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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By Griffman
Re: Old and new

Nice... Just gave a listen to a few live songs. Very tasty and subtle drummer in a style that is hard to display/notice those qualities - he grooves! Wouldn't it be nice to play with their guitarist...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By Griffman
Re: Old and new

I admit it... I'm an old fart, still marveling at Elviin Jones' playing. But I am not fossilized, tell me who the young drummers are that I am missing out on.... Anybody that emerged after 1987...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 148
Posted By Griffman
library of classic bop drummers on the cheap

21 Classic Bob Albums featuring drummers for less than $45

I found these CD sets for around $15 or less each on Amazon
Great for those looking to get some emersion in Bop

7 Classic Albums:...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 23,389
Posted By Griffman
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

I am assuming this will be unpopular

Stop already with how great some drumset instruction books are when its just nostalgia.

Specifically Jim Chapin's Advanced techniques for the modern...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Griffman
Re: I made it into the jazz band!!!

Good for you!!! Congratulations!!! - love how you are setting and achieving your goals - have fun!
Forum: Drum Technique 09-11-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Griffman
Re: How not to drop sticks

Any opinions on how often a good professional drummer will loose a stick over the course of a few gigs? Do top tier drummers loose sticks at live gigs? Are stick drops inevitable high speeds/volume....
Forum: Drum Technique 09-11-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Griffman
Re: The Most Important Drum Lesson In The World

Personal prejudices can make it easy to miss value. I am turned off by the constant slick sales pitches and the packaging of "complete systems" but their promo videos like this are often quite good...
Forum: Drummers 09-08-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,356
Posted By Griffman
Re: Drummers who've inspired your playing

Inspired me or inspired my playing? Like everyone I am inspired by so many of the big name drummers past and present...

But my playing is mostly inspired by my dad. He was an SOB and abusive as...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,724
Posted By Griffman
Re: Where Do You Fit? - Poll

I've had the opportunity of being in all four categories in my life. I would suggest amateur as a fit. One who does it for the love of it... paid or not, steady work or not, student or not... The...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Griffman
Re: Comparative use of forums.

Excellent points I had not considered. Thanks for the education DrumEatDrum. Though I have a suspicion that somewhere in their heart every drummer wants or at least once wanted to be the world's...
Forum: Drums 09-05-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,174
Posted By Griffman
Re: Wood vs Metal

You lugs can use your head and snare a few more puns if you really stick with it. I'm on a roll now.
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 23,389
Posted By Griffman
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

The drumset, hardware, cymbals, sticks, and heads you use make almost no difference to anyone but ourselves. Crappy drummers sound crappy and good drummers sound good on plastic buckets and custom...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-04-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Griffman
Re: Overlooked instructional books/DVDs/CDs

Thanks for the recommendation and vids - I will be giving it a try based on that.
Forum: Drum Technique 09-03-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Griffman
Overlooked instructional books/DVDs/CDs

We have all discussed the famous 25 greatest drum books of all time. These books are famous for good reason and it's relatively easy to find out a great deal about them when considering their use....
Forum: Drum Technique 09-02-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By Griffman
Re: I think I might have been practicing wrong for a long time..

The solution may be more psychological than technical in nature. You have to enjoy practice or progress or both to perpetually put in the time needed for growth. However the most direct technical...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-02-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 154,335
Posted By Griffman
Re: DRUM INSTRUCTION DVD & BOOK REVIEWS

NAME:
The Commandments of the Half-Time Shuffle by Zoro (book only)
STAR RATING:
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WORDED RATING:
A great instructional book for any one interested in mastering the half-time shuffle and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Griffman
Comparative use of forums.

I've recently noticed that at any given time the traffic on the equipment forum is almost 80% higher than the technique forum. I'm sort of surprised. Are we that much more interested in stuff over...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-30-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Griffman
Re: good progress based educational drum vids. are they out there???

I also recommend Bill's site highly, I am using it for the "complete hands makeover" and it really has helped both with my execution and lessening the pain I sometimes expedience in my wrist and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Griffman
Re: Movies that Feature Drumming

If I am not mistaken Ginger Baker was originally scheduled to play this part but became unavailable - and they asked around for who was the best drummer in the world to replace him - hence Elvin. At...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By Griffman
Re: How our perspective changes

Only recently have I become concerned with playing quiet as well as loud - I was impressed with the way some drummers seem to demonstrate both power and control as the quietly and tastefully...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Griffman
Re: Movies that Feature Drumming

Here is a teaser to. A doc on drummers

http://ferociousdrummers.com

These are student docs on drummers and drumming in Philly
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Griffman
Re: Movies that Feature Drumming

Never met him - my only experience was the film. it could be the way the documentary was edited, or where Levon was at that time in his life, or my own projection. My apologies if I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Griffman
Re: Movies that Feature Drumming

I liked Drumline but I like corny movies. Also Some Kind of Wonderful circa 1986. A girls soul salvation is her drums.

Also recently viewed the documentary bios on Levon Helm and Ginger Baker on...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-27-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Griffman
Re: good progress based educational drum vids. are they out there???

Two questions that may help with responsive replies. What dvd's have you already tried? Do you read music well enough to use instructional books (which are often made up of progressively difficult...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,162
Posted By Griffman
Re: Potential drummer; have a maybe controversial question

Electronic Drum Kits For Under $500 - DRUM! Magazine - Play ...
www.drummagazine.com/plugged-in/.../electronic-drum-kits-for-under-50...
Electronic Drum Kits For Under $500. By Norman Weinberg;...
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