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Old 11-11-2009, 06:32 PM
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Shorts---

Right on, man. Thanks and best of luck to you!

Gablushe--

Nah, that was just for one song. I didn't move a thing and it was uncomfortable....but I can play a 3 minute song, once, on someone else's kit. No biggie. The Europe thing is looking too tough to put together, and my schedule is filling up already for next year. So unless, someone (other than myself) takes the bull by the horns, not sure when/if it'll happen.

Cheers from North Carolina,
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:42 PM
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Hey Todd

How did the Jonesboro, AR - gig go? Great I bet...I wish I could make it to one of your appearances. Unfortunately this one e.g. is ....let's see ...some 6,200 miles from my place ;) ...

An unusual question, Todd (you know me):
See I've been playing tradional grip for almost 4 years now. Saw Steve Ferrone utilizing it and instantly fell in love with the concept. I've gotten so much out of it - and then you play it too...great! I like the feel of playing trad. especially because I don't think of the human body as being axis-symmetric. Both sides work differently and thus have to be tought and practiced seperatly. You know that. Now...Lately my proverbial left side seems to play a little trick on me. I play the snaredrum flat. Mastercast hoops (not sure if that got anything to do with it). Ok let's say I play (or at least try to) some Styx-tracks. I hit the rim hard with my left hand. Right? I end up with pain in the first bone of my left thumb (see attached pic). Almost a contusion of sorts.

Do you (now finally the question) have any experience with that kind of problem?
I'm pretty sure I hold the sticks right. I don't know. Also ..it seems like it ONLY starts to ache when I play hickory sticks. I believe they are more rigid and somehow feed more of the rim-blast directly up into my forearm. Sound ridiculous?

Sorry, Todd about my rambling. I figured there's not so much to read on this thread lately, so...:)....no honestly....I really really love to play along "Lorelei"....but man...it's starting to hurt!!

Thanks, Todd...as always
cheers from Bavaria

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Old 11-22-2009, 10:31 PM
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Andreas,

Well, I have a large callus on the inside of my thumb (the bone in the middle) that's built up over the years. I haven't exactly had the experience you're having but I might have a few suggestions that might help.

First off, I tend to prefer triple flanged hoops (or wood) to die cast. Although I have several drums in my collection with die cast, I do think triple flange opens the drum up a bit and it's a little softer to the touch. Maple sticks---like my Pro Mark SD 330W model--has less "stick shock" and again is a little softer to the touch. Maybe try a combo of Maple sticks and triple flanged hoops and see if that helps cut down on the sensation you're experiencing. Then you should examine your stroke in a mirror and/or video tape yourself playing. Try to see if there is anything peculiar with your stroke.

Playing trad grip in a hard hitting rock setting can cause some interesting situations---and you'll notice the tape job I do from the "day on the road" section of my DVD. That helps too.

OK, man. I wish you luck and hope I've helped in some way.

Todd

Also---to anyone in these cities---I have a couple clinics coming up! Come say hello.

Date: *Dec 2nd
Location: (4219) UpTown Music 3827 River Rd. N. Keizer Or 97303

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Date: Dec 5th
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:53 AM
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Hi Todd,

I have a question and seeing if you can help me with picking up a reasonable set of drum mics. My budget is about 200-300$ and my band and I are going to start recording. So far the Audix mic packs seem to give me more bang for my buck. I remembered that you use Audix mics here is the link to the mic pack.

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com...ack?sku=270665

Any suggestions at all? I think this is a pretty decent deal but I want someones experienced input when it comes to mics since I am pretty new to this whole deal of recording.
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:51 PM
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Krayziemex,

I haven't used any of the F series before, so I can't speak from a place of experience. I use D2s, D4s, D6s, i5s, SCX-25as, etc. But it certainly seems like a good deal. If you don't dig 'em, there's always ebay, but if it fits your budget I would investigate that package. They do make great stuff for drums.

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Old 11-28-2009, 12:30 AM
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Hey Todd...

