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Old 10-17-2010, 09:21 PM
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:27 AM
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I love this guy, I really do. He's just plain amazing, not just as a drummer but as a MUSICIAN. What a great ear, sense of style, creativity.. etc.

I liked Nirvana but I absolutely love the Foo's. Own all of their records , and dvd's, but unfortunately I never saw them live (I live in Uruguay, and they seem to refuse to come to Argentina) :'( :'(

Yesterday I went to a QOTSA show, and I thought "Damn, if somehow I could be Josh's friend, I could meet Dave" haha..

Sh*t, I really have a sick fascination with Grohl. :(
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:22 PM
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Probot live on Headbanger's Ball (2004)

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Old 10-30-2010, 02:43 AM
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Probot live on Headbanger's Ball (2004)

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beware, this tune will rock the socks off your grama's clock
Great playing by Grohl again. You can definately see the Bonzo influence in his drumming in the song
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Old 10-30-2010, 04:09 AM
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:03 AM
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Grohl has an strong personality as a drummer, which I like.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:23 PM
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Great playing by Grohl again. You can definately see the Bonzo influence in his drumming in the song
ya, he really loves using them bonham triplets
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:02 AM
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Default You're views on Dave Grohl? Technique

Recently I asked what peoples views were on Taylor, his technique etc. etc.
But what about Dave' technique? I know Dave doesn't show off and during his early days of drumming he'd watch Treasures of Drumming (before even had a kit). Loads of drum techs say his technique is remarkable, especially his bass technique.

Does Dave use elbows like Taylor or does he use wrists more?
I know Dave has a really good grip and plays the grip like a taught drummer and I'm pretty sure he lets the stick bounce and uses the proper Match Grip.

What about you guys?
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:15 AM
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I know I like Dave a lot. Was a Nirvana fan from when they first broke (internationally that is, I wasn't lucky enough to see them in full flight at a local Seattle bar).....and he totally blew me away when I saw Them Crooked Vultures.

As for technique, well for me it's a means to an end. There are many drummers I like who have excellent technique, there are many again, who's technique at times seems a little suspect by technical standards, but what they are actually able to express on the kit does it for me.

The only drummer whos "technique" concerns me, is me. For everyone else, I hold "expression" in higher regard. So that said, I really enjoy Dave's playing.....regardless of whether his Moeller action or his matched grip is "correct" or not. :-)
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:16 AM
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i think grohl is a god. the only reason im a rock drummer today...
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:19 AM
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I don't know about Grohl's technique efficiency, but I think he's a great rock drummer. Songs For The Deaf is one of the most perfect drumming (and all round) albums of all time.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:17 AM
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What I love about Dave (beyond his uncanny ability to deliver exactly the right thing for the song) is his ability to make a four-piece sound like a huge multi-tom, multi-bass monster kit. When I hear him play... I have to step back an realize that's four drums and maybe three cymbals that he's wrenching all of that tone and sound out of.

If you have not checked out his playing on Probot, you really are missing out.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:24 PM
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What I love about Dave (beyond his uncanny ability to deliver exactly the right thing for the song) is his ability to make a four-piece sound like a huge multi-tom, multi-bass monster kit. When I hear him play... I have to step back an realize that's four drums and maybe three cymbals that he's wrenching all of that tone and sound out of.

If you have not checked out his playing on Probot, you really are missing out.
Dave uses single pedals, that's what really impresses me. and I believe he uses a 10 piece kit now with Them Crooked Vultures and allot of cymbals. On the Foo Fighters drum solo he does and impressive triplets thing, I love Dave!
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:32 PM
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I love Dave, He's the reason I started to play drums!
I think it was the way he beat the crap out of his kit and was fun to watch, same as Taylor Hawkins, I can't stand drummers who just sit behind their drums playing the song barely moving, looking quite boring =P

I think it was this single video that convinced me, I needed to start -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee6xkwVucIE
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:10 PM
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I don't know about Grohl's technique efficiency, but I think he's a great rock drummer. Songs For The Deaf is one of the most perfect drumming (and all round) albums of all time.
+1 - the drumming on Go With the Flow is sensational. Not difficult, just pure adrenalin!
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:44 PM
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I respect Dave's drumming on everything that he's done. It always fits 100% and he's a cool guy!
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:24 PM
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Dave does the job dead right for the song, and always having fun while drumming. I really like his totally free spirit.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:32 PM
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I'm not really impressed w/his drumming. I'm not saying he's bad. I get what he wants to do and what he's doing behind the kit. I just don't think it's that great - technique wise.

