Recent content by motojosh

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    Advice on Learning 7 Hours of Music

    Hey, you're in my neck of the woods! That's a fun concert series, and a great band to be subbing for. If I'm not out of town, I'll try to catch your show. Good luck with the gigs. I don't have much to add to the excellent advice already given here beyond just listening to the music and...
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    Looking for a tall snare stand

    I'm 6'4", and I feel your pain... ? Similar to the previous recommendations, the "Ahead Adjustable Concert Snare Drum Stand" works great for me. It's sturdy without being massively large. You wouldn't really even know that it's not a regular snare stand, except that it goes higher.
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    New Yamaha oaky goodness (Live Custom Hybrid Oak)

    It's old news around here that the Yamaha Live Custom was discontinued last year. Yamaha is finally talking about its replacement, the "Live Custom Hybrid Oak" kit: And a loud...
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    First transcription -- "Shaky Ground" (Delbert McClinton)

    I started jamming with a blues band recently, and I'm quickly trying to get up to speed on the songs that they already know. I've also wanted to practice transcribing songs (for lots of reasons), so it made sense to give it a go on some new stuff that I'm trying to learn! Most folks here could...
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    New "Crosstown" lightweight stands from Yamaha

    Just came across this: Lightweight hardware set from Yamaha. They're showing just over 17 pounds for two cymbal stands, hi-hat stand, snare stand, and bag. More info at...
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    Roy Brooks

    Was just perusing the Drummers section of the site, and was a bit surprised that Roy Brooks wasn't listed anywhere. He may not be as well known as some jazz drummers, but "The Free Slave" is one of my favorite albums: Got groove for days...
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    Article in Modern Drummer from bermuda

    First post here, but I've been lurking for a while as I learn to play. Enough lurking at least to recognize that bermuda is one of the contributors here, so I thought this article of his might be of interest...