Wonderment of the day:

A Styx-related question this time:

Your phone rings, right? Back in `95 I suppose. How long did you need to prepare yourself in advance to the first inofficial session with the band. I suppose this would have been the Ghost-re-recording of "Lady" (?). Did you have many rehersal meetings with De Young, Shaw and company before the actual tour date?
I mean you said you gave the songs your own flavour whilst staying true to the original sound...that's a lot of time-consuming drumming you must have had to do back then, I assume. Or did you have certain Styx-moves (let's call them "moves") already in your repertoire? ....All these questions, eh? :)

Thanks and stay safe on the road, Todd!

Cheers,
Andreas

P.S. Also thanks for your quick response on the trad-grip-matter! ...Helped me out a lot, man!
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:16 AM
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Sorry, I was unable to see your show when you guys played Youngstown Ohio some weeks back. I was wondering, I have not heard much on your opinion of your latest pearl kit? It looks so beautiful it must be an honor to play it...
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:25 PM
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Krayziemex,

I haven't used any of the F series before, so I can't speak from a place of experience. I use D2s, D4s, D6s, i5s, SCX-25as, etc. But it certainly seems like a good deal. If you don't dig 'em, there's always ebay, but if it fits your budget I would investigate that package. They do make great stuff for drums.

Cheers,
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:42 PM
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Andreas,

Really, I was called for a session with them in '95. One song-- and I went in, met them, and I was done in an hour. I said goodbye and that was it. They called me again about 10 months later to do another song and I felt something was brewing. They called me a week later and asked if I was available for a 4 month tour. We rehearsed for about 3 1/2 weeks or so and began the tour. I knew all the songs and it was very natural feeling. As I've said before, it was a balance of honoring what came before (insofar as the parts) and then adding my spices without changing the flavor of the material. I did my best to update a lot of the parts and that's really it. Glad to hear the trad grip thing is working itself out.

OK! There you go-

Sirwill---

Sorry you missed the gig. I also did a clinic that same day at the university for Craig Allen's drum shop. As far as the new kit (that's actually 2 years old now) goes, I really adore it. Fat sounding with a strong fundamental tone. Inspiring every night. (pic below)

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Old 12-04-2009, 09:02 PM
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Hi Todd,

Looking forward to attending your clinic this weekend in Sacramento! Whoho!
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:10 AM
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Just got back from the clinic.....Todd, thanks! that was awesome! I loved your playing and was very impressed by your personality. Fantastic clinic!!!

I wanted to ask you but didn't get the chance. I noticed that you play traditional grip with the stick quite far back in your hand. I also noticed that while you were playing you would move the stick more forward as well. Do you move the stick forward for speed and further back for power?

I did pick up your DVD...maybe you explain it there. Thanks again for the clinic.

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Old 12-09-2009, 12:43 PM
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Hey Todd

How's the road treating you?
I marked the actual question "fat"...so that you can skip the rambling!

The Question du jour....is about all the "rack-lessness" :)

Here's the deal: I understand that you use a DR-503c (two, that is ..if I'm not mistaken) on stage with the band. It's easier and faster to set up and break down for Paul Carizzo and all that...Makes total sense to me. But....here's the but:
I think you're a "stand-man" though, if you know what I mean. How come? I'm curious because I'm thinking of purchasing a 503 in the near future. See I own a small kit but there's already a stand-multiclamp-don't look at 'em or they'll tip over- ...situation going on. Either too many stands or too many clamps on one stand. Okay...I understand that stands of different heights and types can give the kit a special charm and character. The one in M&M and its bigger brother in your backyard look very esthetic. A rack looks maybe more technical and thus takes away some of the kit's flavor and esthetic details. Where was I going with this? ...Oh yeah: I think I actually am answering the question myself, Todd :) Just kiddin' ...

See I'm just another guy that drums in the basement and is heard only by the next-door neighbors. But I wanna evolve too, you know and strive for new levels in my drumming. And I kinda got the feelin' there's still lots out there!

Thanks for your time, man! And Oh....say hi to Paul too, if you like!

Cheers from Bavaria,
Andreas

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Old 12-11-2009, 07:58 PM
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BigSteve--

Thanks for making it to the clinic and I appreciate your kind words very much! You sort of answered your own question.....the answer is yes. It just moves naturally and I really don't think about it. It just happens. Thanks for getting the DVD and I hope you enjoy it.

