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Old 05-22-2010, 08:11 PM
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Where do you get the guts to play this live from man? It's a rhythmic monster. I would be very, very reluctant to play it live, even if I had practised it very well!

Futile is actually easier than you might think. I've certainly attempted much harder pieces in a live setting. "Unsettled" and "Centered" from my first album with 05Ric present much more challenging moments. In fact I played all three on the MD Festival DVD.

I know, that was crazy to play all the toughest songs there, like Anesthetize with the double pedal section as well. Yeah, those you mentioned definitely have more difficult elements, but there are some really displaced fills in Futile that got me distracted that day, guess I was just overwhelmed :P.
Thanks for the replies Gavin, I'll try to make it for the NYC show.


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Old 05-23-2010, 07:40 PM
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Hi Gavin

In a video I found of you on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvAP4fxPSu0&NR=1) there are some thing I find particulary impressive. Not gonna bother you with them all though, just have to ask you... At, more or less, exactly 1:54 you show some astonishing moves on the hi-hat, what are you doing there? Is it double strokes or something else?

On a sidenote, will it be possible to meet you at the RAH gig to get a drumstick signed? Would be really cool!

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Old 05-24-2010, 09:34 AM
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OK let me stop you there. First of all this is a very deceptive piece and I hope you realise that the whole section is a rhythmic illusion right? It sounds like it's triplet based but it's not. Check out this video and in particular the riff section that starts at 29 seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE2kFrD1eWI
and here's a simple version of that illusion
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Augh! My downbeat is different. I wrote out a lead sheet to this song and I started from the beginning of the illusion with the eighth/sixteenth pattern on the end. I also wrote my interpretation of what happens at 0:18 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE2kFrD1eWI. I was writing out the rhythm for the guitar player to follow. it's pretty cut up but it made sense to me because it followed what the ride pattern was doing. I'm sure it's write but I'm curious if there's an easier way to write it out. Rather, it looks right to me.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:03 PM
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Hi Gavin; I've recently been going through some of your work with my teacher. It's certainly giving me a flogging! I've got a quick question if you don't mind:

Is it possible to get a hold of some of the backing tracks you've used for PASIC, Drummerlive, MD fest etc? Specifically, I'd love to get my hands on drumless versions of Slippin' Away or the Sound of Muzak. I'm not entirely familiar yet with your written work; so if I could buy them with a book or similar that'd be fantastic. If they're not available for purchase, I promise I'll buy all your books if you put some tracks on the net for free, haha.

Sorry if it's already been asked, I've been through the first 70 odd pages of this thread but can't remember seeing it.
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:35 PM
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Hi Gavin

I have worked slavishly, when taking lessons, through your Rhythmic Illusions book and my tutor, Gary O'Toole, often sang your praises. However, I only recently watched some of your vids on Youtube. Wow, they were very impressive and I just loved your feel and dynamic. What's so odd is that I can't stand drum solos per se, but I could watch you and Jojo Mayer all day long and never get bored.

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Old 05-24-2010, 03:26 PM
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Futile is actually easier than you might think. I've certainly attempted much harder pieces in a live setting. "Unsettled" and "Centered" from my first album with 05Ric present much more challenging moments. In fact I played all three on the MD Festival DVD.
I'm working on Centered. Really dig the groove (played it for our wonderful drummer, he liked the groove a lot too) and I don't find it too hard to understand and play. The only tricky part is the speeding up section from the slower tempo (with the illegal triplet) to the original tempo (though the bassparts really help).
Futile however is still something I cannot grasp. At least not the stuff you do at the end (I always get lost). I find it therefore interesting to see that find Centered a much harder piece to play then Futile (though I can imagine that playing that stuff with a real band brings a level of complexity as opposed to playing along a clicktrack and backing track).


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I think we'll play longer than an hour as (far as I've understood it) it's just Anathema and PT playing that night.

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Oh just PT and Anathema? Great! Thought there where three bands playing. I'm planning a trip to Italy (as I need to get out for a bit) and I love Tuscany so I'm seeing if I can combine the concert and catch you guys there (as I need my annual dose of PT and you guys are not sheduled for the Netherlands this year :( )
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:28 PM
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Good Day, Gavin...

I have some questions regarding your pre-performance rituals.... When I play I try to eat a meal 2-3 hours pre-show so that it can settle and Im at peak energy..what is your schedule like? Also, how early does your tech/crew arrive and how long does it take to set up/tune your rig?
Love all your work, Gavin, youre a true inspiration to my playing....

