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Old 08-18-2005, 06:06 PM
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This guy is a King among drummers, seems like a real noble spirit. I'm hoping to get lessons from him at some point over the next few years... What do you guys think of Dom and his playing?

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Old 08-18-2005, 06:16 PM
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i think he has such a great personality. he must be a bit much until you get to know him first. the man has carbonated blood. and as for drumming i think he is amazing. what a great teacher.

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Old 08-18-2005, 07:11 PM
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i havn't heard much about him. but after watching the videos of him on vic virth he seems like an awsome guy, as well an very talented drummer.
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:24 PM
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talented drummer and the best teacher i have wached on screen..
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:29 PM
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I saw Mr Famularo in Chicago a few years back great drumm er and nice guy
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:39 PM
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Dom is a great gift to our industry. An amazing player, teacher and inspirer.

Watching his solos is like going to a movie!
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:44 PM
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I saw Dom in 1985. He is the best clinician I've seen to date. He may not be the most popular drummer out there, or even the most recorded, but man has this guy been a huge influence in my life. Even though I only got to watch and listen to him for 35-45 minutes, my life was changed profoundly for the better.
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Old 08-19-2005, 12:25 AM
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When I was 9 and I'd just started playing, back in 1987 the music store I was taking lessons at had Dom come do a clinic. It was amazing, one of my earliest memories after starting to play. He was and is very inspirational to me. Many lessons I've studied and practiced out of his 'It's Your Move' book. I'm also glad he's now a Mapex endorser. :)
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Old 08-19-2005, 08:50 AM
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I really want to know how long he spent practicing that paternal laugh at the end of his Vic Firth clips. It's as perfectly executed as his drumming!

He's an absolute champion. Very American - I don't think you'd accept a British guy going quite so outlandishly over the top - but absolutely infectious. It's hard to walk away from anything he's done thinking that drumming isn't the most noble of endeavours that mankind has ever embarked upon. Absolute nonsense, but a nice feeling :)
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Old 08-19-2005, 07:26 PM
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Hahahaha -well said man!
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Old 08-19-2005, 08:23 PM
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Dom Famularo, the man, the drummer, the laugh. I think Dom's an incredible musician, who has a real passion about the instrument he plays.
I've checked out some of his "cyber-lessons" with Jim Chapin (another drum legend),they're a were a real bonus when it came to the moeller technique. And as for his laugh. I just feel he genuinly enjoys what he does.
If it raises a smile from you that can't be a bad thing, lessons should be fun.
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Old 08-19-2005, 08:29 PM
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you know you are a good drummer when you have your own thread and there inst a single negative statement about you.
dom is sick. he looks liek a regular dude as my teacher said but he is a monster behind the kit.
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:54 PM
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Very true. These bozos in Houseofdrumming started bashing him, some site that has a false counter number of hits, that worships Weckl and Vinnie.
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:08 PM
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Passionate guy that gets you with him into passion.
I saw a clinic with him two years ago, that was my very first and the most impressing I guess. I like his positive vibe and explosive enthusiasme when he speaks and then suddenly has this concentrate (almost sever) look when he gets into a groove and ends up into a deep passionate solo.
Great personnality, awesome drummer !!
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Old 08-20-2005, 12:54 AM
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I think he revolutionized the double pedal too, but I may be wrong. His 85 clinic had him demonstrating a single kick with the double pedal.

