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Old 01-07-2010, 11:13 PM
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G'day Gavin,

just a quick note about the PT Royal Albert Hall concert - I am trying to make it to come from Germany, and there are lots of different fans from all over Europe coming (if we can trust the PTForum), which I think is really, really great. To me, it's basically tripping to London for the third time and seeing the RAH for the first time (I'm 20), and as I said, I'll try to make it.

Anyway, just a quick thought: I'd be interested in the solution to that "Magic Towel Trick" you did on the last tour in the break during "Trains". But, as I guess, real magicians don't reveal their secrets, do they?

And the thought about the studio photos are seconded.

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Old 01-08-2010, 01:33 PM
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Hi AAP

What stand you use with those you "home made" cymbals over your Hi-hat?
Its looks like one boom with some holders?


I used to have custom made ones - but it's been easier to make them in Sonor parts. I had to customize one little thing though. The basic arm which is the cymbal holder needed to be threaded right the way down to the bottom of the shaft on cymbal positions 1,3 & 5. This is so I could get the height differences and have the cymbals overlapping and very close together.

Then I just cut off the excess thread that is standing up above the cymbal. You can see that here before I did the cutting.

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when I break it down I just take off the cymbals and slide the bar out that's holding the 5 cymbal arms - then put it in a case like that.

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i was thinking that its some kind of that..
I think i can make same stand for these Sonor parts?
http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba_ch...bal_halter.htm x5
http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba19_...rm_19raste.htm x5
http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba_tb...e_boom_arm.htm x1
PS: Have you tried Paiste cup chimes? Do they sound at all like your custom made ones?

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Old 01-08-2010, 08:37 PM
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Hi Kalma

could you make some photos of your home-studio? It would be great as I would know how you organized your room.
Also i'd like to see what absorber-stuff you used and how you setted them up!


Here's a couple of shots of the kit in my studio..

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Hi crimsonfloyd

Anyway, just a quick thought: I'd be interested in the solution to that "Magic Towel Trick" you did on the last tour in the break during "Trains". But, as I guess, real magicians don't reveal their secrets, do they?


I could tell you...but then I'd have to kill you!!

Hi AAP

i was thinking that its some kind of that..
I think i can make same stand for these Sonor parts?
http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba_ch...bal_halter.htm x5
http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba19_...rm_19raste.htm x5
http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba_tb...e_boom_arm.htm x1
PS: Have you tried Paiste cup chimes? Do they sound at all like your custom made ones?


You're nearly there. I believe you're going to need:

5 x http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba_ch...bal_halter.htm
6 x http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba19_...rm_19raste.htm
1 x http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba_cr...conn_raste.htm
1 x http://www.thomann.de/gb/sonor_br12_...ck_mit_arm.htm

then you'll need to get 3 of the cymbal holders threaded down to the bottom - if you want the cymbals to have different heights.

Yes I used to have a set of Paiste Cup Chimes.

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Old 01-08-2010, 10:48 PM
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Hi Gavin,

One of my best friends sent me a tape of a level42 concert at the brighton dome in 1994. I'm not really familiar with their reportoire but I'm listening to the concert now and it really blows me away! Great stuff and wonderful playing! I'll bet it must be great to play as a drummer with Mark King.

Also found out of your Dizrhytmia project with Jakko. His site mentions in the news flashes (over the span of a couple of years though) about recording the second album (and a flood in your studio???). Is that project still going? I'm very curious about that.

Cheers!
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and p.s.; great pics! Love the shells of your kit. Great finish!
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:15 AM
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Yeah great Gavin!!! Thank you very much!!

I'm curious where I can find the "Tribal Finish" in the SQ2-Configurator.
I just found Red Tribal finish..

Can you or anybody else here tell me where i can find it?
Or has it been removed?!


thanks again for the photos!!

