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Old 01-29-2009, 09:33 PM
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Thanks for the support! If anyone out there enjoyed "Methods and Mechanics" your support would certainly be appreciated. Here's the link:
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Done! Good luck Todd!
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:24 PM
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I actually picked up "Methods and Mechanics" this afternoon.
You really explain things in a way that I can understand them, but isn't patronizing.
You also snuck in a good plug for Drummerworld.com. I'm sure Bernhard is pleased with that!

I'd recommend these DVD's for any drummer looking for some fresh approaches to their practice and playing.
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:37 AM
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Todd, just want to say, it's really is cool that you communicate on a regular basis with the drummers here, as I know it matters to alot of them including myself, and means a ton! Not that you are permanently stuck here or anything, but when you are on the forum, anyway.

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Old 02-01-2009, 03:23 AM
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Ok, this is the question i ask almost everybody these day's... Even people who have nothing to do with drumming... Obviously its an important issue for me right now...

I've come across some money recently and i'm thinking of buying an electronic drum set...
I would use it mostly for house practicing, because i don't have conditions for an acoustic drum set...

So i guess my question is what is your opinion on electronic drum set's? How will it influence dynamic of my playing? Will samples bore me after playing for some time?
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:32 PM
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Leadfoot--

Thanks for the support! I'll just be happy to "place" so to speak.

hateplow--

Thanks as well. I really hope you dig it--and that it spurs cool ideas in your playing! Your feedback is always appreciated.

Artstar--

My pleasure, man.

Inngwar--

I can't really give an opinion about electronics because I've never used one in the capacity f which you speak. I had (and still have) a ddrum3 rig which I used a lot in the 90s for jingle sessions. Those were great for that type of work but I always used real cymbals and hats with it.

Bottom line is-- if you have noise issues, you still have to play. Working on that kit would be better than nothing, right? How will it influence you playing? Hard to say as everyone is different. Will the samples bore you? Well, you get what you pay for. Get a nice one. What it WON'T help is your ride cymbal touch. You can't hit anything rubber and have your cymbal touch improved. There's no substitute for time on the actual instrument. But an electronic rig is the next best thing. I wish you luck!

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Old 02-01-2009, 03:33 PM
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Leadfoot--

Thanks for the support! I'll just be happy to "place" so to speak.

hateplow--

Thanks as well. I really hope you dig it--and that it spurs cool ideas in your playing! Your feedback is always appreciated.

Artstar--

My pleasure, man.

Inngwar--

I can't really give an opinion about electronics because I've never used one in the capacity of which you speak. I had (and still have) a ddrum3 rig which I used a lot in the 90s for jingle sessions. Those were great for that type of work but I always used real cymbals and hats with it.

Bottom line is-- if you have noise issues, you still have to play. Working on that kit would be better than nothing, right? How will it influence you playing? Hard to say as everyone is different. Will the samples bore you? Well, you get what you pay for. Get a nice one. What it WON'T help is your ride cymbal touch. You can't hit anything rubber and have your cymbal touch improved. There's no substitute for time on the actual instrument. But an electronic rig is the next best thing. I wish you luck!

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Old 02-01-2009, 10:18 PM
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Tnx for the answer!

I got one more question... This one is technical...
I'm curious to know in which style do you play your double kick's on a bass drum?
And what kind of exercise can you suggest?
I'm having some problems with mine... I use to play them up the footboard but now i'm just using my entire leg, and it bothers dynamic of my drumming (sometimes i make mistakes in keeping time, sometimes i'm reducing my bass drum lines).
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:24 PM
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Inngwar--

Peculiar question, "what style do you play your double kicks on a bass drum." I have never thought of it that way. Well, I don't think of it that way. I think of playing music and if I feel something of a double bass element will fit in what I'm playing (or most importantly---what WE are playing) I'll utilize it. It doesn't matter "what style" of music you're playing, as long as it musically fits the situation.

Work slowly and evenly. Record yourself. Be patient.

My ideas for practice as well as hand foot combinations and double bass I feel are best (and fully) expressed in my DVD, "Methods and Mechanics" which ships world wide to your house directly from:
http://www.altitudedigital.com/todd-...mechanics.html

I hope you decide to pick one up!

