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Forum: Drum Technique 01-30-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,715
Posted By OldHippy
Peter Erskine book

Has anyone tried his new book on fills? There don't seem to be any reviews yet.

I'm just finishing Art of Bob Drumming and need something new to start on and I am thinking about learning some jazz...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-18-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,917
Posted By OldHippy
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,851
Posted By OldHippy
Re: What Drummers Have Inspired You?

All the unknown drummers who played in bar bands when I turned 18 and could go in a bar legally in NY. That was about the only place you could see live music way back then. No stadium concerts, etc....
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,805
Posted By OldHippy
Re: Tabla: Anyone play it?

I recently picked up a set (there is a post about it somewhere around here) and got a book and dvd to start learning some strokes. Right now I am practicing 3 and can see it is going to take a long...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-04-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,516
Posted By OldHippy
Re: jojo mayer clinic

I just saw him last week. All you can do is just sit there and be entertained, or overwhelmed, but he doesn't really teach anything. The program is awesome or tiring, depending on if you like the...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-27-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,013
Posted By OldHippy

Does anyone play them? The local store has a set for around $300 and I've ordered a book and dvd. There are no teachers around here. I understand they are very difficult to learn, but all I want is...
Forum: Drums 02-05-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By OldHippy
Re: Ludwig COB Supras are not perfectly round?!

Your average measurement is 35.4 or 13.94 inches. The average difference from that measurement is .25 or .10 inches, less than a 1% error. We don't know what Ludwig's tolerances are, but that doesn't...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-19-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 16,468
Posted By OldHippy
Re: How much time does everybody practice?

The best I can manage with work and everything else is to average an hour a day, so I try to make it as productive as possible. I have Master Studies 1 and usually do 2 lines per week and it has...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,691
Posted By OldHippy
Re: The greatest drum breaks ever recorded?

Don Lamond in Bobby Darin's Beyond the Sea. There were two of them. They even made it into Modern Drummer.
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By OldHippy
Re: Music theory! Help....

I was in the same position as you. I read a book about music theory made easy and got nothing out of it except for being overwhelmed by terminology to memorize. So last we I did a web search on...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-12-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,639
Posted By OldHippy
Re: holding the stick with the index finger on the SECOND JOINT

My instructor prefers holding it between the two joints and I have been fighting this as the stick keeps wanting to go to the second joint. Then I saw the JoJo Mayer dvd where he says to use the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,681
Posted By OldHippy
Re: Level of Drumming

I have seen Thomas Lang and all the impossible things he can do, but if I really want to get excited I listen to Sonny Payne backing up Count Basie, where even the simple notes sound like they are...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-08-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,515
Posted By OldHippy
Re: Help with jazz

One thing no one has mentioned- read. Read at least one library book on the history of jazz so you will how the different styles evolved and who the major players are. That will make the listening...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,324
Posted By OldHippy
Re: Keeping cool when hot and muggy . . .

You really have to have air conditioning. I've even had to run it in December just to get the humidity out.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-22-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,184
Posted By OldHippy
Re: New jazz instruction dvd

No, not Riley's book. We are about half way through it. I have a library of engineering books at home and many of them were not worth the price. Most of the old ones are excellent, but a lot of the...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-22-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,184
Posted By OldHippy
Re: New jazz instruction dvd

Interesting comments. I don't know who Jared Falk is, but it sounds like I'd better hang onto my money. I do have Riley's book and the two by Joe Morello, plus take lessons. Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-22-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,184
Posted By OldHippy
New jazz instruction dvd

Has anyone tried this yet? It sounds good but there is a lot of hype on the website. I don't mind the $100- I've paid that for textbooks that weren't worth the paper they were printed on. I might...
Forum: Drums 06-14-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By OldHippy
Re: Another Ludwig Question

I have the gold sparkle set and it is beautiful. Those are not true inlays on the hoops- they are just strips of wrap glued on top, but from a couple of feet away you won't know the difference.

Forum: Drums 05-24-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By OldHippy
Re: Setting up snare stand

I wanted to post this again now that the pictures are showing up. In the first thread, see how the rubber pad with the hole in it is contacting the hoop. Is this right? The adjustment for the length...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,671
Posted By OldHippy
Re: Giving my first formal lesson

It's like the introductory flying lesson I took one time. Go up on a nice day, see what the world looks like, fly over your house, and hold the wheel and make a couple of simple turns. The whole...
Forum: Drummers 04-16-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,967
Posted By OldHippy
Re: Jason Bittner

I just read the MD article and went out and bought a copy of War Within. What style of metal do these guys play? I got through it without any damage being done, which is pretty amazing for someone...
Forum: Drums 04-11-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By OldHippy
Re: Setting up snare stand

There is suppose to be a picture. I will try again.
Forum: Drums 04-11-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By OldHippy
Setting up snare stand

I just got a Pearl 1000 snare stand and it isn't what I expected, or maybe I didn't set it up right. No matter how I turn the snare, one or two of the rubber tips is always on top of or just next to...
Forum: Drums 03-26-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,818
Posted By OldHippy
Gold Sparkle Ludwigs

Bought myself a little present. Check out these beauties.

20 x 14
12 x 8
14 x 14
Supraphonic snare
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,261
Posted By OldHippy
Re: At what age did you start playing?

58- still trying hard to catch up
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