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Old 01-09-2010, 12:18 AM
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Hi AAP

i was thinking that its some kind of that..
I think i can make same stand for these Sonor parts?
http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba_ch...bal_halter.htm x5
http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba19_...rm_19raste.htm x5
http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba_tb...e_boom_arm.htm x1
PS: Have you tried Paiste cup chimes? Do they sound at all like your custom made ones?


You're nearly there. I believe you're going to need:

5 x http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba_ch...bal_halter.htm
6 x http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba19_...rm_19raste.htm
1 x http://www.thomann.de/fi/sonor_ba_cr...conn_raste.htm
1 x http://www.thomann.de/gb/sonor_br12_...ck_mit_arm.htm

then you'll need to get 3 of the cymbal holders threaded down to the bottom - if you want the cymbals to have different heights.

Yes I used to have a set of Paiste Cup Chimes.

cheers
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Thanks Gavin! By the way,is that rack Pearl DR-80 on those pics?
Do you use Pearl iconrack just on tours?
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:21 AM
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Hi Gavin,

I just started getting into playing along with some of the Porcupine Tree stuff. I started off with Deadwing as it seems to be one of your easier songs (but not for me ha ha). Anyways I was wondering about two fills you do on there. Starting at 8:05-8:08 are you just doing straight eight notes at the top with with your feet coming down? Same situation with the fills on 8:19-8:21 I just can't seem to put my finger on exactly what you are doing; thanks for your time by the way.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:51 AM
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Hi Gavin,

Could you tell us some more about how you pan your kit?
I you know you like to have a driver's seat impression, which I also love.
But do you change panning from song to song or do you just go with a basic setup?

Have you ever tried an RE-20 on your snaredrum?
I tracked drums a few weeks ago and we ended up using an RE-20 on top and bottom and it sounds sweet.
I can send you some audio if you'd like to hear it.

Cheers,

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Old 01-09-2010, 04:39 PM
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Hi Gavin,

One of my best friends sent me a tape of a level42 concert at the brighton dome in 1994. I'm not really familiar with their reportoire but I'm listening to the concert now and it really blows me away! Great stuff and wonderful playing! I'll bet it must be great to play as a drummer with Mark King.

Yes that was good fun to play - and Mark King is like a steam train on the bass!!!

Also found out of your Dizrhytmia project with Jakko. His site mentions in the news flashes (over the span of a couple of years though) about recording the second album (and a flood in your studio???). Is that project still going?

We've been thinking about finishing the 2nd album for the last 15 years!! We never really find the time to do it.

and p.s.; great pics! Love the shells of your kit. Great finish!

It's amazing - and by the way - it's a real wood veneer hand painted and lacquered - not a plastic wrap.

Hi Kalma

I'm curious where I can find the "Tribal Finish" in the SQ2-Configurator.
I just found Red Tribal finish..


I've been told that they don't offer the "Tribal" finish anymore. I think I got the last ever kit they made in that finish.

Hi AAP

Thanks Gavin! By the way,is that rack Pearl DR-80 on those pics?
Do you use Pearl iconrack just on tours?


No in my studio is the original Pearl Drum Rack from 20 years ago. Designed by Jeff Porcaro and Paul Jameson. I just use the Icon rack on tour.

Hi krayziemex99

I just started getting into playing along with some of the Porcupine Tree stuff. I started off with Deadwing as it seems to be one of your easier songs (but not for me ha ha). Anyways I was wondering about two fills you do on there. Starting at 8:05-8:08 are you just doing straight eight notes at the top with with your feet coming down?

That fill is triplet quarter notes on the snare and crash together and between each hit are two bass drum notes.

Same situation with the fills on 8:19-8:21 I just can't seem to put my finger on exactly what you are doing; thanks for your time by the way.

That is 6 triplet 16ths on the tom with two notes on the bass drum just before it starts. Quite hard to play at that speed.

Hi ProgFron

Could you tell us some more about how you pan your kit?
I you know you like to have a driver's seat impression, which I also love.
But do you change panning from song to song or do you just go with a basic setup?