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Old 05-24-2010, 11:55 PM
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Hi Gavin; I've recently been going through some of your work with my teacher. It's certainly giving me a flogging! I've got a quick question if you don't mind:

Is it possible to get a hold of some of the backing tracks you've used for PASIC, Drummerlive, MD fest etc? Specifically, I'd love to get my hands on drumless versions of Slippin' Away or the Sound of Muzak. I'm not entirely familiar yet with your written work; so if I could buy them with a book or similar that'd be fantastic. If they're not available for purchase, I promise I'll buy all your books if you put some tracks on the net for free, haha.

Sorry if it's already been asked, I've been through the first 70 odd pages of this thread but can't remember seeing it.

It should have been somewhere in those 70 pages... I've read on here that he does not 'give away' backing tracks. Especially ones he had to pay someone to write... Just enjoy them as is, it's about as close to getting them as you're going to get. Just thought I'd let ya know.
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:56 AM
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It should have been somewhere in those 70 pages... I've read on here that he does not 'give away' backing tracks. Especially ones he had to pay someone to write... Just enjoy them as is, it's about as close to getting them as you're going to get. Just thought I'd let ya know.
Thanks for clearing that up for me. I assume that means it's not possible to buy them anywhere either?
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:41 AM
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Thanks for clearing that up for me. I assume that means it's not possible to buy them anywhere either?
As already mentioned by Gavin, "Sound of Muzak" is available as Drum-Playalong (excl. vocals) produced by the German drum magazine "Drumheads!!". As the original issue is sold out, a reasonable alternative is to buy one of their special issues called "Best of Drumheads!! Vol. 1" in which it is contained (the other songs are American Idiot, Rosanna, Duality, Stratus, Hand Of Blood, Hand In Hand, Self Esteem). In fact, thatīs what I did a while ago. It also includes full transcriptions and some come comments on concepts and approaches. Of course... itīs all German ;-) .

Yes... itīs a lot of money for one track if you donīt like the other ones but itīs good quality and I definitely enjoy it quite a lot - unfortunately itīs the only PT playalong that I own :-( . However, as Gavin does not own the rights, itīs not possible for him to issue some more which I can perfectly understand.
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:10 PM
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Hi Gavin,

I have since 6 or 7 weeks problems with my fibres. I hope fibres is right, because i only know the word from leo.org ;). Did you ever have problems with your arms or muscles? I warm myself always up. But the problem is, i don't know how I can begin again, because if i play to fast or to much, the pain will come back. Is there a way to avoid that my arms hurts again?

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Old 05-25-2010, 03:51 PM
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hi Gavin

Can you kindly tell us when PT will be coming back to India?
Can you have any drum clinics here in India??.....people love u here.... :-)

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Old 05-25-2010, 10:01 PM
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Hi PTEmil

In a video I found of you on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvAP4fxPSu0&NR=1) there are some thing I find particulary impressive. Not gonna bother you with them all though, just have to ask you... At, more or less, exactly 1:54 you show some astonishing moves on the hi-hat, what are you doing there? Is it double strokes or something else?

The hi hat is getting pedaled every third 16th and in between that the right hand plays two 32nds on the hi hat and the left hand plays two 32nds on the snare drum.

On a sidenote, will it be possible to meet you at the RAH gig to get a drumstick signed?

Sorry but I can't promise to meet anyone at a concert.

Hi Drummin_Dan

I also wrote my interpretation of what happens at 0:18 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE2kFrD1eWI. I was writing out the rhythm for the guitar player to follow. it's pretty cut up but it made sense to me because it followed what the ride pattern was doing. I'm sure it's write but I'm curious if there's an easier way to write it out. Rather, it looks right to me.

Nice job but I would say that you've made bars 11-22 harder than they need be. It fits into 4/4. 22-37 you've heard it in from an illusion point of view - but that's fine - it makes sense. The second bar of the B section is 3/4 (and that's the same in every four bar cycle of the B section).

Hi zfzgg

Is it possible to get a hold of some of the backing tracks you've used for PASIC, Drummerlive, MD fest etc? Specifically, I'd love to get my hands on drumless versions of Slippin' Away or the Sound of Muzak. I'm not entirely familiar yet with your written work; so if I could buy them with a book or similar that'd be fantastic.

If you buy my most recent book with Terry Branam "Rhythmic Designs" there are some playalongs in that package that I played at Drummerlive and MD Fest. All the other playalongs are not available - sorry.

Hi Santibanks

Oh just PT and Anathema? Great! Thought there where three bands playing.

