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Forum: Drummers 07-23-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,131
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: The Drumbassadors

They are fantastic! Two outstanding and unfortunately very underrated drummers. I once saw Renee Cremers doing a clinic and his musicality, creativity and dynamic playing just blow me away. He should...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,026
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: Can you reccomend me some albums with Colaiuta?

Paul Anka's 'Rock Swings' album.
Fanastic Big Band drumming!
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,988
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: What equipment, other than a computer...

Check out the TASCAM CD-GT 2 guitar trainer. It's a portable little CD player with tempo control and loop functions. Although mainly used by guitar players it works also really well for drummers and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,244
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: What was the best advice or tip that improved your drumming?

After 20 years of drumming there's one advice that helped and still helps me immensely:

THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE THAN DRUMMING. FORGET DRUMMING FOR A WHILE.

It resets your mind...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-24-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,131
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: Shoes Advice

Well, they are probably not the original ballet shoes but they certainly look very alike. You can actually see them on Weckl's Natural Evolution DVDs. Steve Smith likes to wear them as well.

I...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-23-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,131
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: Shoes Advice

If you want to sound like Dave Weckl wear ballet shoes.

If you want to sound like Vinnie Colaiuta wear the heaviest boots you can find ( ...and watch him playing on MD Festival 2000...).
Forum: Drummers 08-31-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 43,869
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: Thomas lang

Thomas Lang is the Arnold Schwarzenegger of drumming (and not only because he is Austrian).
Forum: Drum Technique 08-31-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,543
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: Alexander Technique

Hi Jeff, I haven't actually applied techniques of the alexander method to drum playing but I once went to a practitioner to help me sorting out my back problems and it did help me a lot.

It's...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,142
Posted By Drumbasta
Listening is Practicing

You can only play what you can hear. So shouldn't concentrated and focused music listening be an important part of our practice routine? And do you consider the amount of time that you spend...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,239
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: What is the most important thing about drumming?

To play the right notes at the right time with the right attitude.
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,617
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: The fastest singles in the world - best technique in the world?

Sorry Jeff, but it's probably just not my style of drumming.

It's true that he himself doesn't lack expression but if you actually just listen to the solo without watching him I think it's solely...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,617
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: The fastest singles in the world - best technique in the world?

The point that I wanted to make is: the ability to physically execute certain strokes is only a part of drumming technique. The other and in my opinion far more important one is the touch and feel....
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2007, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,617
Posted By Drumbasta
The fastest singles in the world - best technique in the world?

Mike Mangini can play the fastest singles in the world.

Yet, if you watch this guy playing around the set, as in the latest video of MDF 2006...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-12-2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,968
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: Is This Considered Independence?

I would like to take this definition even a little bit further and add another form of independence, the independence of dynamics: the ability to play different dynamics with your four limbs at the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,903
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: Autism and drumming.

Trained as a professional music therapist and also a dedicated drummer I have some experience working with children with behavioural difficulties.

First you should find out why the parents want...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-18-2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,754
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: Double stroke roll example

Listen to the song 'Hounds of Winter' on the Sting album Mercury Falling. At the start Vinnie Colaiuta comes in with probably the cleanest double stroke I've ever heard.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-12-2006, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,920
Posted By Drumbasta
Re: problems with speed

Wavelength is right, the rebound is the key.
When you get tensed that has always to do with forcing the
stick to much instead of letting the stick do all the work (same with feet by the way)....
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