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Old 01-06-2008, 02:51 PM
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Hi glen thomas,
yes everything in the drumset is recorded onto separate tracks. What would be the point in bouncing things together? Yes, I played along to the demos - which I had already recorded demo drums to some months earlier. Once I'm finished with the drum tracks - I would pass them onto Steve via a firewire hard drive so that he could import them into his version of the song on his computer. We both use Logic Pro on a Mac computer so we have identical copies of the song and tracks to work on independently. That's pretty much how it works with Colin and Richard too.

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Old 01-06-2008, 05:28 PM
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Gavin,

Thanks for the link to the list of your recordings. Saw the the Sam Brown video for stop from 87. Great singer, song and choice drumming there. That girl can sing !!! Think I am going to check out her work. Thanks !
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:34 PM
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Hi Gavin,

You said you have your drums set up in the control room and record there.

I have a small practice/recording space at home and my mixer is right next to my drumset, so that would be my control room.
The problem I have with this set-up that it is quite hard to set-up the mixer. Because I hear the drum through the mixer but also directly, so I can't really hear what I'm doing.

Eventually I'll get it but everytime I have to do it it's a pain.

Do you experience the same, or do you only use your mixer as an interface to the computer and only change things in Logic.

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Old 01-07-2008, 10:07 PM
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Dear Gavin,
I don't remember when I last posted on this thread: honestly, I thought you were just visiting for a while (I don't know why I said that!!).But hey, here's you wishing us a great 2008!
Thank you, and I wish you have a great year ahead.
Thank you for all the music.
I have been a big fan of yours since the late 90s when you joined PT. You have been my drumming idol since. Like many on this thread, for me, you brought back some much-needed "inspiration" through your playing. Thanks again.

PS: Shallow and Start of Something Beautiful are two of the best songs I've heard in quite some time to come, including all genres of music.
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:21 AM
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yes everything in the drumset is recorded onto separate tracks. What would be the point in bouncing things together?
Hi again Gavin :-)

Once again thanks for your response. I think it's amazing you take the time
to answer our questions on here knowing how busy you are. It's too bad other
drummers don't follow your lead ;-) All I know is that i greatly appreciate it and
have learned a lot from your responses. :-)

I just want to explain my statement about bouncing drum tracks. I've recorded
in some small private studios where they were 16 track or less studios and sometimes,
they took the drumtracks, which may have been 6 tracks and bounced them down
to 2 to make room for other instruments on the other tracks. For example, they
took all the toms and put them on one track when originally each tom was on a seperate track. I've come across that a few times where the studio was using
reel tape or adat, not computer based recorders. They'd mix the toms before bouncing them but I know if a change needed to be made later, it was out of the question.. ;-)
For the most part, the result was still good.

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Old 01-08-2008, 04:36 PM
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Hi Drizzle,

Do you experience the same, or do you only use your mixer as an interface to the computer and only change things in Logic.

Yes of course I can hear the drums direct in the room as well as the sound from the desk in my headphones. Usually I record a drum flat (with no eq) and then send it into the computer. Then I might play that sound back into the desk and gently eq it (on the desk). Then I copy that eq directly onto the channel that has that drum on it - so next time it gets recorded with that eq setting on it. It takes time to go through every drum and bit by bit improve the sound of the drum via the desk. Also I might eq or effect the sound inside the computer after it's been recorded.

Hi glen thomas,
ok now I understand what you mean with 16 track recorders etc. I haven't recorded like that in so long I don't remember what I would have bounced together. With computers you have an incredible amount of tracks - I don't even know what the limit is - I had a song with 100 tracks in it once!!!

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Old 01-09-2008, 03:08 AM
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Hello Gavin.

Just a quick line to say thanks to you and the band for a great show at the Kentish Town Forum on Friday. It was more than worth the trip from Caerphilly. I was lucky enough to recently win two tickets to a PT "one-off acoustic show" from a well-known music TV channel, so hope that I will get to see you all for the third time, very shortly.

Congratulations also on the award for best album from Classic Rock magazine.

Can I ask about something on the page about you on wikipedia?

It states that in 2008 you will be joining King Crimson. Is this a permanent thing or the next project whilst PT have a (well-earned) break?

