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Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 912
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Negative Progress / Quitting

This is a definite possibility. I have seen this effect many times, At the outset, we can't even hear well enough to realize that we sound terrible. I remember, at age 15, thinking that I could play...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 22,578
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Is Dennis Chambers ill?

It's obviously very serious. I sincerely hope that he recovers from whatever is ailing him. The world is a better place with Dennis in it.

To dwell on him for a moment: He is possibly one of the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Another Band Drama Thread

Betcha 5 bucks after listening it's the guitar player. 9 times out of ten it's the guitar player.

Seriously though, things like this are not a matter of opinion. The recording will show the truth.
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Auralex Hovermat?

Their claim of decoupling for this rug is bunk. There is no way that a simple rug can do that to any reasonable degree. And then to charge 3 bills for it...

I used their Platfoam and made my own...
Forum: Drums 07-11-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: RANT: Dissapointed in Sonor

Ooh, score one for KIS!
Forum: Drum Technique 07-11-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Double bass technique observations

My friend, you are speaking of Virgil Donati, one of the iconic drummers of our time, as if he were some unknown guy with a youtube channel (Jared Falk, cough). There are hundreds of videos of him...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Famous Metal drummers?

I don't see why this is an issue but Brann Dailor of Mastodon.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Wfd starts next thursday july 17

No, not at all. Mangini's technique specifically does not rely on rebound at all. He demonstrated it to me on a leather jacket. He uses it all the time on records for one handed 16th note ride...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: What happened to the resonance?

You, my friend have just discovered the reason for isolation mounting.

Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Al Jackson jr break in Turn You Loose. . . sounds simple . . .

Constructs transcription is correct.

It seems that you may have trouble feeling the offbeat eighth notes in relation to the downbeat.

1 AND 2 AND 3 AND 4 and A 1.... (play the bold notes)

Forum: Drum Technique 07-03-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Inverted Double Stroke problems (Watched Bill Bachman's video)

This exercise will change your drumming life. Just put in about 2 months of daily work on it and your hands will be on a whole 'nother level. Don't be shocked when your single stroke roll gets better...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Al Jackson jr break in Turn You Loose. . . sounds simple . . .

Five days to discuss a short break in a song? Really?

In all honesty, developing a basic ability to read music and count will give you the ability to hear and play this instantly.
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,965
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Tuning "experts" mini rant

I don't understand why anyone would watch those videos when there are vids online from guys like Bob Gatzen and John Good.

Would you listen to a legendary drum designer and the VP of DW drums or...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,883
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: You know you're a drummer when...

You subdivide your walking pace into odd odd note groupings and polyrhythms (played against the hand tapping on the thigh).
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Steve Maxwell's Rules!

I bought a Pre aged K 20" light ride last week and was speaking to Jess in the NY store about how a recording engineer recently asked if I could get a 40 strand snare for my 13" Guru.

He took my...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,335
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: What's the best things about your playing?

You can actually record my playing without having to spend hours fixing the levels and editing glitches in Pro-Tools.
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: The session guys!

I really should have said "some of the best selling records.."

Either way, he was everywhere in the 80's.
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: The session guys!

How about the drummer that has played on the biggest
selling records in history?

John Robinson
Forum: Drum Technique 06-25-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Practicing using different muscle groups on alternate days

If you are always sore after practicing then you are pushing the muscles too hard. Applying weight lifting strategies to practicing will lead to problems.

Don't go for the burn
Don't push to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: A thought about definitions

I don't think that anyone else in the world has ever said this sentence before. Certainly not any rapper I've ever heard.

You are adding an inappropriate level of scholarship to the subject. You...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,458
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Why is it so hard for the band to follow me?!?!

Oh man, is this so true. I played a gig recently in which the singer was so far off the beat on a 6/8 slow tune I had to just tune him out. After the show, he was totally surprised when I brought it...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: This bothers me :\

I think you are either overtrained with your legs and they need a few days to recover or you have let your practice regimen slip and you are out of shape.

I would be shocked if a relatively minor...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Please read my article!

I definitely come from the selective group that would rather pick and choose their gigs.

I got into drums 30 years ago because I wanted to be in a band, writing my own drum parts and playing the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,311
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Cause of Meter Speeding Up Discovered.

Many times failure is the best teacher. You have learned something about your playing and have taken steps to improve it by buying a metronome.

Don't sweat it about the band, there are a million...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,311
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Cause of Meter Speeding Up Discovered.

I've said it earlier and I'll say it again:

Trying to place blame or credit on anything except yourself for your playing is a sure ticket to mediocrity. The "cause" is always you.

The OP...
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