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Old 08-25-2009, 05:59 AM
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Drum-R - For a while, Zildjian offered an 18" Oriental Crash of Doom as well. My assumption is that there are ways to get them if you're an endorser.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:05 AM
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I've ordered my tickets to the Sept 29 show in Montreal!!! Woohoo!!

So Gavin, do you guys take requests? Free Bird? Sweet Home Alabama maybe? Sweet Caroline? ;) Kidding of course - they're the kind of requests my band gets.....:(

How about Anesthetize? That'd be smokin'......my fave.

What is the usual rule around bringing a camera into a Porcupine Tree show (just a Sony Cybershot, nothing pro)? It seems most bands have become more lenient in what they allow into a concert lately.

Very very hyped for the show....it will be great to see and hear you play the PT stuff live.

Thanks for all of the inspiration, and answering everyone's barrage of questions!!!!

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Old 08-26-2009, 02:40 PM
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Hi Gavin,
I've been using the Beatnik-pad for a few weeks now and i think it's great! I would like to know, how you use it. Do you go for the 100% in expert mode or prefer to draw a straight line just a little behind the beat ? Which modes do you use ?
And - just for fun but nevertheless interesting - what would be typical scores that you reach ?
thanks a lot and all the best,
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:34 PM
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Hi Kalma

-1- How do you program your clicktracks?

On Logic Pro

-2- How do you get such an dry sound to your snares without dampening?

I use zero rings on the top head of the snare.

Hi Drum-R

Did you get an 20'' Oriental Crash of Doom and cut it down to 18''...
Because on Zildjian site there's no 18'' Crash of Doom


Yes I think they use to make the 18" available. Maybe not any more.

Hi KevShephard

What is the usual rule around bringing a camera into a Porcupine Tree show (just a Sony Cybershot, nothing pro)? It seems most bands have become more lenient in what they allow into a concert lately.

We discourage the use of any recording. I know all these modern cameras can take video as well - but it looks and sounds REALLY bad - and for some reason we can't understand - people feel compelled to upload these videos to YouTube or something similar. It doesn't do anyone any favours. A lot of phones can do it now too. I'm not suggesting that you're going to do that - but we can only have one policy. Hope you like the show.

Hi D-a-n-i-e-l

I've been using the Beatnik-pad for a few weeks now and i think it's great! I would like to know, how you use it. Do you go for the 100% in expert mode or prefer to draw a straight line just a little behind the beat ? Which modes do you use ?
And - just for fun but nevertheless interesting - what would be typical scores that you reach ?


Sometimes I set it to 16ths at 44 bpm "Expert Mode" and score around the 70% mark - but you need to do it for a couple of minutes for the score to really settle down and be reflective of what you're doing of course.

I saw the Beatnik guys at PASIC and they were running a test just for fun that a lot of people were trying out. Here's the test: you program in a two bar "Phrase" - here's the beats

BAR ONE
1. quarter note
2. quarter note
3. two 8th notes
4. three 8th note triplets

BAR TWO
5. four 16ths
6. six triplet 16ths
7. eight 32nd notes
8. one quarter note

and then it repeats. Set the tempo to 60bpm - and play through the whole two bar cycle eight times. The skill level is set to "Medium". After you stop you can go to "Phrase Setup" and make sure it's displaying "History 1" and then you can turn the dial and see what percentage score you got for each beat. Add them all up (maximum score would be 800) and that would 100% on every beat. Hit "Reset" and start over.

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Old 08-26-2009, 05:27 PM
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AT LAST!!! I found the Sanity And Gravity cd!!! Brand New!!! I took it to my hands today and i already listened to it 3 times! I cannot say anything cause it's too soon but it sounds fantastic so far!!!! Gavin your playing once again is amazing! You're an amazing musician, not just an amazing drummer! My respect to you once more!
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:44 PM
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Hi Gavin and others!

Hope Im not posting this in the wrong section, but I made some kind of Ad/tribute to one of my favourite drum books, "Rhythmic Illusions" and posted it on youtube, just playing som examples from the book.

Hope this is ok with you =)

love your music and your books!


The clip in question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTjfm_1YL6Y

All the best/Sebastian
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:29 AM
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Hey Gavin,
I have both your books, rhythmic illusions & rhythmic perspectives. I'm not very good at understanding or playing polyrhythms, & I was wondering if I should get a beginning level book on polyrhythms & go through it first, before I go through your books to get a better understanding of polyrhythms, that way I can fully understand your books? Is that something I need to do to be able to understand the things in your books?