Andreas--

I was never a "rack guy" but for touring it makes total sense. My gear is 100% the same every night. I don't even have to check the drums and often see the kit for the first time of the night walking on stage. But for ease I like regular old stands. For clinics I often go that way as setting up a rack will add an hour to the set up time. But I've done a few clinic runs (5 in a row) traveling with a rack and it makes set up easy for multiple dates. I hope that answers your question!

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Old 12-11-2009, 09:25 PM
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Todd,

Thanks for the reply! I enjoyed the DVD on the first look. Now back to watch it again and work on some rudiments and applications of them musically.

Cheers!
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:43 AM
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Hi Todd!

Saw you guys in sweden 2005 at the Sweden Rock Festival. And you rocked!
Please comeback soon to sweden soon(I don't have the money to go to the U.S)! I just wanted to thank you for your endless inspiration! It means a lot for me to watch you play!
Questiontime!
I'm a bit confused. I just checked you drummerworld profile and dwdrums.com, and there it says that you play DW pedals, But when I saw the video for the Eliminator Demon Drive you play that and says all nice things about it. What pedals are you using?

Cheers!
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:30 AM
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hey man, just dropped by to say great dvd, i got it a few days ago, really showed the usage of flams! I will be getting right on those fills and licks, such as my favourite, the gablushe ( or tommy gun!) when my wrist heals in early jan.
again, nice one!
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:13 PM
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Big Steve--

Thanks! Hope the dvd gives you a creative spark.

Larta--

I remember that gig well. We were sandwiched in-between Megadeth and Motorhead! Well, thanks for the kind words. About the pedals, I used DW for years (years ago) and I guess I'm still on their website. Simple as that. I've been using Pearl pedals since 2001.

Bosphorus--

Thanks for getting the dvd and glad you are digging it! Hope the wrist is healed by now......


Cheers,
Todd
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:15 PM
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Hey Todd...

All the best for 2010 to you and the beloved ones!

Say: If I wanna store my drums like you (and I'm sure a lot of others do it too) and put them on top of each other - stack 'em up, so to speak, would I have to worry about my heads? Do you crank them down (or up even) or anything like that if you have, say one of your old Phonics kits stacked up in the corner for a longer period of time?

I only own one kit so I've never had to deal with this issue.

Thanks man and have a good one!

Cheers from Bavaria,
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:45 PM
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Hey there Todd,

First off, you're a great drummer with a good sense of humor.
I really enjoy your playing.
Also love the fact that you play ambassador clear top and bottom.
Simon Phillips and Steve Smith use this too (I know you love Steve's playing;)
I use this combo too, but just had 2 questions for you if you have the time to spare.

1. How do your drums sound without the microphones? Do you tune them high? To project better with mices?
2. What head do you use on the gong bass? Ambassador clear?


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Old 01-12-2010, 12:31 AM
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Andreas---

It's not really the best thing for the heads. If that were an issue for me I wouldn't do it, but it's not really a problem. But I can't recommend it---and I don't mind changing heads, so.......

Cheers!

Roger--

Thanks a lot for the kind words. To answer #1, I just tune the drums where I think they sound best. I use my ear and nothing else. If they sound good to me they should work for whatever situation I find myself in, miced up or not. And #2, yes, a clear Ambassador on the gong drum. You are correct!

Cheers,
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:42 AM
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Andreas,

Really, I was called for a session with them in '95. One song-- and I went in, met them, and I was done in an hour. I said goodbye and that was it. They called me again about 10 months later to do another song and I felt something was brewing. They called me a week later and asked if I was available for a 4 month tour. We rehearsed for about 3 1/2 weeks or so and began the tour. I knew all the songs and it was very natural feeling. As I've said before, it was a balance of honoring what came before (insofar as the parts) and then adding my spices without changing the flavor of the material. I did my best to update a lot of the parts and that's really it. Glad to hear the trad grip thing is working itself out.