What does impress me about him is that he really knows what a song needs as a rock drummer and I'm really impressed by what he's done w/ the Foo Fighters as a leader.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:37 PM
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Jojo Mayer'- DVD 'Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer' says that technique is purely a means to an end (of course, I'm paraphrasing) but I wholeheartedly agree. From that point of view, Grohl's playing is technically flawless. He does everything he wants to do and very powerfully. As a model of the modern Rock drummer, he's just about the best model I could think of playing-wise.

Sure, his 'actual' technique is fairly hard and powerful and he doesn't use the subtle ranges available through other methods often but it just doesn't matter. Great musician.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:42 PM
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Dave uses single pedals, that's what really impresses me. and I believe he uses a 10 piece kit now with Them Crooked Vultures and allot of cymbals.
6-piece actually. One rack tom, two floor toms and a mounted bass drum to his left.

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Old 01-14-2011, 05:43 PM
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I always smile when I hear talk about Dave Grohl. I don't know how many others on the forum have been playing long enough to remember this...but...

When Dave Grohl first hit the scene, Modern Drummer featured him on the cover of the magazine. They received so much hate mail for doing so that it turned into the biggest controversy in the history of Modern Drummer. For multiple issues afterward, they were printing letters from people both bashing and defending Dave and the magazine itself. Supposedly, what they printed was just a tiny percentage of what they received. At a certain point, Modern Drummer printed an official end to the debate and encouraged people to stop the barrage of letters about it.

I'll bet they never taught you THAT in music history class! haha

Anyway, it's great to see that Dave made it through that initial rough patch and is now commonly accepted as a great rock drummer. He certainly is one of the most popular. If Modern Drummer put him on the cover next month, no one would think twice about it. Good for him.
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:36 PM
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But what about Dave' technique? I know Dave doesn't show off and during his early days of drumming he'd watch Treasures of Drumming (before even had a kit). Loads of drum techs say his technique is remarkable, especially his bass technique.
what's "treasures of drumming"?
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:47 PM
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When I think of Dave Grohl, the word technique doesn't usually come to mind as much as performance and musicianship. Like other's have sid he has a nack for laying down exactly what the song needs and does it with confident power and just the right amount of flair.

The guy is immensely talented as a singer, guitar player and drummer and songwriter!
There are a lot of people that can lay claim to being multi-talented like that but very few who can actually pull it off on a professional level.

Dave rules in my book!
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:29 PM
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I've been asking the question "why does he sound the way he does" since 1992... and it's been great fun learning from him.

His Scream stuff is pretty darn good too, as well as the Late!/Pocketwatch stuff...

I've only recently started to learn the details of his technique... I only used my ear and my brain before that, and what I mostly picked up on was the absolutely pure enthusiasm for playing drums, and his unabashed physical-ness behind the kit.

One can hit the drums too hard, too sloppy, and look and sound like a fool. Dav found a way to stay physical and monstrously powerful and that's made me appreciate him more than any other drummer.

Over the years I've found that there's a few of my other favorite drummers that also mix power with enthusiasm, and some of them are even more technically proficient than Dave, i.e: Dale Crover, John Bonham, Bill Bruford, Zach Hill... but nobody can blend simplicity with power with enthusiasm the way he does. He's without a doubt the spiritual successor of Bonzo.

I've thought about his drumming every day since I was 13; I've read everything I could about the different production tactics he's used in the studio, and I've accepted that he is my Rock 'n' Roll Hero. Becasue of him I've found a happy medium between QOTSA desert rock and Shellac post-rock that when further developed will help me to become a good drummer in my own right.

I have a heck of a lot to thank him for. His guitar work has also heavily influenced my (first Foo album & Probot more than anything), but most of all his drumming actually has shaped the path of my life itself... if he wasn't around I wouldn't have had the love I have for drumming.

