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Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,403
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: What's the song and drummer that made you want to play drums?

Let There Be Drums by The Ventures. Mel Taylor on drums.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avOGGqzXL1M
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: PAS 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees

Here's a picture of Hal Blaine hanging in South Austin last night with Ernie Durawa from the Texas Tornadoes. Both Ernie and Hal studied with the legendary Roy C. Knapp in Chicago. Ernie has...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,314
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: How Tom Petty Made Me a Better Drummer

Here's a link to pretty decent audio from a Damn Torpedoes live show a few months ago:

http://soundcloud.com/fever-thief-productions/the-damn-torpedoes-live-at/s-TFsM0
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,314
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: How Tom Petty Made Me a Better Drummer

Thanks! : )

I really appreciate it!
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,314
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: How Tom Petty Made Me a Better Drummer

Thanks for the kind words!

So far I haven't really tired of playing these songs. Truth is, the band is sort of a side project for the members, who all play in original bands also. We just don't...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,314
Posted By JRannefeld
How Tom Petty Made Me a Better Drummer

Hello,

I play in a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band and wrote a blog post about how learning Tom Petty songs has helped me become a better drummer.

Hope you enjoy....

Thanks!
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,040
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: The big debate: tribute bands - yay or nay!?

One of the bands I play in is a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band. We don't really try to look like the band, but we make an attempt to replicate the music as best we can, which is no...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,217
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: Just got a Fibes kit!

I believe had issues with the lease on his previous manufacturing facility.

BTW, if you contact Tommy's Drum Shop here in Austin, they can give you the year your drums were manufactured from the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,217
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: Just got a Fibes kit!

Congrats!

I live in Austin and picked up a used Fibes kit a few months ago and absolutely love it. You scored my friend....

Last time I talked to Tommy from Tommy's drum shop (Tommy bought...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,705
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: The bashing impulse

I've found that getting the right dynamic level between the limbs has helped my groove and feel tremendously. As I play, I try to get the right balance between limbs, and then take that overall...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,249
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: Underrated Drummers

One of my fave drummers that seems to fly under the radar: Pete Thomas
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,590
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: Why are so many drummers d****?

Since moving back to Austin a few years ago, I've had the opportunity to meet and socialize with some of the working drummers here in town. I was also invited to participate in an Austin TX Drummers...
Forum: Drummers 02-21-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,357
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: Frank Beard

Early ZZ Top and Frank Beard was a huge influence on me. I'll never forget hearing this song for the first time cranked up on a juke box in my home town.
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,556
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: 2 Things That Have Helped You Improve Most

Most recent improvements for me have come from this: http://www.rhythmelodic.com/RoachExercise.pdf

Also, learning to play relaxed has helped tremendously.

JR
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,499
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: Jim Gordon drummer, did you know this?

He's still locked up. There's a petition out there to try and get him out on parole. http://jamiethompson.net/jim_gordon.htm

The lineage of busy LA studio drummers kind of went from Earl Palmer...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,089
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: Zoro's new book, "The Big Gig"

I got it. Some good advice and behind the scenes perspective on how to build and maintain a professional career in the biz.
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,591
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: Players that sound like they are always on the edge of making a mistake

Jim Keltner on this track by JJ Cale.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O1xP9W_PIU
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,918
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: Advices for 'Ringo' drumming

Amen. One of my bands is a Tom Petty tribute band. Much harder than you would think. Especially making it feel right. Stan, Steve and Keltner, for the most part..
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,031
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: Do you mind being compared to other drummers?

You nailed it. Just be grateful that someone was listening and paying attention. "Compare and contrast" is a pretty common way for people to discuss any art form. I felt his statement was very...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,031
Posted By JRannefeld
Do you mind being compared to other drummers?

I recently saw the following tweet by a singer/songwriter: "Fight the urge to tell a songwriter who you remind them of".

Quite a few other songwriters retweeted the message in agreement. Just...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-06-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,904
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: Self Hypnosis App for Musicians

Hey Robert!

I've been trying to get my son to try this iPhone app. He's in school band, takes piano lesson's etc. and gets really nervous before recitals, contests, etc. So far, he hasn't...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-06-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,904
Posted By JRannefeld
Self Hypnosis App for Musicians

I realize that many people believe hypnosis is a hoax, and I'm generally a skeptic when it comes to things like this, but I've really enjoyed this little iPhone app. At a minimum, it's a really good...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,888
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: Little rant, nothing major

I provided the drums ('76 Ludwig Vistalites) for a music school live showcase last weekend. The drum instructor for the school immediately started asking for duct tape and then put his wallet on the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,788
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: How to deal with a day job?

Yes!! Great advice Bermuda. Roy Haynes is 86 and still plays. My friend Ernie Durawa is about to turn 69 and still plays. Too me, drumming is a lifelong pursuit as long as you can stay healthy...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,949
Posted By JRannefeld
Re: Ever taken a lesson with a famous drummer?

I recently started studying with Ernie Durawa here in Austin. Ernie studied with Roy C. Knapp in Chicago in the 70's. I'm a self-taught drummer with decent technique (books, DVDs, etc.) and have...
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