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Old 08-11-2005, 04:40 PM
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Great drummer among us. But I would like to ask a question. What kind of hi-hat do you use? I think it is a 12''. Is it a mini hat or can I get a 14'' version? I love that clip of instructional video. It really helped me doing roles up and down the toms. And I discovered a problem in my technique while learning this. I am a lefty. But I do roles leading with my right hand. It complicates things a little.
Largo - that is wonderful! Some people need every little thing in a teaching instructional spelled out - which if you do, then others (like me) get bored.. So you can't win either way almost! :D But you GOT it - and even though I wasn't speaking directly about lefties, you put it together. Cheers!
I prefer smaller hats with pop music - I like the way "chirp" and yes, they are really quite a bit harder to control - especially in semi-open position. But I love them. Those are 10" recording series (since discontinued - story of my life!) in the DVD. There are a couple-places where I am mplaying 13" quickbeats too...
Lately I'm playing 11" prototypes (the best part of being an artist with a companyh is getting to play at their factory!:D) which are as loud as 14s, but still small and fast - very interesting combination.

To Rudy and all the others here who have said hello - THANKS!
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Old 08-11-2005, 06:51 PM
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Great forum!! Billy, I bought your vid not long ago and must say thanks! Your set up theory has helped me out, still working on my 2nd floortom placement. Trying to play hihat with my right hand in front of my left instead of over it. Hard to break old habits!! Thanks for taking time out to speak on this board.
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Old 08-13-2005, 04:05 AM
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Great forum!! Billy, I bought your vid not long ago and must say thanks! Your set up theory has helped me out, still working on my 2nd floortom placement. Trying to play hihat with my right hand in front of my left instead of over it. Hard to break old habits!! Thanks for taking time out to speak on this board.
Yeah Mike - hang in there. IT isn't easy, but it's gratifying when you realize you need your lucky underwear anymore to play well... :D
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Old 08-13-2005, 03:26 PM
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Awsome, welcome to the forum, Billy!
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Old 08-13-2005, 06:06 PM
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this may sound dumb and im sorry to waste your time but why does it say bw on the top right hand corner of your site???
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Old 08-13-2005, 07:14 PM
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Because those are his initials?
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Old 08-16-2005, 03:31 PM
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WoW! one of my favurite drummers in on this forum! *Screamming*
welcome billy ward!

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Old 08-17-2005, 06:12 AM
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hey billy!

nice to see you stop by on drummerworld! this forum has just gotten even better!
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Old 08-17-2005, 07:48 AM
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Hey I just read this thread ! ....... Welcome Billy and it's wonderful to have you here cheers !
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Old 08-17-2005, 11:19 AM
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Billy!

Surprised and delited to see you here.

You have been one of my biggest influences in last year, as I've really begun to come into my own as a drummer. Your sense rhythmic style and creativity have been of great inspiration...

...yeah okay so ive lifted a couple ideas too...haha

Anyway...again, very nice to see you here...and if you ever have a few minutes spare time, send me a private message. It'd be great to have a conversation with you.

Gooday,
Bryson AKA Mündo

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Must give credit where credit is due. Bernhard, I'd never know who Billy was if it wasn't for this site...can't praise you enough. A king, nay, a saint among drummers.
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:21 PM
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Hi man welcome !!! Great dvd and great playing

AH very nice to meet u


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Old 08-19-2005, 09:25 PM
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a star among loads of normal people. Nice to meet you, Billy !!
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Old 08-21-2005, 06:47 PM
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hello, Mr Billy :)

nice to know that I could talk (at last read posts :p) of such a great drummer.
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Old 08-21-2005, 08:52 PM
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Hey Billy,

Did you get a chance to do any Fishing the last time you were in Utah?

Your DVD is next on my list. I love your style and the clips I've seen. I guess I should just get off this forum and go get it today.
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Old 08-21-2005, 11:27 PM
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bonhamismygod - Actually I post just aabout everyday - usually several times a day at my site's forum - which is the front page of billyward.com, but I will check in here alot - it's a great site - Bernhard is one of my favorites! :D
and Rick - no.. I have yet to spend enough time in Utah to get to fishing!
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Old 08-22-2005, 05:32 PM
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billy billy billy... you had some really nice grooves on your DVD one took me awhile to figure out but i think i got it, excellent information in the DVD i hope soon you'll come to Toronto to do a Drum Clinic
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:14 PM
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as i am typing this you are telling me about setting up my drums. yes your DVD came in the mail today. already i can see it is going to be great. what a teacher.