I wish you luck with your playing--

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Old 02-02-2009, 06:33 PM
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Todd,

you make playing even the most complex seem so easy, truly a master player, continued success and thanks for the access to your thoughts and comments on the forum, much appreciated,


sincerely, KJS

ps, i am looking forward to your DVD,
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:31 PM
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SoundFocus---

Thanks for your compliments! They are appreciated very much.

Hope you do pick up the DVD and that you enjoy it.

Off to the west coast for a 3 weeks run........


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Old 02-04-2009, 08:06 PM
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So...., the other night I was cleaning out the back seat of my SUV so that I could lower the back seats, making the cargo area bigger. I needed to move something and was in a hurry, as usual....so I placed Tods DVD on the hood of my car SO THAT I WOULD REMEMBER WHERE IT WAS!!!!!! and..... forgetting it was there, drove off on my mission. When I noticed this, THING, blow off after drving a little bit I instantly remembered what it was and started a diatribe of choice words and phrases, that only a fireman like myself could utter in one big sentence, turned around and knew that this was bad news. I stopped in the spot where Methods and Mechanics learned to fly and found the package!!! alas no DVD's. Now, a few cars had gone down the road ,since, and I just knew I would find pieces, but to my surprise....there, a few feet away, were the two discs, one was chipped on the edge and the other took a few scratches. Back at the O'L homestead I plugged the cd's in knowing that they had to be gonners ( and just couldn't afford to buy a new cd at this time) but to my amazment they both played flawlesly!!!! So....Tod, not only is this DVD set the best I ever watched they are bullet proof and obviously have 9 lives!!!! You just can't make this crap up.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:14 AM
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Hi, Todd! I put in my order for one of your signed DVDs a couple of days ago, but apparently it hasn't shipped yet. (Do they have to send the DVD to you to sign, or did you provide them with signed copies? Just curious... :)) I really look forward to seeing it, if only because, as I've said before, I love watching anyone giving the benefit of their expertise to others.

Along with everyone else on here, I thank you so much for the time you give to the fans, whether they play drums or not!

Look forward to seeing you in May, wherever you're going to be...

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Old 02-05-2009, 03:24 PM
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hey Todd

Just dropping by to say thank you so much for your amazing DVD! You playing is fantastic and you have really demonstrated some great ideas. I found it so helpful when you demonstrated how to apply all of those rudimements to the drum set. Your DVD has really opened up my playing and given me some great ideas to work on. Every drummer should have this DVD! Thankyou

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Old 02-06-2009, 08:28 PM
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Stillgroovin--

That's quite a story! Glad they still work. Now be careful next time......

Ciana--

Thanks for your order. They are all pre signed.....that's really the only way to do it. Hope you enjoy it.

Conor--

Thanks for your kind words! Glad you're getting good stuff out of the DVD. I hope it continues to inspire your playing and thinking. Thanks for letting me know your thoughts.

Cheers from the Oregon coast,

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Old 02-07-2009, 05:14 PM
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Todd,

I watched some of your DVD here at Drummer World and I might be picking one up. Great Stuff!

On a side note, what ride cymbal are you using on your bigger set up on your kit. The kit you use when explaining the Bonham/Gadd fills. I couldn't see a logo on it, and was interested.

Thanks for your time,

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Old 02-08-2009, 04:20 AM
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I got the DVDs today! I watched a little bit of each on a friend's player (for some reason, they won't play on mine... well, my player is about ten years old). I mentioned what another friend of mine once said: "Damn, he makes drumming sound melodic!" lol My friend said, "Yeah, and he makes it look so easy, too!" Of course, I told him that you've been playing since you were five.

One thing I love about your DVD is that you can make it seem like you're speaking personally to each person watching. (My friend also noted that.) Even though I couldn't follow half of what you were talking about, I just liked being able to watch you work.

Hopefully I'll be able to afford a new DVD player soon, so I can watch everything on the discs.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:35 AM
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Sinsyk17--

Thanks for your kind words and I hope you do pick up the dvd. The ride on the big kit was a "prototype" that I picked up at the Sabian office in LA a few years ago. It has a unique thing--crashability with a defined ping along with a killer bell. It's sort of an anomaly. I had Mark Love at Sabian copy it and make me 2 extra ones in case anything bad happens to the "master" one. Sorry I don't have any more info on it. Thanks for your note.

