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Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 786
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Al Jackson jr break in Turn You Loose. . . sounds simple . . .

OK, I'll say it. Learn how to read music. Really, this is not that hard, and neither is reading.
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 17,768
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread


"I, too, have wondered about the status Steve Gadd rose to. Excellent drummer. I just wonder what made him, as well as Peart, the icons they have become."

Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Have you ever used strategic cymbal placement to shield yourself from rain when playing outdoors

Just used a cymbal to block the lights shining directly in my eyes as I tried to read the charts.
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,639
Posted By ocdrums
Re: What do you say when....

Roy Burns (Aquarian) once wrote something like: "Thanks for the feedback, I know I suck, but how can I stop all these guys from calling me for gigs?"
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Trying to find this drummer - help!

Pretty sure you're thinking of Ralph Macdonald.
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Strange little professional problem

Well, if the gig pays $400 I'd chip in...if it pays $100 No way!
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,305
Posted By ocdrums
Re: The real book

Here's the real deal. No errors, legally published, artists get paid.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Groove essentials

If you don't like the iTunes fix...download Audacity. It's a free download and can slow things down. It's all well and good to practice slowly, but some of Tommy's tempos are way beyond me. I'll keep...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,903
Posted By ocdrums
Re: 10 lesser known but oft heard drummers

Harvey Mason!!! Why is this guy left off most lists? Studio, Funk, Fusion, Academy Awards Orchestra, Movie Soundtracks, Rock. The Rodney Dangerfield of drummers.
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,193
Posted By ocdrums
Re: The death of retail music stores

I think this is happening because the stores are forced to buy product before they can sell it. My understanding is that the manufacturers used to front the product to the store and get paid after...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,415
Posted By ocdrums
Re: For those in cover bands, how much do you stray from the original drum parts?

In "the old days" several different bands would "cover" the same popular tune at the same time. The arrangements would change, IE: Miller might feature the sax section while James featured the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,050
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Is there a polite way to decline help setting up your drums?

I always say: "it takes more time for me to explain to you how to do it than to do it myself".
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 943
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Drumming Nightmares

my nightmare always involves gear set up. Either I have to move the whole kit or something is missing that I can't find and can't play without. Just a variation on the "late for work" thing, I guess
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Basics of drumming styles



Mick Berry and Jason Gianni
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,774
Posted By ocdrums
Re: The aging musician

I'm 5 years younger than Gadd. I figure after he stops I'll have 5 more years, but that guy doesn't seem to have any physical problems (that I know of), he'll probably outlast me....
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,832
Posted By ocdrums
Re: What were you doing at half your age?

I was 31 (glad there is at least one person replying that's older than me) making the transition from bar bands and original band (yes, one could find gigs where you could play 3 sets of original...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-22-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,409
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Heel Up - How to do quick double hits?

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I have been trying doubles with heel toe but no luck. I do toe heel, which would seem to be the opposite, and I can't figure out why no one talks about this...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-19-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,409
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Heel Up - How to do quick double hits?

[QUOTE=wildbill;1100042]Do you do both hits with a downward motion of your leg?

Nope. The leg goes up for the toe stroke and back down for the heel stroke.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-18-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,409
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Heel Up - How to do quick double hits?

I have been trying doubles with heel toe but no luck. I do toe heel, which would seem to be the opposite, and I can't figure out why no one talks about this technique. First hit with toe then heel...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,035
Posted By ocdrums
Re: What's the song and drummer that made you want to play drums?

Sorry to be late to the party. First Ringo and Charlie and Hal Blaine. Then Cobham, Gadd and Mason and on and on...

"Frankenstein" by the Edgar Winter Group. Still can't recall who the actual...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By ocdrums
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Looking for Jazz Drums PDF by Peter Magadini

Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,362
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Have you ever temporarily stopped drumming due to health issues?

I played along with records after my surgery. That gave me confidence that I could still play (and was fun). After I started gigging again I resumed a normal practice routine.
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,937
Posted By ocdrums
Re: What has been thrown at you during a gig?

I don't know if they were thrown at the band, but at one gig for bikers they started heaving full pitchers of beer from the back of the room onto the dance floor. I don't think we finished that...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,394
Posted By ocdrums
Re: Drummers - What sets *you* apart ?

I don't have a double bass pedal.
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