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Old 08-29-2005, 07:56 PM
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Hi Billy,

I got your DVD from the store just the other day. Watched it about three times now and I have to say that your thinking about drumming was really nice to hear. I might be wrong here but what I got out of this DVD was to let our innerselves come through the drums, let the soul come out and play. ;) I've just gotten back into serious playing and you helped me get that back and since your DVD I've noticed a big time change (no pun intended, well maybe a tinny pun) in my playing and over all listening and thinking of music.

Thanks for the refreshing lesson. :)
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Old 08-31-2005, 04:46 AM
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Hey Billy! Great to see you here. I frequented your forum a few times. I have to say again how much I love your DVD and how inspiring it is. Even the jam sections inspire me as a bass player, so that's a double bonus :)
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Old 08-31-2005, 06:53 PM
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Hi Billy Gerry here.. your li'l Scottish Pal from billyward.com.. looks like I find myself here too..
still workin with those Soda Bottles.. the best filling for an interesting Shaker sound so far is believe it or not::: Spaghetti..snapped into little lengths.. sounds amazing!!!
Hope all well.. Gerry
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Old 09-03-2005, 04:19 AM
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How insane; I just checked out those clips... (having just discovered this thread) and... well... that DVD is going on my Christmas list I think... the clip with the bass player is exactly where I want to be. Loving the small hats, I would love a set of those!
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Old 09-05-2005, 05:43 AM
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thanks again folks. I just got home for a weekend in Colorado with Joan Osborne. Too much travel for two gigs IMO! :D Anyway, glad to be home - gotta mix a record I've produced this next ten days and I'm still re-wiring my studio! total pain in the butt!
Then I'm off to Drummer-Live for some masterclasses. If any of you are there, please say hello!
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Old 09-05-2005, 05:48 AM
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Hi Billy Gerry here.. your li'l Scottish Pal from billyward.com.. looks like I find myself here too..
still workin with those Soda Bottles.. the best filling for an interesting Shaker sound so far is believe it or not::: Spaghetti..snapped into little lengths.. sounds amazing!!!
Hope all well.. Gerry
Pasta is awesome for improvised shakers. My brazillian flatmates in London used to make shakers with pasta and Pringles tubes.
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:16 PM
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Billy:

I just finished your article in August's MD. It inspires a lot of thought. Thanks for having the courage to talk so openly about problems inherent in the development of the music business. I am not sure I share your optimism but thanks for putting yourself and your opinion out there and for having the courage to say what many of us have been thinking for some years.

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Old 09-11-2005, 09:10 PM
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You didn't had the time to fish in Utah...? dude.... I don't know how the fishing is in Utah, but fishing must be great, wherever you do it.... I don't like it, but Rick does, so maybe fishing is popular hobby... dude...
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:49 PM
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You didn't had the time to fish in Utah...? dude.... I don't know how the fishing is in Utah, but fishing must be great, wherever you do it.... I don't like it, but Rick does, so maybe fishing is popular hobby... dude...
Actually Rick hates to fish. I’m a Golfer not a fisherman

I just know people love the Fishing, Skiing, & golfing in Utah (sometimes all in the same day)

I saw a drumhead signed by Billy at Backbeats drum shop in Salt Lake City, it’s located kind-a by the mountain streams where the fish live. So I thought hum…. Looks like maybe Billy was here.

And I’ve seen this clip of Billy fishing

http://www.hudsonmusic.com/QuickTime/WARD/WARDMPG.html

So when everyone was welcoming him I thought I would ask if Billy’s been fishing in Utah.

