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Forum: Drum Technique 09-19-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,571
Posted By Otto
Re: THE AMBIDEXTROUS THREAD

I'm sorry...my use of 'facile' was per meaning.. "easily achieved; effortless."

Sorry for the confusion....
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By Otto
Re: Old and new

One persons interests are not always going to overlap an others.

I have a limited interest in some forms of music...and therefore have limited exposure to the musicians working in those...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,018
Posted By Otto
Re: Annoyed and disappointed with myself

Great Job!

You showed up, made a show of it....was functional...then took notes for practice in order to improve.

I call that success!

Keep that up(along with woodshedding the notes) even...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Otto
Re: The body-snatchers

Oh, yeah!


I even channel myself from the distant past...or clear amalgams of 2 distinct drummers...but I have to allow it to occur.
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By Otto
Re: Two and four groovy or... Not?

Despite the numerous threads trying, we have yet to clearly define groove(sic groovy).

It is a subjective term...and most disagreements related to it are in its definition.
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,869
Posted By Otto
Re: Drummers that can't tune drums.

Tuning a new head on a stable drum/hoop/edge is difficult enough...

...its those awful drums left in the sunlight who's heads are broken down so bad they have ripples like a pond when not in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By Otto
Re: should I jam with a big band???

Endurance and perseverance are difficult things to learn and develop.

Take every opportunity that comes your way....but should it not go your way learn to be gentle with yourself and aggressively...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,147
Posted By Otto
Re: Worst song ever

"twist and Shooout.."

Thanks! I can live with that...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,147
Posted By Otto
Re: Worst song ever

LOL!!

That gif about killed me...stomach hurts from laughing...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,147
Posted By Otto
Re: Worst song ever

"we built this city
we built this city on ROOOCK and..."

AGH!!

Dang you people for sticking that in my head!!

Dang you to heck!!!
Forum: Drum Technique 09-11-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Otto
Re: How not to drop sticks

Have a look at Gavin Harrison's performance from The Late Show With David Letterman.

A GREAT study in how to manage a lost stick...shows that you can practice anything to mitigate its effects.
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Forum: Drum Technique 09-11-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By Otto
Re: Pretty sure my brain is screwing me up...

Not sure if this will help but...

I try to play my bass pedal so I am not pushing the beater into the head...unless I am wanting a muting/muffling effect.

This means I am accelerating the...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-11-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,571
Posted By Otto
Re: THE AMBIDEXTROUS THREAD

I have no doubt you will get facile at left lead....keep in mind its effect on how you are thinking about your drumming/what you are selecting...and that you like the changes.

Changing...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-11-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Otto
Re: How not to drop sticks

Antiperspirant on your hands...if normal strength doesn't work, look around for the industrial strength...or speak with a doctor for a prescription.

Sweat absorbing wrist bands if the sweat is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,214
Posted By Otto
Re: Bo rants!

Nows the time to set the ground rules.

If you are uncomfortable, set your limits.

If he cant agree to act respectfully in the future, I would not be involved...and would then invite the guitar...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 961
Posted By Otto
Re: The Speed Obsession

On the question of why we do what we do?..evolution.

On accuracy of discrimination?....no...we have evolved for speed and approximation...as it serves survival/reproduction....hence our vision is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 961
Posted By Otto
Re: The Speed Obsession

Evolution...We attend/aspire to the most likely to survive...and that is usually the one who is the 'most'.

...bleeds into other things that do not relate to survival...and that even might...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,311
Posted By Otto
Re: Ringo's Drumming: Harder Than It Looks

...that's a nasty GAG reflex you got there... ; )

Really a bad situation...stunts promising artist growth...reduces the general music business environment.

Simply acknowledging a guest artist...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,147
Posted By Otto
Re: Worst song ever

Ray-Dee-Oh..?

Isn't that one of those little 9 volt battery powered red boxes made in japan in the 70's?...I think they protrude one of those collapsible metal sticks like you see on some really...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,311
Posted By Otto
Re: Ringo's Drumming: Harder Than It Looks

Re: "Who Actually Played On The Recording(s)..."

I think its foolish to believe we know one way or the other...the only ones who really know are the ones who did the performing that was...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,367
Posted By Otto
Re: More creative drumming with a cape on?

<<Pa-duh SPLASH>>.........
Forum: Drum Technique 09-02-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,571
Posted By Otto
Re: THE AMBIDEXTROUS THREAD

I spent a lot of time(years) getting really comfortable being left or right lead.

I started noticing that I wasn't liking what I had to say musically...seems adding a left/right choice where they...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-02-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Otto
Re: Playing Hihat through breaks

I tend to parse "do" and "don't" as depending on wanting the song to feel driven through the 'fill' or the drive to be altered....all in context of wether I was using HH before the 'fill' and if I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,510
Posted By Otto
Re: Irony?

If I were teaching a marketing or business admin class I would make membership and participation in DRUMMERWORLD mandatory.
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 23,558
Posted By Otto
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

Anyone who buys something because someone else did...not because you have personally interacted with the product and like it for its cost to functionality ratio...is an idiot.

Why would you market...
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