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Old 01-21-2013, 08:08 PM
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Default Guitar centre drum off winner 2012.

Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere, but this guy is incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRTAu52G9Lg
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:54 PM
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Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere, but this guy is incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRTAu52G9Lg
I agree. Amazing stuff.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:28 PM
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A cut above the usual contestants. Musical, has chops, lots of personality. I would be surprised if he doesn't get a call for something substantial in the coming months. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:05 PM
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Juan is from around my way

he has entered a few of these.... glad to see he finally won

great player, great teacher, awesome guy
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Pretty gimmicky, but better than most of the wankfest that the GC drum offs usually are.
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Pretty gimmicky, but better than most of the wankfest that the GC drum offs usually are.
gimmicky?

where's your entry ?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:29 PM
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Incredible talent and I'm sure many years of hard work. His personality on the kit was the icing on the cake!
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In the words of Billy Madison..."he's good."
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:10 PM
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Was that "Metropolis Pt. 1" (Dream Theater) at the beginning?
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That was awesome. How many hours do you think that guy practiced? He showed great smoothness even with all of the extra stuff.
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I have been watching this for 5 years now and this guy is great, He has rhythm, imagination, skill, chops, etc. But what the hell is gimmick? some of the comments on the youtube feature are just ridiculous. Congrats to this young guy.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:58 PM
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That was great all around. Feel, chops, creativity, transitions, variety, taste, attitude; he has it all. It's only a gimmick if it covers up some deficiency or gets in the way of the flow of the piece.

BTW, not that he needs any validation, but he was a 2002 DCA champ as well.

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Great chops.

I'd say he studied the last two winners and learned what made them win. I noticed he incorporated elements of last years winner and made a reference to the prior years winner with the Micheal Jackson reference. Which isn't a knock, just an observation, cause I couldn't do 1/2 of that if I wanted to.

Some may consider that gimicky, or not, but it shows he's paying attention to what the judges wants. And one of the grading criteria is audience reaction, which we don't get to fully see/hear in a youtube clip.
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gimmicky?

where's your entry ?
Here http://youtu.be/kSFC3Xl1me0
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Brilliant response. You're a scream, mate!

I clicked on the video fully expecting to be underwhelmed and irritated.

I was wrong. Not bad. Not bad at all.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:41 AM
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that actually made cry laughing

thank you for your sense of humor

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Was that "Metropolis Pt. 1" (Dream Theater) at the beginning?
That's what I was thinking, if it wasn't it sure was close!!

Congrats to him, very creative!
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i generally detest "drum solos" but that was actually really fun!
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I guess the synth pad and the clave are pretty much requisites by now jaja
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Default Re: Guitar centre drum off winner 2012.

I think this one surpasses even the first clip, if only because I know what is being attempted.... A very poor advertisment for care in the community I feel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhskR...Kbo_A&index=15
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And one of the grading criteria is audience reaction, which we don't get to fully see/hear in a youtube clip.
I was there, in the top section of Club Nokia (where there are seats, as opposed to the floor). Standing ovation all around. He was great.
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Default Re: Guitar centre drum off winner 2012.

That was superb! The creativity and technique displayed were both phenomenal! He definitely deserved that win for sure.
As for the octopad - who cares? I mean he's hitting it with a drum stick whilst still playing a solid beat. As far as I'm concerned, the octopad should have been allowed in this competition before last year. Just my 0.02!

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:36 AM
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Let me start off by saying that it was a great performance. Well done and well deserved.

My gripe is - Octapad. Not everyone has one, or even has access to one. There's little chance you will advance if you don't find a way to incorporate it into your solo.

DRUMS, man. Drums are challenging enough. If it's too boring watching drums solo for 5 mintues at a stretch, hire a band. Have a house band each drummer can play with. THEN, you'll see who the players are.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:59 AM
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I tend to agree. They need to play songs, ideally with a band. I get bored quickly of just watching someone hit drums really fast. The electronic pad is interesting, but sounds a bit cheesy to my ear.
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I think that was totally badass. Thanks for sharing!
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