Usually from my perspective sitting behind the kit. I don't change it from song to song. Occasionally - like on a DVD I'll pan it from the audience perspective as it looks/sounds to them.

Have you ever tried an RE-20 on your snaredrum?


I never have tried it on the snare drum. I've used it in the bass drum many times. It's a BIG mic !!!

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Old 01-09-2010, 05:09 PM
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I'm curious where I can find the "Tribal Finish" in the SQ2-Configurator.
I just found Red Tribal finish..


I've been told that they don't offer the "Tribal" finish anymore. I think I got the last ever kit they made in that finish.
cheers
Gavin
Oh my god.. Thats a pitty...
I love the finish...
Hm, ok.. When I got all money I will ask if they would do it for me again! ;)


All the best and thanks again
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:16 PM
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We've been thinking about finishing the 2nd album for the last 15 years!! We never really find the time to do it.
Too bad to hear that. Still looking forward to a second album :)

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It's amazing - and by the way - it's a real wood veneer hand painted and lacquered - not a plastic wrap.

cheers
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They really look amazing and unique! Did you take this one with you on tour btw? I honestly can't remember what kit you where playing.
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:41 AM
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Thanks for the reply gavin. When you play Drawing The Line do you lead on the snare drum with your right or left hand? and when SW or 05ric or whoever sends you a song to play on what do you listen for in the music to construct your part around?
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:34 PM
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:36 AM
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Hi Gavin, when you were 17-20 years old, can you remember how much (hours) and how often you practiced? Thanks a lot, Phil :)
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:43 AM
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Hi Gavin,

I'm about to buy 3 crashes for my kit. I want to know what is your favorite crashes combination...

I think I will buy:

18'' K Custom Dark Crash
15'' K Custom Dark Crash
17'' K Custom Dark Crash

Would it sound good? I just want to know what do you think about it.
And is it a good idea to mix different cymbals? Like A's with K's..

Thanks for your time...

ps: Sorry for the english mistakes, I'm from Qubec.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:36 AM
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Just to let you all know. I received an email from Hudson Music announcing Gavin's new DVD:

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The advanced book/DVD package has been created to provide contemporary drummers with a method for studying and developing the technical and musical skills required to perform today’s challenging, progressive drumming styles.

Rhythmic Designs expands on the groundbreaking polyrhythmic, polymetric concepts covered in Harrison’s previously published Rhythmic Illusions, Rhythmic Visions and Rhythmic Horizons books and videos by offering detailed analysis and transcriptions of twenty drum tracks from the recent Gavin Harrison & 05Ric albums “Drop” and “Circles” (featuring guitarist Robert Fripp and keyboardists Dave Stewart and Gary Sanctuary). Along with the 204-page book of note-for-note transcriptions and practice exercises, the double-sided companion DVD features more than two-and-a-half hours of video packed with descriptions and discussions of the drum parts, set-ups, tuning and recording process—plus six minus-drums, play-along tracks

21.95 plus 2 p&p in Europe 5 p&p outside Europe
Couldn't find it in the online shop which is why I wanted to let you know. Hey... this is going to be big fun - a challenging type of fun though ;-).

Edit: YouTube-Trailer -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL152cW-01k
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:55 AM
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Hi SantiBanks

They really look amazing and unique! Did you take this one with you on tour btw?

Yes on the Euro tour. I have a different one in the States.

Hi Hurlza

When you play Drawing The Line do you lead on the snare drum with your right or left hand?

I lead with my right hand - it's actually a deceptively difficult part to play.

when SW or 05ric or whoever sends you a song to play on what do you listen for in the music to construct your part around?

The bass line, the vocal melody, any rhythmic stuff in the guitars.

Hi Phil Brodermann

when you were 17-20 years old, can you remember how much (hours) and how often you practiced?

It's hard to say exactly but I tried to practise every day at least 2-4 hours.