I understood there was only two...but it's possible that there's another support as well - I don't know for sure.

Hi Florian

I have some questions regarding your pre-performance rituals.... When I play I try to eat a meal 2-3 hours pre-show so that it can settle and Im at peak energy..what is your schedule like? Also, how early does your tech/crew arrive and how long does it take to set up/tune your rig?

Yes I normally do the same thing with the pre show eating. The crew typically get into the venue around 11am. The drums are usually set up by about 2pm. I think it only takes about 20 minutes to set up my set.

Hi WuGGu

I have since 6 or 7 weeks problems with my fibres. I hope fibres is right, because i only know the word from leo.org ;). Did you ever have problems with your arms or muscles? I warm myself always up. But the problem is, i don't know how I can begin again, because if i play to fast or to much, the pain will come back. Is there a way to avoid that my arms hurts again?


Hmm sounds serious - I hope you've had professional medical advice. I haven't had what you describe (luckily for me).

By the way if anyone wants to join me over at facebook here it is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gavin-...on/96557593864

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Old 05-25-2010, 10:11 PM
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Gavin, you've been with porcupine tree now (including the studio fill in for In Absentia) for coming up to 9 years here soon.

All the years with Porcupine Tree, has the psychedelic touch that has always remained with the band influenced your drumming?

Also, has Stevens thoughts on life mannerisms such as the topics on "Fear of a Blank Planet" and much more, rub off onto you in your day to day thinking?

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Old 05-25-2010, 11:38 PM
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Hi bhaskar

Can you kindly tell us when PT will be coming back to India?
Can you have any drum clinics here in India??.....people love u here.... :-)


We have no plans to come back anytime soon. We had a great time there.

Hi Deathtoll

All the years with Porcupine Tree, has the psychedelic touch that has always remained with the band influenced your drumming?

No I don't think so.

Also, has Stevens thoughts on life mannerisms such as the topics on "Fear of a Blank Planet" and much more, rub off onto you in your day to day thinking?

I was already thinking about those topics years before the album.

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Old 05-26-2010, 05:08 AM
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Gavin,

I will be in Manchester and then Scotland for a weeks vacation in July....any recommendations on things that need to been seen/visited?

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Old 05-26-2010, 02:19 PM
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Hey Gavin,

do you think an 18" A-Custom Crash can be used to cut it down to a Chime?

You used cymbals between 15"-17" right?



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Hey Gavin, there's something that intrigues me.
I Iike Porcupine Tree's music, but I generally dislike depressive stuff, and there doesn't seem to be more than 1 or 2 PT songs that aren't totally depressive or even fatalistic in their lyrics. Now, I'm not complaining on this, Steven can write whatever he feels like writing. But I don't think any of you guys in the band are this kind of person, even Steven seems quite cheerful in interviews and so. So how do you feel about drumming to this kind of mood in the songs? Is it about the music for you? Because for everything I've seen you post you don't strike me as a person who'd really identify himself with a set list where half the songs speak about consuming pills. I don't mean any disrespect, I actually like some of the lyrics, it's just that having 80%+ of them being like that...I don't think any band's music should be all about one particular type of feeling. I hope this doesn't make you feel like answering "If you don't like it, don't listen to it.", as I said, I like the music, and the drumming obviously, and respect Steven's artistic choices, but it'd be nice to hear your input on the subject (I mean, Colin is smiling from side to side while Steven is really focused on the negative implications of the song, and also shows it in his face, so it's kind of confusing :P).
Alright, I hope you understand what I'm trying to ask here. Thanks.


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Old 05-26-2010, 09:04 PM
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Hi Gavin

Just got my copy of Anesthetize and only can say: GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!!.
Beautifully shooted, and a great insight into the performances of everyone of you guys. Also love the ambient on the stage with the dark colours and shadows, perfect for your music.

Greetings and thanks for your time!!

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Old 05-26-2010, 11:20 PM
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Hi Gavin,

Congrats on the new DVD! It's really good.
I was there both nights, so it's great to see it again.
I just love your playing at the ending of Dark Matter.
I'll see you at the Sonor factory this weekend.
Will you discuss the same things at both your masterclasses, or will you mix things up?
Anyways, can't wait.

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Happy BassDrum, Mr Harrison !

