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Old 11-04-2009, 10:20 PM
shortsman shortsman is offline
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Default Re: Todd Sucherman here!

Originally Posted by Todd Sucherman View Post


Thanks for your enthusiastic kind words. They are greatly appreciated!

You know, I answer a few of your questions and break down some of the things is "Tears" as well as some 19/16 & 21/16 in my dvd "Methods and Mechanics"......available direct to your door from us:

That would explain my thoughts more than I ever could here, but you have to hear the pattern within the pattern. You get comfortable with a certain rhythmic shape....and everything can be broken down into groups of 2s and 3s. You get to the point where you don't count at all (as you do when learning it) but you internalize the rhythmic shape. Then you can experiment with different groups of 3s and 2s to improvise some other ideas. Again, I recommend getting the dvd. The odd time section is on disc 2.

As far as recording goes, I've done plenty of "no click" sessions. The new Brian Wilson record I'm doing has been full rhythm section live with no click. But most sessions have click for more reasons that just solid time. In today's digital world when files are emailed from one player to the next, the tracks have to line up on the grid for the various recording software systems. So most times a click is needed whether it's wanted or not. And then if your running time code or synching music to picture it's helpful too. Make sense?

Thanks again, man.

Cheers from Huntington, WV

I will buy the dvd soon. I was planning to anyway. I'm not comfortable with money right now because i'm going to serve in the military for 9 months and i keep my savings otherwise i would have already bought it! The explanation though was truly good and understandable! Thanks once again!

Now about the pearl demon drive! I'm planning to buy it but i'm not quite sure about what it feels like! I already have the axis longboards a pedals and i'm not that satisfied because they don't have the power that i need and i don't feel it under my foot all the time! It's easy to play fast but it's very difficult to control it. I'm trying to improve my foot technique, playing paradiddles on top of a beat grouped in 3 or trying to play swiss triplets, doubles, drugs etc. and i can't control it that easy but when i play on a pearl eliminator with strap it feels better even though they're not my pedals! What do you suggest?
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