Hi Drum-R

I'm about to buy 3 crashes for my kit. I want to know what is your favorite crashes combination...I think I will buy:

18'' K Custom Dark Crash
15'' K Custom Dark Crash
17'' K Custom Dark Crash


it would be a very good choice. I have no problem mixing A's and K's - consider that the bell size on the 15" and 17" will be the medium size and on the 18" will be the big size which has a bit more balls to it.

Hi ChrisGau,

Couldn't find it in the online shop which is why I wanted to let you know.


The book should be released on the 15th and I will have signed copies for sale via my shop very soon http://www.burningshed.com/store/gavinharrison/

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Old 01-11-2010, 04:08 PM
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Hi Gavin,

Do you use s-hoops on both side of the drums?



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Hi Gavin, Happy New Year to you and your family. I was wondering...

I'm struggling to find a job at the moment (can't even afford a pair of drumsticks) but have thought about the royal marines band. Do you know anyone whose in it and wether its worth joining? Im pretty sure I would just be focusing on the snare and have to say bye to my kit for a while. Which would be quite difficult.

Also did it take you a while to aquire your studio and practise space? Thats a goal of mine to.

Hope your well

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Old 01-14-2010, 05:17 PM
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Hi Kalma

Do you use s-hoops on both side of the drums?

No just on the tops.

Hi leftyrightplayer

I'm struggling to find a job at the moment (can't even afford a pair of drumsticks) but have thought about the royal marines band. Do you know anyone whose in it and wether its worth joining?


I don't know anything about the Royal Marines band - sorry.

Also did it take you a while to aquire your studio and practise space? Thats a goal of mine to.

I had been looking for a house that I could build a studio and make a pretty loud noise in (that wouldn't drive the neighbours mad) since 1985...but couldn't afford too much back then. We finally found this house - which met all the requirements back in 1997.

OK Here's a news flash.
The project that Terry Branam and I spent all last summer on (and a whole lot more!) is finally coming out and I have a limited number of signed copies.

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Rhythmic Designs (Book & DVD package) has very highly detailed transcriptions by Terry Branam of nineteen drum tracks from the recent Gavin Harrison and 05Ric albums "Drop" and "Circles".
Along with the 204-page book there's a double-sided companion DVD shot in my studio featuring 2 hours 45 minutes of video packed with descriptions, demonstrations and discussions of the drum parts, set-ups, tuning and recording process - plus six minus-drums, play-along tracks. Plus an extra bonus track with bonus transcription.

This package expands on the concepts covered in my previously published books "Rhythmic Illusions", "Rhythmic Perspectives" books and DVDs "Rhythmic Visions and Rhythmic Horizons" by offering detailed analysis of the practical application of the concepts and methods in those books and DVDs.

Available from (should ship the week of the 19th Jan) http://www.burningshed.com/store/gavinharrison/

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Old 01-14-2010, 06:39 PM
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Hello!

Ordered your new DVD today from burningshed.com, really looking forward to it. Knowing how busy you are, I find it both fascinating and inspiring that you invest some of your time answering questions on this board, thanks a lot.

I`ve been listening to Circles a lot (as well as some of your previous records), and I was wondering how you compose the drum parts. There`s a line in an old Sting song (from "Ten Summoner`s Tales" I think) that says "I can`t hear the rhythm for the drums" and listening to you and O5rics records, that line comes back to me. Do you plan/map out odd meters and changes before the music is finished or is the music already written? Assuming that you could have taken it even further into odd time signatures and changes, manipulation of time, overriding,playing across the timesignature etc, how hard is it to know when to stop make it more complex?

Also knowing your work with PT, what other of your recordings would you recommend?

Sorry if these topics have been raised before.

Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:09 PM
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Hi Basil

I`ve been listening to Circles a lot (as well as some of your previous records), and I was wondering how you compose the drum parts. There`s a line in an old Sting song (from "Ten Summoner`s Tales" I think) that says "I can`t hear the rhythm for the drums" listening to you and O5rics records, that line comes back to me.

