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    Do ya like drummers?

    Here's a great way to open a show- get 2 guys from the band to solo with the drummer.

    Kim Mitchell (Max Webster), from 1989.

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    This is a Neil Peart-free thread, btw.

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    Yeah, Ginger Baker and Billy Cobham are a couple I that I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    This is a Neil Peart-free thread, btw.
    Why, because he's already the best?

    And who said you could decide on the rules here?

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    Here's my favorite drummer, aside from Neil.
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    How about Jack White's sister/wife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Here's a great way to open a show- get 2 guys from the band to solo with the drummer.
    i'm confused, 2 guys from a band and a drummer is a trio. how do you solo with a trio?
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    i'm confused, 2 guys from a band and a drummer is a trio. how do you solo with a trio?
    Pinch has been hitting the early morning bottle again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    She has a way with those sticks that draws you in. I liked how she closed it.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Good lord. I like the way the strap fell down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Good lord. I like the way the strap fell down.
    Here she is getting down with a little bit more of an aggressive drummer beat.

    If I was Lars I'd be a little worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    i'm confused, 2 guys from a band and a drummer is a trio. how do you solo with a trio?
    Ahhh. Ya got me.

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    I'm thinking maybe Lars wants to give some "private" lessons.

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    No....NOT AT ALL!!!! My 4 y/o daughter has decided that she is a drummer...so she routinely "practices" at 7am.

    I DO NOT LIKE drummers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    I'm thinking maybe Lars wants to give some "private" lessons.
    I think Lars may be looking for another gig soon.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    How about Jack White's sister/wife?
    Her drumming is far from notable I would say.
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    I prefer a drum duel...

    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Why, because he's already the best?

    And who said you could decide on the rules here?
    mmm i'll submit Steve Gadd for the distinction of 'best' while the rest are very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    Her drumming is far from notable I would say.
    Yeah, forgot sarcasm tags.

    Doesn't she just have a snare and 1 cymbal most of the time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    mmm i'll submit Steve Gadd for the distinction of 'best' while the rest are very good.
    Gadd is a killer player fo sho, but the sound of his drums is just awful. Not much tone, just a barely tuned thud. That's a studio rat for ya.

    Gavin Harrison is one of my favorites these days. Take a listen to Porcupine Tree or he also plays on the new Pineapple Thief.
    https://youtu.be/8LTh10MHMOo

    Gavin, working for Zildjian: https://youtu.be/FFVmU75_Utg

    With Porcupine Tree: https://youtu.be/iBfY86cktN0 Check out his fill at 8:55. Fock me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Gadd is a killer player fo sho, but the sound of his drums is just awful. Not much tone, just a barely tuned thud. That's a studio rat for ya.
    had a hearing test as of late...Gadd is the Dr literally and far from a studio rat..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    had a hearing test as of late...Gadd is the Dr literally and far from a studio rat..
    Well, we must have a different definition of studio rat:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Gadd

    "Gadd is one of the most well-known and highly regarded session and studio drummers in the industry."

    As for sound, it's all a matter of taste, but I like my drums to have some ring to them, not just a low thud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    Her drumming is far from notable I would say.
    And that's his mom.

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    Vinnie Colaiuta back in the Zappa days: Cocaine drumming at its best!

    The drums on the album Shut Up and Play your guitar is mind blowing.

    Other favorites are Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch) Danney Carey (Tool etc.) Stewart Copeland and am also a Ginger Baker fan.

    All the obvious ones of coures (Kupra, Rich). I like John Bonham too, but unlike Baker, he couldn't swing his way out of a paper bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlx john View Post
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    Vinnie Colaiuta back in the Zappa days: Cocaine drumming at its best!

    The drums on the album Shut Up and Play your guitar is mind blowing.

    Other favorites are Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch) Danney Carey (Tool etc.) Stewart Copeland and am also a Ginger Baker fan.

    All the obvious ones of coures (Kupra, Rich). I like John Bonham too, but unlike Baker, he couldn't swing his way out of a paper bag.
    Vinnie!

    If you get a chance to see Jeff Beck's Live At Ronnie Scott's DVD, you'll see some more mind-blowing Vinnieness. Plus, the bass player (Tal Wilkenfeld) is a little cutie-pie.

    I understand she and Vinnie were an item for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    I prefer a drum duel...
    Drum battles are pretty fun


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    I can't believe that nobody here has included Meytal yet. Do I have to do all the work for yooz guyz?!

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    Speed Stamina and Endurance with Tiff

    Adventure Drums is a rabbit hole of some really funny drum humor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Gadd is a killer player fo sho, but the sound of his drums is just awful. Not much tone, just a barely tuned thud. That's a studio rat for ya.

