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Old 08-15-2009, 01:36 AM
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Great, see you then! That's all the info I have presently. You can ring up the shop and ask for yourself I suppose. They'd know more about it than I.

Cheers,
Todd
Yes I'll definately give them a call, and see how much tickets will be.

While in Oakville, see if you can drive through Lakeshore road. As one of the wealthiest cities in the country, there's some really impressive mansions along the waterfront. Perhaps one to film the next DVD? ;) A nice, quaint downtown area too.
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:15 PM
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just want to give my kudos here for what has to be the most interactive star drummer on this board !
between todd here and my daughters drum teacher casey grillo , pearl drums has a couple of great ambassadors in the world of percussion .
both of these guys with their down to earth senses and average joe attitudes are what gives me hope that my 11 y.o. will be able to pursue her dream if she so choses !
thanks from a grateful dad that gets tired of all these over blow , big headed , over hyped , understudied , jerks ! o.k. rant over . have a great day !
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:42 PM
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Andrew---

Thanks for the tip. Usually there's no time for sightseeing on these runs. Doing 4 clinics in 4 days you wake up and drive to the next town, set up, eat, then it's showtime. Drinks, sleep, repeat. Hope you can make it.

gwaco--

Thanks for the kind words!

Cheers from somewhere in Minnesota,
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:22 AM
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Hey Todd quick question are you gonna be doing any clinics in Arizona anytime soon if you know? That would be fantastic if you did!
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:49 AM
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Hey Todd...

just recently I received a new pair of drumsticks. They 're different than my usual choice. A little bigger in girth but very well balanced. If I hold one of them I recognize that the balance point sits a little more towards the tip. I like that. I see that it works for me, because it seems to create some more momentum in my left hand. They are maple and thats also good because I like to hit a rim now and then and I 'm told that maple almost never chips!

These particular Pro-Mark 330 's have been around for some time now -- not easy to get from where I 'm at -- I 'm proud to own them!

You' re a great inspiration, Todd! Each and every time I get to sit and play my drums and from now on I can also feel that "Todd Sucherman - Vibe" when it's just me and the x-pad (which, sadly is most of the time -- poor sap I am :))

Thanks man!

Cheers from Bavaria
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P.S. It 's about time to conquer Europe,Todd ,..I tell you! We 're ready!! :)
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:22 AM
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... long phrases in my dvd, but to answer your question, I'm doing it consciously and spontaneously. Or really, improvising. I'll think in 4 or 8 bar phrases and sometimes longer with over the bar line ideas....
Todd, weird question. Please bear with me.. While soloing when you are phasing 2 bars or even playing over the barline without actually keeping external tempo ( e.g hi hat ostinatos..), are you playing to a consistent rhythm/melody in your head or is it just an imaginary metronome without accents?

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Old 09-10-2009, 12:09 AM
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Krayziemex99--

No one has invited me to come to Arizona to do a clinic. You see, that's how it works----I don't choose where I do them. A Pearl/Sabian dealer has to contact the correct parties at Pearl/Sabain who in turn contact me for my availability. So as of now I have no plans to do a clinic in Arizona due to the lack of invite. It would be fantastic to be invited!

the-gablushe---

Glad you are digging the TS 330W autographs! Hopefully your dealer will stock them for you. Yeah, they just feel like butter to me and hope they do the trick for you. I don't think I'm prepared to "conquer" anything, but there's at least some talk of a few European clinics next year. Thanks, man.

aydee----

Yours is a hard question to answer. My thoughts might change because the context might change. Am I playing with musicians? Am I soloing the melodic motif of the tune? Am I playing by myself? In time or free form? I guess a basic answer would be that I usually have a quarter note pulse in my mind somewhere but I feel it and do not think about it. Without that nothing means anything, really. Because no matter the context of the playing it should always be music. I'll sometimes have a melody or motif, and sometimes I'll tread into deep unknown waters which can be scary yet exciting. But I don't have a real answer for you because I just play. I'm not really "thinking" most times. I'm paying full attention, though. Hmmmmm. Hope I'm making sense. It's just like talking---I want to say a sentence. It has a starting point and an ending point. I'll hear the shapes and know where it's supposed to end, or resolve. That's more what I'm thinking I guess.

Thanks for your questions!

Todd in Edmonton and heading to Vancouver
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:44 PM
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Hey Todd,

I bought the Modern Drummerfestival DVD and I saw u playing (it was great) and I noticed u used a kinda unusuall cymbal over there. Can u tell me what kind of cymbal it is and what size? (I pointed it out at the attachment).

