looks like the most practical will be to use one set of yarn mallets...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By MLdrum
How to set up for this classical piece?

This might be a shot in the dark, but has anyone here ever played Harald Genzmer's Symphonic Concert for saxophone orchestra and percussion? The percussion part is a set up consisting of 3 gongs...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,274
Posted By MLdrum
Re: What's the oldest drum gear you own?

A 24" Slingerland chrome finished bass drum from the early 70's. Haven't gotten around to using it yet, it needs a bit of fixing. I'm planning to order some parts in august/september.
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Big band percussion advice needed

Thanks a lot! I'll be sure to snoop around some more on different big bands with percussionists. Thanks for dropping some names, I appreciate that. It really helps getting the search started :-)
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By MLdrum
Big band percussion advice needed

Hello all! I'm currently playing percussion in the conservatory's big band and I'm wondering what to do on swing tunes?
My rig consists of congas, timbales, some cowbells, two cymbals and some...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 18,000
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

I've never liked Neil Peart and I've never been a fan of Steve Gadd. And just to top it off, I've also not been a fan of Dave Weckl's style.
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Parts of songs at completely different tempos

If it's done well and sounds right, I think it's okay. This might be a thing that I've adopted from classical music, that certain parts of music feels better at different tempi. It is very common in...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-09-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Identify the time signature(s) in this song

To me it sounds like 4/4 then into 7/8 and then there's a part in 15/8 (4/4+7/8 or something like that) before they return to 4/4.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-01-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Foundational Songs For Beginners/intermediate

Rosanna by Toto is absolutely a groove that every drummer should know (IMO). But for beginner/intermediate, based on what other songs are on your list, I would recommend Bernard Purdie's half time...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-27-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Please help! I have a seemingly rare problem.

Whatever you practice, you'll get good/better at ;-) That's a simple rule that I have to remind myself of constantly. No matter what I've practiced or played, I have gotten better at doing that exact...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Drum set pride

I would definitely tell everyone if I played a cheap drum and it sounded good. Something like: "OMG, it's this cheap old drum. I can't believe I could make it sound this good! This drum sounds...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Jazz standards

As a drummer, recognizing song forms can get you a long way. Most standards are either in a blues form or 32 bar AABA (these can be swing, straight 8 or latin). So if you've played any other...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Classic tunes speeding up

Thanks for responses, everyone! I'll try to boil it down into one post from me here.

I noticed the tempo change as I played through the songs and where starting over again. I have never bothered...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-02-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,321
Posted By MLdrum
Re: All 4 fingers on the stick? yes or no?

Of course, I watched all of it. Did you even read my second sentence? ;-) Quoting myself: It's not the fact that I always use all four fingers, but they're there and ready to control the stick when I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By MLdrum
Classic tunes speeding up

I study classical percussion, but the next two semesters I've got drum kit as an elective subject. I'm going to play, amongst other songs, Actual Proof and Soul Vaccination. I find that on the...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-28-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,321
Posted By MLdrum
Re: All 4 fingers on the stick? yes or no?

I believe yes. More fingers mean more control (and POWAH! YEAH!) to me. It's not the fact that I always use all four fingers, but they're there and ready to control the stick when I need to. I feel...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,499
Posted By MLdrum
Re: If you could be endorsed by your companies of choice...

I would go for mostly 6 and 8, with a bit of 5 thrown in as well :-)
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Did no one here catch Dan Weiss's auctioneer video?

Wow, simply wow. O.o :O That was absolutely amazing :p
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Picking a situationally appropriate kit

Personally I find that a 20" bassdrum is probably the most versatile one. But if available, I would almost always go for a smaller one for a jazz gig or a bigger one for a pop/rock-kind of gig. For...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By MLdrum
Re: members that are using stock 13" tama steel snares...

I have a 14" that I've been using extensively these last few years. Remo Emperor and Controlled Sound have been used to great success. I now have an Aquarian Modern Vintage on. It's a bit harder to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Percussion on folk/country-gig?

Yes, thanks all :-) Appreciate it! I still have a few more days to try out stuff on my own, so feel free to chime in with suggestions. Both great and ridiculous suggestions are welcome :p

So far I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Percussion on folk/country-gig?

Thanks for the reply wsabol, but that's not my problem here. I would know what to do if I was playing drum kit, but on this gig I'm a percussionist in addition to another drummer (who plays in this...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By MLdrum
Re: Percussion on folk/country-gig?

Haha! Why didn't I think of that?! Thanks, I'll see what I can find. Washboards don't grow on trees around here exactly.. Maybe a plastic guiro could be used if I can't find an actual washboard?
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By MLdrum
Percussion on folk/country-gig?

I got a request to stand in on a folk/country (hint of country rock at times) act and play some "free perc/congas on the fly". Since congas was specified, I guess I'll bring congas at least....
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