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Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Seeking Metal Drummer with mics

Gotta go with the consensus here. Pony up real dough or get a drum machine.
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,365
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Rock Gigs Not Very Rock Anymore?

Nail on head! People too busy on the Twitter-verse to put their phone in their pocket and direct their undivided attention to the stage like people..... actually excited to watch musicians express...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,365
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Rock Gigs Not Very Rock Anymore?

That was my impression at the last local show I went to. I checked out a metal show, and people were pretty much chatting, using their cell phones, and all but ignoring the extremely loud music in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 11,220
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

Another one... *ducks*

After listening to Pearl Jam's Versus, Dave Abbruzzese plays some cool grooves, and adds in nice fusion-y touches like splashes and cymbal accents. I like the drumming, but...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 11,220
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

You are entitled to your opinion, but to my ears he plays with zero dynamics on the recordings as well, and plays too rock influenced to be genuinely funky. Even in interviews he talked about trying...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 11,220
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

Have to agree about Chad Smith. He plays with zero dynamics, just bashing every single note and playing similar grooves in every single song with lots of bashing on hats and crashes. I liked him as a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By _Leviathan_
Drummers you enjoy, but would never consider playing like?

I remember years ago listening to extreme metal bands like Slayer, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon, Death, Nile, Meshuggah and wanting to play like the drummer I heard "some day". After...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,972
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: A new model for record labels?

I think record companies shot themselves in the foot with poor quality control personally. How many albums have come out in contemporary music that were just 1, 2, 3 quality singles and maybe 2/3's...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,452
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: "Nobody cares about the drummer, except for the Rush guy."

I think drummers have a bit of a problem. If the drummer isn't all flash, the audience doesn't pay attention to the drummer, and says, "Another boring drummer." If a drummer is flashy, it may...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,289
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Most egotistical genre ;)

I honestly think it's a pretty silly argument. When people go to blues and funk shows, they want to dance, and the band behaves accordingly (i.e. restrained, dance oriented). When someone goes to see...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,594
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Hihat flavours/accents - ignored in rock?

I love hearing guys like Matt Cameron, Danny Carey, and Stewart Copeland throw in nice licks and flavors in a rock context. Developing your left foot to play funky/progressive patterns when...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,968
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Timing then and timing today

Bands and music are a product of the times they live in, sure. But the technology is too. Do you think they would have had 20 guys recording into a room mic to make a wax cylinder if they could have...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,722
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Drummers that overplay

The way I see it, there's enough simple drumming that exists just as no-frills timekeeping for a lot of music. That's what's appropriate and what is needed for many styles of music, what is asked for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,544
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: What Style Eludes You?

Latin and reggae. Jazz, pop, rock, funk, metal, electronic, blues are all styles I have played and can play well, but latin and reggae are styles that I don't have much experience with and haven't...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,751
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Why not just PLAY drums...

There's some things only drummers can really appreciate and we all have a shared experience. I've learned uncountable things about music and drumming on this and other forums I've been on, that have...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,560
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Pearls of Wisdom from Dave Grohl

That is a fair point. Liking your own voice and expressing yourself fully is an important part of playing any instrument, maybe the most important. But that takes confidence, hard work, and getting a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: How to develop touch and tone on the drumset?

I think a lot of it is getting your bearings on the kit and finding what works, and what doesn't. When I started 16.5 years ago I was really frustrated with my bass drum tone. Why didn't it sound...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,560
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Pearls of Wisdom from Dave Grohl

I will preface this by saying that I'm a huge fan of Dave's playing with Nirvana, Them Crooked Vultures, QOTSA, Foo Fighters, Probot, and others. I also admire greatly the fact that he was able to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 777
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Drumming: the spiritual side

One of the things that I love about live music is what I call the "infinite positive feedback loop". If you have an audience that digs what you do, they cheer, they get loud, they dance to what you...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,694
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Am I allergic to "2-down"?

One up, 2-down has never worked for me. I find that I get too caught up in going to the second floor tom, which seems like an unnatural position for me, away from the hats, rack tom, 1st floor, ride,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,673
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: What is your focus, Chops or Groove

My focus is flow. I was in one band where it was mostly acoustic/folk, and the drums were supposed to stay out of the way. In most of the music I play (funk/rock/metal, some electronic inspired and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 34,182
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: ...for the jazz cats ...

Great thanks! Should keep me busy for a while.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 34,182
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: ...for the jazz cats ...

I'm wondering if you jazz cats could give me some recommendations. :) My favorite jazz albums of all time are A Love Supreme by Coltrane and Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock. I love 1960's jazz of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,821
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Dave Grohl replaces Joey Castillo for the upcoming Queens of the Stone Age record

I never really got that- none of the drum sounds on any of the Queens records sounded that great to me. I can understand from a perspective of being able to mix everything separately and getting more...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,529
Posted By _Leviathan_
Re: Best purchases you've made for drums.

A hockey bag for hardware. I can take my four piece, 3 cymbal kit in an out of venues, even with stairs, in 5 minutes tops. Takes a huge pain out of load in/tear down and makes the worst part of...
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