Thanks a lot!

Frank

Edit: I am not sure if thats the right one, but it was at that spot. It sounded a little bit like a china but had the shape of a hi-hat.
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:18 PM
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Hi Frank,

The cymbals in question that I used on my dvd "Methods and Mechanics" as well as the MD Fest dvd were:

14" HHX Evo mini China bottom, 12" HHX Evo Splash top.

The pic you used as an example is my Styx road rig, and those hats there are 13" AAX Stage Hats. I don't use the "Trash Hats" on the road with the band.

Thanks for the kind words--

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Old 09-15-2009, 09:24 PM
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[quote=Todd Sucherman;611743]Krayziemex99--

No one has invited me to come to Arizona to do a clinic. You see, that's how it works----I don't choose where I do them. A Pearl/Sabian dealer has to contact the correct parties at Pearl/Sabain who in turn contact me for my availability. So as of now I have no plans to do a clinic in Arizona due to the lack of invite. It would be fantastic to be invited!

Oh I see says the blind man. Well thats a shame but I do hope that it happens at one point it would be great. Btw Todd thanks for being so active on the forum man, its very much a rarity I appreciate it thanks!
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:23 AM
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I got Todds DVD a couple a days ago. First off the material and ideas he gives will keep you busy for years. Like Todd says in the DVD use your imagination. Besides that Todd
dicusses A lot of topics that can relate to real life and be very insperational. Its intense
and very funny at times. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for new ideas and to get blown away. For those of you who are stuck in a rut with your drumming it will get you
out QUICKlY!!!



QUICK TIP: this is not a advertisment for Todds DVD this my own personal opinion
Thanks Todd great job The name is methods and mechanics
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:42 AM
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Krayziemex99 and yesdog--

Thanks a lot!


Cheers from Niagara Falls

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Old 09-19-2009, 12:44 AM
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Oh, I think I had mentioned this a while back, but If anyone lives in Ontario, Canada--I'll be doing some clinics in your fine Provence this week. Come out and say hello.


Centre Stage | Kingston, Ontario, Sept 21st

Cosmo Music | Richmond Hill, Ontario,*Sept 22nd

Gear Music | Oakville, Ontario, Sept 23rd

Sherwood Music | Kitchener, Ontario,*Sept 24th

Cheers!
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:53 PM
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Oh, I think I had mentioned this a while back, but If anyone lives in Ontario, Canada--I'll be doing some clinics in your fine Province this week. Come out and say hello.


Centre Stage | Kingston, Ontario, Sept 21st

Cosmo Music | Richmond Hill, Ontario,*Sept 22nd

Gear Music | Oakville, Ontario, Sept 23rd

Sherwood Music | Kitchener, Ontario,*Sept 24th

Cheers!
Todd
Hey Todd,
I saw your clinic on Wednesday in Oakville and I have to say it was one of the best clinics I've been to. Your playing was awesome and I'm sure it inspired a lot of the children that were there to keep drumming.

Out of the many Andrews that were probably in attendance (I don't know what it is with that town, it seems like everyone's called Andrew), I was the one that reappeared after having the Modern Drummer issue signed to get your DVD autographed. I also picked up your signature Promarks (now my go-to rock drum sticks) and Taylor Mills' record (of which I have to say everything about it is perfect).

Thanks for the great clinic!
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:39 AM
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Hey Andrew,

Thanks for making it out to the clinic and it was great to meet you. And thanks for the kind words and support! That was the most intimate and "up close" clinic on the whole run, and it was a fun night.

I'm really happy you dig the Taylor Mills "Lullagoodbye" CD. He brand new record "Under the Surface" is now available for pre order at http://www.taylormills.com/

We are thrilled with the record---and you can check out song clips on the "listen" page. Hope you decide to pick one up to complete the set! Thanks again, Andrew. Hope to see you again.

You can check out session pics on my Face Book:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...5&id=672576178

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Old 10-07-2009, 05:16 AM
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Todd
Are you really coming to Hollywood in a couple of weeks...is it gonna be a clinic with some playing or something else?

If so I'm there Bro!
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:30 PM
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Hey LD,

I only have an hour and a half (I like 2 hour clinics) so I'll be doing mostly playing. We'll see how the conversation with the attendees goes. I think I'm on Saturday at 2pm. Hope you can make it.