I know the one - it's actually from "Jeremiah Blues" on "Soul Cages"- I really Manu Katche's drumming on that record.

Do you plan/map out odd meters and changes before the music is finished or is the music already written?

A lot of your questions will be answered when you see the book/dvd package.
Sometimes the compositions are started from drum rhythms - so we write around them - other times Ric writes stuff and I just listen to it and jam along until I think I've found something that I like. I try to find rhythms that I haven't heard on records before - and try to stay clear of what I think are cliches.

Assuming that you could have taken it even further into odd time signatures and changes, manipulation of time, overriding,playing across the timesignature etc, how hard is it to know when to stop make it more complex?


I try to stop at the point where I think it just starts to sound 'clever' just for the sake of it. For me - there needs to be a musical reason for an odd bar or strange time signature. Sometimes it's to accommodate a vocal line. It kind of depends on your personal perspective and taste. If you've been listening to complex music (Allan Holdsworth/Vinnie) our stuff probably doesn't sound as 'way out' as that to you. If on the other hand you listen to a lot more simple structured stuff (Beatles/Ringo) then our stuff would sound very complex - so it kind of depends where you're coming from and what you might be comparing or referencing it to.

Also knowing your work with PT, what other of your recordings would you recommend?


More recent stuff would be
"Blood" by OSI
Ed Poole's "ED4"
Jakko Jakszyk's "Glee Club"

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Old 01-15-2010, 11:52 AM
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Sorry, wrong album, I had to go back and listen to both those Sting albums again last night, have always remembered that line but not which song.

Looking forward to the DVD/book and getting more into the concepts behind the songs

Assuming that you both you and O5ric have endless limitations (or seem to have) as to how far you can push the songs in different directions both technically, dynamically and and rhythmically speaking, and serve the song as well, I would like to think it sometimes can be a challenge knowing what not to play. Complex music (and I do believe your compositions belong in that category and therefore it is my reference point) can be as beautiful as more simple structured music as long as there is a recognizable theme, melody, groove or structure. When listening to even more complex music, that can sometimes be lost, and you guys seem to balance out that aspect. It`s also important in more complex music to know what to play and what not to play.

"Stop being clever for the sake of it" I`ll keep that in mind for sure.

Reading Bill Brufords last book, I seem to remember that he recieved a co-writing credit for not wanting to play or add anything at all. What a reminder for a lot of musicians!

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Old 01-15-2010, 12:10 PM
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Hi Gavin,

i'm going to order "Rhythmic Designs" in the next time!

How can I be sure to order a signed copy?


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Old 01-15-2010, 10:00 PM
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i'm going to order "Rhythmic Designs" in the next time!

How can I be sure to order a signed copy?


Thanks
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Yeah I just preordered a copy. Are those the ones that get signed? And congratulations with your new book/dvd set. I'm really looking forward to it!
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Great, I ordered one too! Looking forward to the package!
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:13 AM
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Hi Kalma

i'm going to order "Rhythmic Designs" in the next time!
How can I be sure to order a signed copy?


The first load for sale at http://www.burningshed.com/store/gavinharrison/ will all be signed by me. Once that supply runs out - probably not - so don't wait too long.

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Hi Gavin

Im also waiting for my copy to come.
Could you advance us which songs are on the minus-drums files?

Thanks for your time.

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Hello guys, hello Gavin,

first of all: Best new-year-wishes for you all !

Gavin: I love your drumming. Especially it is very aesthetic to watch you drumming. Thanx for your great music and inspiring me! The new PT album is really great!

Perhaps you could help me to find a not too expensive ride-cymbal, which is a hybrid for the genres jazz and pop/rock. Wide range I know, but possible? Don't have the money to buy two ride-cymbals. Do you have any suggestions for me?

The ride should fit to my crashes.
I have a k-custom dark crash 17 inch and one k-custom session crash 16 inch.

Thanx for your help!

With kind regards from germany.

