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#1347816 tempo pushing/pulling

Posted by wolfereeno on 02 December 2015 - 01:38 PM

Practice to a metronome when rehearsing with the band,  Then start to make them aware of it.  

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#1297503 Gretsch Rail Mount best loc for an 18bd?

Posted by wolfereeno on 05 August 2015 - 01:19 PM

Just spoke with Precision.  Plugging the holes will be no problem  But I pussied out on the mount.  I think I'm going to just have them  revirginize the drum and leave the mount off for now.


I'll use a stand for a while and when I figure out what I want to do mount wise I'll drill it out then.


Thanks all!

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#1259111 William Shatner & Some Wild Drumming!

Posted by wolfereeno on 04 May 2015 - 01:41 PM

I am just going to out myself:  I  LOVE that record!!!!   The whole damn thing.  


Especially this song, which I haven't taken off my Running ipod for many years!  


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#1239205 Using awkward set ups

Posted by wolfereeno on 20 March 2015 - 11:05 AM

Could be worse. 



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#1131485 WORLDS LARGEST DRUM KIT - guinness world record

Posted by wolfereeno on 15 August 2014 - 08:37 PM

What about this kit?!


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#1072390 Gospel Chop Concepts

Posted by wolfereeno on 07 April 2014 - 05:30 PM

I'm an middle aged drummer and enjoy these chops videos all the time.  I'll work out some of these things for the fun of it.  Its a challenge and kind of a guilty pleasure.  But musically, I don't care if I ever use these licks.  And I am not impressed for very long by the players. They get boring after a while.


So here's my personal bottom line about technique - and this goes for many things in life.


It's great to acquire all kinds of technique and knowledge - as much as you can assimilate.  And if you have the option you should do it while you are young have the time and freedom to do so. However, the goal is rarely to use all that technique.  In fact often you find yourself abandoning most of it altogether! 


So why learn it?  Because it's like headroom; Its there to use if you need it.  And for those with that headroom, simple things take much less effort to do, which frees your mind to do other things like get into the creative moment. 


If you can wail through gospel chops, odd time sigs, extreme independence, moeller technique, or even learning a 2nd instrument --- all these things will make it easier someday to play a nice groove, listen to what the other players are doing, and focus on keeping good time.


This applies to so many things I can't even tell you. For example your career rarely uses everything you learned in college - but you'll be better off with a college background for almost every type of career.  Even Visual Artists study for years to be able to achieve results that are simple or natural.


Even sports or martial arts work on this concept -- learn more to use less. Get GREAT at things so you can be good enough at the right moment with no hesitation.


Just don't loose perspective on your goal.  And start young because study time gets harder to find when you have to pay rent or support a family.  Plus your mind and body becomes a little less elastic when you get older and these chops get harder!

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