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Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,145
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Difficulty with certain tempos

Totally. I think we all have tempos that we naturally gravitate towards whether it be some unspoken thing that's just built into us or it's muscle/aural memory. Just like a singer has spots in...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Working at a music store

I agree with this as well. I don't want to discourage you, but I spent a summer working in a music store and I hated every second of it. It's my least favorite job I've ever had. I spent my days...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,228
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: HELP: about to get embarrassed

That would be great, but that choice is a luxury that not everyone has.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,228
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: HELP: about to get embarrassed

I couldn't disagree more (respectfully). These kind of gigs are a JOB; a way to make a living. I know some absolutely amazing musicians who are unreliable and/or don't present themselves well,...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-15-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Practicing too much double bass?

Any double bass is too much double bass. Now get off my lawn! ;)
Forum: Drum Technique 05-15-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,888
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: What tempo to practice at?

Why, out of curiosity? I'm not sure I dig the idea of just worrying about the numbers on your metronome. Hopefully most, or all, of your practicing is a means to an end.

No, in my opinion. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-15-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Fast memorization when improvising? - methods - tricks - shortcuts ?

^ Truth. You're gumming up the works by over-thinking it so much.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,621
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Quick Drum Survey

Dun. Let us know the results.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,916
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Your band's original Music Videos - wanted

Here are two of me playing. I co-wrote these tunes with my wife, who is the pianist/singer. You are welcome to use them.

Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,624
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Singing and playing?

Leaving the melodic/pitch element aside for a second I think we should all be able to sing anything we play. The pulse, subdivision and "melody" should all be things that we can express freely in...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,349
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Proper way to list drum sizes

Or if it isn't, it should be
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,693
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: What is the boogaloo beat?

The link that Alex posted is textbook boogaloo.

It's that 1960s "Soul Jazz" sound. You hear it a lot in organ groups.

What really characterizes it is straight 8th notes, a backbeat on 2,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,228
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: HELP: about to get embarrassed

Man, reading your post was like getting in a time machine. Juries, hotel gigs with professors, etc. Those were some of my first gigs too.

Don't regret taking the gig, and don't back out now. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,783
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Problem with Drum Student

I didn't read all of the other responses, so someone might have covered this, but I would just say keep trying different things, and try to stay on her good side. If she really hates music and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,713
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Good musicianship.....

Bill Evans once said that if you just focus on serving the music and making it the absolute best it can be then the rest will come. He said if you practice in a closet to make the best music you can,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Shipping from Brazil

What exactly is it you're looking for? You might have better luck here: https://www.kalango.com

They get good stuff and are easy to work with.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By adamosmianski

Everyone just do yourself a favor and spend a hundred bucks, give or take, for some custom molded earplugs. They don't muffle the sound like those foam earplugs do, they just bring the volume down. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Elvin Jones solo in Monk's Dream - Unity by Larry Young

The book is called Beyond Bop Drumming and yes, there is a transcription in there.

Riley also has a little breakdown of some of the ideas here:...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Reverbnation myband camp etc

Nailed it.

Definitely get a BandCamp page and facebook page.

Take or leave SoundCloud.

Don't bother with ReverbNation.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Playing along to music

I think when you say preamp, you really mean audio interface.

You can't just plug a microphone into your Mac. It won't work. (Unless of course it has an audio interface built in, like the Zoom...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-18-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Cool Metronome Trick

I do like to keep a real metronome (or two!) hanging around, but you're right, it's terribly convenient to have one on your phone.

Pro Metronome is a perfectly good, bare bones, free metronome...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-18-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Systematic approach to advanced independence?

There are some great drummers out there who can't read music, but for the most part I'm going to have to agree with Todd and Brent.

I suppose you could develop your own system wherein you just...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Playing along to music

That will work great.

It doesn't even have to be a drum specific mic. If you're on a real budget one SM-57 or 58 properly placed will sound absolutely fine.

If you've got a little more cash to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,466
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Cheap vs expensive kits

A cheap kit can be made to sound good, but there is most certainly a difference in sound, durability and aesthetics.

Cheaper kits are often made from (surprise) cheaper wood. Bearing edges are...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 901
Posted By adamosmianski
Sonny Carr

Here's one for all my fellow bossa nova nerds, and those who enjoy interesting facts about obscure drummers. Sonny Carr - who played with Joćo Gilberto, and about whom there is very little...
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