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    Where is the sizzle?

    Lovely simply lovely.
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    Where is the sizzle?

    I bought an 18in heavy Zilco ride brand new in 1969 for about $40 Canadian. As sizzle rides were very popular I had mine drilled with 4 holes spaced around the cymbal close to the rim. As years went by and ping and dry rides became the norm I left in in the bag almost permanently. Now I've...
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    I cleaned my cymbals today for the first time in my life. I hated it!

    I have been using Lysol for years and "bingo" instant clean. The one thing I"m not too pleased with is the fact that Lysol has some animal fat as a thickener and requires a Dawn dish soap wash to remove it but that's a minor concern. As Lysol is basically hydrochloric acid which is available...
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    Made In Japan drums: What does this really mean?

    Yet in 2000 I bought a Yamaha DP 5 piece kit that cost $ 600. It was all Luan and the 20in kick was always flat no matter what head I used. It did have Yamaha quality hardware thankfully. I eventually sold it off. I now have a Sonor Safari that has 16in kick and made of 6 ply Poplar that has...
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    Lightweight but stable hardware.

    If your into looks then Crosstown is not for you. I'm 82 and two years ago opted for it and have never been sorry. it only weighs about 26lbs in it's bag but of course I always add extras to the bag bit rarely get to 35lbs all in. The hi hat and snare basket are awesome as those are always the...
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    6/8 vs 12/8 Time

    So the the website Music Practise and Theory, which I use to better educate myself in music, dealing with 12/8 vs 6/8 is all wrong ! Please provide your website on the subject. But in the end we both think we're right which is the wonderful thing living as we do in a free thought society. In...
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    6/8 vs 12/8 Time

    Ok look at Cobb the drummer on YouTube. Using the Rock number "Fell on Black Days." Gee.. straight 1/4 notes on the hat and 6 beats to the measure ..hmm. There are musicians who play music and then students of music. Thankfully 50% of the time they merge. Other times... hmm
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    6/8 vs 12/8 Time

    So, i'm just an ancient drummer who plays the number in concert with the band. But because I do set the time I often ask said band to consider looking at different time speeds for the number without changing the time signature. I mentioned that I worked with a vocalist who had taken Etta James...
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    6/8 vs 12/8 Time

    Well Merle's music like Jazz has western swing tempos which artists like Bob Wills brought from his experience as a share croppers son listening and playing to Afro American musicians. Merle incorporated those tempos into a lot of his pieces. He put out a great album in the 70s called Land of...
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    6/8 vs 12/8 Time

    Now that's music...and a great "ballad" to boot. Sorry those who love Americana like Woody Guthrie, John Prine (I do like Green River) but to me, being brought up in the swing sweet music era, Americana isn't much more than guitars strumming and sad words. To me a real Americana artist was Merle...
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    6/8 vs 12/8 Time

    The Irish have some sad songs based on their experience with the English over the centuries. As your no doubt aware after the English conquered the Scots they moved many to what is now northern Ireland. The literally kicked the locals into the hills and gave their lands to the displaced Scotts...
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    6/8 vs 12/8 Time

    Ah, your an Oatmeal Savage come Bogtrotter. I too have the same heritage so I can forgive your music choices. Just don't tell me you like Bagpipes, Celtic music and play a Bodhran. Sorry but my heritage non withstanding I can't ever see it replacing a beautiful ballad aka "A slow romantic song"...
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    6/8 vs 12/8 Time

    Come again ? Anytime I've played that number with and without a vocalists has "always been with brushes with a slow sweep or if "slightly" up tempo with a kind of shuffle as in sweep with l.h. and shuffle 1-1/2 with r.h. But then i've only played it 50 or 60 times so what do I know ?
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    6/8 vs 12/8 Time

    Hey I came into my early teens during the "sweet music" era of the late fourties, early fifties and there were loads of ballads or romantic songs by men and women either as singles or vocal groups.Many were ex big band vocalists and the style of music was known as ballads and in Jazz still is...
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    6/8 vs 12/8 Time

    Whew
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