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Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,963
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: Question: Im moving place from Asia to the US.

Oh, and if you do decide to ship your current drums, DON'T FORGET TO WRAP THEM with some kind of plastic material, i.e: saran wrap. An international shipping store should have this. There is a LOT of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,963
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: Question: Im moving place from Asia to the US.

Shipping fragile things like that overseas can be a pain in the ass. I am moving to Kenya right now, and I'm selling my kit here in the states and finding a new one when I get there. I will probably...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,946
Posted By Clayton_C
Anyone know the Brecker Album?

Hey all,
I am looking for an album with the group seen in this video: http://drummerworld.com/Videos/billstewartbreckermetheny1.html
We've got Metheny on guitar, Brecker on sax, Bill Stewart on the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,026
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: Doing a Zep cover...note for note or improvise?

Whenever I'm doing a cover of any sort (be it classic rock, big band, or bebop jazz), I take the time to analyze the drummer's mentality while playing the song. If he sticks to the general...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,397
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: Waffling around the kit

People have a very narrow understanding of the drum set when they think that the only good drum solo is one that makes them dance. No-one applies this idea to other instruments (at least, not as...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,718
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: god plays drums - anthony michelli

Wow, beautiful! The slides in the beginning were very well executed. Hard to do that without it sounding pointless and freaky. The drumming was very nice as well, although I'd love to hear him (the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,023
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: I lost my motivation

In response to the last post, I don't know... I think that choosing to not practice will, rather than "restore your spark," just de-evolve your musical ability. Yeah, sometimes you can get burnt out...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,309
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: Drummer Problems Please Help!

If his attitude and/or approach to playing isn't meshing with the rest of the band's, then get rid of him. Why would you play with someone who is annoying and doesn't play what needs to be played? If...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,396
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: looking for L.A. drum lessons

If you're looking into jazz, I'd recommend Randy Drake. He may not be the most high-profile guy, but he's cool and funny, and moderately cheap ($100 for a 1 1/2 hour lesson). I took with him for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,962
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: Do you groove or at least keep time when you solo?

There are a lot of different gray areas when it comes to this question. For about a year, I was much more comfortable with completely open, timeless drum solos, but then I realized how lacking that...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-07-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,319
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: Playing rimshot the wrong way?

If you watch Jojo Mayer's videos, you'll notice that as he plays traditional grip and when he does a rimshot his hand and the stick are only touching at the space between his thumb and index finger,...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-06-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,766
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: Another Reason To Use a Teacher

I think it's important to be able to play all sorts of accents all throughout the measure over the typical jazz ride pattern. If you listen to great guys like Bill Stewart you can hear how (when he's...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,471
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: Jazz Fake or Real books

Fake Books are sketchy - sometimes hard to read, sometimes even wrong transcriptions or heads in the wrong key depending on who is compiling the tunes - and usually quite illegal. But on the other...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-16-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,298
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: Over practice?

I think overpracticing is self-imposed. Last summer, I had a lot of time on my hands, so I went from a 3 hour/day practice regimen to a 6 hour/day practice regimen, and for the first day, I was...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-16-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,601
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: I've got two months to learn Jazz drumming.

Start listening, but in 2 months... do NOT get your hopes up. Jazz drumming is in no respect as simple as rock drumming, it's like learning a whole new instrument.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-14-2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,042
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: Playing The Bell On Your Hats

Jojo Mayer does this a LOT when he is doing 16th note grooves between his hi-hat and secondary snare drum.
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,258
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: Tips for a quieter drum

Sorry, I have to disagree. I have been experimenting a lot with this lately, and on my Sonor 14x6.5 snare, I have tried three types of wires. I have tried the stock wires, which are thin 8-wires,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,657
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: It's about time Jojo!!!!!!!!!!

I have been listening to this CD for a week now and feel like writing a review. So here it is.

Okay, the album as a whole gets a 7/10 rating for me. There are a few reasons for this. I'll go...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,091
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: ChickenFoot??

I think they were the best group on the new Tonight Show so far, and certainly one of the cooler new rock groups I've heard. I loved how tight they played and that they were unashamed classic...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,033
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: Ignorant, Closed-Minded, Stubborn Non-Drummers?

Unless it is genuinely worth it for you to get in a huge feud just to change these people's minds, get over it and leave them to their short-lived ignorance. They will either overcome their...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,685
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: If you could musically have your way, what situation?

I'd have a quintet based on the idea of versatility. We would be able to mix genres so effectively that no-one can put their finger on what we play, it just GROOVES! We would play with a mainly...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-05-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,319
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: Trad Advice

I recently adopted trad grip, and in fact it has caused my ability to play tasteful grace notes and ghost notes tremendously. I have also noticed that I seem to be able to play some around-the-set...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-05-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,552
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: A new reason to have two snare drums???

I was at a Matt Wilson concert with his band Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts, and he did this with VERY cool results. After experimenting a lot with it myself, I've realized how difficult it is... I...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-05-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,576
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: How to tell when ur groovin.

That sounds like it. When there are no hitches, and everything just lays down beautifully, your fills don't "interrupt," and you are not drawing attention to yourself by either overplaying or...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,657
Posted By Clayton_C
Re: It's about time Jojo!!!!!!!!!!

YES! What the heck took them so long?
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