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Old 05-01-2010, 01:37 AM
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Well i want to stay with this displacements for some time.
Honestly... you should go and buy Gavin's Rhythmic Illusions book. It really helps getting into all of this step by step. I am doing that on my own at the moment.
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:49 AM
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Hey Gavin,

Your show in Chicago tonight was with out a doubt the best concert that I've ever seen... the only thing- Bigelf could have turned it down a notch... but it's okay. I have one question. I saw that you were using a snare on your left side... what kind was it?


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Old 05-02-2010, 09:54 AM
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Great show in Cinci Gavin. Always great to see you guys and great to watch you own that SQ2 ! I could really hear that snare drum coming off the stage and get a good idea of what it sounds like raw at times. Very powerful and yet it can be so delicate. I want one !

The magic trick was priceless dude. You had us in stitches. So unexpected. Not to give away how you did it but I will say I have one of those too. Funny as hell man. At 1st we thought you were holding up a pair of panties to go along with the bra that Steve was playing with earlier !! Man what a night !
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:54 PM
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hi Gavin! :)

it's good to see you are still here answering people questions, you have no idea how helpful and inspiring it is!

Rumor is that you are going to come with Pt to Israel to some show, while I am (and many others.. are very excited about it

How about a drum clinic as well ? :)

Another Question, that I was wondering ...

Do you still practice rudiments on a pad? if so what rudiments ?

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Old 05-02-2010, 10:04 PM
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Hi jungle

1)Is it better to stay with 8 note displacements and work on different grooves, or is better to start with 16 notes displacements (I'm working on 8 notes displacements on pattern that you have showed for a week now) im starting to understand this-

of course 16th/24th/32nd note displacements are harder than 8ths. Wait until you feel comfortable with 8ths first.

2) can you give me some other groove for this displacement in 4\4 (i know the point is that i come with my own patterns, but this pattern that you showed is really god to understand how the notes travel ;)

ANY pattern in 4/4 is good for displacement. In fact - ANY pattern in ANY time signature is good for displacement. It depends if you really want to create a Rhythmic Illusion or not. If you do - then stay with really simple patterns in 4/4 that have a 2&4 snare back beat.

Hi pixelbreaker

I have one question. I saw that you were using a snare on your left side... what kind was it?

12x5 same spec as the rest of the kit.

Hi Overg

I was wondering ...
Do you still practice rudiments on a pad? if so what rudiments ?


Yes just for warming up - just combinations of single and double stroke rolls and paradiddles.

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Old 05-03-2010, 07:43 AM
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Hi Gavin,
No response necessary here, just wanted to say thanks for puttin on a great show here in Detroit tonight. Sorry it was so dang humid in the Fillmore, but you guys still rocked the house. Can't wait to see you again in the D.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for the answer :)
but what about the drum clinic ? :)
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:32 AM
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No plans for a clinic.

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Old 05-04-2010, 09:42 PM
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Hello Mr. Harrison,

If you weren't using Sonor and Zildjian, what drums and cymbals would you use?
And what do you think of these different cymbals:

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Old 05-05-2010, 02:53 PM
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:43 AM
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Hello Gavin!

I was wondering what microphones you used on your toms, seeing as your toms have always sounded phenomenal to me. Sorry if this was asked recently.

Anywho hope that you're having a good time on tour and thanks for always inspiring me to be a better drummer! You're the man!!!

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Old 05-06-2010, 08:10 AM
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Hey Gavin,

Any update on the possible Zildjian chime/splash cymbals?

Thanks as usual!
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:03 PM
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Hello Gavin! Ever since the first time I saw a video of you playing, I've been amazed by your musicality and innovation. To me, you are a perfect drummer. I was just wondering what the inspiration behind your creativity is. Do you listen to a lot of music for new ideas? Or do you more often take old concepts and break them down, crafting something different out of the pieces?

Forgive me if the answer to my question is already present, but I didn't see anything similar when I looked. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer all these questions! Its amazing to see a drummer so dedicated to the craft and community.
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:55 AM
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FANTASTIC show at Le Capitole in Quebec City, Gavin!! What a great venue! (My girlfriend and I stayed in the hotel right in the same building - VERY convenient.) You guys sounded incredible....even from the front row. It was great to be close enough to actually hear the sound of your drums bleeding from the stage (we were against the gate right directly in front of you and Colin). "Anesthetize" was without a doubt the best thing I've ever seen and heard live. We saw you in Montreal last year, and this show Thursday night was even better!! We drove 8 hours there and 8 hours home to see the show, and it was worth every single kilometre.