Could I also ask have you always been a Zildjian man? When I think of your cymbal set-up, perhaps not all of them would be what some would consider to be classic "rock" cymbals eg the k's, but it all seems to fit in so well with everything else. Is it a case of always having played these and letting them fit in or have you gone down the "horses for courses" route of using x cymbal for this and y for that?

Thanks, again,
Several of these questions have been answered. If you could check out these past posts, you can find your answers!
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:54 AM
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Hi Gavin,

Any chance of getting a "Futile" drum-less play-along track?

Forgive me if this has been asked before, I searched the thread and found nothing.
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:36 AM
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Hi Gavin:

I am from Chile in south America and I just want to say that I admire very much your music and the way you play the drums, your music has cross the world, and let me say you have many fans, even in a far country like this.

Greetings, and hope to see you live someday playing with PT in Chile.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:20 AM
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Dear Gavin,

while studying your Rhythmic Visions DVD I noticed that you like ghostnotes a lot. What baffled me most was the fact that you mastered the ghostnote after each upbeat so well. In particular that is because there is such a big dynamic contrast between those two notes.

Now I've tried to emulate what you did and see myself confronted with the problem that my ghostnotes come up way too hard after the upbeats. Is there a special technique that you are using or can you shed some light as how to practice these?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:03 AM
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Hi cjcdrums,

Any chance of getting a "Futile" drum-less play-along track?

Sorry - I'm afraid not.

Hi Mercyful,

Thanks for the message - I last played in Chilie 11 years ago with Lisa Stansfield - we had a great time there.

Hi michen,

Now I've tried to emulate what you did and see myself confronted with the problem that my ghostnotes come up way too hard after the upbeats. Is there a special technique that you are using or can you shed some light as how to practice these?

Do you mean the ghost note directly after the main snare drum hits (the backbeats)?
I've been doing that for as long as I can remember - I guess it came from listening to Jeff Porcaro. If the tempo is slow enough I can usually get a ghost note in a 16th note before and after the backbeats. I can't think of an exercise that's really going to help you other than just trying to do it. Of course I rimshot the backbeat to make the difference in volume even more pronounced.

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Old 01-11-2008, 11:12 AM
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Now I've tried to emulate what you did and see myself confronted with the problem that my ghostnotes come up way too hard after the upbeats. Is there a special technique that you are using or can you shed some light as how to practice these?

Do you mean the ghost note directly after the main snare drum hits (the backbeats)?
I've been doing that for as long as I can remember - I guess it came from listening to Jeff Porcaro. If the tempo is slow enough I can usually get a ghost note in a 16th note before and after the backbeats. I can't think of an exercise that's really going to help you other than just trying to do it. Of course I rimshot the backbeat to make the difference in volume even more pronounced.

Cheers
Gavin
Yes, after the backbeats - that's what I meant. I'll just keep on trying then. At least now I know what is technically possible ;-)
Ah, Jeff Porcaro - with the example on Rhythmic Visions you're referring to his "very famous halftime shuffle groove", right? Such a great drummer...

Anyway, thanks for your quick answer!
michen

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Old 01-12-2008, 05:50 AM
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Hi Gavin,

I haven't seen anyone ask about your unique grip here. I was wondering how you arrived at it and what advantages you see. It seems counterintuitive since (I believe) the fulcrum is so far back from the balance point of the stick. Is it because you get increased power with less motion, while sacrificing a bit of rebound?

My instructor has been drilling into me to hold the sticks with the fulcrum at the balance point (he likes the middle finger/thumb fulcrum), but your style is quite a departure and wondered if you would comment on it.

Thanks!
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:00 PM
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If got a question to your racksystem:
When you out on tour do you have any solution to put your Rack with all tomarms safety into the truck? I have the problem that I have not been found any kind of matched case for my racksystem.
I hope for an advise.
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:42 PM
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Hi stoneymonster,

I haven't seen anyone ask about your unique grip here. I was wondering how you arrived at it and what advantages you see. It seems counterintuitive since (I believe) the fulcrum is so far back from the balance point of the stick. Is it because you get increased power with less motion, while sacrificing a bit of rebound?


Yes, you're right - I'm way back past the fulcrum point - right on the very end of the stick. I think it's just developed through live playing with rock bands - I want the power and the volume to feel assertive and I know - although holding it at the fulcrum point would be nice - it's just going to frustrate me and my hands will be begging to hold further down to the back of the stick.
Of course the downside is that it requires more effort - but I play from a passion point of view - and I'd rather do what feels right - rather than what is technically correct.
Also I know my grips aren't even - I hold the left stick mainly with my little finger (and that's my technique for getting consistent rim shots) - and the right stick mainly between my middle finger and thumb. I never think about my grip - it's just something that has come about from years of playing - and just doing what felt the most natural to me.

