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    Is your gig pedal and practice pedal the same?

    All the same. DW5000's - 4 of them, two double pedals (one for gigging, one for practice) & two single pedals (one for practice set in lockout studio, one extra at home).
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    How to Play a Very Slow and Soft Song

    Love playing slow & soft, if not just because it's another important technique and different than other songs. Really enjoy contributing to the process of making the song as beautiful as possible (or sad, etc.). Whatever the feeling that the song is conveying I try to go there with my own...
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    Without Ringo On Ed Sullivan 60 Years Ago Today, How Would Your Drumming Life Be Different?

    No. Slightly before my time. Not really a Beatles fan. I know, sacrilege.
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    Help ! I'm On A Highway To Hell

    Ahh, I'm talking about the second break, not the first. My bad. First break is +4+ to get back in.
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    Help ! I'm On A Highway To Hell

    Indeed. I play the time in a bar cover band. The other musicians are looking at me for how to navigate that break. Why make it more complicated than necessary when virtually no one in the audience will know the difference?
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    Help ! I'm On A Highway To Hell

    After hitting the 4+ that starts the break, I just give it a full 4-beat measure before the band & I come back in on 1 (then 2+, 4). Another measure break then back in on the 1 again (then 2+, 4, 1+, 3, 4).
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    Any songs where you can play the notes, but getting the feel is still difficult?

    Country: SO true. To me, it also seems like hi-hats are steady but quieter in the mix. You definately don't want them out front of the mix. It's all about the kick & snare.
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    Any songs where you can play the notes, but getting the feel is still difficult?

    This one gave me some trouble recently. The "swing" is all in the left hand ghost notes. Simple 1 & 3 kick drum with 2 & 4 snare. Seems simple, but in reality not so easy.
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    Any songs where you can play the notes, but getting the feel is still difficult?

    Yes. But good feel comes last. I try to determine what it is that makes the part feel good and keep at it.
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    Drums in your Monitor? Yay or Nay?

    I'm often surprised (and this thread reinforces that feeling) that so many want an unbalanced feed in their monitors (some instruments over others or some none at all). I like hearing the whole band, drums included. My drums are even a little heavier in the IEM mix so that I can hear the...
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    OK, educate me, please (thrones)

    Is it necessary? No. Do I enjoy it? Absolutely. Here's the best description I can give. It's not about hearing but feeling. Have you ever played a gig with house sound set-up where the drum monitor has a decent sub and the monitor is cranked (probably louder than it should be) or there are...
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    What makes music cheesy?

    My first immediate thought:
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    Ear monitors

    1. Yes. 2. Yes. I use/spent $1,100 on custom Ultimate Ears (UE11's). But, this $400 option has been getting good reviews especially for drummers needing low end: https://alclair.com/product/dualxb/ (credit to GigGab podcast). 3. Like SpazApproved, I use a Rolls PM50 personal monitor...
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