How and when to use flams, really, really solid single stroke rolls/fills, full-set triplet rollovers... nobody else has his ear for what and when to do what. Yes, I acknowledge that other drummers such as Bruford Bonham Crover and Hill also know that stuff but it's different with them, respectively and individually.

On the drums, I don't want to BE Dave, I want to be me above all else, but I do feel that if I'm going to invest my time and effort on learning another drummer's ways, it's his stuff above everything else... I spend a little time working on my previously mentioned drummers as well as Iggor Cavalera.


The cool thing is that there IS a Dave Grohl school of thought. Josh Homme applies it with the drumming in QOTSA, and Joey Castillo is a great example of Grohl-inspired techniques. Taylor Hawkins, same deal (Get Up I Want to Get Down by The Coattail Riders is a great example)... the drum writing on recs of the flesh's two albums, Todd Trainer's stuff with Shellac... these guys apply similar dynamics but a lot of what they do traces back to Dave doing his thing. IMO there's nothing wrong with wanting to play like Dave; it's honoring him, it's adopting a unique and effective way of thought behind the kit, and it's a heck of a lot of fun... because if you can be physical behind the kit and still be that solid and effective, then who you play with will love pretty much every beat you lay down.

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Old 05-06-2011, 03:00 AM
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In my (modest) opinion, I think Grohl is a modern day version of what Phil Collins was in the 70's and 80's - a supreme songsmith who had a sound that was just always somehow right on the money. That's not to compare style or anything else, just to say Grohl has a real place in the last twenty year's worth of popular music, that being, heavy catchy rock tunes that seemingly always have supremely confident rhythms.

The hyper-sophisticated drum tracker he's not, but he consistently makes music that boils it down to songcraft over style (although, like Collins, his style seems to be instantly recognizable). It's deceptively simple, I think, since it IS so simple. But it's far from simplistic, I think, which seems to suggest it's fundamental.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:58 PM
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Does anyone know what kind of jam block Dave Grohl uses?

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Old 03-24-2012, 02:50 AM
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I know he has a plank of wood on his left. Like literally just a piece of a 2x4 plank, painted black. Is that the one you mean?
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Really just a plank of wood? I thought it was carved so it had a mouth and had a more 'cross stick' style sound. It mustn't sound that good. Thanks.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:18 PM
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Well, he may have changed it later, but he goes through his setup here (starting at 5:00) and he demonstrated the "woodblock"

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Does Dave Grohl use a double kick pedal? Just listen to Red War by Probot.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:48 PM
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I don't see a double pedal in any of these pics. http://www.musicradar.com/news/drums...es-239299/2#!1

That doesn't mean that he didn't use one on Red War, though.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:56 PM
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I think its floor tom and bass.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:52 PM
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Na, he does it with a gong bass drum/low floor tom tuned like a bass drum.

Me alternates hands. It's a cool trick! I use it alot.
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I don't see a double pedal in any of these pics. http://www.musicradar.com/news/drums...es-239299/2#!1
I didn't see one either but I may have been distracted by all his Moongel!
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This thread reminded me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G3Ny7ACtqM
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I didn't see one either but I may have been distracted by all his Moongel!
We'll assume he knows what he's doing. He does seem to be pretty Moongel happy, though. ;-)
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:13 AM
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People get all uppity about moongel, but it's really one of the easiest and fastest ways to get certain sounds, and furthermore, I think his kit is mic'd the vast majority of the time, so moongel can make the overtones much easier to deal with in the mix.

What gets me all uppity, though, is the way he makes little tape X's on his resonant heads. Oh well, his drums always sounded fine to me.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:18 PM
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Dave Grohl - to me he's the single most powerful drummer on earth. He's like a f**ing machine. Just listen to "The Colour And The Shape" by Foo Fighters - Grohl plays on the whole album and it's such a pleasure to listen to.

Thought I'd create a thread here for us all to share our thoughts on mr. Grohl.
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Seen this one? Here's some earlier thoughts: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=1138
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He and Jukka (Nightwish) are why I got into drumming!
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