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Old 09-19-2008, 09:25 AM
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I like Meg's playing. I can't explain it. I just dig her sound.
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:05 AM
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Wow. That was an interesting read.

I can understand people thinking that we're all on the same path to perfect ergonomic drumming and technical perfection, but we're not.
So long as music is an artform, some folks will paint with the fine brush and some folks will flick the paint from across the room.
Does it matter? Is it relevant? Does it feel good? Sometimes you might wanna listen to Vinnie Colaiuta finesse those notes, and smile knowingly at the brilliance..
-And sometimes you might find yourself in a position where you just want to shake some ass.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:31 PM
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Seems like a lot of jealousy here.

She is a perfect example of the old adage that goes:

"It's not what you know but who you know."

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Old 10-15-2008, 09:21 AM
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i just wish after ten years she could learn to set up a drum kit properly
That's a fair cop, it has to be said.

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Old 10-15-2008, 05:32 PM
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with all respect to all the drum teachers,

I consider myself a sloppy drummer and I refuse to play by rules.
My playing may be boring and sloppy to many but there are folks who said my drumming is different. I am not saying that I am an extra ordinary drummer but I like to be different from all the drummers around me who all plays alike.
I never took lessons and I play along the records in a different way, the way That I like with more tom tom rolls.

Drummers like Neil Peart etc.. are awesome but after watching them a while I get bored because they all play by the rules and they play perfect as well.
To me...Charley Watts is the most boring drummer in the Rock history but makes millions by playing a steady beat.. which amazes me.

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Old 10-17-2008, 01:31 AM
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She does whats needed to make the song sound good. To me thats a great drummer.
I couldn't agree more. While not technically proficient, her drumming fits the music perfectly........imagine Mike Portnoy on Seven Nation Army.....blaaaaaaaaa
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:36 PM
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Don't jump on me if this is an absolutly stupid question, but why do people act like it is totally awful if the toms are angled the "wrong" way? I never heard any rules so far that say you have to angle? What is the differance in it? The sound? Or the way you hit the tom? I'm confused.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:59 PM
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Don't jump on me if this is an absolutly stupid question, but why do people act like it is totally awful if the toms are angled the "wrong" way? I never heard any rules so far that say you have to angle? What is the differance in it? The sound? Or the way you hit the tom? I'm confused.
You know I noticed Tony Williams' latter years set ups had toms that were not THAT different in angle and certainly nobody would tell Tony he's "setting them up wrong".

But whatever.

Meg White is the perfect drummer for her band. She makes you think "White Stripes", like Ringo made you think "Beatles", Alex Van Halen made you think "Duuude" and anything Vinnie plays on, it's "Vinnie!".

Everybody has their place. If Vinnie played with White Stripes, I dunno.. not quite the same.
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:13 AM
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The thing is, it's opinion. There's no arguing the matter on technical merit, skill, or anything like that - people are just saying whether they think she helps or hurts the band. Which is opinion. You'll never convince me she's good, I'll never convince you she's bad. Seems kind of pointless.
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:26 AM
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You know I noticed Tony Williams' latter years set ups had toms that were not THAT different in angle and certainly nobody would tell Tony he's "setting them up wrong".

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Well his were set up like that for traditional
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:44 AM
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What I'm saying is wether it's an opinion or not, people shouldn't say that another person sets up their set screwed up...their set might be for their type of playing or something to their advantage that no one even knows about. Tell your opinion...don't harass other drummers though by your opinion.

Ok, that's all I have to say.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:05 AM
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Hello, fellows.

It`s simple, you adapt the drums to yourself and vice versa to the most convenient way to play. There is no such square standard to set the drums.

i.e: Keith Moon never played an steady hi-hat, he liked to ride the cymbals.

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Old 10-21-2008, 05:06 AM
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Yeah, some difference.

For jazz? I dunno, it's for whatever is comfortable to you.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:06 PM
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From seeing other pics of that kit, the tom had the swirl stripe design on it (like the bass drum head), so, it makes me think that it's angled that way so people can see the stripes.

You can still hit the tom and get a decent sound out of it angled that way, and you don't have to angle your hand any differently.

She's perfect for that band. I like the unusual beats and the lack of the usual "drummer thinking" that goes into what they do.

Sometimes we forget that in music there aren't supposed to be any "rules", if it fits and it sounds good, it IS good, and however the person gets the the 'sounding good' part is irrelevant.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:46 PM
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There are other girl drummers that place their tom(s) at such an extreme angle, such as Torry Castellano of The Donnas pictured below. I am pretty sure they do that because it makes getting around the drums on fills less demanding for them, and allows them to keep their hands close in without reaching out too much. Women are built differently than we are and the drums are a very demanding instrument. Whatever they can do to make it less strenuous for them on the road is their goal. Not that this matters, but I talked to Torry at this years NAMM show, and my goodness she is hot in person

Ha ha ha, thats funny! Check out Yael from My Ruin.... see if she has any difficulty getting around the kit :D
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:21 AM
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Meg plays raw, funky drums for the same kinda music, The White Stripes are the best thing to happen to rock'n'roll in the last 10 years!
and i for one believe playing with heart is more important than flawless tecnique, especially in the rock'n'roll bizz!
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:55 PM
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Meg White is a drummer, getting paid a great deal of money, to do what she wants to do.

Play the drums.

In my eyes that makes her a great drummer.

She enjoys what she does, and what she does sustains her.

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Old 01-15-2009, 06:12 PM
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Quite the opposite, if it was a guy drummer in the White Stripes he'd be bashed more IMO. She's only on DW because she's female and everyone knows that whether they choose to admit it or not. If there was a male drummer listed on that front page who was identical to Meg White except for genetic makeup they'd get bashed to high heaven if listed at all.

