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Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,725
Posted By Diaz
Drum Project (Home-made Drums)

Hey Drummerworld,

It's been a while since I've posted but I need you guys on this one. I'm trying to do a project for my physics of music class, and it involves making any type of musical...
Forum: Drummers 09-20-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 289,728
Posted By Diaz
Re: travis barker in plane crash?

Famous people are demanded all throughout the world therefore they HAVE to use planes. Travis will pull through and still be an inspiration to many drummers
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,665
Posted By Diaz
Re: Alcohol and playing

Well I attempted to play pretty inebriated last night and I couldn't play very well at all. So I think i've tested this theory for myself.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-05-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,180
Posted By Diaz
Re: best way to practice rudiments: practice pad or practice pad kit?

I was considering ordering a practice pad kit for college - I don't know much about the DW but I've heard some good things but some not so good things from this place alone - considering picking one...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,775
Posted By Diaz
Re: Marching Season!!

Rehearsal on Saturday for UConn Dline

Not really stoked at all - I play snare.
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,250
Posted By Diaz
Re: College Jazz Combo

For our jazz combos in college I just recieve lead sheets and spend A LOT of time listening to recordings....
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,321
Posted By Diaz
Re: Left Foot Independence?

ted reeds syncopation has 8 exercises i believe they start somewhere in the pg 38 mark first do all notes with 2 and 4 with hi hat (but clicking all the time as in constant quarter with only 2 and 4...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,417
Posted By Diaz
Re: Showing off v. Professionalism

I think this thread is getting really heated...

Anyway, I think a lot of these drummers we see today are one of two things - simple guys (nothing too crazy polyrhythmic but still complex fills and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2008, 05:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,806
Posted By Diaz
Re: Do you showoff during sound check?


No offense, but I would take that as the worst way to do a soundcheck (all and all I get it that its not like a full-on soundcheck and whatnot but still...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-21-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,716
Posted By Diaz
Re: Trouble with Double Strokes/Paradiddles

For some of the rudiments isolate the hands and practice that a little bit for example in paradiddles play your right hand on the pad, say left hand on the pillow and figure out what you right hand...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,039
Posted By Diaz
Re: Should I do marching band?

Drumline has made my diddles/doubles much tighter... I mean it also helps with the grips (high school matched, now in college traditional). It's not gonna help your jazz so much as the rudimental...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-16-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,090
Posted By Diaz
Re: "only way out" solution :(

What about mesh heads?!?
Forum: Drum Technique 05-11-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,319
Posted By Diaz
Re: Jazz Band.

Do independence exercises with swing pattern on right hand and rhythms on your left - you can incorporate with the book Syncopation. I would also start listening to jazz guys almost all the info...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,187
Posted By Diaz
Re: For the Young Guns: What Is Your Goal?

I'm 19 so im still technically a young gun (or am i?)

I think my current goal is to keep doing well at college for music education, and hopefully get a job directing a high school or something...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,688
Posted By Diaz
Re: What Band influences you the Most?

Led Zeppelin
The Mars Volta

random mix I know, but I'm talking about current stuff...though I'm getting into the jazz stuff nowadays
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,163
Posted By Diaz
Re: Odd things you do while you drum....

I also turn my head to the left by my hi hat...if the crowds lame it sucks or usually i just go nutsss
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,229
Posted By Diaz
Re: Best current indie-rock drummers

Forsman - The Fall of troy
Drummer from Circa Survive
Marc Allen - Finch (these bands arent that indie)
Chris Tsagakis - RX Bandits
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,974
Posted By Diaz
Re: Please- Any Advice For College??

I'm currently studying at UConn for a degree in Music Ed - and a possible minor in Jazz studies. It's possible to double major - and yes as said before it will take a ton of work. If you are truly...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,514
Posted By Diaz
Re: Hendrix Drummer, Buddy Miles, has Died

Just read about this about 10 minutes ago...unfortunate event.
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,175
Posted By Diaz
Re: If you could jam with any bass player?

flea and wooten (20 characters)
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,067
Posted By Diaz
Re: Over The Top?

i/m with aydee 100% of the way, I think its more of a matter of respect and wow that guy is crazy - but i still wouldn't put their music on my ipod or macbook..

It's all just up to personal...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,431
Posted By Diaz
Re: Is it wrong to be a drummer/percussion major and not love jazz?

Bermuda, I feel like thats the same page I am on. Ditto with Rush as well..
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,431
Posted By Diaz
Re: Is it wrong to be a drummer/percussion major and not love jazz?

These replies have been fantastic, and really really helpful guys. I really do appreciate it - I'll look into some coltrane I already have some of his records but will check out more.

Thank you...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,431
Posted By Diaz
Is it wrong to be a drummer/percussion major and not love jazz?

Okay, I'm sure this is an age old question - but I want current answers for this.

I'm currently studying music education at the University of Connecticut, and deeply involved in percussion. ...
Forum: Drummers 01-10-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 217,622
Posted By Diaz
Re: John Bonham

A true legend - the man that so many of us drummers respect and want to emulate. Thank god for being introduced to bonham; he intrigues and helps me build my own style. Gone way too early.
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