I noticed recently that you have switched your 15 inch K crash for an A Custom. What was your reason for that? The reason I ask is because I just did (almost) the exact opposite. I have been using A Customs for about 15 years now, but I just cracked my 16 inch A Custom, and replaced it with a 15 inch K (my first K, which I love).

Thanks for an amazing show Thursday night!!! I can't wait until the next time.

PS - And thanks to you and the other guys for playing "Lazarus". I actually bumped into John Wesley on the street in Old Quebec and asked him if he knew if you guys would be doing it. He said he usually doesn't know what you are playing until you get on stage and see the set list!! Sounds like my band. But.....I know it HAD to have been my requesting it from you and then from him that MUST have put it in the set list. Hehe.

Enjoy the rest of the tour!!!

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Old 05-08-2010, 08:07 PM
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Hi Pass.of.E.r.a.

I was wondering what microphones you used on your toms, seeing as your toms have always sounded phenomenal to me. Sorry if this was asked recently.


At home in my studio I use Sennheiser MD421 - on the live shows of PT we use Electrovoice N/D 468

Hi gibeachhead

Any update on the possible Zildjian chime/splash cymbals?

sorry no news at the moment.

Hi LukeSnyder

I was just wondering what the inspiration behind your creativity is. Do you listen to a lot of music for new ideas? Or do you more often take old concepts and break them down, crafting something different out of the pieces?


Hmm - that's a big question. It seems to come in quite random ways. Sometimes it's because I've heard something that tickles my mind - other times it might be from watching a film - or seeing an interesting design. Sometimes it might start out as a variation of something I've already played.

Hi KevShephard

I noticed recently that you have switched your 15 inch K crash for an A Custom. What was your reason for that? The reason I ask is because I just did (almost) the exact opposite. I have been using A Customs for about 15 years now, but I just cracked my 16 inch A Custom, and replaced it with a 15 inch K (my first K, which I love).

I switched to the slightly heavier A Customs because I didn't think the K had quite the same volume and projection in a live situation. I love the sound of the K's in the studio though.

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Old 05-08-2010, 08:55 PM
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Hey Gavin, I was going to be around New York on October, but now I see you guys are playing there September 24th, I might reschedule, specially if you're planning a clinic or store appearance. So, do you have anything like that planned?
Hope everything's going well.


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Old 05-09-2010, 03:06 AM
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Just passing by to say thank you for the great show in Quebec City (Capitole),

It was FANTASTIC! haha!!, the sound was perfect, the was lots of energy in the crowd, i was in the front row in front just in front of Steven, newspapers acclaimed your venue here!!!, we hope to see you again, too bad i missed Montreal show (especially for Hatesong) :P

I noticed that for sometimes now, you have that chinese to your left and you play open handed while using it, did you start playing like this after the Modern Drummer Festival? From Simon Phillips? Or you started it on your own?

Is Salvaging , from the Insurgentes album is an example of open handed playing? (at the beginning of the song)
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:35 PM
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Looking forward to the gig in Richmond! We'd love to see a similar set to the last few shows....mainly 'Hatesong' and 'Blackest Eyes'.

Thanks Gavin!
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:59 PM
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Hello,i have ticket to Ruisrock (Finland 10.7.2010)
And question is: I have made that kind of cymbal which you have over you hi-hat. tiny 6" splash/bell cymbal from Zildjian 18" Swish china... And I would love to get signature from you on it.
Do you think if it's somehow possible?
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:58 AM
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There's a fill you do in "Beyond the A" at exactly 2:05 and 2:24 that got me thinking --- Would that fill be a good example of the "left flam triplet" technique you describe in Rythymic Designs? In the fill your using a tom, snare, and a china.

I would post audio samples of what I'm talking about, but I know your free time is very limited.

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Old 05-12-2010, 09:57 AM
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Hi Gavin

I got a question concerning your new transcription book: When you play a pattern in 9/8 like in the beginning of circles, and you make it fit a cycle of four 4/4 bars (as you say in the dvd), do you feel it as 4/4 as well while playing?
I personally find figures that are longer than a 4/4 bar to be quite harder to play against it than figures that go up to 7/8 or so.

Thanks & keep up the great and inspiring work!
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:33 PM
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:52 PM
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Hi Fox622003

I was going to be around New York on October, but now I see you guys are playing there September 24th, I might reschedule, specially if you're planning a clinic or store appearance. So, do you have anything like that planned?