Also, do you do private lessons when your on the road? If you do, do you plan to be in the states, Virginia, Maryland, or DC anytime in the near future? I would really like to get a lessen with you.

Also, could you tell me what notes your talking about when you say 12th note & 24th note? I have never heard anyone to these notes other then you.

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Old 08-30-2009, 04:24 AM
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Hey Guys
I was just wondering about how many rotations you do on each lug to get the right pitch
for everyone to compare (: Just list the size of the drum, How many rotations and possibly resonant or batter side.
THANKS!!!!
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:50 AM
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Hi Gus

In your previous dvds you enclosed Italian and German subtitles. Have you thought in doing Spanish subtitles for you forthcoming one?.

There will not be any subtitles on the next DVD. I don't think anyone actually appreciated them on the previous DVDs - and it was a MASSIVE amount of work/time/money to do them.
Hi Gavin, i take your post ad i wanna reply you, and this probably is the first time that i'll not agree with you!
All the Italian drummers that i ever met, that have your DVD's LOVES them.Because those are simply AMAZING.And because those drum methods are subtitled in Italian.
So you can say that it will be expensive, and that it take a LOT of time, but i can tell you: YOUR SUBTITLES ARE APRECIATED A LOT. ;)

cheers from Italy
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:37 AM
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Hi shortsman

AT LAST!!! I found the Sanity And Gravity cd!!! Brand New!!!

wow a rare find indeed! Glad you like it.

Hi Drummerseb,
thanks for the posts.

Hi drummingman

I have both your books, rhythmic illusions & rhythmic perspectives. I'm not very good at understanding or playing polyrhythms, & I was wondering if I should get a beginning level book on polyrhythms & go through it first, before I go through your books to get a better understanding of polyrhythms, that way I can fully understand your books? Is that something I need to do to be able to understand the things in your books?

I don't know at what level you are at - so it's impossible to really say. I can tell you that you're going to need a reasonably good understanding of rhythm/syncopation/polyrhythms for it to really make any sense. I don't know of any 'polyrhythmic starter' books.

Also, do you do private lessons when your on the road?

Sorry but I don't teach privately.

Also, could you tell me what notes your talking about when you say 12th note & 24th note?


As with 16th notes and 8th notes - meaning 16 (or 8) to a bar of 4/4. 12th notes are 12 to a bar (otherwise called 8th note triplets or triplet quavers) and 24ths are of course 24 to a bar (otherwise called 16th note triplets - or semiquaver triplets).

Hi drummerboi81

I was just wondering about how many rotations you do on each lug to get the right pitch for everyone to compare (: Just list the size of the drum, How many rotations and possibly resonant or batter side.

That would be pretty hard to do as it's not starting from a defined point. I can go from finger tight - but even then it depends on the head and how tight I can get the lugs to finger tight in the first place - then I stretch the head (an unmeasurable amount) and re-tighten. Even if I could work it out - I really don't think it would help anyone. If you do a search you can find the exact pitch of all my toms from an earlier post.

Hi ItalianRicky,

thanks - you're the first person to ever tell me about the subtitles.

cheers
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:26 AM
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Gavin I want to say you are my hero, you are one of the best drummers ever IMHO. So I have a question, will you ever come to Utah for a clinic or with porcupine tree. I really hope you guys do come cause i love PT and i love your drumming, anyway keep rockin.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:10 AM
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Hello Gavin.

This in Nikos, 22 yo from Greece.

I discovered PT when I was 15 when a friend of mine brought "In Absentia" over to my place to hear the CD. I was really blown away from the tunes I heard!! And I became one of the most active fans of Porcupine Tree as far as I know. That's why they got me the nickname "Porcupine" since then :P

Check out this picture:

http://www.geocities.com/p_socrates1986/pt_col.JPG

Nice huh? However, when I heard "IA" I wanted to hear more of you guys and I purchased the older CDs and immediately I noticed that you were not on the drums. To be honest I was a bit dissapointed (not that Chris wasn't enough), but the groove and the feeling that you give to the music, is something that not many people will succeed in this way, after you.

