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Old 01-11-2008, 03:49 PM
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He's been doing a lot of work in other fields is word on the street, though I'm not sure, its just written down in some random places. Roddy isn't just fast, he's a very good drummer. Research him a bit, even if he was all blast beats he has some very creative blasts (check out the multi pedal blasting video)
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:28 PM
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:09 PM
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Your speed is impressive Mr. Roddy. I have not seen many YouTube clips, so I wonder what kinda stuff, if any, do you play that has any redeeming value. I mean, blast beats are okay, but, can you groove like Benny Greb or Dave Weckl? I mean no offense, I just don't think of the art of playing the drum set as much of an EXTREME sport as some others.
I guess, times are changing.
try these on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLRnltoKSZI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMyrJgQymLA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdZwx-xE-GQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENLDeERX1Ps
D.

Understand, I'm a musician first.
I started playing "redeeming" music long before the "blast beat" stuff.
Doesn't mean I'm any good at ANY of it though!!! LoL!
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:05 PM
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Wow, your blues playing was outstanding, you were right in that pocket.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:14 AM
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Classifying a musician by looking at one "kind" of music that he has played is a fool's decision :)
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:46 PM
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If I remember correctly, at the Meinl Drum Festival, Norbert told the crowd where he first met Derek Roddy, he knew that hes an outstanding blast beat drummer ... and then he watched Derek in a bar in Texas drumming some country tunes ! ^^
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:28 PM
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the key is being "open" :)

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Old 01-24-2008, 12:15 AM
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:12 PM
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anybody else like his drumming? he's awsome
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:48 PM
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I totally agree with pushing yourself to get better, but is that really getting better? You are doing a different technique to acheive the same result musically, which really, musicality is more important to me than an alternative technique that takes up practice time, that acheives the same thing musically as something that takes less effort.. I mean, shouldn't we be making things easier for ourselves and easier on our body so that we can be more creative? I mean in reality, there isn't much in the death metal genre you can do to be creative. There is only one death metal band that I've heard that blew every other death metal drummer I've heard, out of the water. I suggest you take a look at Yattering, they disbanded i think, but that drummer was awesome. His name is Zabek. I should post a song or a music video they had for one of their songs.
Think about the percussion he has with his left foot, though. He can open up new doors because he can roll his left foot around and hit his alternate bass drum or work with his high hats. I think single foot blasting is quite useful.
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:37 AM
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Hey Dereck
I really enjoy the way you play and am curious on the clave pattern that you played in one of your solos. Was it a movable clave pattern or were playing in a time sig that wasn't so obvious? Just curious keep up the good work. Also I am good friends of Dougs from Defcon 4 he says wuzzz up!!!
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:40 AM
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Hey Dereck
I really enjoy the way you play and am curious on the clave pattern that you played in one of your solos. Was it a movable clave pattern or were playing in a time sig that wasn't so obvious? Just curious keep up the good work. Also I am good friends of Dougs from Defcon 4 he says wuzzz up!!! Also I see you have a double pedal and a second bass is it tuned up higher? what do you use it for? thanks again
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:27 PM
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Hey D!!!!!

Great to see you here...Call me back homie!!!! lol

Also-thanks for the mention on your forum!!! You're the best..

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Old 03-31-2008, 02:14 AM
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Hello everyone...
Been awhile since I've been around.
I'm knee deep in snake eggs this season.
Snake eggs you ask?







I know...it's a bit "weird". LoL!


Anyway, I've also been busy with my band... "Serpents Rise"
Just wanted to stop by and give you guys a link to hear some of the "demo work" we've done thus far.


http://www.derekroddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12778
The link will give you all the details.
Cheers everyone! Hope you all are well.
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:43 PM
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Cool, how do they taste?
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:34 PM
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he doesnt eat them hahaha
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Old 04-12-2008, 01:14 AM
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he doesnt eat them hahaha
Where have you been? It's the newest thing.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:49 AM
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Hi Derek,

great to hear from - I'm excited about seeing you play - and looking forward to hanging out with you at the MD festival.

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Old 04-17-2008, 11:56 AM
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"Serpents Rise"
Judging by the pictures, they will be rising soon indeed :) So you have a pet snake? That's pretty cool. I was thinking about getting me a pet lizard or another reptile.
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:17 PM
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Judging by the pictures, they will be rising soon indeed :) So you have a pet snake? That's pretty cool. I was thinking about getting me a pet lizard or another reptile.
Ha..yea, about another 20-25 days...they'll be hatching.

Yes, I keep and breed...(well, I don;t breed them...I let the snakes do that!)
And raise up the babies.
It's a fun hobby.
Cool to see the very start of life...such as a hatching snake coming out of an egg.
Very cool stuff.





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Old 04-21-2008, 07:15 PM
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Congrats on being invited to the MD fest....

I don't really listen to Metal but I've seen some of your clips on your site/YouTube and you have tremendous chops....

Looking forward to seeing you play!
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Old 04-22-2008, 04:26 PM
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Congrats on being invited to the MD fest....

I don't really listen to Metal but I've seen some of your clips on your site/YouTube and you have tremendous chops....

Looking forward to seeing you play!
Thank you very much.
I still have to pinch myself to see if I'm dreaming!!! Haha.
Should be loads of fun!
See you there?
Cheers.
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Old 04-22-2008, 04:31 PM
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Hey D-

Awesome!!! Congrats about MD-

Look forward to haning when you hit NYC


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Old 04-22-2008, 04:52 PM
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Thanks John.
I'm looking forward to hanging with you as well.
I'm still on for the Collective in June.
Let's get together and play!
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:10 PM
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Well done on MD Derek!

