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Old 11-21-2007, 12:32 AM
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In my opinion, prabably the best drummer playing right now. I mean who could you think of that's better? He has the best hand technique i've ever seen and his dvd is amazing.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:07 PM
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I like JoJo even more after watching clips from his DVD, he comes across as an intelligent, thoughtful and funny guy. I find personality affects my judgment of drummers a great deal, I find arrogance distasteful.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:34 PM
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i've watched only the first DVD so far....three times. Planning on going thru disc Two soon.
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:54 PM
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definitely a good video, still cant believe the only thing a guy who used to instruct me said,'he just talks a lot...' geeez....
anyway, is this Jojo's first and only instructional document so far? or does he have any other instructional dvds/books
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:49 AM
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Does anyone know how to access the pdf exercises in the Jojo Mayer dvd? I cant find it on any of the 2 disks in the menu.
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:57 AM
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Does anyone know how to access the pdf exercises in the Jojo Mayer dvd? I cant find it on any of the 2 disks in the menu.
Open the DVD in your computer's Explorer (or equivalent). You should find the PDF folder quite easily.
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:58 AM
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is this Jojo's first and only instructional document so far? or does he have any other instructional dvds/books
It's the first and the only one.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:07 PM
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Reckon Jojo is a prime example of how the mastery of technique allows one's musical vocabulary, for fullest expression of one's self.
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:11 PM
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Reckon Jojo is a prime example of how the mastery of technique allows one's musical vocabulary, for fullest expression of one's self.
BUt isnt it ironic how capable of sounding like a computer he is?
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:03 AM
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BUt isnt it ironic how capable of sounding like a computer he is?
hmmmmm...not sure about that one.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:24 AM
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I've just gone thru the 1st half of the DVD and it is one of the best instructional videos I have ever seen.

The logic behind hand techniques could not be explained /demonstrated better IMO. Its a one-stop place for answers to a lot of threads that people might have on the forum about hand techniques, issues , problems, tips, visualizations, positions etc

its also extremely well produced, demonstrating everything from every angle, in slow motion, impact areas etc.

Britt, since the man's musical vision is to reverse engineer and recreate the computer live & acoustically, I would'nt be surprised that he sounds like one ; )

........and a dang good one at that!

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Old 01-20-2008, 01:53 PM
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In my opinion, prabably the best drummer playing right now. I mean who could you think of that's better
why'd you even wanna think that way?
Jojo's amazing, and he's one of my all-time fave drummers. but i don't really see the logic behind those best-drummer polls
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:10 PM
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where can I find other stuff he has played on?? ( Nerve, prohibited beats etc) I have screaming headless torsos....crazy and great playing.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:07 PM
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I've just gone thru the 1st half of the DVD and it is one of the best instructional videos I have ever seen.

The logic behind hand techniques could not be explained /demonstrated better IMO. Its a one-stop place for answers to a lot of threads that people might have on the forum about hand techniques, issues , problems, tips, visualizations, positions etc

its also extremely well produced, demonstrating everything from every angle, in slow motion, impact areas etc.

Britt, since than man's musical vision is to reverse engineer and recreate the computer live & accoustically, I would be surprised that he sounds like one ; )

........and a dang good one at that!
Thanks Abe,
You just cinced it for me. Im ordering it now.
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:47 AM
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Early in this thread somebody intimated that JoJo just came to drum and bass as a way to make a niche for himself, that he didn't truly understand drum and bass, and was just playing fast boomdabooms. I think that's just silly. To me, JoJo more embodies the drum and bass aesthetic with his single bass pedal and hi-hat than some cat with 9 pedals and a bunch of splash cymbals.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:29 AM
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JoJo is way too cool.
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Old 04-27-2008, 03:25 AM
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Man, I'd love to have Jojo's hand technique.

Kudos to him for making such an awesome drum DVD (Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer) as well as his brilliant performance for the 2005 MD Festival.
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:46 PM
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OH MY GOD
watch this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMGnY5O7RS8


has he actually switched to DW?!?
am I going crazy?
someone please reply ASAP >8(
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:03 AM
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Confession time here. Although I've known of Jojo for a while now and seen video of him, I've only recently (past several weeks) really started truly appreciating him and seeking more of Jojo.