But I may have just been the uninformed 15 year old that I was at the time.
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Old 08-20-2005, 02:54 AM
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I believe that about the double pedals. Chapin said that he was the fastest double bass player in the 80's. I wouldn't count him out now though. But I doubt that's his focus or anything.
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Old 08-20-2005, 03:53 AM
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Dom Famularo wrote a great book called its your move and he studied with Joe Morello thats all i know about him
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Old 08-20-2005, 09:29 AM
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He also wrote a book that helps people improve themselves on all levels. It's called Cycle of Self-Empowerment, a very powerful motivational book
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Old 08-20-2005, 10:38 AM
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Very true. These bozos in Houseofdrumming started bashing him, some site that has a false counter number of hits, that worships Weckl and Vinnie.
I don't know if "Bozos" would be an appropriate characterization for a drummer forum (HOD) run by a drummer the calibre of Steve Holmes, and that is frequented by drummers like Peter Erskine, Steve Hass, Gary Husband, etc. But, I do think they were unfair to Dom F. He may not be the most accomplished studio drummer out there but he's a fine drummer and a great, inspirational educator.
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Old 08-20-2005, 02:37 PM
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Dom Famularo is one of the greatest teachers ever! And just an amazing drummer, true master!
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Old 08-20-2005, 04:10 PM
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Hi Henry,

I take back what I said. I was just bothered by them.

I appreciate your maturity in the response. This forum is very mature and professional :)

Not to mention this is the best drum site on the net (everyone knows)
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Old 09-16-2005, 06:46 AM
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Never saw anyone play the drumset like him. He's the most inspiring, emotion inducing drummer I ever seen. It's like movie to watch him.
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Old 10-02-2005, 05:08 AM
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I consider myself bessed to be able to take lessons with him about once a month, and I have for almost two years now. If you ever get the chance to book even one lesson with him, I cannot recommend him highly enough. I have definitely learned more with him than any number of other teachers I have ever been with. Carbonatet blood is a very apt description, I think :-) FD
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Old 10-02-2005, 12:51 PM
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I like Dom; don't get me wrong. It just took me a little while to get used to him. I like the comment above referring to him as 'very American' although it's not totally accurate. We've had some pretty wild drummers in our time. The two craziest, Bonzo and Moon... that said Dom is up there... really nice guy, just took me a while to adjust to.
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:29 PM
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I like his ride cymbal placement, can anyone explain the logic to me please? I've seen a ride positioned like that before when I went to a jazz gig about 2 years ago, it seemed rather interesting, but I don't see how it could work.

Any thoughts?

EDIT: I stand corrected, on closer analysis it appears to be a china. Same question though....

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Old 10-02-2005, 03:43 PM
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I like his ride cymbal placement, can anyone explain the logic to me please? I've seen a ride positioned like that before when I went to a jazz gig about 2 years ago, it seemed rather interesting, but I don't see how it could work.

Any thoughts?

EDIT: I stand corrected, on closer analysis it appears to be a china. Same question though....

logic: when drums and cymbals are more flat...gravity works against you! when your strokes are moving horizontally though, gravity doesn't mess with your strokes. Of course, I completely ignore this fact in playing my own kit because, well, its so expensive to actually mount all your drums on a vertical plane and get that chair that leans you way back etc etc

but also, the position is really good for finger control...
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Old 10-03-2005, 09:20 PM
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One of my favorite drummers on the planet! Not only is he a nice guy (I got to meet him) but he's a monster player. I love his spirit as well as his motivating persona.

His playing is awesome and in my opinion quite unique. Most people are turned onto his speed and power but I actually dig his phrasing around the kit and his groove. He did an awesome job with the TCU big band on the Larrie Londin tribute video. He's just a monster player and such an inspiration to all drummers.
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:17 AM
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Yes, that's a great video as well.

I think a lot of pro drummers study with Dom. I wish i lived closer.
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Old 01-08-2006, 06:52 AM
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I think he is one of the greatest inspirations to the drum community. A man with an incredible gift and talent
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:39 PM
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I have one criticism- all of his rythms in the Vic Firth Cyberlessons sound REALLY similar, almost the same- perhaps this was his purpose?

I love the Jim chapin one, Dom continually tries to keep jim from talking too long and going off-topic, its hilarious to watch.

