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Old 04-10-2013, 08:33 AM
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Yeah exactly, add me to the list - I bought your dvd too, and it's very interesting and inspiring!
Thanks Arky, I forgot to drop a comment here :).
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:28 PM
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Hey thanks guys. Glad y'all dig it.
Was fun to make that one. Hope it inspires to try some new and different positionings, etc

Still a lot of stuff I forgot about but, maybe that will be for the next one! Haha.

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Old 04-14-2013, 09:19 PM
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Hey Derek, how's the new band forming? Thought up that name yet? ;)

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Old 04-14-2013, 09:24 PM
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Haha...going well.
Just getting finished up with the tracking and, we found a bass player/vocalist. Names....still thinking but, we like "Multiple Problems"! Haha. More to come on that.

On another note....I've got another band going with Mitch Harris from Napalm Death. I just finished tracking drums for it and, it will be out in early fall. I'll keep y'all posted. The name of that band is "Menace".

It's not what you would expect from either of us so, we're looking forward to hearing what people think about it. Haha.

Thanks for asking!

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:09 AM
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Names....still thinking but, we like "Multiple Problems"! Haha. More to come on that.



Thanks for asking!

D
Great news on the bassist/vocalist - good band members, especially frontmen, are never easy to find (well, at least for us mere mortals), but the name Derek - sorry - sounds like a mathematics exam paper :( I'm guessing it's a reference to your band's journey or something similar?

"Derek & the Dominicans" ??? Hahahaha :) JK

The new project sounds interesting too. Sounds like you're having a creative BLAST :)
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:32 PM
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Default Re: Derek Roddy here!

I also purchased your DVD. Lots of fun & helped me even in the most granular of topics, namely orientation of my snare stand & throne leg orientation.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:01 PM
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Great news on the bassist/vocalist - good band members, especially frontmen, are never easy to find (well, at least for us mere mortals), but the name Derek - sorry - sounds like a mathematics exam paper :( I'm guessing it's a reference to your band's journey or something similar?

"Derek & the Dominicans" ??? Hahahaha :) JK

The new project sounds interesting too. Sounds like you're having a creative BLAST :)
Well, looks like we might ditch the idea of getting a singer and just make this another Serpents Rise recording. Not having any luck finding a voice that's right for this stuff. I knew it was going to be tough finding someone...still looking for now.

We're almost finished recording it though..I'll keep y'all posted.

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Old 05-15-2013, 03:01 PM
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I also purchased your DVD. Lots of fun & helped me even in the most granular of topics, namely orientation of my snare stand & throne leg orientation.
Awesome! Glad to hear you're getting ideas out of it.

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Old 05-15-2013, 03:35 PM
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Well, looks like we might ditch the idea of getting a singer
That's just taken 60% of all potential hassle out of the band ;) Now if you could just do without a guitarist too --------------- ;)

Good luck Derek, we just know it'll be great :)
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:53 PM
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That's just taken 60% of all potential hassle out of the band ;) Now if you could just do without a guitarist too --------------- ;)

Good luck Derek, we just know it'll be great :)

Hahahahaha.....cheers brotha.

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:55 PM
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Hello everyone,

Just a quick note that my new lessons website is now up and, operational at

www.derekroddy.com

Lessons are $1.99 each and, new ones will be added to each category every month.

Check it out if you get a chance.

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Old 06-13-2013, 02:16 PM
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Hey Derek! I saw this video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg-185HyR4A

At 6:35, you're playing with the index finger on top of the stick. Was that some sort of experiment. or something that you actually use? I just tried it on the pad, seems to me like it just creates a lot of tension in the wrist.

Nice hats however :)
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:35 PM
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Cheers man,

The finger on top of the stick is simply for sound.
By putting my finger up there....the stick "mutes". This creates a note with slightly more attack and less sustain.
It's not something I "worked" on but rather, something that developed over time to achieve a certain sound.
I don't always do it, it's more of a natural reaction to not being able to hear very well...Like when wearing earplugs, or having a crappy monitoring system.

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:40 PM
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New Exercises added to my lessons page

http://derekroddyslessons.com/lessons-3/

or visit

http://derekroddy.com

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Old 06-21-2013, 12:47 AM
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Here ya go guys...free lesson....enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA_gH...1TRAb8SKv4s9Ww

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Old 06-21-2013, 11:52 AM
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The video doesn't exist according to youtube :(!
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:16 PM
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Fixed....that was weird.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA_gH...1TRAb8SKv4s9Ww

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Old 06-21-2013, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: Derek Roddy here!

That was very cool Derek. All I can do is extract concepts from your examples, as I'm not even close to your genre (or skill level), so examples of moving single strokes & other simple (familiar) disciplines around the kit is actually a reminder to do more of what I already do. For me, it's a way of improving my pitiful repertoire with minimal effort, but also a way of stumbling into flavours I wouldn't otherwise contemplate.

