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Old 05-11-2008, 11:44 PM
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Hi Billy!
I'm Mirkko DeMaio, we meet the last year at Frankfurt,i was in the ROLL drumsticks factory from Italy(d u remember the shaker mallets and the jingle sticks???)
I want to thank u for the DVD,i've learned so much important stuff from it,for ex,to sing (in silence when u're in studio!) the tempos and melody in my head.
Thanks very much again!

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Old 05-12-2008, 05:08 PM
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Hi Billy!
I'm Mirkko DeMaio, we meet the last year at Frankfurt,i was in the ROLL drumsticks factory from Italy(d u remember the shaker mallets and the jingle sticks???)
I want to thank u for the DVD,i've learned so much important stuff from it,for ex,to sing (in silence when u're in studio!) the tempos and melody in my head.
Thanks very much again!

http://www.myspace.com/xxletalpoisonxx


Thanks Mirkko! Great to hear from you! your shaker mallet sticks are on the floor at my studio as we speak! I am still using those! You were one of the many pals I was missing when I didn't attend the Musikmesse this year. Hopefully next year I'll see you at the show! Thanks again for the compliment!

And Bernhard - thanks as always for you friendship and support. I think this year's show will be pretty amazing. It will be a thrill to meet all of the drummers that I don't yet know. Simon, of course, is awesome! Getting to play something completely different (with my trio) than what I usually do will be a ton of fun as well! it looks like I'm going to be the "jazzy guy" at the show this year. :D
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:49 AM
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What an absolutely wonderful guy Billy is and what a great weekend at the show, Billy is a true master on the kit and got a much deserved standing ovation after his clinic. The master class was a treat to be in and the passion for playing and teaching Billy has is addicting, also met many wonderful people from Billy's forum.

Great job BW.

Thank you!!
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:34 PM
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Hey - Hope you are all doing well! Can anyone tell me about this "become a friend" stuff? I just agreed to being a friend to two people here, but honestly have no idea what that is in drummerworld/internet-world.
????

thanks!
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:34 AM
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Billy and Steve having a snack.

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Old 07-09-2008, 07:47 AM
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Hey - Hope you are all doing well! Can anyone tell me about this "become a friend" stuff? I just agreed to being a friend to two people here, but honestly have no idea what that is in drummerworld/internet-world.
????

thanks!
Hi Billy

Good to hear from you!!

Yes, this friend feature came with the big update of v-bulletin to version 3.7.

You find it in the CP (Control-Panel) above left or also in the Quick Links section above middle right. The new features i give a try are:
Contacts & friends - Social Groups (i gave the Ludwig Club a try) and Pictures & Albums.

Just fun....hopefully

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Old 09-01-2008, 09:32 PM
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Billy, you really do take drumming to the artistic level. Breaking down the things you don't generally talk about when it comes to music, however explaining characteristics and qualities of drumming that are transcendant and metaphysical with clarity and in an understandable way. Thanks a lot for all you're contributions to the drumming world and welcome to the forum!
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:36 AM
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Breaking down the things you don't generally talk about when it comes to music, however explaining characteristics and qualities of drumming that are transcendant and metaphysical with clarity and in an understandable way.


I THINK I followed that! :) Clearly though, thanks are in order - Thank You!!!

As soon as the Modern Drum Festival closes, I will be introducing a fun "competition" for drummers in these various forums and hope it leads to some cool experiences for the participants.

thanks!
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:14 AM
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Hey - Hope you are all doing well! Can anyone tell me about this "become a friend" stuff? I just agreed to being a friend to two people here, but honestly have no idea what that is in drummerworld/internet-world.
????

