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Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,404
Posted By mjatkins
Real Book play along for drums?

I see real book play alongs for lead instruments available, but am unable to find it for drum set players. I have been playing for a living for many years, but not in this genre. Now I have started...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,113
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Who is playing with Simon and Garfunkel?

Thanks for the input everyone. I have also heard that a guy named Charley Drayton may well be drumming on this tour. Time will tell. To be honest I had not heard of Charley Drayton, but from the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,113
Posted By mjatkins
Who is playing with Simon and Garfunkel?

Very excited to get good seats to the upcomming tour in May. Does anyone know who is going to be in the band, and in particular who will be playing drums? I guess I am just assuming there will be a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,928
Posted By mjatkins
Re: could this be caused by drumming?

It sounds to me as though you may well be feeling the symptoms of a poor grip or technique. If you get the chance, the new Jojo Meyer video does a very good job of explaining it, but in a nutshell...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,183
Posted By mjatkins
Re: I'm so Jealous!!!

Are you familiar with the story of the little boy who wanted a bike (could also be the girl who wanted a signed snare drum). Everyday the little boy prayed that god would bring him a bike. Day...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,120
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Too fast...too slow...

I am firmly on the side of using a click/metronome. There are gigs I do where the band would rather not have the tempos set in stone, and some that have some songs loose, and some set in stone. ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,358
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Band Rehearsal Frequency

I am also a freelance guy, and I will venture to guess that most of the freelance folks will lean toward the "you'd better know it before the rehearsal" point of view. If I show up to a rehearsal...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,371
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Funny comments about drums

Congratulations, only five more years to go. ; )
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,094
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Mixing at the kit....

I have a mixer at the side of my kit, and no soundman is interested in having me mix and send them a stereo line. And rightly so, they do it better than I do (sometimes ; > ) and are in a much...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2008, 04:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,093
Posted By mjatkins
Forum: Drums 12-30-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,769
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Help an old man with his memory:-)

That's my understanding of the rationale.
Forum: Drums 12-29-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,769
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Help an old man with his memory:-)

I remember them as Staccato drums. I'm not sure what, if any, connection there is between the two companies. Also, I found this website which appears to be selling new Staccato kits still.
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Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,128
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Writing drum notation for original music

I suppose that entirely depends on your definition of "successful".
Forum: Drums 12-24-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,698
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Your Favourite Snare

Hi Mark,

Yup, that's me. I think you are right in that I don't know that we ever met, but your name does sound familiar. I am not playing an EPEK kit, although I would love to. Ed sent me one a...
Forum: Drums 12-23-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Standard versus Fusion

I have a Yamaha recording custom kit that I bought new in the late 80's. It came as 10, 12,13, 16. I found it fine until I started using inear monitors, through the headphones I just find the 16...
Forum: Drums 12-23-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,698
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Your Favourite Snare

I know that snares are a very subjective thing, and most everyone thinks theirs sounds "awesome". I was doing some session work a few years ago, and went in a day early to load in/set up, and start...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,009
Posted By mjatkins
Re: What would you do about this?

Having been on both sides of this many times let me offer my best advice. If he doesn't want you adjusting anything, you could always just replace a few key things. For instance, if you bring your...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,844
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Snare Help

Assuming that the problem you are having is that the tension knob is winding out while playing. One thing that I have done is to place a rubber band between the tension rods on either side of the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Recommend me a mixer

I see your point and it's well made and valid. However, in the case of sub-mixing in conjunction with the sound guy, would it not be easier for the sound guy if you placed the sub-mix board at the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Recommend me a mixer

Hi,

With all due respect, I am wondering why a self proclaimed "complete novice at micing up my drums" would take it upon themselves to start influencing the front of house mix? If I could...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,756
Posted By mjatkins
Re: click tracks...spawn of satan?

Depending on what exactly is happening, I think you have a few options. First, having him be more aware of the time would be great, we should all strive to be aware of the time more. But if it's...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,819
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Anyone here go to college/university for percussion?

When I decided to go to school, I was able to find a graduate from that school living in my area to study with. I found that he was able to help me prepare musically, as well as being a wealth of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2007, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,168
Posted By mjatkins
Re: Drum Schools When You're Older

First of all you should be commended for taking this step. It's not easy to make a choice like this at a later point in life.

It's been a lot of years since I graduated from PIT so I'm sure it...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,756
Posted By mjatkins
Re: click tracks...spawn of satan?

I agree completely. I have been using a shaker sound as a click for years, and I find it is just like having a percussionist to play with. I tend to use either 8th note, 16th note, or triplet...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2007, 05:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,756
Posted By mjatkins
Re: click tracks...spawn of satan?

; ) This is meant as a joke, right? It's actually quite funny, the idea of a marching guy wandering around with a drum machine hanging on a lanyard around his neck.
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