OK! There you go-

Sirwill---

Sorry you missed the gig. I also did a clinic that same day at the university for Craig Allen's drum shop. As far as the new kit (that's actually 2 years old now) goes, I really adore it. Fat sounding with a strong fundamental tone. Inspiring every night. (pic below)

Cheers-
Todd

WOW, Todd, what ride cymbal is THAT on your new kit?? That doesn't look like a Precision Ride! lol

Are you mainly using Vault V crashes on stage or do you occassionally have the AAX Xplosion Fast Crashes now? I see them on your setup on Sabian.com.

Speaking of gear stuff, I gotta kick my local Guitar Centers and other retailers in the butt and get your ProMark sticks in stock. I can't find them ANYWHERE in-store.. I might have to order online.. Although my local "mom and pop" store said they can order me some. Would love to try them out!

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Old 01-21-2010, 12:29 AM
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Hi Todd!

I watched a clip from youtube just now(the pro-mark video just before your MD performance),
and their you say that your favourite recording you've done was a song with Into The Green.
What song was it, and how do I get it?

Cheers from sweden
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:47 AM
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Dominick,

Which pic do you mean? If it's the double kick live rig--it is indeed the Vault Precision ride. I'm using mainly Vault and AA crashes live but have the Fast Crashes on the recording rig...so I do use them all. Thanks in advance for getting your shops in line, and getting them to carry the stick. But, you can always order online.

Thanks, man.

Larta--

You know, I was kind of caught off guard by that question. I don't know if that's truly my favorite but it's one of them, and was a memorable session for me. I read this chart down live during the session 13 years ago and it still holds up in my opinion. I actually found a link to purchase it here:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/intogreen

Or, a clip from it is on the audio page of my website here:

http://www.toddsucherman.com/albums_intothegreen.html

It's kind of "Seal-ish" overall....and I think I played on 4 tracks on that record, produced by the multi Grammy Steve Rodby. Hope you're entertained.

Thanks!
Cheers from Phoenix,
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:57 AM
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Hey Todd thanks for chatting with me at NAMM 2010 in Anaheim.Myself at almost 56 I have listened to Styx since the first album.Todd you will be noted as one of the greatest all around drummers of all time......Thanks for taking the photo with me Chuck

The highlight of my 44 yrs playing drums.Thanks again.

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Old 02-06-2010, 11:54 AM
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Hi Todd!

I ordered the Into the Green cd, and it should arrive in sweden...well sometime in the future. Looking forward to it!
Anyway, just watched your M&M dvd(again), and when you talk about your gear you say that you'll have a new kit comming. What will happen to the old kits now?

I hope our roads cross eachother someday!
Btw, I just voted for you in the MD Readers Poll "Best Rock Drummer".

Cheers
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:44 PM
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Todd, Got to see you guys in North Charleston, SC a few months back and your playing was awesome! We were seated in one of the boxes with our backs up against the wall
and every one of your bass drum hits vibrated the wall, but the bass guitar was back in the mix.
When REO came on it was the complete opposite. Tons of bass guitar and very little kick drum for Brian Hitt.
Is this done or purpose or at the discretion of the guy on the board?
It was fantastic either way, because there was a lot of slam and depth in your kicks.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:30 PM
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Chuck--

It was a pleasure to meet you at NAMM. Thanks for coming by and saying hi---and thanks for the kind words! They are appreciated.

Larta--

I hope you enjoy the CD. Like I said, that was done a long time ago but that was a memorable session. I had two Masterworks kits made in 2000 and one was on the road and the other was the home rig which I used for the DVD. The "new kit" I received in late '07 and is still on the road, and the "old" kit is now in our "B" rig on the road. We have fairly identical rigs, so we can do a show in Boston and then fly to LA and do something there and the gear is basically the same. Thanks for your support in the MD polls!

b4z--

Glad you enjoyed the gig. You know, arenas are often difficult acoustically and vary from venue to venue. Our house engineer is really great and goes for a clean mix over head crushing volume. That being said, maybe he felt the venue was brutal on bass and it was down a touch---or perhaps 200 feet in another direction in the venue---the kicks were soft and the bass was crushing. That can happen where in different locations other things are predominant or lost. I can't speak for REO's mix, but it's interesting you had different sensations. And again thanks for coming and glad you enjoyed the gig!