The same year I started playing drums, and I had an instructor from Greece, named Yiannis Stavropoulos. I suppose you never heard of him. He is a jazz drummer, propably the best in Greece at the moment, he is about 45 now and he was a student in Berklee (I think the same year with Mike Portnoy, if I can recall correctly :P)

Here's his channel in YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/sichameleon

He has 9 jamming clips, I hope that you might find them interesting!

I love Jam Number 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4SL-8sytgM&fmt=18
and
Jam Number 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vSvHQOBNak

Tell me what you think!!

Anyhow, drumming for me is something that I do for fun. That's why I rarely study since I dedicate more of my time at my work which is Sound Engineering. Btw anyone who is curious about how a Force 3003 sounds, I wound say it's great since I own one (7 piece kit, 8" - 10" - 12" - 14" - 16" - 22" and 14") since I noticed many of these questions in the first 43 pages I managed to read these days!

In any case, I have some questions for you Gavin!

1. Watching you in Lycabettus Theatre in Athens in 2005 was something spectacular! (I had the ticket number 0002!! I guess 0001 was bought actually by the guy who was selling the tickets!! Hehe!) So... After this show, you released Deadwing, FoaBP, NR and now you are going to release "The Incident" and still we haven't see you touring around here! Basically I think that something happened here that was a bad experience for you and that's why you're avoiding Greece. Am I correct ? Or is there something else that makes you leave Greece out of touring? I was thinking about coming in England and attending on of your gigs, but it is way too expensive idea for a single night :/

2. Great work on "Time Flies" preview!! What I want to ask on this is that, Stevens voice has something "vintage" that makes me recall older decades. Do you know if he used any plugin in order to create this feeling? Or even if he did something in the mixing process?

3. This year I finished my Bachelor course on Sound Engineering. It was a distance-course with the Preston University in America and as far as I know, I can go on with a post-graduate after this one. I've heard that in England, especially in London there are some very nice universities in case I want to do this step. Can you suggest any? Or could you ask Steven for his advice and reply to me if it is not hard for you? I really like what he said: "What I originally fell in love with when I was a kid was the whole idea of making records." We are pretty much the same! :P

4. Let's say, that I want to work with you, with the PA staff. Is there this possibility? I guess not since you probably all know each other and you're a team but I was always curious :)

Thanx for your time, I hope you are going to find interesting the videos of my instructor, and sorry for the long post!

Nick
Cheers!!

P.S. I have a small home studio right now and I am going to expand the next months and I assume that in October I will start recordings for my EP. It is heavily influenced by Porcupine Tree, not so many odd rhythms and stuff but surely as a sound reference! Would you be interested in sending you over a demo just to check it out ? Thank you once again :)
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:43 PM
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Oh, Gavin!

I was so anxious to get some kind of comment (preferably constructive critique of ANY kind or aspect) If you find it in you please give an honest opinion, I can take it! =)

The clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTjfm_1YL6Y


Take care/Seb
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:58 PM
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He previously stated he chooses not to comment any recordings of fellow board members.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:32 AM
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He previously stated he chooses not to comment any recordings of fellow board members.
Which makes sense when I think about it. My bad...
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:00 AM
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Gavin, in the teaser video for the PT-album The Incident you said that "you were never allowed to do this thing in a rockband" or something like that. What were you talking about?
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:06 AM
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Hi Gavin, just wanna say for being such an inspiration to me, im currently studying Jazz in college here in Quebec city in Canada and its been really usefull to my playing i still dont know if ill see myself as a Jazz Drummer but i still like the feel it gives to my playing and ideas i can grab on! I bought 3 tickets for the Montreal show on September 29th i cant wait to see a second time you guys live!

I got a question for you! I this video which is you playing So What at Pasic 2008, around 1:40 i see you playing rolls what are these actually, are these 16th triplets? and where do you actually start to play them on 1 or the and of 2?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwWoOMALJrQ

Thx and see you on september 29!
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:47 AM
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Hello Sir,
I think you ought to have a look at this
http://www.rsjonline.com/Forum/forum...?TID=3895&PN=1
people out here are going crazy over some rumour of PT coming down to play in december
is there any trace of truth in that ?

also iv been tripping on Circles off late
the buzz roll in Faith that comes around 2 minutes into the song is unbelievable
the first time i heard it...i played it back 4 times to actually digest the fact that a drummer can play such a roll with such control, clarity and more importantly...feel.
i think that track is by far one of the most musically expressive pieces iv ever heard

it cost me a bomb to ship it to India...but id like to tell everyone on the forum ITS WORTH IT....please buy a copy ..... its a treasure chest of rhythmic knowledge

cheers
(and thanks for making such an album)
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:47 PM
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Hi NickPavlou_GR