Ciana--

Those are DVD 9s which have a lot more information on the discs because of the length. I suppose some older players might have problems with them but haven't heard many complaints. Try your computer perhaps. I've actually been playing since the age of 2, to correct you!
OK. Thanks and I hope that you enjoy them, and appreciate the kind words.

Cheers from Tacoma-
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:35 AM
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Those are DVD 9s which have a lot more information on the discs because of the length. I suppose some older players might have problems with them but haven't heard many complaints. Try your computer perhaps. I've actually been playing since the age of 2, to correct you!
OK. Thanks and I hope that you enjoy them, and appreciate the kind words.

Cheers from Tacoma-
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No complaints here, either... just wanted you to know why I haven't had a chance to watch everything yet.

And regarding when you started playing... I was referring to when you started playing professionally. I know your dad started giving you lessons when you were two, correct?

Hope you're enjoying the tour so far!

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Old 02-12-2009, 07:50 AM
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Hey, Todd... I tried to send this to you in a PM, but it didn't go through. :(

Dude, now you're making me pay more attention to drummers.

One of the things I managed to catch on my piece o' crap DVD player was you saying that people should have more than just your DVD in their collection. I'm thinking of getting some other DVDs, just to compare and contrast technique (if I can...) No two drummers play alike, right? I mean, your technique has probably evolved over the years, and is different than what your dad or other instructors taught you, and also from the drummers who've influenced you.

I have a copy of Queen + Paul Rodgers (Return of the Champions double-live album from '05), and one of my favorite tracks is "Let There Be Drums" (disc 2, track 13). I was reading another forum (don't remember which, but the thread was about if a solo drum could be considered music. I wouldn't think so myself, but what do I know? :)) The track starts off with just the drums, and then the guitars (and maybe keyboards?) come in. I love that kind of thing, sort of like in "Half Penny, Two Penny" with drums/guitars/keyboards.

Well, I just wanted to let you know what you're doing to me! lol Gettin' me all interested in drums and drummers now...

TTYL!

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Old 02-15-2009, 03:12 AM
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Hey buddy,

I wanted to mention two things.

First, I'll bet your happy to see your thread take off like a rocket. I thought Gavin's thread would conquer all... yet, you have become a instant favorite among the forum. It's not a shock to me. Congrats sir, it's long overdue. I don't say much on here but I read alot of the posts and I want to thank you for each and every response you give the members of this forum. I know I speak for many of us when I say that it's a blessing to be able to associate with you in this medium.

Next, your DVD has been on constant rotation in my house. My 3 year old daughter is constantly watching it. She wakes up in the morning and puts it in the DVD player, then she watches some cartoons and when she gets bored with them she puts your DVD in. No joke. She is always wanting to watch it. It's really amazing to see the interest she takes in it. Don't ever think that your drumming will not be inspirational to a younger generation.

Just wanted to let you know.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:34 AM
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Hey Todd,

I was watching your DVD again for the 95th time (heh heh) and just love the snare sound you get out of all your snares... especially that Stanbridge-ProMark one.

I know you answered questions before about the head choice and tuning... could you elaborate just slightly more.. like maybe what notes or tensions you are putting the heads top and bottom on the snare drum? Is it something like "On the top head if you push down with a finger, the head hardly gives..."?

I know it's slightly subjective for each person to say "medium", "tight" or "crank it up", but to where? :)


I also have to add that EVERY time I watch segments from the DVD, I am highly motivated to march right upstairs and play my own kit. I've never felt more encouraged in my entire life. Thanks Todd.



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Old 02-17-2009, 02:35 AM
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Hey Todd,
You hung out with my drum teacher, Mark Powers, a couple weeks ago. My mom works at the casino you played at and we tried getting me into the meet and greet, but it didn't work out. I did meet you at Weather's for your clinic though. I have a question about time. I've been playing drums for a little over two years now and I've really put in my time and worked hard. I noticed how my time for playing rock and related genres is starting to get really steady. This isn't that same as my jazz time though. I tend to speed up on small fills and end up a beat ahead usually. I practice with a metronome often with my jazz exercises. Time sort of comes naturally when you practice enough, but is there something else I can do to help my time?

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Old 02-17-2009, 07:04 AM
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Ciana--

Thanks for your kind comments!