No plans for a clinic or store appearance around that show.

Hi ProgJazzy(QC)

I noticed that for sometimes now, you have that chinese to your left and you play open handed while using it, did you start playing like this after the Modern Drummer Festival? From Simon Phillips? Or you started it on your own?

I've been toying with left hand lead since I was having lessons in the 70's. Simon has been an influence on me - and having the china way back there on the left it's really nice to ride on it with the left hand. My tech Jason never loves it as he sits very close to it - and it's really loud.

Hi AAP

I have made that kind of cymbal which you have over you hi-hat. tiny 6" splash/bell cymbal from Zildjian 18" Swish china... And I would love to get signature from you on it.
Do you think if it's somehow possible?


You can try - but it's almost impossible to arrange to meet people at a festival.

Hi euphoric_anomaly

There's a fill you do in "Beyond the A" at exactly 2:05 and 2:24 that got me thinking --- Would that fill be a good example of the "left flam triplet" technique you describe in Rythymic Designs? In the fill your using a tom, snare, and a china.


Yes exactly. It's a flam between a tom and snare followed by a china and then a bass drum.

Hi Swiss Matthias

I got a question concerning your new transcription book: When you play a pattern in 9/8 like in the beginning of circles, and you make it fit a cycle of four 4/4 bars (as you say in the dvd), do you feel it as 4/4 as well while playing?

Are you sure I say it fits four bars of 4/4? Because it doesn't. It's two bars of 9/8 and one bar of 5/8 which is a 23/8 cycle...and in that case I certainly don't feel it in 4/4

I personally find figures that are longer than a 4/4 bar to be quite harder to play against it than figures that go up to 7/8 or so.


So do I - so I break it down into groups of 2 and 3. A group of nine could be thought of as 2+2+2+3 or 3+3+3

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Old 05-12-2010, 08:38 PM
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Hi Gavin

of course I didn't mean Circles, but Unsettled - your tom groove opener. As euphoric_anomaly kindly pointed out to me, I somehow managed to mix up titles...

So you don't hear your 9/8 tom motive as a whole thing but break it down into smaller pieces? I must try that then, because I like to stay in 4/4 mentally (as long as it is 4/4). I suppose you split it into three parts of 3? I think I'd get lost with keeping track of the one "3" part in 2+2+2+3 and not losing the "1" at the same time.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:43 AM
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:47 PM
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Hello Gavin,

I'm not sure if this has been touched yet but...

how long ago did you start learning how to use traditional grip? Do you still practice with that grip as often as you do with match grip? I've seen you use it a couple of times in your DVD's.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:11 PM
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Hey everybody,


Here's a little transcription request that I'm posting for Kalma:

This is from the MD Festival performance of The Sound of Muzak. It's the fill leading into the first chorus. Great stuff!

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Old 05-14-2010, 11:01 AM
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Hey Gavin!
Just two small questions.. I have watched a few videos of you (on youtube) and have some questions after watching them.

Q1. What is that white colored snare drum that u use in the video of Sound of Muzak (on youtube)?? what heads does it have on?? and how do u tune it EQ, effects etc? (absolutely in love with that fat, non ringy snare sound of yours)

Q2. In one of the other videos @ PASIC 2008 (video titled "double bass patterns in odd meter feels) you talk about how your live sound engineer uses a gate on the mic placed inside ur kick for that sharp attack which sounds really BIG in auditoriums.. Could you please elaborate on that?? As in, could you please explain what kind of sound you aim for from each of the 2 kick drum mics individually?? how do u gate/ compress each of them?? and how you like to tune and EQ them??

p.s well ok those weren't really small questions! :P but would be really grateful if you could answer them for me!!
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:53 PM
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Hi Gavin,

can you tell me, what you think?

A friend of mine and me talked about "custom bells" and he said that the Quality of the Cymbal that is used to cut down is not important.
So he said you could use a Paiste 302 Crash and it would sound like if you would cut down an Zildjian A-Custom or so.

I didn't believe that this is true.
I think for a Bell the quality of the Cymbal itself, the thickness and the bell-diameter make the most important characteristics.

What do you think?


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Old 05-14-2010, 08:24 PM
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Hey Gavin...

What's your opinion on weighted sticks (like e.g. lathed aluminium) for practicing purposes. Currently I'm having a hard time surpassing a certain amount of speed and I figure it's primarily a matter of finger and wrist strenght especially on the left hand as I play trad grip. I can go fast on the xpad. You know what I mean? At higher speeds on a real drum my left hand starts to lag...

