Derek Roddy here!

pearlygates

Gold Member
He's been doing a lot of work in other fields is word on the street, though I'm not sure, its just written down in some random places. Roddy isn't just fast, he's a very good drummer. Research him a bit, even if he was all blast beats he has some very creative blasts (check out the multi pedal blasting video)
I will do that..Thanks!
 

Derek Roddy

DRUMMERWORLD PRO DRUMMER
Your speed is impressive Mr. Roddy. I have not seen many YouTube clips, so I wonder what kinda stuff, if any, do you play that has any redeeming value. I mean, blast beats are okay, but, can you groove like Benny Greb or Dave Weckl? I mean no offense, I just don't think of the art of playing the drum set as much of an EXTREME sport as some others.
I guess, times are changing.
try these on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLRnltoKSZI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMyrJgQymLA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdZwx-xE-GQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENLDeERX1Ps
D.

Understand, I'm a musician first.
I started playing "redeeming" music long before the "blast beat" stuff.
Doesn't mean I'm any good at ANY of it though!!! LoL!
Cheers.
D.
 

Honketonk

Junior Member
If I remember correctly, at the Meinl Drum Festival, Norbert told the crowd where he first met Derek Roddy, he knew that he´s an outstanding blast beat drummer ... and then he watched Derek in a bar in Texas drumming some country tunes ! ^^
 

Mr. Pasquini

Gold Member
Re: Derek Roddy

I totally agree with pushing yourself to get better, but is that really getting better? You are doing a different technique to acheive the same result musically, which really, musicality is more important to me than an alternative technique that takes up practice time, that acheives the same thing musically as something that takes less effort.. I mean, shouldn't we be making things easier for ourselves and easier on our body so that we can be more creative? I mean in reality, there isn't much in the death metal genre you can do to be creative. There is only one death metal band that I've heard that blew every other death metal drummer I've heard, out of the water. I suggest you take a look at Yattering, they disbanded i think, but that drummer was awesome. His name is Zabek. I should post a song or a music video they had for one of their songs.
Think about the percussion he has with his left foot, though. He can open up new doors because he can roll his left foot around and hit his alternate bass drum or work with his high hats. I think single foot blasting is quite useful.
 

MikeyOdrums

Senior Member
Hey Dereck
I really enjoy the way you play and am curious on the clave pattern that you played in one of your solos. Was it a movable clave pattern or were playing in a time sig that wasn't so obvious? Just curious keep up the good work. Also I am good friends of Dougs from Defcon 4 he says wuzzz up!!!
Mike o
www.myspace.com/growri check it out funk/groove/hip hop
 

MikeyOdrums

Senior Member
Hey Dereck
I really enjoy the way you play and am curious on the clave pattern that you played in one of your solos. Was it a movable clave pattern or were playing in a time sig that wasn't so obvious? Just curious keep up the good work. Also I am good friends of Dougs from Defcon 4 he says wuzzz up!!! Also I see you have a double pedal and a second bass is it tuned up higher? what do you use it for? thanks again
Mike o
www.myspace.com/growri check it out funk/groove/hip hop
 

Derek Roddy

DRUMMERWORLD PRO DRUMMER
Hello everyone...
Been awhile since I've been around.
I'm knee deep in snake eggs this season.
Snake eggs you ask?







I know...it's a bit "weird". LoL!


Anyway, I've also been busy with my band... "Serpents Rise"
Just wanted to stop by and give you guys a link to hear some of the "demo work" we've done thus far.


http://www.derekroddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12778
The link will give you all the details.
Cheers everyone! Hope you all are well.
D.
 

Gavin Harrison

DRUMMERWORLD PRO DRUMMER
Hi Derek,

great to hear from - I'm excited about seeing you play - and looking forward to hanging out with you at the MD festival.

cheers
Gavin
 

Derek Roddy

DRUMMERWORLD PRO DRUMMER
Judging by the pictures, they will be rising soon indeed :) So you have a pet snake? That's pretty cool. I was thinking about getting me a pet lizard or another reptile.
Ha..yea, about another 20-25 days...they'll be hatching.

Yes, I keep and breed...(well, I don;t breed them...I let the snakes do that!)
And raise up the babies.
It's a fun hobby.
Cool to see the very start of life...such as a hatching snake coming out of an egg.
Very cool stuff.





Life is cool.

D.
 
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