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Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,481
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Big Band drum thread.

I was percussion in my colleges big band (it was an engineering school, they let everyone play). I also played percussion for my wife's Chinese big band(25 players), quite n experience.
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 952
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Drumming in the pre digital age.

I think you have mistaken cable for Internet. Not the same thing, and half the price. I think internet+mobile internet encourages people to go out to some degree, compared to TV.

If anything has...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 952
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Drumming in the pre digital age.

I am going through a similar phase, where the net has less effect on my personal life, though I use it pretty much continuously at work, I think it's called summer. Though, the net effect on my life...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Singers and percussion

That is interesting. In the local Latin band I like to watch, it seems the percussion/back up singer section seems to run the show. The rhythm section occasionally plays a tight knit syncopated...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Singers and percussion

What is wrong with a little melodically expressive cowbell?

Percussion for singers probably work better with accent percussion and phrase markers, like a gong or clash cymbal, wind chimes, samba...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Unreliable band members

Many busy people just have bad time... management skills. The biggest culprits are: watching too much TV, heinously long car commutes, and ADD. I've tried to start multiple bands/clubs, and the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: 1 measure lick ideas for solos

Doc is right, but there is no reason single strokes need to simple. Play them in triplets, quituplets, add ghost notes etc.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Your approach to supporting a solo.

Here is your sign you are listening to the wrong kind of music.
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Your approach to supporting a solo.

In general though, a true soloist is neither here nor there. They don't need you to hold down the groove, they've got it covered, and they don't really need accents either, kind of like a drum solo....
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Your approach to supporting a solo.

Seems, about right, but there is an option c, which involves humorously placed China rides and lots of grace notes on floor Tom.
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Personality Influences Playing

I think gear and culture are bigger factors. There are many cultures and countless bands where drums are the lead and take the solos. Timbales, djembes, congas, repinique, paigu, and more.

Most...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,519
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Drum fads: Past, present...and future?

Grunge kind of sucked, because all the cool second hand clothes disappeared from the thrift shops.
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,519
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Drum fads: Past, present...and future?

There for a while in the 90's sound quality was pretty good. Guitarists had all kinds of nifty guitar effects, and bass players could actually afford decent cabs, so the sound was pretty good, Les...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,519
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Drum fads: Past, present...and future?

True, I thought about that after I posted, it probably will stay popular in Peru, at least.
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,519
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Drum fads: Past, present...and future?

Cajons are a fad, people will get tired of hitting boards with their hands, and move on to something else, but hot female singers playing accent toms, that is here to stay.
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,200
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Rhythm and melody, two different diciplines?

I prefer to think about the properties of the ear rather than properties of the voice, because IMO the voice is limited to producing only the most basic of emotional sounds.

Also, I wonder where...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: The Rim Shock - Auxiliary Percussion for the Drum Kit

Do those come in a "grooved" version, you can play like a guiro!
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 722
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Band Pay Splits

That is interesting. I knew of a open mic backing band where the only one that got paid anything was the drummer, because A) No one wants to pack drums around for free, and B) they needed to have a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,388
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Antiquing / Distressing drums and hardware

I'm not a fan of the pre-distressed look. I think it tends to cover careless craftsmanship, and looks ten times worse after actual distress. Though everything in Ethen Allen is aesthetically very...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Lazy Guitarists...

Electric Guitarists often times don't seem in control of their instruments. Especially when it comes to pickups, amps and pedals. This is a specifically guitar phenomena. Take synth players as a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,797
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Rock Gigs Not Very Rock Anymore?

Sounds like the old sound pollution beer sales scene/scam has played itself into a corner. Before, they could play loud so that you couldn't talk with your friends, and the music was undanceable so...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,763
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Rock and roll....over?

Rock has a weird combination of non-virtuosity and elitism, and is more about other social pressures unrelated to music, for example whether you have a car or not.

I think hip hop artists can not...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Bob Clearmountain & Matt Chamberlain Recording Drums With 2 Mics

My opinion is a little different, I think the setup they were using with two mics lacks in stereo, and stereo recordings are way more organic, like birds chirping and jungle sounds. I agree though...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,608
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Jazz Drumming, and its benefits for rock

Oh noes here comes the single stroke roll, let's all watch the suburban kids get up and do the chicken dance to scare off the invaders.

I think metal enthusiasts just don't understand that a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,608
Posted By SmoothOperator
Re: Jazz Drumming, and its benefits for rock

I don't know who came up with the idea of "Rockin' Out" grooves, and why is it so annoying and tasteless. If your gonna learn jazz, learn jazz, and why they don't use rock beats.
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