1. Watching you in Lycabettus Theatre in Athens in 2005 - After this show, you released Deadwing, FoaBP, NR and now you are going to release "The Incident" and still we haven't see you touring around here! Basically I think that something happened here that was a bad experience for you and that's why you're avoiding Greece. Am I correct ? Or is there something else that makes you leave Greece out of touring? I was thinking about coming in England and attending on of your gigs, but it is way too expensive idea for a single night :/

I know we haven't been to Greece in a long time. Nothing bad happened at all - we just haven't been able to fit in into our schedule.

2. Great work on "Time Flies" preview!! What I want to ask on this is that, Stevens voice has something "vintage" that makes me recall older decades. Do you know if he used any plugin in order to create this feeling? Or even if he did something in the mixing process?

You should ask Steve that.

3. This year I finished my Bachelor course on Sound Engineering. It was a distance-course with the Preston University in America and as far as I know, I can go on with a post-graduate after this one. I've heard that in England, especially in London there are some very nice universities in case I want to do this step. Can you suggest any?

I'm not really in touch with the Universities in the UK so I can't recommend one. I'm sure there are some - I'm just the wrong person to ask. Sorry.

4. Let's say, that I want to work with you, with the PA staff. Is there this possibility? I guess not since you probably all know each other and you're a team but I was always curious :)

The PA is handled by our sound engineer. He would be the person who chooses the PA staff.

Hi jez-

Gavin, in the teaser video for the PT-album The Incident you said that "you were never allowed to do this thing in a rockband" or something like that. What were you talking about?

I was reiterating something that Robert Fripp had said to me: "Play what you've always wanted to play in a rock band - but were never allowed"

Hi ProgJazzy(QC)

I got a question for you! I this video which is you playing So What at Pasic 2008, around 1:40 i see you playing rolls what are these actually, are these 16th triplets? and where do you actually start to play them on 1 or the and of 2?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwWoOMALJrQ


I think they're 5 stroke rolls (32nd note) starting on beat 2.

Hi drumbumhamza

I think you ought to have a look at this
http://www.rsjonline.com/Forum/forum...?TID=3895&PN=1
people out here are going crazy over some rumour of PT coming down to play in december is there any trace of truth in that ?


Yes there's a good possibility. We have been asked and we'd love to do it. I think there's still a few details to iron out so it's not confirmed yet - but let's hope it happens!! Glad you're enjoying "Circles".

cheers
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:57 PM
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Yes there's a good possibility. We have been asked and we'd love to do it. I think there's still a few details to iron out so it's not confirmed yet - but let's hope it happens!! Glad you're enjoying "Circles".

cheers
Gavin
:) thanks for the info
hope it works out
hope we meet this time (I barely shook hands with you in London)
(PS the institute you'll be coming to is coincidentally the same institute at which i teach drums :) )
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Hi Gavin -

I'm patiently waiting for "The Incident" from the clips I've heard so far, this sounds to be an amazing work! Do you feel the excitement in anticipation of the release date and the public hearing it or is that all gone now in favor of the upcoming tour?

Another question that goes back a few years - for the DVD "Arriving Somewhere" there were a number of tracks played at the concerts in Chicago but not included on the DVD:

Radioactive Toy (played both nights; I know the bonus tracks included this from another show)
Deadwing
Gravity Eyelids
Mellotron Scratch
Strip the Soul
Shesmovedon

I was curious why these performances from Chicago were not included on the DVD and might these ever see a release?

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Old 09-03-2009, 11:53 PM
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Hello!
I have a solo oppertunity coming up soon, and was wondering if you have the backing track for that (awesome) song that you can be seen playing on your Drummerworld page that's like a Big Band/Hip-Hop track (that I unfortunately don't know the name of) available for download or purchase from anywhere, like the 19 Days track was made available through Rhythmin Horizons?

If not, is there anywhere you can recommend that I can get drumless backing tracks from, as I'm in desparate need of finding something to play along to that I can really make my own, preferably without the drums already there!

Thank you!

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Old 09-04-2009, 11:26 AM
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Hi cygnify

Do you feel the excitement in anticipation of the release date and the public hearing it or is that all gone now in favor of the upcoming tour?


Not really - I've heard the record thousands of times already as I was working on it. I'll probably never listen to it ever again!!

