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Forum: Drum Technique 01-20-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Re: Which to choose

Learn all the new techniques you can .. you are never to "old" to learn something new. Case in point .. in his 50's Dom Famularo switched from traditional grip to open handed playing/matched grip and...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-20-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Re: Fairly New to Drumming, Some questions!

Kamak is on the money .. get a good teacher. Ultimately that is the best way to learn the answers to your questions.

What would you tell an amateur guitarist? Should they be worried about...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Re: John Bonham: There Goes Another Rubber Tree Plant

I am thinking that Bonham may have been using the plant to relieve himself in. I mean c'mon .. it's Bonzo!
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Re: How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Wow! Thanks for sharing this Bruce. Very powerful indeed.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Re: Totally lost

I would say two things ..

1. Read Bermuda's advice and take it to heart.

2. When you do get back into a band, insist that you use a click/metronome when rehearsing with them.

The click is...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-17-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Re: Practising with a metronome.

Honestly there is no "best" way start .. the point to a metronome is to learn to play to a device that plays perfect metric time, thusly teaching you how to develop an internal meter.

In the...
Forum: Drums 12-17-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Re: Your thoughts on this DW Collector Series kit

Hey Scully .. take that deal! Cases and shells for under 3K for a DW kit is great. I paid over $2200 for new DW Performance series shells with a store discount and no cases .. and the performance...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Re: Billy Cobham the shutterbug

My pleasure BillyRay .. yeah Cobham is at the top of my all time favorites. Especially now that I have some personal insight where he is coming from. Huge respect for how musical (and smart) that guy...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,602
Re: Who uses Moongel?

I like to use them sparingly in certain live situations. In the studio I generally let the engineer do what they must, but if the gaff tape comes out I intercede and hand him my gels.

I also...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Billy Cobham the shutterbug

Hey all .. just wanted to post this interview I did recently with Billy. It was a surreal experience and about a years worth of education wrapped into one.

Turns out Cobham is a legit photog ......
Forum: Drum Technique 12-16-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Re: Drum lesson: developing RLRLLK. How to build chops from patterns you already know.

Cool .. lots of ways to use that! Especially around the toms etc.
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Re: Always out of breath, need to get my stamina up somehow.

I would start some cardio routines right away and then start shedding some serious hand and foot techniques. Maybe look up a metal drummer in your area who does what you want to do.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-15-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Practicing the chaal

Hey all

I have been incorporating some ethnic grooves into my daily routine. Lately it is the chaal.

I wanted to ask if anyone else out there had some groove ideas in and around Afican,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,107
Re: Do Youtube Drum Covers Influence What/How You Play?

It just leaves me thinking: "What else am I missing?"[/QUOTE]

Maybe you aren't missing anything. What to you want to be better at? Find a teacher or book or both and study that until you feel...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Re: Drumming as Art

Here's my take on this.

I have interviewed many "famous" drummers and studied with a few as well. What I take away every time from the drummers who sound like themselves (Jojo Mayer, Billy Cobham,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,107
Re: Do Youtube Drum Covers Influence What/How You Play?

mmulcahy1 .. I wouldn't let Youtube be your be all end all. If it brings your confidence level down, get the heck out of there and do something that inspires you!

I post lessons all the time on...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Re: Sharing Informative Radio Interveiw With Mick Fleetwood

Thanks for sharing this Bruce. I am a huge fan of Mick's and this is a great interview!!
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 52,240
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Just got a full set of the Aquarian onHeads. I live in an apt and can't use acoustic drums but I didn't want to invest in an electronic kit. This is a really great product and gives me the ability to...
Forum: Drums 12-11-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Use moon gels or buy a drum dial and tune out the offending overtones.
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Re: Kit Upgrade, Looking for Advice

May also want to look at Ludwig Signet line .. US made 3 pc drums for under $1000
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Re: Kit Upgrade, Looking for Advice

I would say that given your price point you should definitely consider new.

There are a couple reasons I think. First, buying new gets you a warranty and some after sales service.

Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,542
Re: Discouraging & deterring theft on gigs

Having had all my rare Paiste's, a full 4 piece kit and hardware stolen from my car that was parked in a well lit neighborhood near a police station .. here is what I have learned.

1. Always have...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Re: Relighting my fire

Dude! You answered your own question. It is your block and your salvation!!

"pretty much no confidence and was stalled at the 'I sort of know what I'm doing but not good enough to go out and join...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Re: It's hard to start a band, when you're a Drummer

maxwhineberg! take action my friend ... as your famous name-sake is quoted as saying: "All I ever wanted to do was play the drums; I felt good about myself when I played the drums. So I worked...
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,009
Re: DW Performace or C&C

Hey FugginmugginDrums .. I have the DW performance series and am truly in love with them. Never issues with tuning and they sounded great right out of the box with factory heads.

Another upside...
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