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Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,911
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Are you a drum person or a cymbal person

Cymbals. It's a problem. There's just always more to be had.




These are amazing! Why have I never heard of this guy? His website says everything is sold out. How do we get our hands on...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Question for cruise ship drummers about practice on board

I worked for 4 different cruise lines over the years, always booked as a band.

In my experience, unfortunately, there was never anywhere to practice on the kit. Even when the lounges were closed...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-05-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Recording advice/tips.

That's all great advice from Kamak.

I don't think you can go wrong with either one of those snares. It's hard to say without hearing it.

As far as changing the heads go, if you're happy with...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-05-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: How to progress on Tommy Igoe's Lifetime Warmup?

The key to playing faster is playing slower…MUCH slower. It's all about getting the mechanics under your hands so that they're completely second nature, like using a fork, or brushing your teeth. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-12-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By adamosmianski
Jack D Transcription

I found a little time on the plane to finish up this killer Jack DeJohnette transcription. This whole album is absolutely stellar. Check it.
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Forum: Drum Technique 10-11-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Samba

Brazilian music doesn't really have the whole 3-2 / 2-3 clave thing if that's what you're referring to. Todd's page of rhythms is a good place to start.

The ride cymbal pattern you have written...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: 3 piece for Metal (is it good enough)?

Do whatever you want, man! Using that setup could force you to come up with some really creative stuff. No disrespect to anyone here, but the people that are telling you to add floor toms or tune...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-30-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,710
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: How to inspire a new student in 45 minutes

Man, that is a really depressing outlook on things. I just don't buy it, and I'm a "professional teacher", as you say, as I'm sure many people on this thread are. To go about your job day in and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 815
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Band PA ownership options - thoughts, experiences

I think D is your best option.

I know it's splitting hairs, but for some reason "rent" rubs me the wrong way. Rather than charging your band mates rent, I would just agree that you'll be taking a...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-29-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,710
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: How to inspire a new student in 45 minutes

First, if you're not doing it yet/anymore, you should take some lessons yourself no matter how good you are. Get ideas from the person or people that are teaching you. It sounds like you just...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: SLOWING DOWN YOUTUBE VIDEOS

I am familiar with Audacity but have never tried it. Transcribe is only 20 bucks, and then you get all the new versions for free forever. I bought it 10 years ago. It's just made by one guy. I...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-27-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Took a 3 month long break from practicing regularly

A little time off can be really good, especially for the brain. Three months is way too long for my taste, but whatever works for you is cool.

Personally, I find that I atrophy pretty quickly. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-27-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Blushda fill - drum lesson

I could hear you fine, but I had to ride the volume because the drums were then REALLY loud. Maybe consider using two separate mice. That way you can duck them in post.

The notation at the...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-27-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Can you practice buzz roll on a drumpad?

Snare drum is certainly your best bet, but there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to practice it on a pad.

To cut down on the gap a little bit it might be worth investing in a QuietTone pad. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,343
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Tinnitus (ear ringing)

I was dumb and spent quite a few years in rock bands and drum and bugle corps without ear plugs. Luckily I wised up up fairly early in my twenties and had a set of custom molded ear plugs made. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: SLOWING DOWN YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Another option is to download Transcribe. I know you said you wanted to avoid downloading software, but it's a great program that I use a lot.

You can download the video from YouTube with KeepVid...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-26-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Edison Machado samba ideas

From what Portuguese I know that makes complete sense.
Forum: Drum Technique 09-25-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By adamosmianski
Edison Machado samba ideas

Hey everyone. Here's another recent transcription I did of Edison Machado on the Rio 65 Trio record. If you're into samba drumming at all you should check out Edison. He is pretty much the...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-19-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By adamosmianski
Philly Joe comping

For those of you who have only ever used the John Riley book to learn how to comp (not that there's anything wrong with that), check this out. Philly Joe killin' it with Sonny Clark.
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Forum: Drum Technique 08-20-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Tom-inique Technique

That is pretty interesting, but that seems like a lot of money to drop and a lot of space to take up for a such a specialized instrument. You're not going to take that on your next wedding gig. And...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-18-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Tom-inique Technique

If you want the sound to be as authentic as possible buy repinique. Otherwise I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you're clearly playing a drum set version of a repinique part, just play it on...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-18-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: To transcribe or not?

I do both, and think there is something to be said for each way of doing things.

More often than not I'll write things out first and then learn it. But sometimes I like to work backwards. I once...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-16-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Philly Joe Phriday

Dude, that's wicked. I'm not seeing it anywhere though! Maxwell's doesn't have it online. Any ideas?
Forum: Drum Technique 08-16-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By adamosmianski
Re: Philly Joe Phriday

WHAAAAT?! No. You don't mean "Brush Artistry" do you?
Forum: Drum Technique 08-15-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By adamosmianski
Philly Joe Phriday

As it seems every day of the week has some sort of name nowadays, I'm making today Philly Joe Phriday!

http://thatdrumblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/solo-transcription-philly-joe-jones.html
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