Its good to see a little spice in terms of drum-video personality, even if it is a little overboard. He taught me traditional grip, i am very grateful.
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Old 01-28-2006, 07:53 PM
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I met Dom in Vancouver at the 2002 Drum Festival at TomLee music. I was volunteering at the time and also met Kenny Aronoff, Mike Mangini, Curt Bisquerra and the great Billy Cobham. I helped tech and rough tune Curt and Billy's kits. I talked with Dom and Mike a bit and caught Dom's master class. It was a great experience.
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Old 01-28-2006, 09:47 PM
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He has some pretty great Buddy Rich stories. "It was incredible!" quote-unquote.
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Old 01-28-2006, 11:27 PM
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what a legend. his cyber lessons are great and if i ever got the chance i'd have a real lesson with him. he seems like such a nice guy!
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Old 01-29-2006, 02:58 AM
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He's by far the best teacher I've ever had. As a long-time player and working drummer, I felt that my playing was in a rut. I started with him last September and was amazed at the level of instruction he provided. He even videotapes every lesson and gives you a copy!

He took me apart, cleaned up my fulcrum and grip and got my free and Moeller strokes going at a whole new level. My groove playing is more solid. My chops are smooth. The level of freedom that his direction has given me is just amazing and I have just started with him!

If you can get to him even once a month you will be glad u did. Truly a monster player and possibly the best drum instructor anywhere.
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:21 AM
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I met him at a clinic in Vancouver not long ago before xmas. I think his greatest asset is his motivational techniques. Obviously he's an awesome clinician but his personality is so humble.
I noticed that he was just the type of person you could talk to, he gave off a welcoming vibe he would never turn anyone away.

BIGGEST SMILE I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:38 AM
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I met him at the Vancouver Drum festival. I was playing some funk grooves while all these people were bashing away on cymbals and double bass. He comes and stands in front of me with a big smile and started to bob his head. Very very nice guy and an awesome drummer and teacher.
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:26 PM
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the man's a beast full stop! brilliant!
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I love Dom's passion, charisma, and spirit. He's like an elementary school principal that can tear up a set of drums.
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:13 AM
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Between his massive inspiration, teaching, clinics and playing, I think he's made more of a difference than any drummer
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:38 PM
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Hi members
Just received this flyer from DOM. He also gives a link to the drummerworld-report. So please, make your votes at Modern Drummer!!

Thank you Dom

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Hello*Everyone ~*****
Can you believe it is that time again...

Modern Drummers Readers Poll is going again. Voting is going on until* March 15, 2006.
Make Sure Your Voice Gets Counted! Go to ModernDrummer.com*and VOTE! There is a Prize Drawing too!
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Dom is traveling more than ever! In February and March he will be in England, Mexico, Germany, South Africa and Italy. Check out his web site for more details!
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Here is a great article about Dom... Check it out!
http://www.drummerworld.com/reports/Dom_Famularo.html
At the bottom of the interview there is some great video from Australia's Drum Tek. It is footage from The Ultimate Drummers Weekend
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Have you read Dom's Book The Cycle of Self Empowerment? **
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Buy it today at Dom's Online Store!
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If you like the book....****
Have Dom come to your business, school, or group to do a
*Cycle of Self Empowerment Seminar!
*While traveling the world playing drums, Dom has become well known for his ability to inspire and move audiences with his stories, concepts, and life experiences. People from around the globe have come to him not only for his musical expertise, but for advice on pursuing their dreams and building their careers. Over the course of 20 years of traveling and teaching, Dom developed The Cycle of Self-Empowerment TM, which embodies his personal philosophy of goal achievement and quality of life. He has gone on to present seminars to companies within the percussion industry, groups of music educators, and other corporations - combining the passion of art with the fire of motivational speaking with astounding results!***
If you would like to organize a seminar email us at: Globalassistant1@aol.com


Also Check out Dom at:
www.DomFamularo.com
www.Sabian.com
www.VicFirth.com
www.Mapexdrums.com
www.Remo.com
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