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Old 08-18-2013, 02:43 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ChTJg0-lpw

New video posted on my YouTube channel. The Underlining Fury from Serpents Rise 2. Thought y'all might like it.

Both Serpents Rise recordings are available for download on my website
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:39 PM
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Hey guys,

I just got word that our official music video has been released and, I wanted to share it with you all because it's not something drummers are used to hearing me play. Haha. Thought y'all might dig on it.

The band is called MENACE
The song is "I live With Your Ghost"

Enjoy and rock. Sorry for the spam post...I genuinely thought y'all would dig this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRRk9bzih4M

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Old 02-18-2014, 06:57 PM
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Default Re: Derek Roddy here!

I love that track, and the video is cool too.

Definatly something people aren't used to from you & the other names involved aswell (specially mitch harris & shane embury).
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:35 AM
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Cheers man...glad you dig it.

It's nice to actually be able to play drums instead of getting in a fight with them. Haha.

On another note......



Reach out if anybody is interested.

Cheers,
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:07 AM
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Hey Derek,

What I love about your attitude is that you are willing to play anything from death metal (which you're most known for) to jazz, fusion, and progressive rock, among many other styles! How do you feel playing in a particular musical context (like death metal) is similar to playing in other styles, and what are the challenges that come with playing a wide variety of styles-if there are any, of course?

Thanks!
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:10 PM
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Hey Derek,

What I love about your attitude is that you are willing to play anything from death metal (which you're most known for) to jazz, fusion, and progressive rock, among many other styles! How do you feel playing in a particular musical context (like death metal) is similar to playing in other styles, and what are the challenges that come with playing a wide variety of styles-if there are any, of course?

Thanks!
Hey Allen...thanks brother. Means a lot.

You know....I'm known for playing "Extreme Metal" but, when I started playing drums (1977) there wasn't "extreme metal". I grew up playing southern rock, disco, jazz, blues....you name it. Because that's what was around. As soon as I heard another style of music that I wasn't familiar with......I started learning the music (not the style of drumming.....big difference and, I think the answer to your question)

At an early age, I realized that all music was the same. Doesn't matter if it's Death Metal or bop....the same "rules" apply to both from a musical prospective. It's gotta feel natural not forced. That applies to all music....even electronic music.

So, with that in mind...the challenge would be to know the musical style enough, to not force other styles of playing over to it.

Don't know if that makes any sense but, the best way I could come up with an answer for ya. haha.

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Old 04-16-2014, 05:44 AM
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Hey Derek,

It's been a while since last time I saw/spoke to you at the DrumRoadTrip back in 2010. Anyway hope all is well.

I have a quick question: Do you have any suggestions for practicing alternating the kick drum and right/left hand on a tom really fast so that it sounds as if its double bass like in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T-85IbmuxE at 30:10. (I've seen you do it countless times just couldn't find one off hand.) I've been practicing it with a metronome slow but I can't push past 140 without my hand and foot to start hitting at the same time. Any tips. Thanks,

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Old 04-16-2014, 05:14 PM
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I use that hand foot exercise in 4 combos...

RH/RF
LH/LF
RH/LF
LH/RF

Do these 4 combos at various tempos. Within your comfort and push tempo out of your comfort level and come back.
Doing these with a time limit....say 10 minutes each...will make sure you can comfortably get through the entire 10 minutes at your comfort tempo. When pushing....don't be concerned about cleanliness, etc you focus on that when you come back to your comfort level.

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Old 04-27-2014, 03:50 PM
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I was turned on to this alternating hands/feet topic by my friend Vito Rezza. I sort of became obsessed with it, partly it is a really cool thing you can work on when your concentration level is a little saturated, you can do it sort of mindlessly just as a muscle control exercise. I go through it rudimentally and in combos of 1,2,3,4,5and 6 note timing, 5's really tore me apart feeling every other accent on the kick note is just kind of an alien feel. After a year or I has it been 2?........of working it hard I am not quite up to Steve Smith's speed and fluidity, but getting close. He learned it I think indirectly thru Alan Dawson. He elaborates in the "standing on the Shoulders of Giants" DVD. Ialso can pick it out from songs and solo's now. Donati demonstrated it at one his clinics I attended, he came across as "I can do this but I really doubt you can" when asked to break it down slowly. I felt great cause I can too. I find it more efficient for me to cross it up, so it becomes more like a RLRL single stroke roll in the brain, RH/LF/LH/RF.
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:11 AM
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I use that hand foot exercise in 4 combos...

RH/RF
LH/LF
RH/LF
LH/RF

Do these 4 combos at various tempos. Within your comfort and push tempo out of your comfort level and come back.
Doing these with a time limit....say 10 minutes each...will make sure you can comfortably get through the entire 10 minutes at your comfort tempo. When pushing....don't be concerned about cleanliness, etc you focus on that when you come back to your comfort level.

Cheers
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