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Old 02-09-2010, 01:27 AM
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Awesome!
Todd, I have more questions(it never ends)! I would be thankful if you would answer some more questions as well.
I want to try to make a living playing music, and I don't care where in the music scene it is.
Just as I long as I can make living doing something with music(it's a dream I have, and dreams make you keep going).
Right now I'm studying jazz at a music school in sweden. One of my teacher is Roy Okutani, and he was actually a teacher at Berklee for 11 years(1983-1994).
He's a great teacher and I get to play with him, just the two of us, once a week during my time at the school.
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Anyway, I have plans to start to get to Stockholm(swedens capital) to begin a career, and I would really appreciate some tips
on how you started to get into the whole music scene. How it was like in the beginning.
Did you take a regular day job and tried to play with as many as you could during the rest of the day, or how did you do?
Did you pick up ads fom different bands in chicago and just made your way through?
I have some experience in singing on funerals. I know it sounds pretty sad, but it's actually very rewarding
considering that those near and dear to the one that died gets a good last farewell and all that. And I like that.

Btw, I wrote a letter to you to your homepage asking all the questions from my first posting on this forum,
and I didn't know that you answered my letter, thank you for answering it both on your site and on this forum.

ps.
I think that it's pretty cool that I can write to you lik this, considering that you're one of my absolute favourite drummers
(you share the 1st rank with Mike Portnoy, who get me starting playing drums).
It means a lot to me.

Cheers from cold sweden
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:08 PM
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Larta--

Everyone's experience is different and mine was somewhat unique. I've been playing professionally since age 6 starting out with my older brothers. Have older brothers as musicians meant that I was able to meet other older musicians through their networking as well and I've been working steadily as a musician since age 13 and never had any other job for a day. I've been quite fortunate in that regard.

I know you have my dvd, and in the "For the right reasons" section, you know that I've said that everything that has accelerated my career has come from the recommendations of other musicians. So you need to have some money set aside to go out a lot in Stockholm and meet other musicians. This means having money to pay cover charge, food and drinks, parking, etc. You need to play with as many people as you can and be patient as you become acquainted with certain circles of players in town. Take every gig and treat it seriously. Be early, be ready, and leave everyone happy that you were there---musically and personally.

That's my best advice for now!

Cheers from cold Texas,
Todd
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:12 PM
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Hi Todd-

Awesome Advice!

Talk to you soon-
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Hi Todd!

The advice was really good! Thank you.
Now I'm starting to make phone calls(trying to make friends), make a budget for when I leave to stockholm!
I can't thank you enough!

But I do have some more questions.
I was on your site, checking out more stuff on your Audio section, and I checked out the Incidental Film music. Now thts sounds awesome! could you tell me more about it?
I also want to know more about your relation with Jerry Goodman and your version of Tears of joy. That version isn't the original version from his cd Ariel. How did you get that version?
And the songs you play on clinics, how do you get them without the drums?

Cheers

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Old 02-18-2010, 06:39 PM
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Hey John--

Thanks, and hope all's cool with you!

Larta--

Regarding the incidental film music here: http://www.toddsucherman.com/albums_...ntal_film.html

These were a few pieces I wrote with my engineer and guitarist JR Taylor and my Styx bassist Ricky Phillips for submission for the Boondock Saints sequel. I'm friends with Troy Duffy, the writer/director of The Boondock Saints---and thought these pieces might fit in for action scenes or whatever on the sequel that came out last October. They weren't picked for the film but I popped them on the audio page anyway because they were fun to do.

Jerry Goodman is a friend of mine and I just commissioned him to record that track for me. Simple as that. And for any other recordings I might have I simply have the engineer make me a drummless mix. Couldn't be easier.

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Old 02-21-2010, 03:45 PM
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Okey, awesome!
Is it possible to get the songs from incidental films somewhere?

Todd, you have your cymbals pretty high up. and your ride cymbals looks like it's kinda far away. what is your approach to how you set up cymbals?
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:40 PM
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Larta--

Nope, those songs are just on the site......they are not even songs but just pieces really. My ride looks high but my shoulder is down and my arm is comfortable. My cymbal set up is where everything is reachable and comfy. That's it really.