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Old 05-27-2010, 11:24 AM
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Because for everything I've seen you post you don't strike me as a person who'd really identify himself with a set list where half the songs speak about consuming pills.
I find it interesting to go in this direction a bit, although it quickly could become too personal.
Concerning the sentence I've quoted I believe Porcupine Tree explicitly is against taking drugs, aren't they?
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I find it interesting to go in this direction a bit, although it quickly could become too personal.
Concerning the sentence I've quoted I believe Porcupine Tree explicitly is against taking drugs, aren't they?
Yes, very possibly. But many of their lyrics are about very depressed people who are actually using drugs. It obviously speaks negatively about them, I never put that in question.
And I agree, that's why I repeated in my post that I meant no disrespect, or to get into a territory I shouldn't.


EDIT: So wait, then the part of Futile we were discussing is just groups of three on the ride bell?


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Hey Gavin, there's something that intrigues me.
I Iike Porcupine Tree's music, but I generally dislike depressive stuff, and there doesn't seem to be more than 1 or 2 PT songs that aren't totally depressive or even fatalistic in their lyrics. Now, I'm not complaining on this, Steven can write whatever he feels like writing. But I don't think any of you guys in the band are this kind of person, even Steven seems quite cheerful in interviews and so. So how do you feel about drumming to this kind of mood in the songs? Is it about the music for you? Because for everything I've seen you post you don't strike me as a person who'd really identify himself with a set list where half the songs speak about consuming pills. I don't mean any disrespect, I actually like some of the lyrics, it's just that having 80%+ of them being like that...I don't think any band's music should be all about one particular type of feeling. I hope this doesn't make you feel like answering "If you don't like it, don't listen to it.", as I said, I like the music, and the drumming obviously, and respect Steven's artistic choices, but it'd be nice to hear your input on the subject (I mean, Colin is smiling from side to side while Steven is really focused on the negative implications of the song, and also shows it in his face, so it's kind of confusing :P).
Alright, I hope you understand what I'm trying to ask here. Thanks.


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Steven writes these lyrics because of inspiration, If you listen to In Absentia, he speaks of child molesters, rapists, serial killers, etc etc. He has stated that he doesn't write the lyrics to display his specific message, just too display his thoughts on the topic and how real these situations are. With the pills situation, that is an epidemic in a lot of countries where a lot of people were under the influence of pills such as ecstasy and prescription. the lyrics in deadwing though were about a movie script he wrote and isn't about depressed topics more of a sequence. You should really listen to his interview on the "Futile EP" about his lyrical writings for In Absentia and everything.
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Gavin,

A question about the quick and fast "double strokes" you use in Break (specifically the intro)... are those linear notes..as in RR LL RR LL RR LL? You do them so fast between the hi-hat and snare it's hard to hear exactly what's going on.

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Old 05-28-2010, 09:30 AM
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Hi Gavin,

First of all, a belated (?) happy birthday!
I received the Anesthetize pre-order yesterday (though the shops already had them in stock last week) and I'm amazed by the quality! I was there two days and this brings back good memories. Compliments again to all of you! You guys played amazing.

One thing that I was wondering, how come that Steve never introduces the band? I have seen my share of PT concerts but I can't recall any time where the band is introduced (and this makes PT the only band I know that doesn't do this). Is this on purpose?

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Old 05-28-2010, 10:13 AM
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Hi Florian

I will be in Manchester and then Scotland for a weeks vacation in July....any recommendations on things that need to been seen/visited?


Yes try and find the Loch ness Monster!!!

Hi Kalma

do you think an 18" A-Custom Crash can be used to cut it down to a Chime?
You used cymbals between 15"-17" right?


The 18" will have a larger bell than the 13-15. I don't know what it will sound like. If it's broken - give it a go - you've got nothing to lose.

Hi Fox622003

I Iike Porcupine Tree's music, but I generally dislike depressive stuff, and there doesn't seem to be more than 1 or 2 PT songs that aren't totally depressive or even fatalistic in their lyrics. Now, So how do you feel about drumming to this kind of mood in the songs? Is it about the music for you?

No it's just about the money - what would you like us to write about...picking daisies in a field?....I'm joking of course....I'm allowed to because it's my birthday.

EDIT: So wait, then the part of Futile we were discussing is just groups of three on the ride bell?


Yes absolutely.

Hi euphoric_anomaly

A question about the quick and fast "double strokes" you use in Break (specifically the intro)... are those linear notes..as in RR LL RR LL RR LL? You do them so fast between the hi-hat and snare it's hard to hear exactly what's going on.

they are inverted doubles RLLR. Sometimes I pedal the hi hat foot so it goes RLLF

Hi SantiBanks

One thing that I was wondering, how come that Steve never introduces the band? I have seen my share of PT concerts but I can't recall any time where the band is introduced (and this makes PT the only band I know that doesn't do this). Is this on purpose?