Good grief, this guy is amazing ! I must get some recordings with him.
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:08 AM
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OH MY GOD
watch this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMGnY5O7RS8


has he actually switched to DW?!?
am I going crazy?
someone please reply ASAP >8(
It's been removed. Which vid was it?
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:14 PM
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It's been removed. Which vid was it?
if i remember correctly, it was a video of jojo playing at a swiss jazz festival recently;
but more importantly, he was playing a DW kit
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:49 PM
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I'll be seing Mayer at the Music show in London! Can't wait, he's an excellent player. One I look upto, his hand technique is quite something...

That Dvd is amazing!
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:41 AM
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he is my favorite drummer and the dvd he has is great!!!!
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:29 PM
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Hi Guys I'm new in here and as I live in Switzerland and play drums I felt that this discussion about JoJo and DnB was a good way to start.

First of all, no doubt that this guy is amazing especially on speed and technique......nevertheless, I have a problem when I read (not on these postings but through other websites) that JoJo is THE man in DnB. He surely kicks ass, but anyone ever heard of Drum FM (Marque Gilmore)...the guy was into live DnB since the mid 90's but unfortunately not sufficiently talked about....if anyone has any videos of his live performances I would appreciate it
Marque 'Innamost' Gilmore.My friend. Burning it with State of Bengal.

How strange you'd be talking of a superb but highly under-appreciated drummer.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:26 PM
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Does anyone have any idea when his next performance is?
i can't find anything from drummerlive 08 apart from the one video on the vic firth website, and imho, that was not his most interesting performance :(

seriously, they should put a mr.mayer timetable up here lol, i'm getting cranky :|
anyone?
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:17 PM
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Jojo is incredible, easily one of the best in the world.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:43 AM
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One of my biggest influences. The Secret Weapons Dvd is a toolbox, this guy really helped my playing a lot.
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:36 AM
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Does anyone know what kind of mic he uses for the kick? I've done some searching around online for pictures and videos, and sometimes he's using a different mic. I want to say he consistently uses some sort of Shure microphone, but I can't be too positive. Any input?
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:23 AM
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Not going to read everything that has been said on this thread, but I just wanted to point out a few things that I never got around to doing before.

Jojo has got to be in the top 5 for greatest drummers. Hes technique is amazing, after watching a few clips from his new DVD, I'm going to invest in it soon. He has this groove that's going on inside of him that allows him to always keep perfect time, sure, were all supposed to have it but his is different.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:26 AM
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oh sheez this guy is an epic player. Easily belongs in the pantheons of the greats. I'd call him an influence but his ability is so above mine I'd probably just say that he's inspired me. Two main things that watching him and seeing his dvd are doing for my playing is making me focus on consistency and precision. He's inspired me to play hip-hop and electronica beats where as before I was starting to learn to play more metal styled stuff. I like the groove and this guy lays it down and keeps it there.
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:48 PM
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Found this pic of his kit a while ago:
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I think Secret Weapons For The Modern Drummer should be made an essential part of any Drum curriculum in an educational context.

I just started back on my degree in music and im going to insist the lecturer watches it, if he has not done so already.
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:51 PM
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Hearing you say that excites me even more I should be getting that in the mail today!!! YESSSSSSSS Thanks for that...JOJO is awesome!!!!!!

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Old 08-21-2008, 04:39 PM
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I have an awesome 35 minute long interview with Jojo that you will see pretty soon, stay tuned...! :)
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:24 AM
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JoJo is totally amazing...I just started drumming and therefore have voraciously been doing all the learning and investigating of drummers that I possibly can through this site and other venues...I recently shared some of JoJo's clips with a friend of mine that I work with who has been a drummer for years and he was astounded by JoJo! The guy is simply phenomenal to say the least...I receieved his DVD yesterday and am getting ready to start digesting it today ;-)
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:10 AM
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jojo mayer is my top influences :D gained so much knowledge from his dvd.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:08 PM
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I have an awesome 35 minute long interview with Jojo that you will see pretty soon, stay tuned...! :)
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:10 PM
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Looking forward to it, mate.
I'll second that! :)
Going to a Mayer MASTERCLASS ON FRIDAY!!

pictures will be uploaded :)
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:43 PM
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Yah I'm going to one tomorrow night, can't freakin wait!
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:19 AM
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I bought his DVD yesterday. The best I've found so far for explaining technique in great detail. Awesome drummer!
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