Cheers from Jackson, MS

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Old 10-12-2009, 07:23 PM
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I see Styx is coming to the house of blues in Chicago in November. I will be there it looks loke a good time. Stupid question what do they mean by the school of rock and why are the tickets so pricey.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:36 AM
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Yesdog,

The Chicago HOB show is actually October 22nd. It's a private/public show that's for charity. It's a charity show and that's why it's a high ticket price. You can read about it here:

http://www.styxworld.com/

Click on the blue news link "Styx gives back to Chicago---a note from JY."

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Old 10-13-2009, 05:58 PM
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:05 AM
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Hey LD,

I only have an hour and a half (I like 2 hour clinics) so I'll be doing mostly playing. We'll see how the conversation with the attendees goes. I think I'm on Saturday at 2pm. Hope you can make it.
Ah shucks...don't think I can make it anymore.

Can you keep us posted on any of your clinics...I really want to check one out.

I talked to the manager @ West LA music to lob you a call...not sure if he's gonna.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:57 AM
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Hey LD,

I only have an hour and a half (I like 2 hour clinics) so I'll be doing mostly playing. We'll see how the conversation with the attendees goes. I think I'm on Saturday at 2pm. Hope you can make it.
Great Clinic earlier today!

Other than the heat!! (who would have thought it would in the 90's in October for an outdoor clinic?)
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:19 AM
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Hey LD,

Thanks, man. Clinic updates are here, but none in LA.......

http://www.toddsucherman.com/news.html

DrumEatDrum,

Thanks! Wish I had more pep in my step that day. It was in the middle of a crazy week that is still continuing. But thanks for the kind words!

Cheers from Chicago,
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:33 AM
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Hey Todd, these drums sound AMAZING man !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9kcPsI3ATw

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Old 10-25-2009, 05:45 PM
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Artstar--

Thanks a lot! They sound even better on dvd coming through your stereo speakers.......

http://www.altitudedigital.com/todd-...mechanics.html


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Old 10-27-2009, 01:04 AM
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Hey Todd...

How are you?

Quick question from an average TS-emulator: Do you remember what snare you played on your "Fox After Breakfast" performance with Styx in '97. I took a close look at your snare wall..but couldn't find it there. Or at least I'm not sure. It sounded great. Crisp and powerful! ...

You know, Todd I've gotten so much out of M&M so far...my copy is actually starting to wear out. It gave my drumming a real boost. Can't say that often enough!...Also I watch your '96 performance over and over, up and down, back and forth....it's ALL very educational to me. You REALLY know how to apply that stuff you teach on M&M. Pocket.....Period.

Sorry about my rambling....please think about that snare-thing, Todd!

Thanks and stay healthy,
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P.S. People, go get M&M...For crying out loud..
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:57 PM
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Hey Andreas,

As ever, thanks for the kind words. They are appreciated!

Wow.....that Fox TV was a long time ago. I was just a baby. I was playing Sonor then and if my memory serves me, it was just rental gear from S.I.R in NYC. I'm guessing Hilites or Designers. I really have no idea! It was just what they supplied for that day, whatever it was. Sorry I can't remember.

Thanks again-
Cheers from Austin-
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:21 AM
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I just saw M&M and it is amazing, great quality material, amazing exercises and so inspirational. So I wanted to ask, what was the one album that inspired you to drum?
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:35 AM
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Hey Todd...

Thanks for your quick response! You're right. 1997 seems like a long time ago to me too. It's just that I am now about the age you were back then and I ask myself "where am I in my life?"...I chose a different path but drumming is and has always been very important to me.

It's my heartbeat. And it's stronger than ever, thanks to M&M :)

Speaking of which: I'd like to invite every TS fan to a little experiment. Todd was once asked to pick three words to describe his style. Well I would like to challenge you to describe M&M and what it means to you in two words (They don't necessarily have to be alliterative) ...

I'll start: My "M&M" is: "Musical & Multivious"

Have a quiet time at home, Todd
Cheers from Bavaria
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:27 PM
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Hey Jake,

Thanks for getting the dvd and for the compliments. Sorry I don't have a good answer for your question. I've been playing since I was a baby and don't have a record that inspired me to play. The drums in the house inspired me and I loved music. That's the best I can offer up. I've just always loved the drums.

Andreas,

As ever, I appreciate the kind words. And I'm not at home anymore......on the road doing a month long run. I have two clinics while on the road if anyone lives in Richmond, VA or Youngstown, OH.