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Old 02-28-2010, 12:42 PM
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I have some Spring Clinics coming up---come out and say hello if anyone lives in these locations!

Cheers-
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Saturday March 6th @6pm with Jimmy DeGrasso
San Jose Pro Drum
Location-Willow Glen High School Band Room
2001 Cottle Ave. San Jose, CA. 95125
tix: $15

March 17, 2010
Just Drums (In-Store Clinic)
137 Willowdale Avenue
North York, ON M2N 4Y3
(800) 565-6676
Tme: 7:00pm

MARCH 18, 2010
Long & McQuade
Venue:
The Hellenic Community of Ottawa
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K2C 1N2
Store Address:
2631 Alta Vista Dr.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 7T5
Phone: 613-521-5909
Time: 7:30PM

MARCH 20, 2010
MUSIQUE GAGNÉ ET FRÈRES
302, Rue Durocher,
Quebec, QC G1K 4W9
Phone: 418-525-8601
Venue:
Salle Jean-Paul-Tardif
950, avenue Joffre, Québec, G1S 1V2
Does open @ 5*:30pm

March 21, 2010
Steve’s Music Store
Corona Theatre
2490 rue Notre-Dame west
Doors at 3pm
E-Pro Live / Korg Wave drum demo 3:15- 4:45
Isaac Dumont 5:00 pm
Flo Mounier 5:30
Todd Sucherman 6:30
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Thursday April 1st @7PM
Resurrection Drums
The Bienes Theatre of the Arts
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2801 SW 12th St
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312
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Monday April 5th @ 7PM
Tickets $10 in advance $12 at the door
TJ's Music
347 South Main St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Tuesday April 6th @ 7pm
Husson University Gracie Theatre
One College Circle Bangor, ME 04401
Tickets are $10
Contact Mark's Music for more info @ 207-989-6658

Dicenso's Drum Shop
Wednesday April 7th @ 7pm
Venue is at Hajjar's
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Weymouth, MA 02189
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Hello Todd...

A real quick one:

Something I frequently stumble across in your xpad-section...what's the difference between the 6d and the six-rolls (Para-Diddle-Diddle...etc.)? I guess I'm missing something. Sticking is the same, right?...is it the time ... the triplet-feel? The accentuation, maybe?

As always...thanks, man!

Cheers,
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:41 AM
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It's Chaffee's 6B....same thing as a paradidle-didle.
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Great news, looking forward to the Dicenso's clinic. Can I get a picture with you? :-)
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:38 AM
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Ok, Todd...thanks for your quick reply.....I've got to bug you some more though. I hope you don't mind:)

See: I watched the section again. My bad...I meant what the difference was between the six-rolls in the sextuplet-rate and then the next thing you mention, the 6B (which is of course the Chaffee-thing) in the compound-stickings-part of the xpad-session? Respectively, why did you seperate them?

I'm just being a faithful student and trying to get all this valuable stuff together, Todd! ...

Really -- your personal, additional stuff on this forum and all sort of comes with the Dvd...I understand that... But I already got the feeling I owe you a lot more than that, man:)

Cheers,
Andreas



Ok-ok....I got it now! ..It's basically that the 6B and the sextuplet-six's have different starting-points and accents...RLLRRL for the sextuplets and respectively RLRRLL for the Chaffee....

That's it...or is it?

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Old 03-01-2010, 09:35 PM
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I have some Spring Clinics coming up---come out and say hello if anyone lives in these locations!

Cheers-
Todd


MARCH 18, 2010
Long & McQuade
Venue:
The Hellenic Community of Ottawa
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K2C 1N2
Store Address:
2631 Alta Vista Dr.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 7T5
Phone: 613-521-5909
Time: 7:30PM
Awesome, Todd! I will definately be attending. I've been waiting for a clinic of yours to come to town ever since I saw you at the Montreal Drumfest. Very excited. I will bring my copy of your DVD (which is great) to hopefully get signed. This is great news.
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