Hi ChrisBassdrum,

When you out on tour do you have any solution to put your Rack with all tomarms safety into the truck?

I take the rack tom arms off. They're all numbered so they go straight back into position (with their memory locks) with no problem.

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Old 01-12-2008, 06:40 PM
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Hi Gavin,

Apologies if this has been asked before, but I was wondering how you came to join PT after Chris left. Was it a chance meeting? or did Steve/ the band seek you out especially for the Job?

Thank you for everything you've brought to PT and I Hope you're well,

Kev

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Old 01-12-2008, 07:31 PM
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Hello Gavin,

I took my 14 year-old son to see you guys at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio back in October. You guys put on an amazing show (thanks for doing “The Sky Moves Sideways”).

You have a writing credit on “Cheating the Polygraph,” “Start of Something Beautiful,” “Mother and Child Divided,” and “Futile.” Can you tell us what your contributions were to those songs? Did you have a chord structure and/or melodies and SW built a song around it? Or did you guys sit down and write them together?

For songs that are credited to all four band members (“What Happens Now?,” “Way Out of Here,” “Halo,” “Glass Arm Shattering”), is it a case where all four of you are together and you’re just jamming?

And finally!! You are credited for playing “tapped” guitar in “Nil Recurring.” What exactly is that??

Apologies if these are repeated questions and thanks for the time!!

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Old 01-12-2008, 09:09 PM
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Hi K.Howden,

I was wondering how you came to join PT after Chris left.


I've been friends with Richard since the early 1990's and have worked with him on a few different projects. When Chris left - Richard called me and asked if I would come to New York and record "In Absentia" as a session drummer - which Idid. After that the band invited me to join the band as a full member.

Hi jasonyounger,

You have a writing credit on “Cheating the Polygraph,” “Start of Something Beautiful,” “Mother and Child Divided,” and “Futile.” Can you tell us what your contributions were to those songs?

Yes, I started them all. They began with drum rhythms and some bass & guitar ideas/riffs that I wrote. Sometimes they made it through to the final song - sometimes they were just there to indicate the kind of rhythmic pattern that I thought best complimented the drum rhythms - and left the note choices up to Steve.

For songs that are credited to all four band members (“What Happens Now?,” “Way Out of Here,” “Halo,” “Glass Arm Shattering”), is it a case where all four of you are together and you’re just jamming?

Yes those came out of 'jam' sessions at my home studio.

And finally!! You are credited for playing “tapped” guitar in “Nil Recurring.” What exactly is that??

It's literally me tapping my 7 string guitar in a similar way that people play the "Chapman Stick". You can clearly hear me doing it in the first 32 seconds of that track. There's two tapped guitar parts going on there - over the drums.

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Old 01-13-2008, 05:49 AM
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Hey Gavin, I saw you mentioned you're approach to gripping the sticks, and I just had a few questions. I actually play the same way (all the way back on the stick) and I noticed at higher speeds, sometimes my hands cramp up, and become a little sore. Do you have this, and if so, what do you do to correct it? Thanks a lot!
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:31 PM
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Any chance of getting a "Futile" drum-less play-along track?

Forgive me if this has been asked before, I searched the thread and found nothing.
Speaking of "Futile", i've been slowly transcribing this song in my spare time (haha...spare time). It was one of those songs that caught me from the start as one i instantly loved and wanted to know every detail of, and gavin's playing is always inspirational.

i hope to have it finished soon and up for everyone to see. one thing i'm not sure about is a few of the different time signatures i put in there, my interpretation might be a little off (isn't everybody's) as i don't have many transcriptions under my belt.

cheers to everybody, and thanks Gavin for making this forum so interesting and educational.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:40 PM
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Hi XboxIsAGodToMe,

I noticed at higher speeds, sometimes my hands cramp up, and become a little sore.

