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Old 01-09-2013, 04:17 PM
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Huge fan, love the playing, the writing, the wisdom, the humor of this man. Great influence on my playing, and my attitude toward music in general. Play what you love, not what sells. Push yourself to be the best you can be, don't rest on your laurels.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:43 AM
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Had to comment, even though this thread has been around for ages. I enjoy listening to Peart even now, although it's different that when I listened 25 years ago.

One of the things that people touch on over and over again is his consistency of delivery. But while I am sure he vamped a lot when they were writing and testing out new songs, there is something else at play here. One of the things I really respect about Neil is his composition of the drum track. By his own admission, he scores his own work like a dancer or ice skater would learn a new routine. It's all about telling the story, no different than how the vocalist or guitarist tells it. I learned from him that scoring a part can help transport the listener or it can hinder them. There are rules within music theory as well as popular music. They are important because they are the history of vocabulary by which you start telling your story. Do you push the song or do you pull it? Straight time, double time or half time? All of these choices play into the mood you create for the listener. He builds his groove, building his fills as well and sometimes breaking down the groove altogether the second time through. Others known for progressive styles have tried this. Some succeeded and some failed in their telling of the story. It is that grasp of the theory and history of drumming that excites me when I hear Neil.

The other thing that impressed me is that he has continued to seek out others who would help him hone his craft. Even after all these years, he continues to look up other drummers who might help him learn a thing or two.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:16 AM
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Subdivisions........................be cool or be caaaaaast oouuuuuuut.


Signals.....my favorite....I lost track after the "nut & bolt " CD...lol.....
Found this drum-only camera video of him. I'd forgotten just how physically hard he strikes the drums.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MavlwR1z6hE

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Old 02-09-2013, 05:18 PM
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He has said in the past he pretty much hits them as hard as he can!
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:49 PM
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He has said in the past he pretty much hits them as hard as he can!
i don't think that is the case all..... especially after studying with Freddie Gruber
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:29 PM
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Maybe he was telling porky pies then!
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:13 AM
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Any comments on Neil Peart?

He is one of my favs, and considered one of the greatest drummers.

If you want, check out the book "Taking center stage." One of my fav drum books.

My fav rush songs include "Tom Sawyer", "Subdivisions", "Spirit Of The Radio" and "Fly By Night". But my two absolute favs are "Presto" and "Bravado". I also like "The Trees" and "New World Man".
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:49 PM
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I think the thing that I am most impressed with by Neil Peart is how his drum solos evolved over the years, I have the R30 dvd (is it Der Troemlerr?) and there are parts of that, crafted, piece which were in his work back in the day.
I haven't seen Anatomy of...but I should imagine it's real interesting. PLUS his work with Buddys band, plus the fact that he changes between grips...great drummer.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:29 AM
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Here is a video to check out. It is it a Neil Peart drum solo, filmed from the David Letterman show in June 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meJ55HPJ3xs

I like the book "Taking Center Stage" feat. Neil Peart

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Old 08-19-2013, 07:06 AM
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The thing about Neil is that you won't hear a simple rock beat repeat for the whole song. He has his ways of changing it up. R30 Overture is one of my favourites just because of the mix of songs. I've always been a fan of his ride pattern from spirit of radio, subdivisions etc.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:26 PM
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The thing about Neil is that you won't hear a simple rock beat repeat for the whole song. He has his ways of changing it up. R30 Overture is one of my favourites just because of the mix of songs. I've always been a fan of his ride pattern from spirit of radio, subdivisions etc.
Neil Peart is the god of all Gods in drumming, however, i am not sure what you say is true when I hear his drumming, he seems to play exactly like it was recorded and he wants everything written as well...i am not saying thats bad....
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:13 PM
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Happy Birthday Neil


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Old 10-02-2013, 07:36 PM
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From Billboard (http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...sessions-video).

"Rush's Neil Peart Fills It Up In Vertical Horizon 'Instamatic' Sessions: Video Exclusive"
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