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I have to agree here. She falls into the "man she freakin rocks for a chick" catagory. I think she gets bashed so much because she's given credit for being a woman who is popular due to album sales and great songs written by Jack. People say ,"man she plays just what the song needs". I believe she struggles to play anything at all. If she was'nt in the White Stripes nobody would care. Her meter is bad, her technique is bad and she stomps her pedal like she's just seen a cockroach. I don't care if it was a damn chimp playing drums, i still would'nt say it was good. Remember , this is my opinion and you don't have to like it.
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:40 PM
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Hello, fellows.

It`s simple, you adapt the drums to yourself and vice versa to the most convenient way to play. There is no such square standard to set the drums.

i.e: Keith Moon never played an steady hi-hat, he liked to ride the cymbals.

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my thoughts exactly, even though I do not have many pieces to set up!
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:41 PM
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Sometimes we forget that in music there aren't supposed to be any "rules", if it fits and it sounds good, it IS good, and however the person gets the the 'sounding good' part is irrelevant.
agree with you as well.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:16 AM
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Meg is one of the most interesting and unique drummers that I have ever seen! She is a pure artist. I couldn't take my eyes off of her! Everything about her is different and simply beautiful.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:47 AM
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IMHO Meg White is the epitome of "simple is better and tastier"
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:55 AM
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Meg rocks! Check out Icky Thump on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5roz5-wdjBg

What she plays fits the song and it doesn't seem to suffer too much for not having blazing fills or subtle nuances on the kit. There's not a single moment where she's trying to slip in any pet licks or tricks. Like Phil Rudd or Mr Peace and Lurve she just plays the song with no bull[] and leaves space for the music to happen. That gives Jack a ton of freedom. No wonder he likes working with her.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:12 PM
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Meg White is a great drummer! She plays without a bass player. She has great feel! She plays for the song (not herself) and do you think Jack White ( also a good drummer ) would make music with someone who was no good.
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:48 AM
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I don't care what they say, I play the drums totally free and relax.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:08 PM
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Sorry all, I just don`t get it!
I watched White Stripes concert on MTV and had to change channels after enduring 30 minutes of probably the most uninteresting and frustrating drumming I have ever witnessed.
I am all for freedom of expression behind a kit but I just can`t see or hear what it is everyone rates about her but I take my hat off to her for having the courage to do what she does (and she makes a lot of money doing it!!)
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No need to apologise, Spoiler. Whatever floats your boat.

For the record, the whole point is that she pushes your focus to Jack. It's pure accompaniment, definitely not drummers' drumming.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:40 PM
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The only thing about her playing that baffles me is how high her throne is. She's practically standing up.
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She certainly puts "kicks" in unique places. Very interesting band...
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:02 PM
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I've always thought she plays just right, if everyone was bozzio it'd be no fun. Hand technique aside, I feel she pulls beautiful sounds from the drums, a skill in its own right.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:58 PM
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2010-03-19 by Alex C. Soothsayer

In a recent interview Jack White spoke out about the criticism his ex-wfie and drummer Meg White. Jack White explained that Meg chooses a minimalistic approach to drumming to avoid over-complication, and added that she has inspired many to pick up the drums.

"Her femininity and extreme minimalism are too much to take for some metalheads and reverse-contrarian hipsters,"

"She can do what those with 'technical prowess' can't. She inspires people to bash on pots and pans. For that, they repay her with gossip and judgement."

White also added:

"In the end she's laughing all the way to the Prada handbag store, she wins every time."


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Old 03-24-2010, 12:50 AM
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hmm.. I always thought they were brother and sister, not husband and wife. Or maybe they're both ;) jk.

It's too bad she gets ripped on for being simplistic, out of all the simple, repetitive drummers in the scene today, I personally think she is a cut above the rest.

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I'll take solid "minimalism" over overplaying any time.
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To answer the ex-versus-sibling thing, apparently they are exes, but posed as siblings to avoid the media scrutiny that admitting they were exes might cause.

I think anyone who is bashing Meg White for being a minimalist drummer ought to have their head checked. I love involved, busy drum parts with hundreds of drums and cymbals, but her parts are great - they pulse, they breathe, they swing just a little, they feel GREAT, and they complement the songs. A LOT of drummers from all walks of life could learn volumes from her.
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:10 AM
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i think she's a tad bit too simple. IMO she almost underplays on all of her tracks. im not saying she should change her basic beats, but throw an accent in there or something to spice things up occasionally. listening the whites music is boring IMO.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:04 AM
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I love involved, busy drum parts with hundreds of drums and cymbals, but her parts are great - they pulse, they breathe, they swing just a little, they feel GREAT, and they complement the songs. A LOT of drummers from all walks of life could learn volumes from her.
Al, beautifully put. My sentiments exactly ... as I'd expect from my twin bro' haha
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There's something to be said for simplicity, or not overplaying. If it fits the song, then it's good.

Megan White's drumming skills are very complementary to her music. Saying she's a bad drummer for doing so is arrogant to say the least.

Personally, I like to use John Dolmayan as an example of this. He's not insane like some drummers are, he's not necessarily fast like a lot of metal drummers are, but his drumming just fits System Of A Down's music so well you can't disagree with it.

When writing charts, I try not to let the drums be fill-crazy or too muddy.
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i think there is something called underpalying that is just as bad as over playing

i think most of the white stripes songs sound like rough demos

i wish i had the chance to play with jack hes a riff machine i think hes music takes a hit b/c of her underplaying

i guess i must be missing something b/c they are one of the most popular bands out there...
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I think it's too early for me and Average to voice our opinions. ;P
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JP, I think your and my opinions on this are entirely predictable :)
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