It depends what speeds you're taking about. I wouldn't go to the back of the stick if I had to play blast beats - it's going to be really hard or near impossible. Most of the time I don't play really fast - the PT songs aren't that fast - but I feel that I want to play them with a certain amount of "balls" - so I choose to hit the drums quite forcefully. That feels good to me, but can be tiring - so I have to balance the amount of energy I have against the required amount of effort it takes to swing some pretty big wooden bats around by the tail. (Vic Firth Hickory "Rock").
Also, to pace myself so I only run out of steam by the last note of the show. Yes my hands get sore - but I can't play a show like that at less than 100%


Hi FlamingMonkey,

Speaking of "Futile", i've been slowly transcribing this song in my spare time

I look forward to seeing it - and checking the time signatures etc.

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Old 01-13-2008, 09:23 PM
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Hi XboxIsAGodToMe,

I noticed at higher speeds, sometimes my hands cramp up, and become a little sore.

It depends what speeds you're taking about. I wouldn't go to the back of the stick if I had to play blast beats - it's going to be really hard or near impossible. Most of the time I don't play really fast - the PT songs aren't that fast - but I feel that I want to play them with a certain amount of "balls" - so I choose to hit the drums quite forcefully. That feels good to me, but can be tiring - so I have to balance the amount of energy I have against the required amount of effort it takes to swing some pretty big wooden bats around by the tail. (Vic Firth Hickory "Rock").
Also, to pace myself so I only run out of steam by the last note of the show. Yes my hands get sore - but I can't play a show like that at less than 100%

cheers
Gavin
Not blasting speeds, but if I'm doing fast 16ths on the hi hats, sometimes my hand will cramp and start to hurt, so I'll slow down to 8th notes, which changes the feel of the song. I was just curious if you had that same problem, and if so, how do you correct it? Thanks again for the fast response! You're the man!!!
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:48 PM
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Hi XboxIsAGodToMe,
once the tempo gets into the mid to high 90's it gets hard to play 16ths with one hand. The king of that was Jeff Porcaro. Try playing along to the track "I Keep Forgettin'" by Michael McDonald - that's quite a workout to make it through the 3:43 without stopping and keeping it smooth and even. How to do it without cramping? Play the hi hat pretty lightly. Even Jeff said that he gets cramps in his hands.

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Old 01-15-2008, 12:00 AM
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Ok, cool, so I guess I'll just have to deal with the cramps like I've been doing lol. Maybe do a few more hand exercises or something. Thanks again for the help! There isn't a chance you could help with the Rubik's Cube I've been trying to figure out, is there? J/K I've been obsessed with the damn thing! Take care!
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:29 PM
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Gavin,

My trip to NYC to see you at Beacon theatre was totally worth the long drive.

When you're developing parts, how do you determine the balance of doing too much vs doing too little? Also along those lines... How much feedback do you ask of steven or the other guys when working out sections?
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:37 PM
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Hi Gavin,

my name is David and I'm from Germany.

I just wanted to show you our "cover" version of Porcupine Trees Song "Sound of Muzak".
check out: www.dfmusik.de/media.php

It doesn't sound like your drumgroove but we like it, too :)


Hope you like it


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Old 01-16-2008, 01:15 PM
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Hi gloryrun,

When you're developing parts, how do you determine the balance of doing too much vs doing too little? Also along those lines... How much feedback do you ask of steven or the other guys when working out sections?

The same way I balance anything - it's just my personal taste. I'm making those kind of decisions all the time whilst I'm playing the drums. I don't ask the other guys in the band - I think they trust me to do the right thing.

Hi Kalma,

I just wanted to show you our "cover" version of Porcupine Trees Song "Sound of Muzak".


Very interesting - especially the departure from the original in the chorus sections.

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Old 01-16-2008, 01:29 PM
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my name is David and I'm from Germany.

I just wanted to show you our "cover" version of Porcupine Trees Song "Sound of Muzak".
check out: www.dfmusik.de/media.php

It doesn't sound like your drumgroove but we like it, too :)


Hope you like it


All the best
David
I think you did very well. Especially for someone at your age. Keep it up!