Todd shared my concern that weighted sticks might mess with my touch and stated that they could even slow me down in the end, when I come back to the real sticks.

Have you had any experience with those things, Gavin?

Thanks for your input!

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Hi Gavin !
I am new to this forum and I think that it's amazing that we have the opportunity to talk to a person and pro drummer like you! I saw you in Quebec City last week, and the show was just wonderful. Porcupine Tree is definitely my favorite band and your drumming is so awesome and inspiring.

My question for you (I don't know if it was asked previously, sorry if it's the case) goes like this:

I was wondering if there was a possibility to have some Porcupine Tree Play along tracks (without drums). I am ready to pay the price for this. I would really enjoy to play the drums on your tracks, plus it would be helpful for me because I study the music at college and if I had some play along tracks, I could use one of them to perform one of my exams!! I didn't really found any interesting rock tracks to play along with and at school it's mainly jazz or latin tracks. I mean, I love jazz and latin but the possibility to play some prog would be really nice too. This would be for personal use only, I am not wishing to give the tracks to anyone in the future.

I know this is a big request, and I would understand if the answer is no. But I still wanted to try =P

Thank you very much!

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Old 05-14-2010, 11:02 PM
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Hi Swiss Matthias

of course I didn't mean Circles, but Unsettled - your tom groove opener.
So you don't hear your 9/8 tom motive as a whole thing but break it down into smaller pieces? I must try that then, because I like to stay in 4/4 mentally (as long as it is 4/4).


In the case of that intro - I do think of it in 4/4

Hi GhostxNote

how long ago did you start learning how to use traditional grip? Do you still practice with that grip as often as you do with match grip? I've seen you use it a couple of times in your DVD's.

I very rarely switch to trad grip. I guess I would have started with it when I was very young - but when I was around 11 years old my teacher switch me to matched grip. I don't really practise it to be honest.

Hi caleb708

Q1. What is that white colored snare drum that u use in the video of Sound of Muzak (on youtube)?? what heads does it have on?? and how do u tune it EQ, effects etc? (absolutely in love with that fat, non ringy snare sound of yours)

It's a late 90's Sonor Designer 12x5 with a Remo C.S on the top. I would say it has a medium to tight tuning.

Q2. In one of the other videos @ PASIC 2008 (video titled "double bass patterns in odd meter feels) you talk about how your live sound engineer uses a gate on the mic placed inside ur kick for that sharp attack which sounds really BIG in auditoriums.. Could you please elaborate on that?? As in, could you please explain what kind of sound you aim for from each of the 2 kick drum mics individually?? how do u gate/ compress each of them?? and how you like to tune and EQ them??

The Shure SM91 gives me the clicky attack and the Audix i5 gives me a much fatter round sound. When I use them in my studio I don't gate or compress them at all. PT's live engineer gates the SM91 (but I don't know exactly by how much). As I said in the video - the bass drum is pretty dead sounding.

Hi Kalma

A friend of mine and me talked about "custom bells" and he said that the Quality of the Cymbal that is used to cut down is not important.
So he said you could use a Paiste 302 Crash and it would sound like if you would cut down an Zildjian A-Custom or so. What do you think?


I don't actually know because I've never cut down a 'lower grade' cymbal. I would imagine that it wouldn't sound as good as a 'higher grade' cymbal.

Hi the-gablushe

What's your opinion on weighted sticks (like e.g. lathed aluminium) for practicing purposes. Currently I'm having a hard time surpassing a certain amount of speed and I figure it's primarily a matter of finger and wrist strenght especially on the left hand as I play trad grip.

A long time ago I did try some metal practise sticks - but they hurt my wrists - so I gave up with them pretty quickly. I would suggest practising on pillows instead.

Hi Ben777

I was wondering if there was a possibility to have some Porcupine Tree Play along tracks (without drums).

Not possible - sorry. I believe there is a playalong to "The Sound Of Muzak" (without vocals) floating around somewhere - made by a German drum magazine called Drumheads

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Old 05-17-2010, 02:43 AM
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Gavin,

There is something you do in Futile which I cannot grasp or understand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTUl-AMoJpU

It sounds like you're either stopping the beat for an 1/8th rest on the ride cymbal or catching up to the tempo.
Very hard to explain but it happens at exactly 2:06 in the video. Could you embellish at all on this technique or trick you used?

