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  1. rhumbagirl

    Anyone else on a break from drums?

    Sept 1 was the last time a touched my sticks. It was the time we were given Evacuation Level 1 fire warnings. The sky filled with smoke for a week while everyone started packing everything they value. For me it was my drums and recording equipment - still packed and sitting in cases in the...
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    Paint code for Tama drums

    I have a carpenter neighbor with a paint gun and a shop, and so I showed him the black Tama tom I have and asked him if he could match the color on a bass drum and floor tom. He asked me to find out if there is a paint code. Anyone know if that's possible? The tom is a 1980s Granstar Custom...
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    Rain, Thunder, High Wind, Ocean Waves, ...

    ... Window shutters and screen doors slamming, military jeeps and WWII soldiers marching in the rain. Anyone have all this in one 8-10 hr audio file? Oh and maybe a train or two rolling by every half hour. Thanks (and it needs to be a dark screen if it's a YouTube video)
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    Evacuation Level 1

    As a member who gets regular practice time every week, I'm sad to announce I won't be playing the drums for the near term while under a Level 1 evacuation notice - Level 3 is leave now, Level 2 is be ready to leave, Level 1 is pack your shit. I've parked my RV in the driveway and spending all...
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    "Shake Your Body" groove

    Might as well start a dedicated thread for this groove. All discussion is in terms of a trad-grip, right-handed player, playing on a right-handed drumset. So here's the open-handed version of Chad Wright's groove: |1...2...3...4...|1...2...3...4...|1...2...3...4...|1...2...3...4...| |R...
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    I've been given a song list

    Well I think this is an opportunity for me to get into a real band for a change. They've heard my promo material and have stopped looking at other drummers. Here is the song list. I was so excited I couldn't sleep last night. I managed to work out the intricate drum part to "Shake Your Body"...
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    Put the dog in the attic?

    Curious if others move pets to separate rooms to protect their hearing? I've got a 11 yr old Lhasa Apso that is showing signs of hearing loss. And I'm pretty sure I play loudly because I wear noise-cancelling headphones on a mic'd kit.
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    Simply Red - Stars Groove

    So I transcribed this guy's interpretation of the groove to "Stars" by Simply Red, and I'm having trouble getting the correct notation for sextuplets against 2/4: Here's the transcription. Thanks ~
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    The Hi-Def Studio Session Thread

    Ok, so I ran across a really good cover of 'Georgy Porgy' by a band called 'Ace of Heart' (Hungarian?). It didn't fit the criteria for a thread on just one song, especially when a lot of stuff is happening in it - playing talent, recording, video capture, etc - so I thought wouldn't it be cool...
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    Partido Alto example by Goran Rista

    I didn't see any examples on Drummerworld for this Brazilian style that I'm working on, so I thought I'd share one I found on YouTube by Goran Rista. I like the 16ths on the HH with the right hand. This is what I mean by warming up the hands playing Bossa Nova, but I guess now I'm including...
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    Can't find this drum studies book

    I couldn't locate my snare studies book from years ago, so I drew what I remember the front cover to be. Anyone know what book this is? Thanks..
  12. rhumbagirl

    Jazz band playing to a metronome

    Hello DW, It's been a couple years since we last spoke. Hope you all are doing alright! I've been playing drums off and on (non-professionally) for 40 yrs and this is the first time a band leader has made the entire band rehearse with a metronomic click (smartphone app plugged into a guitar...
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    Moved across country again

    Just when I was getting myself back in the playing groove, I had to take a job on the other side of the country. The good news is that Steph has cash flow again :) Anyway, just thought I'd holler a headsup as to my absence. Rhumba-Rhum-Rhum!
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    "Daniel" by Elton John

    Recorded with Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, Ableton Live 8, MXL 840 overheads, SM57s and Beta52. No compression or effects. Kit: Gretsch Catalina Club (18" kick, 10" tom, 14" floor, 14"x3.5" Pearl Free-floating snare, muffled) Cymbals are Meinl Byzance: 14" dark HH, 18" dark crash, 20" dark ride...
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    Chuck Tilley

    Chuck Tilley was on the cover of Modern Drummer some years back (mid-2000s?) and currently plays for Six Wire. He's been a professional drummer his entire life and was my first teacher when I took up the drums in junior high in Tuscaloosa Alabama. I couldn't find a page on him so would like to...
  16. rhumbagirl

    Back to the grind

    Well HELLO AGAIN, Drummerworld!! Jjust thought I'd write a little note about where I'm at in my playing. You see, it wasn't always about my playing. Because I wasn't always playing. It only became about my playing when I went out and sought it out, and demanded something from myself...
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    Head work counts too!

    So yesterday I camped out at Samba Juice, eating a Subway sandwich, with my dog, and decided that I would spend sometime preparing for my evening practice session. I re-read the first 20 or so pages of Riley's The Art of Bebop Drumming. I sung the parts in Comp Exercise I and II. I looked...
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    Switching Heads and sticks

    Ok, I recently got a gig playing big band jazz and decided to change the heads on my Pearl reference kit to Remo Coated Ambassador from Evans Clear G1/G2s. Just the toms. Left the BD and snare alone. And in the process of this change, I noticed my usual Jojo Mayer signature sticks are a bit...
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    Basia "Baby You're Mine" Cover by Stephanie Grow

    Hey guys, I wanted to put something out there before too much time passed. It's not too bad. Audio --recorded with Zoom Q3 (set to low gain) Bass drum video --recorded with Canon SD770IS digital camera Kit video --recorded with...
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    Rise of the Humanoids!!

    Are we becoming extinct? Are we becoming a dying breed? Certainly the age of digital drum tracks and sequencers has made the job of a studio drummer a thing of the past. Now Humanoids are just now coming out (of Japan) that can walk, dance, kick, get knocked down and get back up on their...