What sort of stuff will you be playing?

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Old 04-23-2008, 11:43 PM
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Hey, Derek, question about the excercise, is it any better if we do each section for more than 2 minutes? I wonder what's the longest you've done it.

Kind of a silly question I know

Thanks!!
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:52 AM
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Hi Derek

I congratulate you for the big gig - Modern Drummer Festival Weekend.

Great to see and makes me feel good that ALL appearing drummers are personal friends of Drummerworld:

Derek, Simon, Billy, Todd, Thomas, Dafnis, Gavin, Ndugu.....so great!!

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Old 05-16-2008, 05:56 PM
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Hi Derek

I congratulate you for the big gig - Modern Drummer Festival Weekend.

Great to see and makes me feel good that ALL appearing drummers are personal friends of Drummerworld:

Derek, Simon, Billy, Todd, Thomas, Dafnis, Gavin, Ndugu.....so great!!

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THANK YOU SO MUCH Bernhard.
That means a lot to me.

Are you going to come?
I'd love to see you there.

Hope all is well with you and look forward to hanging again. Hopefully soon.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:59 PM
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Hey, Derek, question about the excercise, is it any better if we do each section for more than 2 minutes? I wonder what's the longest you've done it.

Kind of a silly question I know

Thanks!!
You can do it as long as you see fit. Or until you feel you've made progress.

Longest I've done it???????Hummmmm......
Maybe a solid hour but... I'd rather practice "working on speed and endurance" while playing music.
I'm not really an "exercise guy". Haha.

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Old 05-19-2008, 08:39 PM
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You can do it as long as you see fit. Or until you feel you've made progress.

Longest I've done it???????Hummmmm......
Maybe a solid hour but... I'd rather practice "working on speed and endurance" while playing music.
I'm not really an "exercise guy". Haha.

D.
I think when it comes to techniques or exercises, that is simply the best advise a pro drummer of your caliber can give to anyone: Wanna get better? PLAY!!

Thanks for your reply, Derek.
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:36 AM
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Flat foot is still heel up. I use that term because I don't angle my feet. The entire surface of my foot hits the pedal at the same time. It's the same thing that everybody I've ever seen play a bass drum does.( accept for the heel down players) Maybe the angles are different from player to player but at the end of all of that.... is still only one "techinque".
This quote, from the man himself is important because there is a lot of misinformation out there which tries to explain that 'flat foot' technique is something altogether different from heel up.

Technique A). What flat-foot technique ISN'T: using only the muscles in your hips/butt to lift the entire weight of your thigh, calf and foot up in the air, and the antagonistic muscle pair plus the aid of gravity to bring said bodily structures back down, consequently depressing the bass drum pedal.

Technique B). What flat-foot technique IS: using the muscles in your calves, just like in regular heel up, albeit at a slightly flatter angle which Derek happens to find more comfortable playing at.

NOTE - using your calf muscles in the way described in 'Technique B).' will still cause your leg to be raised into the air, so these two techniques essentially, look the same, but feel very different.

I think, the use of the term 'hip-flexor muscles' is what throws people off into thinking that flat foot technique is 'Technique A).' where you're lifting your whole thigh into the air from the hip. The hip flexors may well be involved in flat foot technique, but only as a stabilizing muscle ie. so you don't fall off your stool.

If flat foot technique is as the quote from Derek above says - then the muscles driving the action of the technique will still be the muscles of the calf - again, just like regular heel up.

Seriously, try playing Technique A). - I guarantee you will be struggling to play with any consistency, you will be off-balance, and you may even get back-ache.
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:12 PM
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hi derek how are you?I am from Turkey.I am your fan.I want to meet you a lot. see you
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:33 AM
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Hey Derek! just want to tell you that you're a huge inspiration man, since I've been into your drumming it has inspired me to practice a lot more, to try to take my drumming to the next level, and to try to be unique. I've been trying to learn The Victorious Reign, amazing drumming dude. Hopefully you read this, lol.

I wish you luck on future projects

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Old 07-05-2008, 11:43 PM
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I just bought Derek's book, "The Evolution Of Blast Beats" and I would strongly recommend it, it's great for your overall playing, not only blast beats, I've learned a lot from it and I've had it for less than a week.
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:25 AM
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I tolerate death metal because I love the drumming so much and Roddy is no exception. Dude is amazing.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:45 PM
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I just bought Derek's book, "The Evolution Of Blast Beats" and I would strongly recommend it, it's great for your overall playing, not only blast beats, I've learned a lot from it and I've had it for less than a week.
Hey Blastface.....Just wanted to say thanks for the positive book review.
Cheers Man.!


Hudson Music will be re-releasing it in August or September.... for those interested in picking up a copy.

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Old 07-15-2008, 09:46 PM
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I tolerate death metal because I love the drumming so much and Roddy is no exception. Dude is amazing.
Cheers brother!
Funny, how the drummers carry these bands.......
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:25 AM
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I am by no means a death or speed metal fan...but i can appreciate Derek Roddy's skills....hes a very good drummer just not one who plays in a style i love to hear...cheers and keep playing and inspiring young drummers Mr. Roddy
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:33 PM
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I really like your playing Derek, you are fast and not like bunch of soulless death-metal drummer, you got the soul for it and i really want to be like you!!!
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:33 AM
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the key is being "open" :)

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cant believe u r here my man !!

@ derek : always enjoyed ur playing, and i am there on ur forum most of the time. no time to post much or practice these days .. works eating up my time.

anyways, just thought i'd say HEYLLOOOO
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