Date: Nov 2nd
Location: (3505) Richmond Music Center 10364 Midlothian TPK* Richmond Va. 23235

Date: Nov 7th
Location: (4437) The Drum Shop 576 Youngstown-Polan* Struthers* OH 44471

Thanks again, guys!

Cheers from Tampa,
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:29 AM
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Thanks for the response, I totally get what you mean, so if you dont mind me asking what are some of your drum heroes
Thanks again for answering my questions
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:20 PM
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Jake,

My heroes? Everyone.

If you have my dvd, my influences are listed...and some should be obvious, really.

Thanks, man.

TS
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:49 PM
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Haha you're right but I have yet to get your dvd, I have a friend who showed it to me and now i need a copy
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:16 AM
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Hey Todd...

How's the road treating you?

I was wondering: I understand that you have a -let's say- special relationship with your Signature stand. That statement of yours caught my attention. It's clearly a personal thing between you and the stand...if you don't mind me saying so :)
No really...I too like to surround myself with things that are familiar and comfortable. Old habits, maybe a little nostalgic. But I got an inkling that there are some special technical features that frequently make you play and appreciate that older Sonor-Model. It looks like a pretty solid stand. Three legs, fairly large board, no gimmicks, no jokes....

It'd be great if you shared some details with us, Todd! I totally understand if this is too personal, though!

Oh ..one thing: Visiting your website http://www.toddsucherman.com I recognized that your link-list is incomplete :) bold of me isn't it?
No...I think it would be cool if Pete's link would be there too. It'd fit right in hence you have his drums on display in your studio-section. What do you think, Todd? ...I myself instantly fell for Pete's incredibly well crafted instruments. I think there's not enough people out there to learn about his shop http://www.stanbridgedrums.com...period.

Thanks for your time, Todd!
Cheers from rainy Bavaria
Andreas

P.S. Sorry to see the "let's M&M things up a little"-thing didn't catch...but well.
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:41 PM
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Hi Todd,
I just wanted to tell you that i can't stop watching your video of tears of joy! You were the reason for finding this cd! I bought it of course!

I would also like to know what are you thinking when you play odd-time meters? do you count (f.ex. 1,2,3,4,5,1,2,3,4,5) or do you have the melody in your head and play on top of it? Also do you always record with a metronome? What's your opinion about recording without a metronome?

And something i have to mention, you're an AMAZING drummer but the most difficult thing to find is the combination of a great drummer (musician in general) and a great guy that gives you the feeling that you talk to the guy next door! Thanks again for the inspiration and your kindness! :)
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:13 PM
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Andreas--

Basically I use the old vintage Sonor hi hat stands because no one makes a hit hat stand that doesn't flop around like a salmon out of water. With all the adjustments on stands nowadays, how about one that doesn't move when you pump 8th notes with you foot? I think that would be a great idea. So, any '85-'95 Phonic, Phonic Plus, Protec or Signature hi hat stands does the trick for me. Pearl knows this, and knows I use a legless Signature on the road. Even Sonor doesn't make 'em like that anymore......not even close. So that's my deal there. As far as Pete's link......I have many friends who are custom builders and I'd have to list everybody, and that's not a great thing for me to do. I think the pics in the collection speak for themselves. But Pete is a genius. His work is simply off the charts. And he's one of the nicest guys on the planet. As always, thanks a lot!

Shortsman---

Thanks for your enthusiastic kind words. They are greatly appreciated!

You know, I answer a few of your questions and break down some of the things is "Tears" as well as some 19/16 & 21/16 in my dvd "Methods and Mechanics"......available direct to your door from us:

http://www.altitudedigital.com/todd-...mechanics.html

That would explain my thoughts more than I ever could here, but you have to hear the pattern within the pattern. You get comfortable with a certain rhythmic shape....and everything can be broken down into groups of 2s and 3s. You get to the point where you don't count at all (as you do when learning it) but you internalize the rhythmic shape. Then you can experiment with different groups of 3s and 2s to improvise some other ideas. Again, I recommend getting the dvd. The odd time section is on disc 2.

As far as recording goes, I've done plenty of "no click" sessions. The new Brian Wilson record I'm doing has been full rhythm section live with no click. But most sessions have click for more reasons that just solid time. In today's digital world when files are emailed from one player to the next, the tracks have to line up on the grid for the various recording software systems. So most times a click is needed whether it's wanted or not. And then if your running time code or synching music to picture it's helpful too. Make sense?