That Guy--

I really don't have a "thread contest" going....and Gav is about 300K ahead of me and I'm sure will stay that way, but thanks. More importantly I'm glad that the DVD is providing inspiration and entertainment in your household, and I'm flattered that your young daughter has taken a shine to it as well. Very cool!

Thanks for your positive feedback and kind words. They are greatly appreciated.

Dominick--

I'm afraid I won't have an answer on snare tuning that will satisfy you. It's such an organic thing and every drum is different. I have no stock rules because I tune by ear and I tune for what I'm going for (or for what's best for the track, or the style). Any given day, any given room, any given mic will give you different results. I remain adaptable and flexible with my tuning especially if someone's hired me to record. I must please them. I did a session tonight in LA where it was a straight ahead rock track. I picked out a drum, made the tuning more even lug to lug, whacked it, then tightened the bottom head. Boom-there it was. I don't have notes I tune to or pay attention to the taughtness by pushing down on the head with my finger. It's 100% by ear.

Saying that you've never felt more encouraged to get to your kit as a result of watching my DVD is one of the best compliments I could get. Thank you for that.

branflakes992--

Yeah, I saw Mark and Rod from the shop at that gig. We hung out and had a good time indeed. Sorry that it was a 21 and over show!

You know, treat swing time the same way you approach your rock time. Practice things simply and slowly. Work with the click (which you're doing) and internalize the quarter note and the swing as you play simple fills. If your fills are speeding up, you are not honoring the quarter note while you're playing them. You must feel the pulse all the way through regardless of the difficulty of your fills. Record yourself during practice sessions and when playing with others. Be patient and LISTEN to what you're playing while you're playing it----be aware! Swing! Pay attention to what might make you rush your fills. Are you keeping your hat going on 2 and 4? Check out your physical motions. These are just some things off the top of my head and I hope I've given you something to think about. I wish you luck with your playing.

Cheers from LA,
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:14 AM
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Hi again Todd,

Incidentally...

After reviewing the DVD releases for 2008, I have come to the conclusion that Methods and Mechanics was indeed the best instructional video of the year. I voted that way in the MD readers poll. I think there were a lot of fine products out there- most notably Steve Smith and Jojo Meyer---but overall M&M gave me the broadest scope of instruction and entertainment. I am not going to say that anything was second or third by a mile, but maybe by a millimeter, M&M wins IMO. Those of us that have a copy have also won.

Good luck in the polls!
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:36 PM
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hey todd! i've become a huge fan after reading about you in modern drummer and other places. i have your DVD and it's awesome!

have you ever read your wikipedia page? is it accurate? i've been editing it a little and i want to make sure it's right. for example, did you really start drumming at age 2 like it says?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Sucherman

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Hey Todd,

Just wanted to give you some feedback, I really like your style of playing, all looks so easy the way you play it. Hope ill get to learn a thing or two from your clips here at the site (:
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:20 AM
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trkdrmr--

Continued thanks. I must correct you on something----Jojo's dvd came out in '07 and won the MD poll that year. I know....you were busy! Thanks again, man.

dairyairman--

All the info is correct except for that of my mother...who was an actress in the 50s and 60s. She was 20 years younger than my father. More detailed bio info is available on my site:
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Thanks for looking after the wikipedia page! And thanks for getting the DVD.

y0avz--

Thanks for your feedback. I hope you'll consider picking up the DVD, where I'm certain you'll pick up way more information and ideas than just the little clips. You can order it here, and it'll ship right to you--
http://www.altitudedigital.com/todd-...mechanics.html

Thanks again!

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Old 02-19-2009, 03:17 PM
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Continued thanks. I must correct you on something----Jojo's dvd came out in '07 and won the MD poll that year. I know....you were busy! Thanks again, man.
Yep, I didn't get Jojo's dvd until something like June 08. Even less high level competition than I thought!


I want my year back... ;)
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This guy is awsome! I just got his video the other day.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:53 AM
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Hi Todd,

I posted a question on the gerneral drummerworld website just to gauge opinion and was a bit surprised by the reaction.

I asked if a solo I have worked out at around three and a half minutes was too long for a barroom gig (in the UK incidentally). People at these gigs do usually come to see a band, so they're not just sitting there pouring alcohol down their necks.

