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Forum: Drum Technique 08-26-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,946
Posted By Namaan
Re: Ridiculously Ignorant Newbie Questions

Firstly, welcome of the world/art/science of drumming

1. several others have already answered this one, so I'll leave it as is.

2. you sound just like me when i started, and even today after a...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-26-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,619
Posted By Namaan
Re: What do you think of playing open handed?

I play open-handed 90% of the time, just feels more comfortable to me, i do play crossed hands if the musical situation warrants it...

as has been said by more people on here than i can name,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,965
Posted By Namaan
Re: Have you ever met a famous drummer?

I met Nicko McBrain at a clinic in november in London and Jason Bittner at a festival in 2007

Nicko is probably one of the nicest guys i will ever meet, humble beyond explanation...i now own a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By Namaan
Re: How to get gigs

one of the things i did when i first started getting gigs with my band was to play pretty much at every opportunity we could...even if it meant playing for free.

here in the UK, bars and clubs...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,264
Posted By Namaan
Re: Kit Sharing: My Personal Hell

no, your not alone dude, i also hate kit sharing, i dislike using others peoples gear, and there are only a select few of my fellow musicians that i will allow to use my gear. however, sometimes i...
Forum: Drummers 06-06-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 30,761
Posted By Namaan
Re: Chris Adler

not so much a fan of the burn the priest stuff, but as the palaces burn and blood of the scribe are some awesome tracks.....

one day i'll be as good as Chris Adler (i wish)
Forum: Drummers 06-04-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 30,761
Posted By Namaan
Re: Chris Adler

i agree, his sheer musicality and sense of 'groove' on the kit should serve as a lesson to drummer of all styles, i'm currently using the bass/snare patterns from remorse is for the dead to develop...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,050
Posted By Namaan
Re: What's the last song that completely blew you away?

agreed... Kollias is insane... im convinced he has cybernetic legs! lol...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2008, 01:34 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,050
Posted By Namaan
Re: What's the last song that completely blew you away?

Lamb Of God's Blacken the cursed sun, from the Sacrament album.... i just cant get over the precision of the drums, the sense of groove is impeccable....it blows my mind every time...
Forum: Drummers 04-16-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 83,546
Posted By Namaan
Re: Mike Portnoy

ok, i see that there two sorts of views on this... you either love him or hate him...

personally, i like Dream theaters music, and hold the view that they are all very skilled and competent...
Forum: Drummers 04-14-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 30,761
Posted By Namaan
Re: Chris Adler

ahh... i obviously mis-understood the comment, for that i apologise, i had got the impression that you were comparing jordison to bittner and adler in a playing sense and jordison is IMO far...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,697
Posted By Namaan
Re: What do drummers think about?

i think you read my mind when you typed this dude, as im having a scarily similar situation in my band right now, it's frustrating isn't it?

my guitarist/s come up with amazing melodies, if i try...
Forum: Drums 04-14-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By Namaan
Re: Your Advice please :)

Personally, i'd be after the yamaha tour custom because...


1. the Maple shells provide a lovely tonal quality, i love warmer tones
2. they should have a good selection of sizes available
...
Forum: Drummers 04-14-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 30,761
Posted By Namaan
Re: Chris Adler

I have to disgaree with that comment, it's simply an insult to both Bittner and Adler....for the following reasons..

Jason Bittner got into Berklee, you dont get in unless you are exceptional, as...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,201
Posted By Namaan
Re: is grade 3 good?

The grade system in the UK works like this...

Firstly, a grade is used as a measure of looking at a students technical abilty, and competence on the drumset, this is done through various technical...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-14-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,386
Posted By Namaan
Re: whats more important

yep.. agree with that... mastery of rudiments will boost your creativity, and playing along to your favourite tunes will give you fresh ideas too, so thats a really good way to pick up new stuff..
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