DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussion forum for all drum related topics. Use this forum to exchange ideas and information with your fellow drummers.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-16-2011, 06:00 PM
JoePorter JoePorter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 134
Default Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEGas0HOv88

Here's a drumset solo that I'm playing written by David Schmalenberger.

The first half is written out but I don't play it exactly strictly as written.

The second half I have added based on an african dance called "Bamaya". At the end I added a samba to cap everything off,

Hope you enjoy,

Joe
__________________
Joe Porter
Percussionist

http://www.joeporteronline.com

Last edited by JoePorter; 03-16-2011 at 06:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-16-2011, 09:55 PM
smaolach smaolach is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: switzerland
Posts: 33
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

fantastic!
i especially like the intro and the full, warm sound of your drums. it's hard not to get up and dance around in my appartment; lot's of energy flowing there!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-17-2011, 08:15 PM
JoePorter JoePorter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 134
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

Thanks smaolach, I'm happy you said you wanted to dance as african drumming is always paired with dancing :)
__________________
Joe Porter
Percussionist

http://www.joeporteronline.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-17-2011, 08:44 PM
smaolach smaolach is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: switzerland
Posts: 33
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

yeah! it's fascinatin however complex such a rhythm is, there is always a heartbeat that can be felt, which make your legs move (when it's played right ;)
really enjoyed it; go on!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-18-2011, 04:42 AM
720hours World Record's Avatar
720hours World Record 720hours World Record is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 217
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

Joe

Thanks for sharing your style on that song - well played with great soul.

Cliff
__________________
2 Drumming World Records. See site for details. www.cliffordmarshallvanburen.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-18-2011, 09:06 PM
JoePorter JoePorter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 134
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

Thanks Cliff,

What is the 720 hours world record?
__________________
Joe Porter
Percussionist

http://www.joeporteronline.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-18-2011, 09:24 PM
720hours World Record's Avatar
720hours World Record 720hours World Record is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 217
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

Joe

I held the Guinness Book World Record for endurance drumming a long time ago. Boo McAfee (he runs Worlds Fastest Drummer contest now) broke my record 4 years later.

You can go to my web site and see the info if you wish.

Cliff
__________________
2 Drumming World Records. See site for details. www.cliffordmarshallvanburen.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-22-2011, 01:32 AM
JoePorter JoePorter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 134
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

I don't understand. Does that mean you didn't sleep or do anything but play the drums for 30days?

crazy.
__________________
Joe Porter
Percussionist

http://www.joeporteronline.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-22-2011, 03:38 AM
720hours World Record's Avatar
720hours World Record 720hours World Record is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 217
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

Joe

There is a long thread started by Larryace called "We have a world record holder amongst us!" started on 10-04-2010, 09:22 AM

It explains a lot of questions, and the Guinness Book rules, check it out if you wish.

Cliff
__________________
2 Drumming World Records. See site for details. www.cliffordmarshallvanburen.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-22-2011, 08:00 AM
DrumEatDrum's Avatar
DrumEatDrum DrumEatDrum is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 9,445
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

Wow

That was cool. (a little l o n g) but cool.

Pretty cool independence you have going there.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-22-2011, 11:43 AM
Pollyanna's Avatar
Pollyanna Pollyanna is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cyberspace, Sydney connection
Posts: 9,971
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

JP, this thread should be posted in the Your Playing section (Your Place-->Your Playing).

That aside, I loved it! It really captures what I love about drums. Inspiring, soulful playing. Great room for that kind of solo too - the acoustics and playing have that little Frankenstein kit sounding huge. Only listened to the first 6 mins before tuning out, though.
__________________
.
Polly's rhythms
.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-22-2011, 05:39 PM
Deathmetalconga's Avatar
Deathmetalconga Deathmetalconga is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 7,253
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

Wow! Great playing and it inspired me to try some new stuff.

I played Fanga, Shosholaza and some other stuff at a party Sunday leading a drum circle with a violinist and keyboardist. This is enchanting music and I really like how you interpret it.
__________________
Ironwood kit Tiki kit Openhanders Vids
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-22-2011, 09:39 PM
rythmatist rythmatist is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 7
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

THATs an amazing drumsolo. More of the so-called "professional" player should try things like that instead of showing up some of their "look, i practiced that to death" stuff. Its a great solo and you played fantastic.
I showed it to my little brother (who's neither a drummer nor a musician) and he enjoyed it.
__________________
WARNING: Bad english may occur


22"x20"
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-25-2011, 08:00 AM
JoePorter JoePorter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 134
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

Thanks for the comments everyone, I really appreciate it :)
__________________
Joe Porter
Percussionist

http://www.joeporteronline.com
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-25-2011, 06:45 PM
Spreggy's Avatar
Spreggy Spreggy is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 938
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

Stellar job Joe, I really enjoyed that.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-23-2011, 06:21 PM
JoePorter JoePorter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 134
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

Thanks. I think playing a piece like this makes you a better play as you not only focus on playing other "styles" but you really have to try to make it "dance". One of the best comments I got was from my Instructor. He said he can visualize all of the dance moves going along with the piece.
__________________
Joe Porter
Percussionist

http://www.joeporteronline.com
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-23-2011, 06:49 PM
moontheloon's Avatar
moontheloon moontheloon is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 854
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

thoroughly enjoyed that ......fantastic playing....

and that may be the farthest I have ever seen a hi hat from a rack tom in my life :)

stellar......
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-27-2011, 07:56 PM
JoePorter JoePorter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 134
Default Re: Drumset Solo - I Remember based on West African Rhythms

Thanks, it is fun to play!
__________________
Joe Porter
Percussionist

http://www.joeporteronline.com
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com