Most drummers on this site seemed to think four minutes was way too long. I wondered what your opinion as a pro was.

The solo is not massively technical: Two minutes of 4/4 rolling, jungle toms and marching snare figures, followed by a minute or so of 'letting rip' - Bonham triplets, quads, hi-hat chokes, double bass drum stuff. etc.

Maybe I've just been watching too many drum DVDs. Who knows?
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:43 PM
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Matt--

Thanks!

supermac--

It depends on the solo. Is the crowd entertained? Does it get a big ovation? That's what matters. I've seen club solos that have been entertaining and technically impressive. I've also seen solos that after hearing 60 seconds of it that I wished demons would've dragged me to hell and chewed my face off. It's all in reading the room and entertaining that given crowd, in that given room, on that given night.

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Old 03-12-2009, 04:06 AM
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Hi Todd,

I've been watching the clips for your new dvd over and over all week after finding out about it, your playing has actually helped me get out of a big practicing (non practicing, really) rut that I've been in, Thank you. :D

I have one question though, are there play along tracks/charts that come with the DVD? Specifically for the track 'Tears of Joy', I would love to play that song for my University exams. If not, would you be able to tell me who it's recorded by etc?

Either way It looks like I'll be getting this dvd next time I get paid!

Thanks for the inspiration,
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:30 PM
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Hi Jonathon,

Glad you've dug the clips--thanks. There are PDFs of the hand examples/kit application material but there are no charts for songs or play alongs. I do not own the masters (or publishing) for Styx songs or Jerry Goodman songs (Tears of Joy) so I could not have play alongs---but I hope that doesn't deter you from picking up the DVD. I never intended it to be a "play along" project, but rather to impart information that includes not only musical ideas but career/business navigational advise, songs, solos, stories, etc. There's over an hour of bonus materials including "A Day on the Road", drum room tour, play by play voice over comments of some of the tracks, etc. 5 hours and 12 minutes. I really hope you check it out!

Available here:
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Thanks again for the kind words and I wish you the best with your playing.

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Todd

Way to go, my man...Congrats on the MD Poll!

A buddy of mine, keyboard player in my band, will be emailing you about putting a band together for his wife singer who is doing SBSW..if you are around Austin then.

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Hey Pat--

THANKS! I know the news is slowly leaking out even though the results will post in May I think. I'm really knocked out, flattered, and champagne was consumed......

I'll be on the road the last half of March and won't be around for all that's going on in Austin for sxsw. I always seem to miss it as well as the ACL Festival

Thanks again, man. Hope all's well with you!
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Hi Todd,

After watching your DVD which is great by the way, very helpful. I really enjoyed the songs that you played. I also just purchased the Taylor Mills CD. Some great playing on there as well. Very nice. Just thought you should know.

Now to try and get some of these rudiment fills incorporated into my playing?
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So anyone able to leak the MD poll results to us that aren't in the know? Unofficially of course!!!!
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Todd, your DVD is amazing! Awesome drummer! Thx for sharing your knowledge.
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Hi Todd,

Just got MD 2008 festival DVD.

At 12 hours long, I've just watched bits and pieces, including your own performance.

I thought you played great, as did Gavin Harrison, and I thought Simon Phillips' performance was masterful.

I'm looking forward to seeing some of the other guys whose work I'm not too familiar with. I like the look of Dafnis Prieto.

I wondered whiih of the other players you particularly enjoyed - and what it was like performing to an audience of drummers and a massively talented bill of drumming pro's.

I'm sure most 'mere mortal' players like myself would find that type of situation imossibly daunting.
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Todd, I have a question regarding the proper way of playing the paradiddlediddle and a half. I don't recall it being played on the DVD. BTW, what a great exercise to really smarten' up the left hand. I hope this makes sense to you. The query is with regards to the timeing. I play it a couple of ways... one is along with the metronome, which has me slowing the 'half' (paradiddle) to the appropriate 4/4 tempo as compared to the paradiddlediddle. The other way is to leave the metronome off and play the half at the same speed/delivery as the paradiddlediddle. I've discovered that the metronome can be used in this manner if I imply a quarter note rest after each paradiddle. This make sense? Now, which is the right way? I think you'll advise with the metronome without the quarter note rest, thus the paradiddle slips into the 4/4 count. Right????
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