Thanks again, man.

Cheers from Huntington, WV

Todd
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Shortsman---

Thanks for your enthusiastic kind words. They are greatly appreciated!

You know, I answer a few of your questions and break down some of the things is "Tears" as well as some 19/16 & 21/16 in my dvd "Methods and Mechanics"......available direct to your door from us:

http://www.altitudedigital.com/todd-...mechanics.html

That would explain my thoughts more than I ever could here, but you have to hear the pattern within the pattern. You get comfortable with a certain rhythmic shape....and everything can be broken down into groups of 2s and 3s. You get to the point where you don't count at all (as you do when learning it) but you internalize the rhythmic shape. Then you can experiment with different groups of 3s and 2s to improvise some other ideas. Again, I recommend getting the dvd. The odd time section is on disc 2.

As far as recording goes, I've done plenty of "no click" sessions. The new Brian Wilson record I'm doing has been full rhythm section live with no click. But most sessions have click for more reasons that just solid time. In today's digital world when files are emailed from one player to the next, the tracks have to line up on the grid for the various recording software systems. So most times a click is needed whether it's wanted or not. And then if your running time code or synching music to picture it's helpful too. Make sense?

Thanks again, man.

Cheers from Huntington, WV

Todd
I will buy the dvd soon. I was planning to anyway. I'm not comfortable with money right now because i'm going to serve in the military for 9 months and i keep my savings otherwise i would have already bought it! The explanation though was truly good and understandable! Thanks once again!

Now about the pearl demon drive! I'm planning to buy it but i'm not quite sure about what it feels like! I already have the axis longboards a pedals and i'm not that satisfied because they don't have the power that i need and i don't feel it under my foot all the time! It's easy to play fast but it's very difficult to control it. I'm trying to improve my foot technique, playing paradiddles on top of a beat grouped in 3 or trying to play swiss triplets, doubles, drugs etc. and i can't control it that easy but when i play on a pearl eliminator with strap it feels better even though they're not my pedals! What do you suggest?
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:29 PM
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Shortsman,

You ask what I suggest:

I suggest you try any gear before you buy it. Something like cymbals and pedals need to be felt and played before slapping down the cash. The DD is more like the Axis but it has a bit more whip behind it if you dial it in right. It's still light and fast feeling, but you should play it first. It's expensive too. That being said, a $29.95 DVD (the WAS going to be priced at $69 before the economy tanked) might serve you better for 9 months while you're away than a $600 pedal! Especially if cash is tight......

I wish you luck--and stay safe.

Cheers from Reading, PA
Todd
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You ask what I suggest:

I suggest you try any gear before you buy it. Something like cymbals and pedals need to be felt and played before slapping down the cash. The DD is more like the Axis but it has a bit more whip behind it if you dial it in right. It's still light and fast feeling, but you should play it first. It's expensive too. That being said, a $29.95 DVD (the WAS going to be priced at $69 before the economy tanked) might serve you better for 9 months while you're away than a $600 pedal! Especially if cash is tight......

I wish you luck--and stay safe.

Cheers from Reading, PA
Todd
Of course i'll buy the dvd much sooner than the pedal! I was really excited by the advertisement of the DD that you were part of too, and if it feels like the way described then i'll buy it when I'm able to of course. Of course i'll try it before i buy it but your opinion about whatever related to the drums is mostly appreciated! Thanks a lot about the way you answer and for being that great inspiration for me!
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Hello Todd

Quick one:
General wonderment...I'm going back to the year 2000. You toured with REO right? In the part of the concert -towards the end- where you all join and trade songs and so forth..you hopped behind Bryan Hitts kit. So did you guys meet each other? You know kit-setup-wise? (Pardon my English, Todd) I mean obviously you flattend out the snare angle and stuff like that. Set the height of the throne maybe...I was just wondering because I find (and sure you as well) that the kit-setup is a very individual thing. I mean I couldn't play properly with another guy's setup. Especially if I insisted on getting the sound everyone in the audience expects right! ...I'm not familiar with Bryan's setup (shame on me:)) but I sure learned how you prefer things around you when you play...and there's where things don't match.

I hope you see what I'm trying to ask you there, Todd..I tend to phrase things a little complicated...at least in English:) (..and by the way: you DID sound great back in 2000!!)

Thanks a lot man and cheers
from Bavaria..
Andreas

P.S. Any news yet on the "european clinic, next year" - thing?

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