thanks!
Just to clarify Billy; when someone fat and unattractive targets you as a friend you have to send them lots of money to leave you alone...be my friend Billy?? Please???....keep up the great work bro, you're one of the most respected out there, all the best, Big Jon
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:16 AM
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Jon - Ok. Walk me through - Where do I go to do this? I don't think I said "no" to you, did I?
So make the request and anyone else go for it if you wish - when I receive the notice, I will accept.
I'm sorry to be so slow at t his - I thought having my own website where I write and answer and hang out everyday would be cool.. but I guess it's not enough. I'm in! Hit me with your rhythm stick!
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:56 AM
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this is amazingly cool that billy ward is on these forums, id just like to say your one of my inspirations.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:06 AM
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Thanks Blink - but this is really a great forum!
Drummersworld has a more international feel to it than some others and it clearly is run by someone who has no ulterior motives, so I am always thrilled to come by and check out some posts! Sometimes I feel a negative here - but it is always simply that there are too many choices of where to roam - there are so many interesting threads at times, I run out of time with my reading! Here's to you Bernard - and Mr. Breath and all who contribute! :D
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:57 AM
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Billy, it was fantastic to meet you this weekend at MD Festival 2008. You are probably one of the funniest people on the bill at the festival! I found your performance to be truly inspiring. You had such finesse and styling playing the kit and I'm definitely gonna be ordering me some mallets with shakers in them!! And of course, Voices.

Shaker Dude was awesome too. He should come out and make appearances more often HAHAHA.

All the best Billy, see you again sometime soon. We're neighbors!




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Old 09-22-2008, 05:30 AM
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If you ever come down to british columbia give me a shout haha, one of my favorite drummers. i loved your dvd.
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:43 AM
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Besides being a great drummer, I think Billy is a great communicator.On DVD and in person. One could learn much, just by listening to what he's saying.

Nice to see him out there...up there, with the rest of them.
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:55 PM
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Mirrko - I've been wanting to tell you how much I enjoy your shaker mallets! They are really great and VERY reliable. i don't think I've broken one since i got them and that was more than a year and a half ago!.. WOW!

And thanks guys... the MD Fest was an incredible blast!
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:10 PM
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Billy.....was great to hang a little bit this weekend.
You're an incredible player and person.
Look forward to doing it again sometime.....and keep in touch.

Cheers.
D.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:12 PM
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Great performance on the 2008 MD festival. You just "killed" it.

Keep going "Shaker man" lol !!!

I do have one little question, what is your cymbals beneath your left side Constantinople and what is the meaning of it ???
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:42 PM
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Dominick
For those of you who think I'm highly intelligent, do you see the water spill on my shirt? That was from removing my glasses while holding a bottle of water.
(the ol' "what time is it?" trick! Bwa ha ha ha!!!!

And Derek, loved meeting you and the wifey - look forward to an incredible hang down the road - whether here in NYC or your turf!
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:03 AM
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Billy

Wonderful job at MD Fest...SO musical and energetic..superb drumming, my man.

All the Best, see you at PASIC.
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:38 AM
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For those of you who think I'm highly intelligent, do you see the water spill on my shirt? That was from removing my glasses while holding a bottle of water.
(the ol' "what time is it?" trick! Bwa ha ha ha!!!!

That's OK Billy, we still love you. It was pretty funny in person though. :)



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Old 10-13-2008, 12:23 AM
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Billy

Wonderful job at MD Fest...SO musical and energetic..superb drumming, my man.

All the Best, see you at PASIC.
Thanks Pat! I'm looking forward to the next time I get to hear you play too! I'm sorry we didn't speak at the fest - I SAW you, but there were way too many people and things taking my attention! thanks-

And Trippy-Mac, Thanks. What the heck, it WAS funny. It is helpful to know you are an idiot. i KNOW I'm one, so when things like that happen I can simply laugh!
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:06 AM
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Koo...

Well, my group, Groovallegiance, with Gary Grainger, Chieli Minucci and Scott Brown are playing at The Collective this Thursday at 7..Its like a master class/performance...If you could make it, would be great..

Again, great job, and see you soon!
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:16 AM
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Now that's cool.....2 masters chatting it up. Look forward to seeing you guys in the future.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:31 AM
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Koo...

Well, my group, Groovallegiance, with Gary Grainger, Chieli Minucci and Scott Brown are playing at The Collective this Thursday at 7..Its like a master class/performance...If you could make it, would be great..

Again, great job, and see you soon!
Hey Pat! Say hi to Chieli for me. it's been a while since I've seen that crazy Italian - he's a great guy!

I'm going to Nashville tomorrow for a week working on a record at Ocean Way - a really fun record with an artist named Chris Shinn.

