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Old 11-15-2017, 04:01 PM
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I guess that Yamaha (#29, but I wanted to write that before I saw your post)
is unarguably - whether everybody is a fan or not - a top brand in drumming.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:24 PM
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IMO Yamaha and Tama are producing amazing drums, I don't know who's better, both are really really good. Both are top brands. Everybody knows them for sure. And thousands of drummers love their drums and hardware. But others might not like them. That's okay.

In 2010 there was a discussion about the "best brand". It almost ended in WWIII.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:45 PM
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IMO Yamaha and Tama are producing amazing drums, I don't know who's better, both are really really good. Both are top brands. Everybody knows them for sure. And thousands of drummers love their drums and hardware. But others might not like them. That's okay.

In 2010 there was a discussion about the "best brand". It almost ended in WWIII.
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Old 12-26-2017, 04:00 AM
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I looked at some of her videos playing and none I looked at was the video and music actually the same. The sound was added later. Kinda disappointing and sounds way too polished. Alt-rock kinda bland and boring. The music had no soul it's completely bland and predictable. And, she plays wayyyyy too much drum. If I notice the drummer on every frickin' song then the drums are a distraction not an addition to the ensemble sound. It like Joe Bonnamassa shredding guitar on every Muddy and Howlin' song he does.
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:34 AM
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I looked at some of her videos playing and none I looked at was the video and music actually the same. The sound was added later. Kinda disappointing and sounds way too polished. Alt-rock kinda bland and boring. The music had no soul it's completely bland and predictable. And, she plays wayyyyy too much drum. If I notice the drummer on every frickin' song then the drums are a distraction not an addition to the ensemble sound. It like Joe Bonnamassa shredding guitar on every Muddy and Howlin' song he does.
It's ok. She sells the Tama drums. Which is the most important thing, right?
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Old 12-26-2017, 05:11 PM
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IMO Yamaha and Tama are producing amazing drums, I don't know who's better, both are really really good. Both are top brands. Everybody knows them for sure. And thousands of drummers love their drums and hardware. But others might not like them. That's okay.

In 2010 there was a discussion about the "best brand". It almost ended in WWIII.
We get much too passionate about what we choose. I suppose thereís that ďI have to prove to myself Iím right thing.Ē There are so many quality drums out there, the selections seem endless. Iíve been trying to narrow things down for over a year with no luck. Each has something Iíd miss on another. Wish I could have one of each for how the mood strikes me each day...oh, yeah! Then I woke up! LOL!!!

So far as Anikaís playing, itís her music, she over plays like crazy, but sells you the drumless version of her stuff too. You canít find some of the odd timed stuff around, so if youíre just looking for something to build your skills, they work well.

Im sure she says the same thing as she laughs her way to the bank.
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:55 PM
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Tupperware should have had endorsements a long time ago. Who hasn't started out banging on bowels with wood spoons?
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:25 PM
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Amazing how playing fast/playing too much = good player these days. Like I would have never heard of this Anika without this thread. Maybe the OP is Anika or her mother or boyfriend or ??? I mean, who really pays attention to Internet-drummers??? Now we have 3 pages of it lol.
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:57 PM
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Amazing how playing fast/playing too much = good player these days. Like I would have never heard of this Anika without this thread. Maybe the OP is Anika or her mother or boyfriend or ??? I mean, who really pays attention to Internet-drummers??? Now we have 3 pages of it lol.
I think itís more likely you are just out of touch a bit. No offense but Anikaís videos have millions of views and so do a great number of other internet drummers. Readership to drum magazines are down and dvd sales are practically non existent. The internet is where people take in their information regarding the current drum landscape.
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Old 01-02-2018, 04:45 AM
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Amazing how playing fast/playing too much = good player/good musician these days.

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I think itís more likely you are just out of touch a bit. No offense but Anikaís videos have millions of views and so do a great number of other internet drummers. Readership to drum magazines are down and dvd sales are practically non existent. The internet is where people take in their information regarding the current drum landscape.
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:21 AM
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Amazing how playing fast/playing too much = good player/good musician these days.
Really, so you post the same thing twice. It's ok to dislike her music, you posted that before. I don't see what other point you are trying to make.

I think that if anyone can find a new way to pay the bills playing music, I say all the power to them.

A drummer playing and composing drum centered music? What a shock. Krupa, Rich, Peart, Weckl, I can list 100 names of people that fit in that category. I guess Satriani and Vai should be critisized for writing guitar-centric music too then, eh?
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:01 PM
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Not everything Krupa did was "drum-centric". Lots of good jazz ensemble music he wrote or arranged that doesn't feature drums. Seems all she does is play a lotta drum too much drum on most every song. I don't like Joe Bonnamassa either. His blues-shredding guitar licks just drive me up the wall. Too much guitar there. I enjoy a good ensemble sound with all the musicians listening to each other.


My point is IMHO she's a drummer who plays fast and plays too much. If she pays the bills doing that, then great. Doesn't make her any better or make me enjoy her music, though.

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Really, so you post the same thing twice. It's ok to dislike her music, you posted that before. I don't see what other point you are trying to make.

I think that if anyone can find a new way to pay the bills playing music, I say all the power to them.

A drummer playing and composing drum centered music? What a shock. Krupa, Rich, Peart, Weckl, I can list 100 names of people that fit in that category. I guess Satriani and Vai should be critisized for writing guitar-centric music too then, eh?
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:08 PM
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I guess Satriani and Vai should be critisized for writing guitar-centric music too then, eh?
Plenty of people do.

These conversations go on all over the place.
On bass forums you'll see people ripping into Stu Hamm or Victor Wooten for the 'technique over emotion' playing.

I try not to write a player off because they have a lot of technique.
Nor do I if they don't.

My interest is 'do I like the music' or 'do I feel like I've connected to them'?
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