Great stuff Rob and you get tight to the meat of things without the usual banter most vids put us through. I really enjoyed your vid on Bass comping and now this fine one. While I use two toms/ 10 and 14 I could certainly live without them. Keep up great vids. I'm 80+ played since 14 but I'm learning a lot of goods things from you
Great points. A lot of my earlier videos contain waffle believe me. It took me a while to get to the point with a lot of help from @Mighty_Joker The playback tracks are definitely a thing I’m considering. Thanks for the comments.Of course you need a floor tom - that's where you put books and brushes!
Best of luck with your channel - I really like that you get to the point without the endless waffle that's present in so many youtube videos. That you always manage to put your message into the thread title solidifies my impression that you don't want to waste anybody's time!
I understand that it's easier to make it to the top of the search results and get more clicks when videos are longer than 10 minutes. Cheers for not playing that algorithm game! I wouldn't mind if you filled up the remaining few minutes with a bunch of grooves or providing the backing tracks without drums, though - that might help to attract more viewers.
Cheers for the complimentsEven though these days I own a 6-piece kit, I have never been really all that comfortable playing what I'd call "traditional" rock tom fills. The way they break up the groove sounds weird to me. This video is closer to the way I play fills and makes me feel better about my approach since this is a great explanation, so thanks for posting. I doubt I'll actually gig much with a full 2-up, 2-down configuration.
Hope you appreciate the dedicated drum shoes ?Wise words indeed... I remember micing up a double bass drum kit (2 x 22”), 4 toms up (8”, 10”, 12”, 13”) and one down (16”) for a pop session I was doing for a female solo artist. I cut 2 tracks and it occurred to the engineer straight away that I didn’t hit any of the toms or the left hand kick! To be fair everyone had a great chuckle about it! ? I believe it was Simon Phillips who once said if you take any of the drums away, you change the overall sound, which is plausible of course. But, if I had my time again, I would’ve saved time/money by setting up a 4 piece (just to prevent it feeling too unusual)! Nice work @Rob Hirons !