Peter
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:04 PM
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Hi Gus

Im also waiting for my copy to come.
Could you advance us which songs are on the minus-drums files?


As far as I remember it's
Centered, Unsettled, Life from "Drop"
Scar, Beyond The A, Source from "Circles"

Hi Peter Schneider

Perhaps you could help me to find a not too expensive ride-cymbal, which is a hybrid for the genres jazz and pop/rock. Wide range I know, but possible? Don't have the money to buy two ride-cymbals. Do you have any suggestions for me?


I find the Zildjian K 20" Ride to be a very versatile ride cymbal - it doesn't have a real dark smokey jazz sound but a cymbal that that did have that wouldn't really cut it in a pop rock kind of way. It's quite a clear hi-fi sound.

You can hear it hear in a rock setting http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/g...d08hudson.html

and the same cymbal in a more jazzy setting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwWoOMALJrQ

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Hi Gavin,

thanx a lot for answering my questions!
The cymbal sounds great to me, as far as my laptop-speakers do their job. ;o)
But I know this cymbal already.

I now have the offer for a Zildjian K custom medium ride 20 inch. Do you know this and how is your opinion to that in the jazz and pop/rock context?

Would be very nice to hear what you say?

Ah, another question: What about the Musikmesse Frankfurt this year? Will you be there?

CU
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Hi Gavin!!!

I bought an used (but in excellent condition) snare drum, I think that you have the same or similar.
Its a Yamaha recording custom 14"x5,5"

But the snare cames with many strands, like 40!
How can I customize my new snare drum to be/sound like yours?

I know that you use the Remo Coated Pinstripe on the top (snare side ambassador) and 8 strand Puresound snares that you cut from the puresound with 12 strands, am I correct?
But what is the model of puresound snare do you use?

I found only two models for 14" that uses 12 strand, the Concert Series and the Equalizer Series. Whats the model that you use?

Last question: Do you use S-hoops on this snare drum?

I made the download of circles and arriving somewhere DVD audio in your website store. Great sound! Congratulations from Brazil and thanks to answer our questions and to be very patient.

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Hi Gavin,

I've been following your drumming for a while now and I'm pleased to see your rise in prominence!

My question to you is:

A number of years ago (maybe about 10?) I attended a drum clinic in Glasgow. I'm pretty sure a certain Gavin Harrison was demonstrating the "new" Pearl Masterworks line. If I remember correctly it was a purple marble finish.

First of all, was that actually you?

Secondly, what was the general set up in those days? I seem to remember crotales instead of bells but I may be mistaken?

I find it interesting how peoples set ups and positioning of equipment change with time. Even following your playing from Deadwing onwards, positioning has changed subtly, where as my set up hasn't changed at all since 2002 (my last kit purchase). What makes you fell the need to change positions of cymbals etc?

Enjoying the educational element of your work! Incidentally I just checked out your work with Incognito. You are one funky drummer! Do you have any other work of that genre available?

Cheers,

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Hi Peter Schneider

I now have the offer for a Zildjian K custom medium ride 20 inch. Do you know this and how is your opinion to that in the jazz and pop/rock context?

I think it will fine as an all round kind of cymbal.

What about the Musikmesse Frankfurt this year? Will you be there?

I don't think I'll be there this year.

Hi Marcos

Its a Yamaha recording custom 14"x5,5" But the snare cames with many strands, like 40! How can I customize my new snare drum to be/sound like yours?

You can try but it may not come out as you imagine. Perhaps you have heard my drum on a record - but please bear in mind that there are a lot of other factors - other than the drum itself. The mics/room/compression/reverb/eq/mix/mastering.

I know that you use the Remo Coated Pinstripe on the top (snare side ambassador) and 8 strand Puresound snares that you cut from the puresound with 12 strands, am I correct?But what is the model of puresound snare do you use?

That's pretty much how I set my one up. The snares are called "Puresound Custom" P1412

Last question: Do you use S-hoops on this snare drum?