Have a great time!
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:04 AM
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i dont know how to say it, but your playing touches people who even dont play drums.
my girlfriend said that you are the "best" drummer she saw on my tv screen, she likes to watch these drumming dvds with me, crazy right.
and she said that she likes you the most, because of your feel.
i guess thats we would like to hear, inspiring people who are not playing any instrument.

great playing bill!

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Old 11-02-2008, 09:59 AM
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This how out of touch I am. I was thinking Black Sabbath.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:48 PM
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Black Sabbath rules.
I love Children of the Grave.
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:47 AM
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Uh... Yeah, Black Sabbath rules. :D
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:01 AM
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Cool, man. I got a response from a pro, :p
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:35 PM
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From time to time, I am planning to have guest drummers sit in on my forum. Earlier, we had Doane Perry from Jethro Tull and now... Mr. Johnny Rabb. If you want to visit or ask him a question you can find him here: http://billyward.yuku.com/forums/13
- sign in and ask him anything you want!
I think he's had a very interesting career so far - he's a great guy and drummer!
thanks,
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:55 AM
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Default Happy Holidays - now DOWNLOAD!!!

Hey folks,

I have two “Christmas presents” available at my website starting sometime tomorrow, December 24th (and onward):

One is the audio from my Trio’s final day of rehearsal for the MD Drum Fest. It comprises of 8 songs, recorded simply but accurately through two mics.
The other is a video download of some of the songs from our long set at The Cutting Room in New York City, taped two days before our Festival appearance.

Each of these two downloads displays a lot of what I am doing when I play this music than perhaps anything else that’s ever been out there in public!

I am very excited about these two releases and hope you check them out. They are available as “pay what you want” downloads (ala Radiohead).

I also posted something like this in the general area, so mods, please delete if there is anything inappropriate.

There will be a link on my home page, but right now, you can view it here: http://www.billyward.com/index_trio.html


Thanks, and Happy Holidays!
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:51 PM
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Going bump in the New Year! since this was released over the Holidays, I want to make sure you each have an opportunity to get this stuff!
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:55 AM
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It looks like the MD Fest 2008 has been released. Saw this -

http://drummertalk.org/2009/02/25/hu...fest-2008-dvd/

and... the downloads are still happening at www.billyward.com - go and do it!

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Old 03-18-2009, 11:34 PM
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Oh my god, Bill Ward! I love Black Sabbath! How are you?
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:48 PM
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I'm great. Ozzy says hi.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:25 AM
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Hah hah hah say hi to Ozzy for me :P
I don't get it, this is *DRUMMER*world! why do these people keep confusing you with Bill Ward :P
Your drumming in "Voices in My Head" is superb. It's great to see you here man, keep up the great work.
By the way, I'm mostly a Rock and Funk drummer with a little Progressive in there, but I've always liked Jazz, could never get the pocket thing though, which is essential for that Jazz feel, do you have any tips for developing a feel for Jazz? I'm currently studying Ted Reed's Progressive Steps to Syncopation, but not sure how I can play it to deleop a better groove at jazz which is what I'm looking for. Well, hope you get what I'm trying to ask here!
Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-19-2009, 01:28 AM
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Oh my god, Bill Ward! I love Black Sabbath! How are you?

now if we could get roger taylor on here would it be queen's drummer or duran duran's? hmmm.

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Old 03-19-2009, 01:37 AM
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Hey Fox,

Well, Voice in my Head was made for you then! take those two rudiments and work them - and work on the triplety stuff S L O W. It'll come and then you'll have some unique sex inside your rockin!
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:59 PM
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Hah hah hah say hi to Ozzy for me :P
I don't get it, this is *DRUMMER*world! why do these people keep confusing you with Bill Ward :P
Your drumming in "Voices in My Head" is superb. It's great to see you here man, keep up the great work.
By the way, I'm mostly a Rock and Funk drummer with a little Progressive in there, but I've always liked Jazz, could never get the pocket thing though, which is essential for that Jazz feel, do you have any tips for developing a feel for Jazz? I'm currently studying Ted Reed's Progressive Steps to Syncopation, but not sure how I can play it to deleop a better groove at jazz which is what I'm looking for. Well, hope you get what I'm trying to ask here!
Thanks in advance.

Fox.
Sorry, my bad. BTW, are you saying Bill Ward isn't a drummer? Cos if you are I suggest you listen to some early Black Sabbath recordings...
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