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Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By double_G
Re: Benny Greb Language of Drumming - DVD or No DVD??

DVD is really worth it & you see the tempos he is hitting for those exercises; it is inspiring stuff. get's you psyched to push the envelope a bit. the kit / bass drum groove permutations are sick w/...
Forum: Drums 10-23-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By double_G
Re: DW Performace or C&C

my ears tells me that C&C kits sound a good deal better than DW...live and especially through the mics.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By double_G
Re: Tempos - Too Fast?

man, great topic. to me, this live tempo "negotiation" is just part of the job / journey. i am kind of a tempo "nazi" and print the BPM for each tune in the set list...so if anyone in the band is...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-10-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By double_G
Re: groups of 4 fast 16th notes on single bass drum

here is G. Kollias going from 200 - 280: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnxm1qh_1rw . single pedal as 8ths [uses swivel tech] and 16ths w/ double-bass. don't forget, he is triggering...so sounds...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By double_G
Re: Anxiety before a gig

you are not human if you don't have some stage fright. your new technique to master is The Flow.

check Hal's article here on stagefright-and-relaxation:
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Forum: Drums 10-03-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By double_G
Re: 13" vs 14" snare

i have been using 13s a LOT in the last few years. my go-tos are a:

+ 13 x 5" maple w/ die cast hoops. incredible funk-crack / snare sensitivity. perfect for tower of power. also great fatback pop...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-24-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By double_G
Re: sixteenths on hats?

something i am constantly working on. my goal is 110. but for now 95 - 102 where 102 sounds / feels like a robot (ugh). i noticed that the many of the cats i follow don't seem to use push-pull...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By double_G
Re: When to stop taking lessons?

my opinion is that is you are in the mindset of being "an eternal student" like Tony Williams then you are good to go. go to a formal lesson when you need it or skype a lesson w/ a pro player from...
Forum: Drums 09-17-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By double_G
Re: Hoop alternatives for Yamaha Club Custom (kapur)

i swapped from triple flange to S-Hoops & was seriously impressed. immediate sound focus, RIDICULOUS cross sticks, back beats, cascara / rim sound. drawbacks were mic clips that work & getting used...
Forum: Drums 08-29-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By double_G
Re: The constantly changing drum room

man, BEAUTIFUL. that black kit is a pearl ? amazing lugs / look. i am impressed.
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By double_G
Re: How our perspective changes

man...damn good point.

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-giving-a-f-ck-what-people-think-1530784365
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,823
Posted By double_G
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

LOL @Bermuda ! nice one.

ok, the only time i get push back from my Wife (even when we were newly-weds) was when i was playing w/ sub-par musicians for sub-par $ at sub-par amounts of time &...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By double_G
Re: Becoming a Professional Drummer

Just what Billy Ray says x2.

also listen to EVERY podcast here: http://idhitthatpodcast.podomatic.com/ like a college course in "pro drumming 101"
Forum: Drum Technique 08-26-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By double_G
Re: Jason Mraz 5/6

cool. most of it seems to be in 6/8 but in the verses, i heard alternating measures of 5/8 to 6/8. its a nice feel. my only beef if the vocals need to tune up & fix the harmonies.
Forum: Drums 08-21-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By double_G
Re: 1987 Yamaha Tour Custom

yup -- look like 1983 from the catalog here [ http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/yamaha_catalogs_drum_sets_1983.htm ]. the real wood 4-piece seems to agree w/ this & matches the serial number on the...
Forum: Drums 08-21-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By double_G
Re: 1987 Yamaha Tour Custom

Correct me if i'm wrong, but aren't those the original Recording Custom (100% birch)? i would have to run the serial number but back in the day (weckl, newmark), that is what the RCs looked like in...
Forum: Drums 08-15-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,392
Posted By double_G
Re: The side snare

to be honest, i resisted the idea for years until, by chance, my buddy loaned me his 12" SS (was premier). almost instantly hooked / useful / inspired. next came a 12" jarrah but then finally a 10"...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 747
Posted By double_G
Re: Weird symptoms before a show

agreed on anxiety trigger / stage fright. check this article on stagefright from the great Hal Galper: http://www.halgalper.com/articles/stagefright-and-relaxation/

Hal also has a bunch of stuff...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By double_G
Re: Biggest problem with a sub, or new band member?

my thought is b) Not knowing the parts. we get a lots of sub in the 10 piece horn band i play in. LOTS of 70s stuff (read: tower of power) w/ about 70% original arrangements. my feel is if they...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By double_G
Re: Don't believe everything you see/hear ;)

really great. i especially love how they de-tuned & muffled the snare. fits the track nice.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-08-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By double_G
Re: Dotted Eighth / Sixteenth Cymbal Independence Exercises

yes -- @feldiefeld the example is below via Joe Crabtree. i have his transcription printed out at the house. basically 3 over four just like your example but filling 32nds in between (on hihat) & 1/3...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-07-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By double_G
Re: Dotted Eighth / Sixteenth Cymbal Independence Exercises

GREAT. ever see that transcription of VC playing this same hi-hat pattern but w/ 32nds filling in & backbeats ? if i can get this down, this would be the next level.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By double_G
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 959
Posted By double_G
Re: Open Mic Nights - How To?

a good listen on this topic...they get into the details (cover EVERYTHING!) about 1/2 way throug: http://www.drummertalk.org/2014/08/02/drummer-talk-223-the-art-of-sitting-in/
Forum: Drum Technique 07-29-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By double_G
Re: Keeping Time On The Hi-Hat With The Left Foot

i agree w/ "Who is Tony"'s comments here.

RE unison strokes, check Thomas Lang's bootcamp unison exercises...they are friggin GREAT and do cover 4/3, 4/5, 4/7 w/ hi-hat quarters at min 5:50.

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