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Forum: General Discussion Today, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 431
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Annoyed and disappointed with myself

If you had to turn 90 degrees to see the audience doesn't that mean your drums were pointed away also? That seems a real strange arrngment. I am a light player too. I prefer not hitting hard. So I am...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: should I jam with a big band???

Yes go for it! There is usually a lot of room to play in a stuation like that. Could be the best thing to ever happen to you.
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,390
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Completely out of touch old fart irrelevant opinion - but,

"I bothers me when people throw out ridiculous statements like "I like everything but rap and country". Really?? You're going to discount two styles of music just because you never gave them a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,167
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Bo rants!

I feel for you. I think you have been lucky if this is something you have not dealt with much. I worked to bring a potential band together with a blues guitarist in my area. Both the bass player and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 23,179
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

I was taught using traditional grip from an old New Orleans jazz drummer. All orchestral snare drummers I have run into used traditional. I am not saying that is a rule just my experiences. I did not...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,030
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Worst song ever

Wow man takeing your ball and going home? You compared the Beatles to a boy band? And you think that is an astute observation? Then you insult anyone that likes them by calling them fan boys? Nobody...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-09-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 769
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: I Play Better When I Donít Practice

For me, this has everything to do with using the two sides of my brain, or managing them. When practicing I tend to try to play just like the original tune. When I get to performance I try not to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,030
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Worst song ever

He was a soap actor!
RE: MATO - I worry about you!
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,030
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Worst song ever

Pina Colada, Midnight at the Oasis, Jesse's Girl, Feel Like Dancing, You Light Up My Life and most Rap and screamer "songs".
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,241
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Ringo's Drumming: Harder Than It Looks

Without regard for your drumming ability, nor your ability to ear drum parts, how in the world do you feel you can make this claim?

"Live cuts of the Beatles/Ringo playing the song clearly show...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Did I just figure something out?

Cool. I am still learning why I like my favorite drummers! Care to share what you transcribed?
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,241
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Ringo's Drumming: Harder Than It Looks

isolated drums part in I Feel Fine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77H2sFdF7pM
In the live versions posted above there is a more complicated fill after the middle break than what is on this...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,241
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Ringo's Drumming: Harder Than It Looks

"Musician drummers fly under the radar to the public in a large way. They don't call attention to themselves. They are inside the song, not stuck on top and all up in your face."

Love this Larry....
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Songs that make you do a double-take when you sit to down to play them

Ramble On is one of my favorite bass parts. When I listen to the song I listen to the bass part and can "say" the bass part just about 100%. Love it. When we decided to play it a couple weeks ago I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,654
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Where Do You Fit? - Poll

Finally, after two years of 3 with an occasional paying sub gig, I am now in a working band. So 2 it is!!!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! First time in 30 plus years I have more than one gig ahead of me!
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: What a satisfying first rehearsal

Wow Bo playing Steel Dan correctly. Please post some results some time. I have said for a while now if I was only able to listen to one song the rest of my life it would be Home at Last!
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: What drummers need for a gig

Came across a list on here somewhere and modified it for me. I don't always have all of this, especially the things at the very bottom. But it is a good checklist to go over when packing.

Extra...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: How many bpms can you cat play?

Ha I had a cat that did that on any closed door in the house! She was fast!
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Songs that make you do a double-take when you sit to down to play them

Zero, this happens to me so often and I agree. The groove in Whole Lotta Love is a recent example.

"I love when you listen to a song you've heard all your life to discover the drums are actually...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,343
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Poll: do you double bass?

I am mostly 2 but a little of 3. I use it on a few cover tunes as needed and in a few fills, very few actually. I can never get the hertas fast enough at the end of LZ's Rock and Roll so I cheat and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Songs that make you do a double-take when you sit to down to play them

Reggae_Mangle, I have seen others post similar descriptions of cover and tribute. My experience is that cover bands aroiund here try to play the songs the way they are recorded. There is some leeway...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,056
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: When you're in charge, which songs ...

Ha we play all of these!
"Mustang Sally
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Play that Funky Music

Honorable Mention:

Give me Three Steps
Sweet Home Alabamy
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Movies that Feature Drumming

That movie is set in my hometown. I know a couple musicians that tried to claim their band was the inspiration for the movie. The story I heard is that Tom Hanks had the idea and was traveling...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Drumming and Diabetes

I have type II. In my opinion excercise is very important along with diet. I think that drumming helps since you are not sedentary, but I would be wary of only doing that. But please seek medical...
Forum: Drummers 08-28-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By drummer-russ
Re: Jim Fernandez

Just found this because of the new thread today. What an incredible collection of photos and stories. Thanks for sharing and your son is good!
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