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Forum: Drum Technique Yesterday, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By newoldie
Re: Balance point for playing heel up...

VF:
Maybe some drummers are more anatomically inclined towards heel down and others towards heel up.
The challenge in my case is the lower back/upper glute muscles that engage in heel up.
Perhaps...
Forum: Drum Technique Yesterday, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By newoldie
Re: Balance point for playing heel up...

I'm 100% with you on how I originally learned heel down and used my entire life until a couple years ago when I decided to augment techniques.
Trying to convert to heel up was a real challenge and...
Forum: Drummers 12-20-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 69,118
Posted By newoldie
Re: Jeff Porcaro

So simple, so powerful a groove.
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,120
Posted By newoldie
Re: The "Jimi Hendrix of drums"

Got it!
COOP3RDRUMM3R of course!
Forum: Drummers 12-19-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 69,118
Posted By newoldie
Re: Jeff Porcaro

Being a big JP fan, I found another upload on YouTube I had missed before.
This is the entire Toto/Live in Paris concert from 1990 and the video is pretty clear.
Not enough of Jeff shown (as usual,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 865
Posted By newoldie
Re: Do Youtube Drum Covers Influence What/How You Play?

In trying to determine what the studio version played, so I can work that into a cover, I've found in some cases a YT Video (slowed down when possible) will shed some light on the groove or beat I...
Forum: Drummers 12-08-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 105,428
Posted By newoldie
Buddy Rich Stick action close-up

Here's an excellent YouTube video of an 8 minute BR solo-
focusing entirely on Buddy's hand/stick techniques, close-up with plenty of time to watch the strokes.
Compared to other videos that show a...
Forum: Drummers 12-08-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 105,428
Posted By newoldie
Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

Here's an excellent YouTube video of an 8 minute BR solo-
focusing entirely on Buddy's hand/stick techniques, close-up with plenty of time to watch the strokes.
Compared to other videos that show a...
Forum: Drummers 12-08-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 69,054
Posted By newoldie
Re: Dave Weckl

+1- Big Weckl fan and love to watch his lessons/clinics on YouTube as well.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-05-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By newoldie
Re: Playing 15 years, terrible stick control

To get a better feel for stick control in depth, try watching some of Bill Bachman's free videos on YouTube. Bill is a world class instructor and has an incredibly user friendly and easy to follow...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By newoldie
Re: Remo SilentStrokes and Gen16's. My review for apartment dwelling drummers.

You'll be that much more versatile if you switch back after playing open handed, something I'm trying to do more and more.
Funny how these inexpensive changes to an acoustic kit make such a big...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By newoldie
Re: Remo SilentStrokes and Gen16's. My review for apartment dwelling drummers.

MC:
I have had Silent Strokes on my Sonor Safari kit- snare, tom, floor tom, and bass drum (which I've replaced with a Black Chrome head muffled by 2 layers of microfiber cloths from Target) for...
Forum: Drummers 11-30-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,272
Posted By newoldie
Re: Mick Fleetwood

Love this video but the real Groove Master here was Stevie Nicks:
http://youtu.be/XoMWa3jRtLo?t=1m30s
whose masterful use of the guiro as a percussion accent was only surpassed decades later by the...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-12-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By newoldie
Re: Realistic Expectations

I read that loud and clear from your first post. Don't give up is right!
I've found that the joys of even getting little grooves down tightly is extremely rewarding and translates into a smoother...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-04-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,831
Posted By newoldie
Re: Jojo Mayer: Secret Weapons Part 2

I don't know about pre-ordering, but this DVD is available now at Guitar Centers.
Saw a whole bunch yesterday at my local GC in Orange County, CA.
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,723
Posted By newoldie
Re: Worst song ever

[quote=Mikecore;1292188]Surprised nobody has brought this one up yet: "Rude" by Magic.

What begins as a perfectly harmless pop song is suddenly destroyed by the most annoying chorus I've ever...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-28-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,831
Posted By newoldie
Jojo Mayer: Secret Weapons Part 2

Apparently, this is a new DVD just being released, focusing on foot technique.
Anyone get this yet?

I'm looking forward to getting this new DVD and checking out Jojo's instructions. I found...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 23,364
Posted By newoldie
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Both of those Weckl model sticks are my favorites, and go-to sticks for most everything. Great bounce and focus.
Forum: Drums 10-13-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By newoldie
Re: Need some advice

Check out the Sonor Player kit that Sam Ash sells.
It has a 20 x 12 bass drum and has had great reviews. Very compact but quality sounding, just replace stock heads.
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By newoldie
Beautiful Disaster-311 Transcription Help

I'm trying to figure out what is being played during the last Chorus of this song, right after the last phrase "I do I don't whatever."
I've slowed it down in Audacity and YouTube, watched videos,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By newoldie
Re: SLOWING DOWN YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Please elaborate details about this Acronym, VLC- is it a player, how do you use it for your transcribing or music interpretation, etc.? Does it have a slow down feature different from YouTube's?...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By newoldie
Re: SLOWING DOWN YOUTUBE VIDEOS

RE Transcribe, have you tried out/or is that similar to Audacity (which is free)?
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By newoldie
Re: SLOWING DOWN YOUTUBE VIDEOS

This is great- thanks, Bob!
Much quicker than typing in the YouTube site on slowdown's site.
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By newoldie
SLOWING DOWN YOUTUBE VIDEOS

In prepping for some covers for an upcoming gig, I found a few decent cover videos where I thought the drummers were playing close to the studio version of the song.
But their movements were too...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,226
Posted By newoldie
Re: played (maybe joined) in blues band

My situation is almost identical to Louis's, being with a rock cover band that can't start or finish a song correctly. I'm forming a blues oriented trio, or at least trying to do so.
Agree with...
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