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Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,593
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Making weird noises while playing

I am astounded that Kieth Jarrett didn't top the list for pianists making weird sounds while playing.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,358
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: natural talent vs.hard work

Anecdotes aside for the purpose of debate...

I don't think the word "talent" has been used consistently throughout this thread. If the general intended meaning is an innate genetic ability to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,452
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Negative song lyrics

I think that the subject of music is independent from morality so long as it is art. On the other hand the intent of the music can be morally wrong (e.g. white power propaganda music), but the music...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,452
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Negative song lyrics

I quite disagree, one of art's biggest facets is the idea that one can express emotion in such a way that the audience can feel it. To put restrictions on what emotions can be expressed would be...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2010, 04:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,452
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Negative song lyrics

Which one? There are dozens of them every year, each one conflicting the results of the last. Unless it was a damn well done study, I should think that it would have been deprecated by any number of...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-12-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,080
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Doumbek/Darbuka

I recently got a Meinl doumbek and I am looking for some good resources to learn to play (right now I am mostly using the stuff on Pete Lockett's website). I have found a number of DVD's, but I can't...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-30-2009, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,083
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: double stroke roll question

I use the rebound, but I add energy to it on the pull-up.
Forum: Drummers 07-30-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 121,049
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Todd Sucherman here!

I didn't know that you played with Spinal Tap until I saw the episode of The Daily Show when they played (at first all I saw was the Pearl set and the hands and I thought it was you). That is pretty...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-17-2009, 04:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,176
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Face Facts

Ever seen Brian Blade play?

I wouldn't worry.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-08-2009, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,004
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Counting exercises...

Play with the metronome clicking on 1, 2, 3, 4 for a while (soloing on top); then have it click on 1; once you are comfortable with that have the click on 1 of every other bar. Continue on this way...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-21-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,701
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: press rolls with trad grip

I never press the rolls, I use an open hand, but firm fulcrum pressure. I find that I have a greater range of volume with this method, but it also took me a while to switch from the press style.
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,394
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: DRUMMERWORLD HELP PLEASE: can you check this video!!!

Running perfectly.

FF3, Flash 9, Debian Linux 64bit
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,851
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Gloves? Yey or Ney?

Technique/extremely controlled fulcrums
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,016
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Female drummers?

No mentions of Maureen Tucker? To this day she is one of the most progressive drummers to have ever graced a rock band.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_Tucker
Forum: Drums 02-13-2009, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Mapex Meridians?

Do the Meridians come with a removable no-hole tom mount like the Pro-M did?
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,253
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Check This Guy Out!

Nothing, its a myth (it would be great if it was true though).
Forum: Drum Technique 01-17-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,782
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Traditional grip, ring finger.......

When I first started I would get the same thing (just above the cuticle), it goes away in anywhere between 1 week and a month. If you start getting a callous there you need to loosen your grip though.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,582
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: The secret techinique no one wants to talk about!

Has anyone tried using the Method of Loci to memorize a song structure? I am not practiced enough with the method to play around with it, but I see no reason why it would not be an excellent way to...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-30-2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,789
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Math Metal Drumming!

I think this unfairly oversimplifies the genre. Any element of music can be claimed to be of a self-serving nature, e. g. Bach's Art of Fugue could be called mathematically complex just to be...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-22-2008, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,854
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: How do lefty play Tradtional grip?

Technically traditional for a lefty would be the exact same as trad for a righty, otherwise it isn't particularly traditional (marching drums only hanged one way).

If you have your kit set up...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,043
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: What makes a song/groove cook?

Why can two violinists hit the same note and evoke two different emotions? It depends on what you put into the playing (the time and rhythm) and how you hear the music (even when playing solo,...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-21-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,297
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Metronome practice

An excellent exercise after you get good at tempos is to subdivide the beat into triplet orchestrations. Once you can do a triplet shuffle against the metronome playing eighths, there is little you...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-19-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,081
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: what grip type do you use?

Standard traditional, my right hand depending on the position of the drum or what I am doing. Mostly German on the snare, American on the up tom, French on the ride (using a push-pull motion), and...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-10-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,782
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Books For Teaching Reading

The one I started out with is Basics in Rhythm by Garwood Whaley.

It is completely on the snare so it gets you used to reading complicated rhythms without worrying about the complete set. It is...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,865
Posted By Gyrefalcon
Re: Drumming Degree.. worth doing? (Online?)

It would be best to make melody your thing, at least one of them. Without an understanding of melody it is hard to converse (musically) with anyone you are playing with. You have to understand what...
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