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Forum: Drummers 12-29-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,456
Posted By Garvey
Re: Peter Erskine

I had the pleasure of seeing Peter Erskine and his trio at the Jazz Bakery in L.A. back somewhere around 1994. That is a VERY small venue amd my wife and I sat in the front row, probably 10 feet...
Forum: Drums 12-23-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,216
Posted By Garvey
Re: Help with affordable Maple kit

Sonor 3007! I bought this kit back in the spring from Dale's Drum Shop in PA for $649.00 for a six piece shell pack. I am completely amazed by this kit for the money. Heck, my dad paid that much...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-23-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,322
Posted By Garvey
Re: Drumstick Gripping

For my right hand, I find my stick lays in between the 1st and 2nd joint on my index finger and then across the second joint of my middle finger...for most playing. I notice my grip can change a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By Garvey
Re: Should I sell my first set of drums?

Keep them! I too sold my 1960's Roger's kit that my dad bought me in the early 1980's. Red Sparkle, beautiful shape, matching snare...ARGH! I would LOVE to have that kit today.

And, don't...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-04-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,707
Posted By Garvey
Re: Do you keep time with your left heel on the h-hat?

I'd say keeping time is an internal thing. no particular limb is keeping time, but playing beats/rhythms in time with my internal clock. This includes my left foot. Like Bermuda, only count if in...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-04-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,707
Posted By Garvey
Re: Do you keep time with your left heel on the h-hat?

I use my hihat, but not necessarily to "keep time"...No more so than my ride cymbal is keeping time.
I noticed about 10 years ago that many of my favorite drummers always seemed to be playing some...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,525
Posted By Garvey
Re: Hanging up the sticks.

One observation I've made over the 30 years of playing drums is that drummers are by far the most competetive of all musicians! So many of us treat it like a sporting event and we have to be the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,504
Posted By Garvey
Re: Brushes: A Dying Art?

I guess the question is...Is brushwork a dying art or is the music that requires brushwork a dying art? You just don't hear many songs that would lend themselves to brushes these days. Too bad!

I...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-18-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,475
Posted By Garvey
Re: Inexperienced drummer practice advices

I may be old school, but you can't go wrong with the following classic books: Stick Control (George Lawrence Stone) and Syncopation for the Modern Drummer (Ted Reed). Go through them one time with...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,448
Posted By Garvey
Re: Anyone feel guilty for making 'noise'?

We live on a cul de sac and the houses are pretty well spaced out...we each have about an acre of land. And I still feel guilty playing. Luckily I own a Roland electronic kit as well, and I play...
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