Another question that goes back a few years - for the DVD "Arriving Somewhere" there were a number of tracks played at the concerts in Chicago but not included on the DVD:
I was curious why these performances from Chicago were not included on the DVD and might these ever see a release?


We chose what we thought were the right songs for the DVD to have a flow to it. Sure there were other songs and alternative performances too (plus some soundcheck performances) - but I think it dilutes the quality if you just release everything. The material on the disc is (in our opinion) the best stuff.

Hi Huwbean

I have a solo oppertunity coming up soon, and was wondering if you have the backing track for that (awesome) song that you can be seen playing on your Drummerworld page that's like a Big Band/Hip-Hop track (that I unfortunately don't know the name of) available for download or purchase from anywhere, like the 19 Days track was made available through Rhythmin Horizons?

No it's not available.

If not, is there anywhere you can recommend that I can get drumless backing tracks from, as I'm in desparate need of finding something to play along to that I can really make my own, preferably without the drums already there!


have a look at www.drumfun.com there's loads of good sounding drum-less tracks there.

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Old 09-04-2009, 06:48 PM
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Thank you!

Huw
In addition to what Gavin recommended, if you purchase Drumhead magazine it usually comes with a CD that has at least one 'playalong track' where they give you the full band on one track of the CD and then everything minus drums on the next tracks, as well as transcriptions of all the drum parts in the magazine. The playalong track usually features a click track as well, though, so I don't know if that would be good for your purposes.
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:50 AM
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PT play in India
09-04-2009

Porcupine Tree are happy to announce their first ever performance in India. It will take place on 21st December at the Mood Indigo festival, ITT Bombay, in Mumbai. More info soon.


wooooohooooooooo
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If that really happens, I'm booking flights NOW! Count me in 200% :)
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Hi Gavin, i take your post ad i wanna reply you, and this probably is the first time that i'll not agree with you!
All the Italian drummers that i ever met, that have your DVD's LOVES them.Because those are simply AMAZING.And because those drum methods are subtitled in Italian.
So you can say that it will be expensive, and that it take a LOT of time, but i can tell you: YOUR SUBTITLES ARE APRECIATED A LOT. ;)

cheers from Italy
Riccardo
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Hi Riccardo

I agree with ItalianRicky, your works are wonderful, and all the italian drummers have appreciated a lot your work.your subtitles are appreciated a lot. You are really a great. "you're number one " we love you thanks a lot from all italian drummer
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:18 PM
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For anyone who hasn't been to the PT site lately, Gavin recently participated in the Stick it to MS event in Brimingham, at which 582 drummers broke a world record by playing in unison for over 5 minutes. There's a montage of video footage here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhryPbjaadU

Just wanted to thank you Gavin for taking part in this kind of important work. MS has affected my life personally as well so it was nice to see so many people working for this good cause.

I was also curious; were you just down on the floor with all the other drummers, or what was your participation exactly?
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:41 PM
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Hi NeuroAxis

Just wanted to thank you Gavin for taking part in this kind of important work. MS has affected my life personally as well so it was nice to see so many people working for this good cause. I was also curious; were you just down on the floor with all the other drummers, or what was your participation exactly?


I was on the stage. It wasn't an event that I was invited to -I think most of the drummers on stage had played the day before at the Birmingham Drum Fest - but when I read about Stick It To MS I felt a call to duty and contacted the organisers and told them I wanted to join in. It was an amazing day. I don't think I've ever heard a noise quite like it!!!!

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Hey Gavin!

Okey, not a very drum-related question this..but here you go.

Do you have spotify? If so, do you have a playlist you want to share? Just noticed the playlist site on the PT-page, and I really liked the Aaron parks - Invisible cinema album! Some great stuff!

cheers!
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:35 AM
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Hello Mr. Harrison. First off, I think its amazing that you can dedicate time to your fans and i'm sure everyone here really apreciates it.
Massive fan, i love your creativity and your smoothing of odd time signatures. Infact i love just about everything in your drumming, everything is very unique and you inspire me to try harder every day.
I just wanted to ask about tuning the reso head on the toms, what technique you use if it wouldn't be giving away too much. I've been struggling with tuning my resos a lot lately.
Pre-ordered the new Porcupine Tree album, can't wait to hear it.
All the best and Thank You in advance


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Hello Sir,
I thought you'd wana take a look at these clippings.