Yes on the top I use S-Hoops.

Hi ryangallagher

A number of years ago (maybe about 10?) I attended a drum clinic in Glasgow. I'm pretty sure a certain Gavin Harrison was demonstrating the "new" Pearl Masterworks line. If I remember correctly it was a purple marble finish.First of all, was that actually you?

Yes it was. It was 1998 and it was the first Masterworks set in the UK. I remember that clinic becuase we got to the venue to find out that the promoter had advertised it for two different dates and confused a lot of folks who turned up the following week to find that there was no show. Also I think it was a strip club kind of place - and I set up the drums in the afternoon and played them for about 10 seconds before a great big guy (who looked like Tony Soprano) ran down the stairs and screamed "SHUT THE F**K UP!!!!"

Secondly, what was the general set up in those days? I seem to remember crotales instead of bells but I may be mistaken?

Same kind of setup as I've used for the last 25 years 22" 8" 10" 12" 14" 16" 14" snare. I did use a set of crotales too.

I find it interesting how peoples set ups and positioning of equipment change with time. Even following your playing from Deadwing onwards, positioning has changed subtly, where as my set up hasn't changed at all since 2002 (my last kit purchase). What makes you fell the need to change positions of cymbals etc?

I don't think mine has changed that much. Probably the cymbals have changed over time - I've added a couple of extra Chinas and effects cymbals since then.

Enjoying the educational element of your work! Incidentally I just checked out your work with Incognito. You are one funky drummer! Do you have any other work of that genre available?

Ed Poole's last album "ED 4" you can hear some samples of it here http://www.myspace.com/edpoole "Lock Stock" "Smoulder" "Rollin" "Twango" and I've just recorded 6 tracks on his new album that will be released soon.

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Gavin -

I had a question on your work with King Crimson. For a long time now I have been trying to figure out the sticking used for the snare roll that introduces the doulble drum jam 'B'Boom.'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBqoYsVLqRo (the one starting at 5:15; I know this is Bruford playing it and not you but it sounds to my ears like you used the same sticking from the Chicago Crim concert download).

I know you don't have time to transcribe but do you remember the sticking used for that pattern?

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Hi Kongo

Mr. Harrison, any plans on coming to NY in April 2010?


no plans at the moment.

Hi NeuroAxis

I had a question on your work with King Crimson. For a long time now I have been trying to figure out the sticking used for the snare roll that introduces the doulble drum jam 'B'Boom.'
I know you don't have time to transcribe but do you remember the sticking used for that pattern?


Here's the easiest way to think of it. First play the pattern (it's in 7/4) all as 16ths on the snare drum - making those accents that you can clearly hear on the example. Then every note that isn't an accent - play a double stroke. It's very simple - but quite hard at that speed.

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Are there any recording or videos available with you & King Crimson? I'd love to check that out. It's funny that I was rehearsing at Soundcheck in Nashville for some Neal Morse shows and the staff told us that you guys were in that same room rehearsing just days earlier.
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Hi there Mr. Harrison is there any chance to see Porcupine Tree playing in Quebec city during the second north-american tour, since you attended Montreal at the first tour?

Thx again keep up the great playing and inspiration!
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Hi Kongo,
further to my last message - we can now announce that PT will be playing NYC Radio City Music Hall 24th of September!!!

Hi BillBachman

Are there any recording or videos available with you & King Crimson? I'd love to check that out. It's funny that I was rehearsing at Soundcheck in Nashville for some Neal Morse shows and the staff told us that you guys were in that same room rehearsing just days earlier.

Yes there is a live show recording from Chicago http://www.dgmlive.com/archive.htm?artist=16&show=1301

Soundcheck is an amazing rehearsal place.

Hi ProgJazzy(QC)

is there any chance to see Porcupine Tree playing in Quebec city during the second north-american tour, since you attended Montreal at the first tour?

We're working on it. Can't promise anything but stay tuned.

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