Thanks so much
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Very hard to explain but it happens at exactly 2:06 in the video. Could you embellish at all on this technique or trick you used?

Well, to my understanding, if the notes that he's playing on the ride are considered 8th notes (although there's something odd about this tune, so it might be some sort of override, but still, IF they are considered eight notes), here's where that note goes. Also, I'm not sure if it's supposed to be with 32nds, or more of a triplet feel, but it's essentially the same. And Gavin is also playing some ghost notes on the first part of the transcription, it would had taken too long to get all of them, and I felt it was unnecessary in this case.
I also included a pseudo-MIDI file of the transcription being played so you can see it more or less sounds like it. I'm completelly unsure on the second bar there, though, that part really confused me (and I hope Gavin can enlighten us there), but as for what you were asking, it's a lot more simple, and should be something like that.
The attachment is the part that starts at exactly 2:04 on the video link you sent, and the fourth beat of that first bar is what I think you didn't catch.


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Old 05-17-2010, 09:55 AM
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Hi euphoric_anomaly

There is something you do in Futile which I cannot grasp or understand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTUl-AMoJpU


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
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Very hard to explain but it happens at exactly 2:06 in the video. Could you embellish at all on this technique or trick you used?

so the fill that you're talking about on the other vid is just 4 in a bar snare drum with bass drum hits on the off 16ths ("e" + "a"). Simple !!

Sorry Fox622003 - I couldn't understand your transcription there.

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Old 05-17-2010, 05:22 PM
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Dear Mr. Harrison,

I know you have heard this many times, but i would also like to say it that i'm a big fan of your Drumming.

I'm also a drummer, but my 1st question to you is not related to drumming. Its more of a question on music and sound. So hear it is.....

Is it right to say that every feeling can be described with a set of musical scales and riffs? I ask this because of your experience in working with Mr. Steven Wilson, who as far as I know likes playing psychedelic and space rock music.

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Sorry Fox622003 - I couldn't understand your transcription there.

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That's what I thought, I knew it was some kind of illusion on that part, what I wrote down can only be alright if what you were playing on the bell were eighth notes, but it was a sort of weird override apparently. So what I actually wrote as something really weird (the snare and two off 16th bass drums - which obviusly SOUND like that (but I thought weren't that)-), were normal, and it was the rest that was displaced :P .
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!
And also, in your transcription there seem to be other notes aside from the accents, but I can't see you playing those (at least on the ride, are they the fills?) on that part you mentioned at 0:29. I can only hear and see the accents on the bell.


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Old 05-19-2010, 12:07 AM
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Hi Gavin,

A friend told me you have incorporated (parts of) gamelan in your drumkit. Is this correct? If so, could you point me in the direction of some songs you have used this on?

also. just to get a pipe dream out there. Along with Omar Rodriguez-Lopez' and Alessandro Cortini's music styles, I put your music style in the "weird-but-awesome" category. I'd love to have the three of you working together, although it's likely this will never happen. :P

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Hi Gavin,

Just a small question concerning the upcoming gig at the Pistoia Bluesfestival. I was wondering how long you guys would play. An hour? (as it's a festival) or longer? Thanks :)

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Old 05-22-2010, 07:50 PM
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Hi adityasonakia

Is it right to say that every feeling can be described with a set of musical scales and riffs?

I don't know about every feeling. Certainly we have been conditioned through watching films that certain feeling are usually 'summed up' with certain sounds and chord progressions. You only need to watch Tom & Jerry cartoons to see how far they got with musically articulating certain moods and feelings.

Hi Fox622003

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.

And also, in your transcription there seem to be other notes aside from the accents, but I can't see you playing those (at least on the ride, are they the fills?) on that part you mentioned at 0:29. I can only hear and see the accents on the bell.

This wasn't meant to be a transcription as such but just a guide to show where the accents are. Sometimes the accent is a bass drum - other times it's a snare drum. I just wanted to show the "illusion" of that riff section. A lot of folks think that it's triplets in a slower tempo.

Hi Tuhan

A friend told me you have incorporated (parts of) gamelan in your drumkit. Is this correct? If so, could you point me in the direction of some songs you have used this on?


I've never incorporated Gamelan in my drumset. He probably was referring to this video of "19 Days" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMGGE2AdGZY where Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin play Balinese barangan, which is a type of gamelan metallophone.

Hi SantiBanks

Just a small question concerning the upcoming gig at the Pistoia Bluesfestival. I was wondering how long you guys would play. An hour? (as it's a festival) or longer?

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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