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Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,000
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Is there such a thing as 1 time?

I'm sorry folks, but this thread has to end. It seems that I committed the heinous crime of quoting someone correctly.

Unfortunately I did this before the poster had time to go back and amend...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,000
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Is there such a thing as 1 time?

I checked Arthur Lange's 1926 book on arranging. Foxtrots are notated as cut-common, whereas the one-step is written in 2/4. Difficult to know whether that was because the one-step had a cut-feel...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,000
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Is there such a thing as 1 time?

Ragtime era, the dance called the 'One Step'.

I'd have to check my vintage arranging/drum books, but I'm pretty sure it was notated in '1 time' (probably 2/4 with a 'cut' feel).
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Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Rock Star for a NIght

I saw the Who's 'farewell' tour in the early '80s, when Jones was drumming. Great gig, they all had loads of energy. In a recent Who documentary there were some grumbles about Jones' drumming. I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,918
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Jazz Piano Trios

I love trios, but more the commercial side of things: Ramsey Lewis, Nat King Cole and some of Mose Allison's recordings. And early Nina Simone.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Rock Star for a NIght

The Who have always been one of my favourite bands, since I was teenager. Now that I play a little drums I don't think I'd want to emulate Moon's playing, but I can't image what the Who would have...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Rock Star for a NIght

He died a few years ago. If you listen to the doc, you'll hear some touching words from Townsend that were read at the memorial.
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By Longfuse
Rock Star for a NIght

Excellent half hour radio doc about the night when Scot Halpin got up out of the crowd to play drums with the Who, due to Keith Moon being incapacitated:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p2vtl
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Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,599
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Stuck in a drum fill rut

It's just a tool: a way of exploring possibilities by looking at all the mathematical permutations/variations within each beat. At the end of the day, you get to decide whether any of it is musical...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,642
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Portnoy Gets a Wee Bit Upset

Loads of Rock & Rollers have had hissy fits on stage over the years. It's almost part-and-parcel of being a rock star. They live in a world where their egos get overinflated and lose track of what...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,599
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Stuck in a drum fill rut

In which case, you're probably making musical decisions that are appropriate to the music you're playing. That's called musicality. Unless the music demands constant reinvention, such as in Jazz...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,051
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Triangles

The triangle was my percussion teacher's favourite instrument. He pointed out that even when every instrument in an orchestra is playing at full belt, you can still hear the humble triangle above...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By Longfuse
Re: What should I start with as a beginner????

Totally agree. Personally, I think it's more important to get a repertoire of beats behind you before you tackle rudiments. That's for a little further down the line. You'll know when you need to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,749
Posted By Longfuse
Re: So, I'm going to make a somewhat unique drum video, and I need your help

I see where you're coming from, because I used to think that of a lot of the fusion 'Gods' of the '80s, but there are plenty of recordings where 'odd' sigs are used musically. They often have 4 as...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-05-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Practicing Drumset Solo Transcritptions?

Away from your kit, look at the music and visualize your hands and feet playing it. Don't do it all in one go, take it a bar at a time until you can see yourself playing the whole solo. It doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,638
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Tabla players: Bayan weight?

Could be because of animal hide heads?

I have a Kanjira and the tuning goes all over the place during the course of a day. Mine is tunable, but traditional drums have fixed skins and in order...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,964
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Song hooks

Yesterday would be my candidate.

Hush by Deep Purple effectively has two hooks: the 'nah nahs', plus the rhythmic chorus on the word 'hush'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgW0eMKXGJA

Quite...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,365
Posted By Longfuse
Re: How do you define "Old School" ?

I have a couple of huge volumes written in the late 19th century outlining, in depth, the history of counterpoint. All those Renaissance composers can loosely be classified by 'school'. Each...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Sheet Music Questions

Learn to read. Trust me, it has so many uses. It's a form of communication between musicians that saves time and prevents misunderstandings: "NO, YOU F*CKER, IT GOES BAD-A-DA, BAD-A-DA, NOT...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,273
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Odd Signatures and Polyrhythms Inspiration

The Soundgarden album Superunknown has some great songs, many of them are odd sigs, but they really work.
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,273
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Odd Signatures and Polyrhythms Inspiration

(To help develop a feel for odd sigs)

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=nltU1zzPEQcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=louis+bellson&hl=en&sa=X&ei=EgGTUIOYOOWx0QWajoHQCA&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAQ
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,799
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Is Jazz drumming good for beginners?

A lot of the dixieland drummers who remained in Chicago when everyone else was migrating to New York in the late 20s and 30s teamed up with blues guys. So you do in fact hear a lot of 'ex' jazz...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,971
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Cocktail Drums are Coming BACK !!

Stick your foot through the loop of a tambourine and leave the rim resting on your toe. Tap your foot. Easy as that. This was an old trick before the hi-hat was invented (Louie Bellson learnt it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By Longfuse
Re: Drummers in College - What's Going On?

I studied music in the late '80s. I didn't study drums, but I took percussion classes and got heavily into drum programming, which led me on the path to playing drums. Through my interest in...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,365
Posted By Longfuse
Re: How do you define "Old School" ?

My attempt at a definition:

Old school = the first generation of players to be associated with a genre/sub-genre and the techniques they used.

In Jazz, that's pretty easy to break down: Ragtime...
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