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    "Jazz" cymbals made easy.

    The most important cymbals are the ones you use the most. In jazz ,it's normally a ride cymbal followed high hat or if your Bill Stewart, 2 more ride cymbals. 99% of the time ,I'm riding a ride cymbal with maybe a bell bell lick here and there. Crash cymbals and miscellaneous specialties not so...
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    "Jazz" cymbals made easy.

    After years of playing and developing an ear for what I like and dislike ,it's about 30 seconds for me. Cymbals ,unlike drums can't be tuned. They are what they are.
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    Recommend a snare drum between $200-$300

    DW has their brass Performance series for $299 list new. You can buy one new at GC with a 90 day return policy. 5.5 or 6.5. I picked up one used for $160.
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    "Jazz" cymbals made easy.

    I've taken chances and hit some winners (Sabian Ed Thigpen),but if you're doling out $5 or $600 with no return policy...
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    Name your favorite odd meter songs

    Mixture of 5/8 and 6/8 . Verse is 5/8 and chorus is 6/8.
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    "Jazz" cymbals made easy.

    Makes you wonder how folks can buy ride cymbals sight unseen over the internet without playing them first. I've played cymbals that on paper looked to be just killer, only to discover they kind of sucked in real life. Had that happen to me on a used 22 inch Sabian Manhattan jazz ride that was...
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    Yamaha die cast hoop$$$$

    You talkin' Dubs?
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    Can you play a roll (and how important are they)?

    Alex Duthart eh? He was a mother.
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    Name your favorite odd meter songs

    Stravinsky had the hemiola down to an art.. I remember breaking down Rite of Spring into its odd meters for a class project.
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    Name your favorite odd meter songs

    I had a friend who was a trumpet player that turned me onto Don Ellis Big Band goes Underground .(having the rhythm broken down on the back of the album cover made me go WTF?) I didn't get it until I started to understand odd meters hanging around with him and Colaiuta. I really got into DE when...
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    Name your favorite odd meter songs

    I always had a soft spot for Bulgarian Bulge
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    Name your favorite odd meter songs

    List em if you've got em.
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    Can you play a roll (and how important are they)?

    You know when you've got it down is when you can sync rolls with other drummers. I remember the first time our snare drum line achieved this nirvana. I also remember watching my first drum corps prelim show in Chicago and hearing one of the lines flub up and get ticked for it. I played drum corp...
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    The Ten Drum Sets That Changed Music Forever!

    No Billy Cobham on a Fibes Crystalite? Or Fibes and fiberglass drums that other companies (Tama,Pearl,Tempus)copied
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    Stuiped Deal of the Day...$99 OCDP snare

    Played one at GC. The throw sucks and yes it lacks anything resembling tone.
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