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Forum: Drum Technique 07-05-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,301
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Newbie looking for advice

wow, i am very impressed how far you have come in just 6 months.
I can see you really love double bass eh? the only advice I can give which hasnt already been said is dont get lazy with your double...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,305
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Drummers turned great Frontmen

Frank Zappa

wasnt sure about this one but checked it and sure enough!
Forum: Drum Technique 02-29-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,221
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Bass Drum Techniques trailer!

Thanks Matt! Just ordered mine!
I have been intrigued by this dvd ever since I heard about it.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-26-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,637
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Weirdest mistakes you've made?

These are all so great!
I havnt really had any weird mistakes of my own but i was at a silverchair concert recently and their drummer tried to do the trick that ive seen Mike Portnoy and Taylor...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,964
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Drummers and their Teachers

Thanks for sharing that Phil. You're right on the money.
My experience with my current teacher has been great. In weeks elements of my playing had completely changed. Withought him my practice had...
Forum: Drums 02-02-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,832
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Sonor SQ2 vrs Pearl Masterworks

Have a good look at Brady drums if you havn't already.

Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,180
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Good drumming music through the decades (help!)


the Police

they have to be in there somewhere.
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,097
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Modern Drummer Festival 07?

Yes Max it is in June 2007, the one with Marco on the cover. page 10.
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,097
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Modern Drummer Festival 07?

The Story with the 07 Modern drummer Festival was that they had problems getting a venue so decided to put if off. This year will be at a different venue than the previous years.

Read it in Modern...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: signature snares..

wow thats a little steep, where I buy my sticks signature lines are only 1 or 2 bucks more.

When buying drum gear never pay full price for anything, most places will do you a deal if you ask.
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2007, 05:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,393
Posted By Benjaminbois
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,007
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: How Do I Get Started?

Thats right, I think the best advice you can be given is to get a teacher and preferably one that puts emphasis on good technique and can teach you all styles.
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,578
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: What SHUFFLE songs do you know?

Eagle Rock -Daddy Cool

Has to be one of the greatest songs of all time too!
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,703
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: what is the point of endorsment?

The whole situation with brady drums is very interesting, So many drummers that have endorsements with other companies play brady drums and are listed on their website.

Does anyone know why it is...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-09-2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 44,612
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Bare Feet, Socks or Shoes?

Check out Vinnie on the "tweaked video", they look like big doc martins and he's flying!

Me, Im a little undecided. i play in socks or thongs (flip flops, im an aussie) a fair bit because im too...
Forum: Drums 02-11-2007, 02:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By Benjaminbois

Sorry for my ignorance... what difference do wood hoops make to the sound of the drum?
Forum: Drums 02-06-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,183
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Yamaha Musashi 13x6.5

Thanks a heap for that, im really intrigued by this snare. Thanks for the detail.
Can you pretty pretty please post some sound???
does anyone know where online i can find any sound files at all of...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-04-2007, 01:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,667
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Easy songs?

billy jean - michael jackson
this song has really simple drumming but leaves room for you to spruce it up a bit if you want to.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-02-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,423
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Burying the Beater

or thomas lang and rick latham for that matter.
Just learn to play both and use them for different musical applications like jojo mayer. If ever unsure, just ask yourself, what would jojo do?
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 95,854
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Most Under-rated Drummers

Does anyone else here think that the Bloc Party drummer Matt Tong deserves a little more recognition?
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2007, 01:08 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,406
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Is 15 too old to start playing?

That makes me feel like anything is possible! I started less than a year ago at 18 and am absolutely loving it.

Get a kit and get lessons!!!!!
Forum: Drums 01-05-2007, 12:48 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 50,536
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: The Black Panther thread! For all BP snare fans and owners....

Wow these snares look lovely!
can someone please give me the run-down on the sound variation between the bronze hammered black panther and the straight, unhammered phosphor bronze panther?
Forum: Drum Technique 12-20-2006, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,754
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Double stroke roll example

the Murderdolls may not be down your alley, but their drummer uses doublestroke rolls all over the place.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-20-2006, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,059
Posted By Benjaminbois
Re: Jazz Beats

Im quite new to jazz aswell and i found the free sample lessons on icanplaydrums.com to be quite usefull. it introduces you slowly to the jazz shuffle
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