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Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,448
Posted By mg33
Re: What would you do if?....

Agree with harryconway ... in 40 years of playing I've never busted a head.
I don't play lightly but ... I think it has something to do with angle of stick on head.

My 15 year old son plays now...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,644
Posted By mg33
Re: First Gig

what other instruments were playing with you?
bass guitar, piano ... just curious.

I play a lot of church gigs but ... they rock pretty good.
I guess it depends on the church.
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,923
Posted By mg33
Re: Drum or Cymbal?

Wow ... this is amazing.

I agree ... cymbals first, drums second.

I guess we can't really call it playing "drums".
It is really playing "cymbals" ....
does not sound as good ... for some...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,121
Posted By mg33
Re: Why did you start drumming?

My Dad was a musician.
By age 8 I was playing along.
By 12 I was playing in his band.

Never looked back since.
Forum: Drums 06-23-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,601
Posted By mg33
Re: How often should you tune the batter head? (Snare)

Is the temperature in the room changing?
Hot and cold temps will change the sound and tuning needed for the snare.

my two cents.

Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,536
Posted By mg33
Re: Electronic help

Yes, if you have a midi port you can connect to your PC.

I use this m-audio device that connects to my USB on my pc.
This has a midi...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,566
Posted By mg33
Re: Drummers and Interesting Drum Related Threads on Twitter?

alright ... I am now following you.
just watching right now. new to this as well.

I do like the ability to see who other people are following.
kinda cool.

my twitter thing is ......
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,452
Posted By mg33
Re: WFD coming again to Summer NAMM in Nashville

pardon my ignorance ... what is WFD?
Forum: Drum Technique 05-20-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,890
Posted By mg33
Re: Just when I thought things weren't going so well...

Very good ... can't remember ever being called "crafty" but I like it. ;)

Glad to hear ... that way worked for you.

I did the same thing ... played to records,
got hooked, then figured out my...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-20-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,890
Posted By mg33
Re: Just when I thought things weren't going so well...

the back and forth between the set playing and
rudiments on a pad will always be a part of the process.

I recently got back to the pad ... and wow ...
the set playing was effortless.

Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,075
Posted By mg33
Re: Exercise.., sports.. are you guys into it? How does it contribute to your drumming?

For me, stretching is key.

The shoulders, the hamstrings, the back.
Without stretching, the backs of my legs feel it after a long set.
And the right shoulder aches ... if I don't warm up well....
Forum: Drum Technique 04-14-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,693
Posted By mg33
Re: To flam or not flam

Yep, that's right --- context. It depends on the song and feel.

I love 4 on the floor on the bass drum and a flam between the right foot and left hand.
Forum: Drum Technique 04-14-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,367
Posted By mg33
Re: Thumb/index finger cramp!

Look at the other parts of your body position.
elbows, shoulders, neck and back.

That point in your hands could be signal of something in your arms or shoulders.

Also, if you are sweating on...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,433
Posted By mg33
Re: I have a serious Drumming dilemma

Find a way to serve ... your "new" situation ... requires an adjustment of expectation.
There are many people who will be inspired and helped by your story.

Most of us will never play to the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,739
Posted By mg33
Re: Ideas for Upgrades/Additions to My New Kit

Add another crash to give you more variety.
Something bigger than the 18 or smaller.
Maybe a 20 or a 14 ... something between the 18 and the splash.

Forum: Drums 04-02-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,993
Posted By mg33
Re: Gretsch drum questions

Try to find out who the Gretsch sales rep is for the music stores in your area.
Go to the store and ask the drum guys. If they've been there awhile they will know who it is. The rep has to call on...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-25-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,861
Posted By mg33
Re: Help me chart these songs please.

Other ideas to add to your "chart" ...

put the song tempo --- if you are using a metronome to count off the song, even better.

put some notation of what beat to play ... a rock beat ... just...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,938
Posted By mg33
Re: Playing with records to develop great feel.

Have you recorded yourself playing to these great grooves?

I've done that in the past and many times I thought I was happening and really had the feel only to listen back and realize how lame I...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,368
Posted By mg33
Re: Drum Sampler - Live Playing

Have you seen Ableton Live?
I use that a lot with the Launchpad MIDI controller.
Ableton is designed to be played 'live' like an instrument.

So many possibilities .... I take clips of existing...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,115
Posted By mg33
Re: Back to bassics!

what do you mean by --- "strip everything down to basics"?

Are you talking about your kit or your playing?
Give us some more ideas about how you have stripped things down.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,510
Posted By mg33
Re: Sanford Moeller Drumming on Film, 1929

Very cool video.

Where is your blog? I don't see the link.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,546
Posted By mg33
Re: How can I keep improving?

Sorry to hear about your knee problems. I know how frustrating that must be.

Some have already mentioned this but ... learn lots of songs. Get familiar with song form: intro, verse, chorus,...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,800
Posted By mg33
Re: Some new stuff...

Old school funk is best listened too because all the little things they are doing.
It is hard to communicate in written form.

who are you listening too?

Here is one idea ...

Try Bootsy...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,099
Posted By mg33
Re: Fundamental help with grip technique

As far a tightness of grip, look at the coloration of your fingers. If your fingers are turning white you're gripping too tightly. There should be no change in color. You want good blood flow at the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,301
Posted By mg33
Re: waiting!!

where did you buy it?
did you see it in person before you bought it?

just curious ...
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