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Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 48,324
Posted By Turks
Re: Great drummers - quotes

'I told people I was a drummer before I even had a set, I was a mental drummer.' - Keith Moon of The Who

'We just ignore the rest of the world and concentrate on breaking Manchester 'coz we wanna...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-01-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By Turks
Re: Help with transcribing a lick

I really shouldn't watch videos like that before I sit down to practice...
Forum: Drums 02-26-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By Turks
Re: best beginner book for somebody just starting


I started with this one:

'Drumming the Easy Way!: The Beginner's Guide to Playing Drums for Students and Teachers'

It was recommended by my teacher as it has large staves and wide bars,...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-26-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,797
Posted By Turks
Re: video lesson - flam tap around the kit

Nice Geoff, I like that :)
Forum: Drum Technique 02-25-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,500
Posted By Turks
Re: Need time managment advice...

I guess if you're that busy, you have a diary? If not, get one and book in drum time for yourself with a start and end time everyday.

Also, there are going to be times when you're knackered from...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-25-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,757
Posted By Turks
Re: Most Common Mistakes, Want to get better

This is an interesting thread.

I've been playing coming up two years in April. Fortunately I found a great teacher straight from the off, even before I got a practice pad let alone a kit and have...
Forum: Drums 02-25-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,014
Posted By Turks
Re: First drum set for function band.

Check out this link mate, seems to be about personal preference.


Also, I know that you've almost decided on the Pearl kit, but Drum...
Forum: Drums 02-25-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,014
Posted By Turks
Re: First drum set for function band.

Snap! I just edited my post with this link :D
Forum: Drums 02-25-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,014
Posted By Turks
Re: First drum set for function band.

They make some wonderful cymbals. Have a search around this site; there's a lot of information about Istanbul on here. Also, here's a couple of links to check out:

Forum: Drums 02-24-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,014
Posted By Turks
Re: First drum set for function band.

Re: Cymbals

I was checking out the Drum Shop website (based in Gateshead) and they have a sale on Istanbul Xist cymbals at the moment. 40% of everything in that range, including the box set, which...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-19-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,940
Posted By Turks
Re: Help ME get out of this Rut!

Have a look at 'The Drummer's Bible' by Mick Berry and Jason Gianni. Lots of notated variation in there.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-16-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,197
Posted By Turks
Re: Practice Routine/Journal

Nice, I like this idea! I started keeping a log of practice at the beginning of the year but I hadn't thought of organising it excel. Thanks for the tip :)
Forum: Drum Technique 02-16-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,065
Posted By Turks
Re: Self confidence

A few things that you might try include:

Get a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. On one side, write down all the things that you know you can do well. Try and be specific e.g. single...
Forum: Drums 02-08-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,229
Posted By Turks
Re: Oh no, not again. Another New Kit question? :E

Hi Dan

Definitely go and view before you buy, and do some background research on the kit before you decide to view. I saw a used entry level Gretsch Blackhawk kit with a set of Zildjian ZBT...
Forum: Drums 01-17-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,308
Posted By Turks
Re: do you know any custom snare drum builders?

KD Drums in the UK

Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 37,647
Posted By Turks
Re: PLAY ALONG SONGS (best favourite)


Bone Machine - Pixies - Dave Lovering
The Pink Room - Fox Bat Strategy - Stephen Hodges
F**king In The Bushes - Oasis - Alan White
Helter Skelter - The Beatles - Ringo
Back On My Feet...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-06-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,459
Posted By Turks
Re: rudiment book help

Hi BT55

These two might be worth a look.

Buddy Rich's Modern Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments
Forum: Drum Technique 01-06-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,173
Posted By Turks

Nice idea.

There's a Dashboard widget here to help you find the tempo of your favourite songs. OS X only I'm afraid but there should be a Windows equivalent I would have thought.
Forum: Drums 12-23-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By Turks
Re: Gretsch Catalina Birch

WD 40, of course!

Thanks for your replies all, I'll give that a go now.
Forum: Drums 12-22-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By Turks
Gretsch Catalina Birch

Hi all

I have a new drum kit :) In fact it's my first acoustic set and I've had a massive grin on my face since I picked it up yesterday.

I bought it from a guy on ebay who got it for Christmas...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-19-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,942
Posted By Turks
Re: newbie needs :-)

I'm a new drummer too. I started about 18 months ago and had exactly the same issue.

It's still not quite as relaxed as my right hand but I've seen a massive improvement in my left; I remarked on...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,531
Posted By Turks
Re: Who blows your head off?

This guy does Reni covers :)

Here a few of my favourites:

'I am the Resurrection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfeGV37C_tA&feature=related
'Mersey Paradise': ...
Forum: Drummers 12-18-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,124
Posted By Turks
Peter Salisbury

Hi all

Does anyone know what drums Peter Salisbury used in the early years of The Verve?

I think that he uses a custom KD set now but I'd love to know what he used on the Northern Soul album....
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