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PS: I'm from Germany, too ;)
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Wow, that was a fast answer Gavin! Never suggest that you're checking back for new replys every day!
thanks for your plaudit :)

Can you give me some tips for become a drummer like you?
I'm going to buy a sonor giant step double pedal on the weekend. Where did you get the beaters you play in the video of futile? Are this also sonors? I couldn't find them :(

Ehm, Gavin: One question again: A friend of mine wants an autograph from you (and the other band guys). his name is lennart. He's a very big fan of you and Porcupine Tree! Do you think you were able to send him one? (and me, too ;) )


@michen: Thank you :) Do you have icq? ;)

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Hi there Gavin,

Recently PT has moved to one of my favorite bands, right up there with Led Zeppelin and Radiohead which have been at the top for years. I started with Deadwing and loved every song instantly. I moved on to different albums and noticed a change once it hit In Absentia. The songs became a bit heavier and had more changes and odd time signatures. It went from psychedelic rock to more progressive rock. I think the change was definitely for the better. Do you think your joining of the band had this more progressive and heavier effect, or do you think it was just the natural progression of things?
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:22 PM
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Hi again,

I was rewatching Arriving Somewhere... and I noticed you appear to start to switch sticks a couple of times after finishing cross-stick sections. Do use different sticks for cross-sticking than for normal playing? How come?

Also, I was wondering if you had any suggestions on how to get my hands on some of the b-sides from various PT albums. Songs such as So Called Friend, Mother & Child Divided, Half-Light, etc seem to be unavailable at the moment, and I'd love to have the originals of those (having heard them live).

Thanks for your time

PS: I know this is a long shot, but while I'm at it I may as well ask: Do you know what Steven means by the phrase "collecting space," or would I have to ask him? I've heard it used it several PT songs as well as being the title of one of Steve's solo songs. I'm not sure if it's supposed to mean "taking up space," or what.
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Hi Kalma,

A friend of mine wants an autograph from you (and the other band guys).

sorry - but I can't do it.

Hi shrugs1434,

Do you think your joining of the band had this more progressive and heavier effect, or do you think it was just the natural progression of things?

A bit of both. "In Absentia" was written before I joined.

Hi hauk,

Do use different sticks for cross-sticking than for normal playing? How come?

No, I may have been switching sticks because I could feel a fracture in the stick and knew it was going to break soon. I don't actually remember the part you are referring to.

Also, I was wondering if you had any suggestions on how to get my hands on some of the b-sides from various PT albums? Do you know what Steven means by the phrase "collecting space,"?

They're two questions I don't know the answer to.

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Hello Gavin and Hello All Gavin fans...

I would like just to share my band's music :)
All comments and criticism is wellcome...
Some info(in english): http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3443
Myspace with some tracks:
http://www.myspace.com/profusionrock

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Hello Gavin and Hello All Gavin fans...

I would like just to share my band's music :)
All comments and criticism is wellcome...
Some info(in english): http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3443
Myspace with some tracks:
http://www.myspace.com/profusionrock

Best wishes,

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Man I really Like your music a lot, do you have CD's for sale?
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No, I may have been switching sticks because I could feel a fracture in the stick and knew it was going to break soon.
Okay, the timing must have just been a coincidence.

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They're two questions I don't know the answer to.

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Hi Gavin...

I was just reading your answers in a Drumrock.com forum interview, where you stressed on the importance of "planned practice". Will you please explain how you look at this?

Thanks again...


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Dear readers

I've added a new "search this thread" feature because I realise that it's very hard to look through all these posts to find an answer you might be looking for.

The search result will only return the page that it's on - after that - once you've got to the page - you need to hit "command + F" and then type the word(s) you're searching for and it will be highlighted in the page.

I'm still happy to answer questions that you might have - should you not find the answer through the aforementioned search procedure.

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Dear Gavin and Dear Readers/Gavin's fans,

I can send you my bands music in private. (It's an archive with album + covers).

Already sent to:

ddrumbum (can't send you a private message, message me your e-mail in private)
and Gavin.


P.S: ddrumbum I can't sell (no idea howto do it :P) so I share ;)
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(I'm Gavins big fan, + we all in my band are PT's superfans;)
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Mr. Harrison -

I saw the Houston PT show a few months ago and it struck me that Steven starts playing the piano intro with no count but the drum loop comes in perfectly on time. Did you guys just patch a click into Steven's monitor mix or were you triggering the sample manually?

Just curious...
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As much as I deeply respect your composition and playing skills, I am as deeply impressed by the degree to which you give back to the drumming community via your participation here.

Humbling!

Obligatory praise now done, I am curious if you have ever had to deal with legal issues related to theft or plagarisim of your music/drumming - and if so, what advice you might have.

Thanks!
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