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Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By EarthRocker
Straight from the horse's mouth.

Over the last few years I've been telling everyone who talks about it, that Buddy Rich did not use a finger technique to get his fast strokes. And yet legions of drummers on forums and Youtube claim...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,081
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Hey Lefty Drummers

I have two friends / band mates that are left handed. Both of them are learning drums, but play other instruments mainly. Both of them play their other instruments standard (or right handed), but one...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,288
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: The Clave Police

Funny you should post this thread. All night last night at rehearsal, our front man kept saying "Man, I got this song I want you to hear. The drummer breaks out this Samba beat. I think it's Samba. I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,613
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Drummers that can't tune drums.

I hate seeing moon gels or those plastic rings. I bare no personal grudge against anyone who uses such things, but it's my humble opinion that if you can't get the sound you want out of your drums...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By EarthRocker
Moving Past Sickness?

As drummers, we have a more physical role in the music, often using all four limbs at the same time. I know I've played rehearsals, and even a few gigs, and the last thing I wanted to do is play...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Nashville and College...

I am aquaintances with this dude who's currently attending Belmont. Based on what I've seen, he's enjoyed the school quite a bi. I believe he aspires to be a sound engineer. He plays drum also.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,381
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Drumming pain

Sounds to me like you could be choking the sticks. Maybe not enough for most to notice, but enough to do some damage. I had this problem myself for a long time, and it wasn't until I really started...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-25-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: playing to loops and drumless recordings vs jamming

Playing with records is easy, but still good practice. Your best bet though is to download some drumless music - you can find tons of it for free all over the net. Check Youtube, and rip them using...
Forum: Drums 03-23-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,814
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Pretty Cool Old CB Kit

A guitarist for some guys I've been jamming with also plays drums, and in his home he has the higher end Ludwig accents. (ten lug bass drum) Not sure of the exact model. But in another space where we...
Forum: Drums 03-22-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Repairing Drum scuffs?

Yeah, I done some looking, and I think the puddy will be my best bet. I'll probably try it on something else first and make sure it doesn't somehow make the scuffs look worse.
Forum: Drums 03-22-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By EarthRocker
Repairing Drum scuffs?

Hope there isn't another thread about this

I have some drum shells that have been scuffed and scratched pretty good. I've attempted to refinish the drums, but the scuffs are so deep they kinda'...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Are these drums quality or just fake?

I found a DK Custom Drums website with some testimonials. They don't seem to be affiliated with Twisted Sick Drums Works, so I'd say they're legit.
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,832
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: My humble take on good drummers and OK drummers

Oh I wasn't trying to defile Adler, or even people who admire his playing. It just isn't my cup of tea, and I really take no interest in it. People tried to convince me to play double pedal, and I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,832
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: My humble take on good drummers and OK drummers

I play a four piece kit, big drums, one or two crash cymbals, socks, and a ride. For me, good drumming is about complimenting the music. The second I can tell a drummer is trying to just jam stuff in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,425
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Chops?

I've always looked at this way, as wrong as it may be. Chops are your flairs. Bells & whistles.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-09-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: More questions about click tracks!

3/3. Nailed it. I was gonna' respond in a similar fashion, but eh. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Forum: Drummers 03-06-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,548
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Drummers who've inspired your playing

I'm sure I've posted here before, but I'll do it again.

Jean-Paul Gaster
John Bonham
Bobby Schayer

I actually took lessons from JP via Bandhappy, simply because my motifs and overall...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-06-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Advice for a beginner

I'm gonna' go with John Bonham's philosophy, because I feel it rings best with beginners. Feel is more important than technique - a lot of guys will want to see me fried for saying it, but piss on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: What makes a band?

One thing - chemistry

You gotta' have a team / group of people who care equally about the music they're making. I think a good band can be a bunch of great friends, or it can be people who gather...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-04-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: How do -you- practice?

My daily practice is a few grooves, maybe with music, but more often with a metronome. I try to play a lot of shuffle patterns, and things to keep my arms rust free, dabbling in some open handed...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-03-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Knocking off the rust...

I can't imagine spending that much time away from the drums. Once upon a time I did have to keep them in storage for six months, which almost pushed me into depression. I have phases with the drums...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,653
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Wearing hearing protection issue

On rare occasions I'll forget my "ear plugs" at home, and have no choice by to play without them. In all honesty, I don't do it to protect my hearing, as much as I do to hear the music's true sound....
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Bass drum - heel up or down?

It's ideal for everyone to use both. Not even in song applications, but switching from up to down in the same song. Watching a Thomas Lang video, the thing that stuck out with me the most was his...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,836
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Has your band ever been told what you can or can't play?

There's a place in Knoxville, TN called The Longbranch Saloon. It was a big place for Punk n' Alt bands. Even some Metal and Hard Rock groups played. It used to be packed on the weekends, with 8...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,387
Posted By EarthRocker
Re: Do you talk drums and drumming with your significant other?

First year or so we were together, and maybe a brief period after marriage, we talked about it quite a bit. After that, I was told the truth... She was bored by it. That's really why I'm here. When...
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