Does he need to? Actually on the most recent tours he does - and I do my magic trick!

thanks to all for the birthday wishes.

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Old 05-28-2010, 11:18 AM
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Happy Birthday Gavin! When will the next album with 05ric be released?
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:37 AM
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Hi Gavin - happy birthday!! Have a good one, despite being stuck at the airport...

I have a question concerning bass drum tuning: I find it quite hard sometimes, especially with bigger sizes - do you make sure each lug has the same tension, like you probably do with the toms? Do you tune the reso-head lower than the batter? I often struggle with the deep frequencies, it's hard to hear if the heads are evenly in tension.
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:11 PM
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Does he need to? Actually on the most recent tours he does - and I do my magic trick!

thanks to all for the birthday wishes.

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Well I don't think he needs to, I don't have much with introductions myself. I just noticed it and wondered if there was any particular reason behind it as most bands seem to do it (and I have seen and heard my small share of them, some of them just too extravagant and embarrasing).

I'm however saddened that I missed the magic trick on the recent tours :-(

Enjoy your birthday!

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There ain't no band introduction with TOOL either. Maybe the band (and Steven) think, that the music speaks for itself, and who is interested in the band will go an inform himself!?
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:04 PM
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Happy Birthday Gavin!
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Late but not too late ;-)...



I hope you had a happy birthday. All the best.

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Hi Kalma

do you think an 18" A-Custom Crash can be used to cut it down to a Chime?
You used cymbals between 15"-17" right?


The 18" will have a larger bell than the 13-15. I don't know what it will sound like. If it's broken - give it a go - you've got nothing to lose.
Kalma, for what it's worth, I've cut down an 18" Sabian AAXplosion crash to a bell/chime and I'm really happy with it. It sounds different for sure. It sounds more like a bell than smaller ones do.

I'm not sure what your A-Custom will sound like, but you might get good results too. You really won't know until you try it out.
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Wishing you a Merry Gavinmas!
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No it's just about the money - what would you like us to write about...picking daisies in a field?....I'm joking of course....I'm allowed to because it's my birthday.

EDIT: So wait, then the part of Futile we were discussing is just groups of three on the ride bell?


Yes absolutely.
LOL. You're a funny guy, Gavin. I hope you're having a great birthday. And I understand what you mean, lyrics are a very difficult part of writing music, and having a band motif must help a lot, and keeps the band on the same vibe.

As for Futile, I wrote down some of the part you mentioned on that live performance (HERE's the link). I hope I got it right this time, as I'd really like to take it to the kit. Those at the beginning are groups of 5, right? And yeah, I see you playing tons of ghost notes in the middle, I don't know what all that is about.


Thanks for checking the forum even on your birthday!
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This question is for anyone who has the answer.

At 5:15 in "WAY OUT OF HERE" Gavin is hammering on one of his china's. What I cannot tell, and this is quite possibly the lamest question posted this year so-far is this:

Sounds like he starts out with quarter notes on the china, and then moves onto 8th notes when the double bass starts kicking in.

Or is it 8th notes and then 16th notes?

See what I mean about lamest question of the year?

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This question is for anyone who has the answer.

At 5:15 in "WAY OUT OF HERE" Gavin is hammering on one of his china's. What I cannot tell, and this is quite possibly the lamest question posted this year so-far is this:

Sounds like he starts out with quarter notes on the china, and then moves onto 8th notes when the double bass starts kicking in.

Or is it 8th notes and then 16th notes?

See what I mean about lamest question of the year?

Thanks everyone
He actually starts out playing quarter notes and then moves to dotted eighths (assuming you hear that part in 12/8 like I do). No matter what he is not halving the value.
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hi gavin!!!i'm just back from a 3 days vacation on the beach! ^_^
and i hope that is not too late to wish you a happy birthday Gavin!
really, i hope that this next year for you may be full of happiness!!

and i hope that all the love that you receive here from a lot of drummers\fan can make you happier too!I'm just waiting for my copy of your "rythmic designs", probably it will come next week,i bought it last wednesday!!!

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Kalma, for what it's worth, I've cut down an 18" Sabian AAXplosion crash to a bell/chime and I'm really happy with it. It sounds different for sure. It sounds more like a bell than smaller ones do.

I'm not sure what your A-Custom will sound like, but you might get good results too. You really won't know until you try it out.
if i can say my opinion, i think that a cymbal like your may be useful to create a splash bell, i'd recently used an 17" AAX stage crash for a splash bell, and the result is very good! ;)
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