I'll keep an eye out for other articles as well. There are gona be tonnes of these :P

Cheers
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:56 AM
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Hi Gav how are u? i hope fine,

What could I say the new cd of PT its so amazing
can you tell me what do you do in boonie the cat and the metric about this track
you sound so tight so fat so wonderful man, you inspire me to put my sticks into the drums everyday and be the best i can be

cheers and god bless u man
i hope to see you someday here in mexico doing a drum clinic one of these days ;)

Raul Guereca,
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Hi ItalianRicky,

thanks - you're the first person to ever tell me about the subtitles.

cheers
Gavin
Oh, thanks to you!It is only the truth.
And i will appreciate your next dvd in english too =)
But don't understimate your previous subtitled works!
I ensure you, there's a lot of italian drummers that really love your dvd's!
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:41 AM
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Hi Gavin!

Nice to have you here!
I've just listened to "The Incident" and I'm really impressed! And your versatile playing is a really big part of that success.

Now my question: do you especially work alone with Colin Edwin to get these fantastic bass-drums interactions or does it simply comes together while playing the tunes with the full band?

Thanks and cheers!
Jerome
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:54 PM
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Hi DTrocks

Do you have spotify? If so, do you have a playlist you want to share? Just noticed the playlist site on the PT-page, and I really liked the Aaron parks - Invisible cinema album! Some great stuff!

No I don't have Spotify - the whole thing terrifies me. I had a look at it and couldn't understand how any musician or artist would ever get paid from it. Do you know?
Yes I love the Aaron Parks album - the Esbjorn Svensson Trio live in Stockholm DVD is amazing too.

Hi Jonn151

I just wanted to ask about tuning the reso head on the toms, what technique you use if it wouldn't be giving away too much. I've been struggling with tuning my resos a lot lately.

I've just filmed a section about this for my new book/DVD package (with Terry Branam) that will be coming out soon. I would suggest that you take off the top head - or try to mute it whilst you're working on the reso head - it's a difficult thing to get right. I usually have it slightly higher in pitch than the top head. Check out Bob Gatzen's videos about tuning on YouTube.

Hi drumbumhamza,
thanks for the clippings.

Hi raguer and madsurfer,

How have you heard the record already? It isn't released yet?

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Gavin[/quote]

Hi raguer and madsurfer,

How have you heard the record already? It isn't released yet?

cheers
Gavin[/quote]

Hi Gavin

Here in Switzerland you could find it in some shops since Tuesday (official release date is tomorrow, though), so it has already intensively spun in my CD-player! I think it's your best effort since In Absentia. It's a lot richer and versatile than Fear of a blank planet, in my opinion.

By the way, what is your favourite PT album so far (question 1)

And (question 2):
I wondered if you and Colin worked a lot together, I mean just the two of us, to get together the basis of some songs or if you know so well each other than everything comes together while playing together with the whole band. It interests me a lot, as I am a bassist AND a drummer (more a bassist than an drummer, though... ;))

Thanks in advance for your kind answer and carry the good work with the Porcupine Guys!

All the best from Switzerland
Jerome
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:25 PM
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Hi raguer and madsurfer,

How have you heard the record already? It isn't released yet?

cheers
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I am sad to report that I was offered a (presumably illegally downloaded) copy of the album last week. I already have the limited edition of the album on order, so was never going to allow a piece of probably poor quality, over-compressed junk to soil my cd player or assault my ear drums.
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I am sad to report that I was offered a (presumably illegally downloaded) copy of the album last week. I already have the limited edition of the album on order, so was never going to allow a piece of probably poor quality, over-compressed junk to soil my cd player or assault my ear drums.
It's not a copy, it's the official Roadrunner release. If you take a look at the PT-forum, you'll see that a lot of people have received the CDs, even the limited edition. I'm against bootleg and illegal download, what makes me rather old-fashioned, I guess, but I think that the musicians deserve to get paid at the end of the day, wonder why it's such a rare opinion these days...
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:01 PM
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Hi Gavin,

Its a pleasure to see you on here.

Couple questions:
1. Can you remember which cymbals you used on In Absentia? There's one in particular I'm curious about, which you used around 1:14 ish, it sounds like it comes before a small china hit.

2. I've only seen one video with you using the 18" Oriental crash of doom, do you only use it for certain events? Or has it just recently become a part of your arsenal and there are videos out there before you had it?

Thanks!
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