Don’t ask me where the best fishing place is LOL, but if he wanted to go golfing that’s a different story

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Old 09-12-2005, 04:53 AM
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thanks for the continued welcome! This is a great forum. I actually don't fish. The way I'm "handling" the fishing gear i nthat scene of the DVD is actually pretty accurate to my fishing skills! :D It looks like it would hurt -and yeah, I know, It is inconsistent with my ordering fish at a restaurant!
Hope to see some of you at drummer live in the UK later this month!
Rick, I did a clinic for Backbeats a few years ago. Maybe it's time I get back there again? We'll see if they want me again.
thanks again!
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Old 09-12-2005, 07:15 PM
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Rick, I did a clinic for Backbeats a few years ago. Maybe it's time I get back there again? We'll see if they want me again.
thanks again!
I’m sure they would love to have you back who wouldn’t? (Besides maybe an X-Wife or ?? lol). I missed you at Backbeats cause I just started drumming again this year after a 10 year guitar break. But if you do come back I’ll be there. I do love you’re style and your willingness to chat with and help others. That’s cool. Have fun in the UK.
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Old 09-12-2005, 09:56 PM
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You don't like fishing... My whole world just collapsed man.... But Billy, if I may be so bold, or whatever the saying me be, do you handle fishing gear on your dvd....? I have to check then....
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:37 AM
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thanks Rick - would love to go bakc there again.

and Thomas...
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You don't like fishing... My whole world just collapsed man.... But Billy, if I may be so bold, or whatever the saying me be, do you handle fishing gear on your dvd....? I have to check then....
Check out the fishing "reel" at the beginning of the scene... that says it all and it wasn't scripted :D
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:41 AM
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thanks Rick - would love to go bakc there again.

and Thomas...

Check out the fishing "reel" at the beginning of the scene... that says it all and it wasn't scripted :D
You could've fooled me with your fishing skills, of course I don't fish so I don't know any better. I was just more impressed that your cell phone actually worked out on the lake :) My parents live on a lake and their cell phones don't work out there no matter what :D
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:39 PM
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Mr. Ward,

Your articles in MD are very inspiring. Not only from a drumming point of view but in real life too. I can relate to a lot of things you said and apply them to my personal and/or professional life.

I first became aware of your playing through your work with Ace Frehley and particularly enjoy the stuff you did with Bruce Gaitsch.

You're definitively my kind of drummer, the one that serves the song and groove.

I wish you continuous success.

Best reagards
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Old 09-15-2005, 06:20 PM
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Hey - sorry about the last minute notice, but I am doing a chat at www.mikedolbear.com today at 3pm NYC time (8pm UK time)

Also, the BB king record has been released - I am playing on three songs with John Mayer, Hall and Oates and Gloria Estefan. It is titled "80".
A Joan Osborne Christmas record will be released in about a month or so as well.

-Billy

PS - I'm traveling overseas next week to perform master classes at Drummer Live. I'd be very happy to meet some drummerworld-ly folks there! Come up and say hi if you are there!
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Old 09-16-2005, 01:06 AM
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Very cool chat ... great to see lots of us there. Bernhard, thanks for putting up the special notice ... for some unknown reason, I logged on just before going to lunch, and ended up eating my tuna sandwich at my desk, to take part. I'd have been really unhappy if I'd missed it!
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Old 09-16-2005, 01:44 AM
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I missed over 1 hour of the movie I was watching but it was definitely worth it.
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Old 09-16-2005, 11:29 AM
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My post amount is decreasing, what the hell is going on? Is somebody deleting my posts or something...?
Yes I'm deleting some threads....postcount is NOT important


...and here is the Billy Ward thread not the message board!!!!

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Old 09-16-2005, 12:17 PM
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Lol Bernhard, you try telling that to me a year ago.

Thanks you very much Billy for the informative and genuinely fun webchat last night. I had a good time and it's good to know that a professional drummer such as yourself doesn't find it 'beneath' himself to chat to the likes of me.

Once again; thank you.
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Old 09-16-2005, 02:24 PM
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i'll be seeing you at the wembly conference centre on the 24th billy. can't wait. i know you are going to blow us all away.

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Old 09-16-2005, 09:12 PM
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I really liked the webchat last night, and thanks for answering my question! I'll definately take that to heart!
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Old 09-27-2005, 04:36 AM
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Billy, love your playing. I'm a big fan of your approach to time and your consideration to the music. I have worked on several projects with the WFD guys and it is no secret that on a couple different forums you are championed as the 'pro' anti WFD Guy.

Well, I just wanted your side of the story in your own words.

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