    Gavin Harrison is one of my favorites these days. Take a listen to Porcupine Tree or he also plays on the new Pineapple Thief.
    https://youtu.be/8LTh10MHMOo

    Gavin, working for Zildjian: https://youtu.be/FFVmU75_Utg

    With Porcupine Tree: https://youtu.be/iBfY86cktN0 Check out his fill at 8:55. Fock me!!
    9:30 is ridiculous, too. Gavin is a beast. Definitely one of my favorites. He was always good but really blossomed on Fear of a Blank Planet. Add Mike Portnoy, Danny Carey and Nick D'Virgillio to my list of favorites.
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    And before anyone bags Ringo [or flames me] listen to this...


    Most technical or flashy drummer in the world? No. One of the greats? Absolutely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Yeah, forgot sarcasm tags.

    Doesn't she just have a snare and 1 cymbal most of the time?
    A basic kit I believe. If she does rock out beyond the typical WS songs, I have not heard it.
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlx john View Post
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    Vinnie Colaiuta back in the Zappa days: Cocaine drumming at its best!

    The drums on the album Shut Up and Play your guitar is mind blowing.

    Other favorites are Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch) Danney Carey (Tool etc.) Stewart Copeland and am also a Ginger Baker fan.

    All the obvious ones of coures (Kupra, Rich). I like John Bonham too, but unlike Baker, he couldn't swing his way out of a paper bag.
    Bonham could swing quite well!

    I'm a Carey fan as well. I can listen to his work repeatedly, and still find myself hearing something from a song I hadn't noticed before. I listen to a lot of Tool on my long road rides, and always get mesmerized by his rhythms when I'm out in the middle of nowhere. It's hard not to tap out the poly-rhythms on the bars and pedals...
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    I remember seeing a video ( yes, on VHS) of some '80s drummer that was super fast. He was talking about how you didn't need cocaine to be good . . . OD'd. Any idea who that would be?

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    All drummers are jerks. There I said it.
    dang

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    Takes one to know one, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Takes one to know one, eh?
    Yeah, I left that life behind me. Got lame instead. Still a jerk, tho...
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    I bet you'll pick it up again later on down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    9:30 is ridiculous, too. Gavin is a beast. Definitely one of my favorites. He was always good but really blossomed on Fear of a Blank Planet. Add Mike Portnoy, Danny Carey and Nick D'Virgillio to my list of favorites.
    Love that guy (Gavin) . Lots of complex timings. "Start of something beautiful" is in 11:4 with the chorus in 5:4.

    Same for Danny Carey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Procter View Post
    Love that guy (Gavin) . Lots of complex timings. "Start of something beautiful" is in 11:4 with the chorus in 5:4.

    Same for Danny Carey.


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    These two are fairly good at it.

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    So is this dude!

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    I love Nicko's drumming, he always seems to be so into it!


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    I think my personal top drummers might be Keith Moon, Phil Collins and John Bonham. Ringo is also great. Very different drummers but what I like is not necessarily their sheer talent as drummers but what they contribute to their bands. None of those bands would have been as great without those drummers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    what I like is not necessarily their sheer talent as drummers but what they contribute to their bands. None of those bands would have been as great without those drummers.
    Absolutely. So often people seem to judge drummers on how fast they can solo, rather than what they actually contribute to the music. I've probably posted this before, but I'm going to post it again, because awesome...

    https://youtu.be/aoG0P0C3geQ?t=5m45s

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    I think Ringo and Moon are brilliant examples of guys who really felt the song and played exactly what was needed. In that respect I think they were very similar and both had unorthodox styles.

    Nine times out of ten, drum solos are boring! The drums serve the rest of the band, more than any other instrument. They underpin and drive the music. They're the energy that powers everything else.

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    Mr Pig, I know you're not a fan of Iron Maiden, but I was just wondering what you thought of Nicko? I'm biased as I like almost all things Maiden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Mr Pig, I know you're not a fan of Iron Maiden, but I was just wondering what you thought of Nicko? I'm biased as I like almost all things Maiden.
    I have actually heard quite a lot of Maiden as I had a friend who played them to death, but I know nothing about them. I don't know who Nicko is! The drummer I assume ;0)

    That sort of rock music/metal always seemed so fake to me, I couldn't be bothered with it. The genre was full of really great musicians but they were all too busy loving themselves and showing off to leave any space for soul in the music. There was none of the terrifying darkness of Led Zeppelin, or the raw punch of AC/DC, it was just a lot of noise with no message.

    So I never really listened to the drummer because I didn't want to listen to the music ;0)

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    Fair enough. There aren't that many metal bands that I do like, and I'm not quite sure what it is that I like of those few. I think it's probably the energy along with the musicianship. I have to be in the mood to listen to it, and when I am, I really like it!

    Yes, Nicko McBrain is the drummer for Maiden. I posted a video of him on the last page, but it's pretty awful, and only a fan would like it.

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    Cant have a drummer thread without Neil


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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    All drummers are drunks. There I said it.
    Fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Fixed.
    All drunks are drummers, too. You can be anything you want after a couple too many. Like an expert on drug politics.
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    Q: What do you call someone who hangs out with musicians?

    A: A drummer.

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    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    I was a rock band roadie for 42 years. Quit because I didn't want to make a career out of it. My double-Grammy friend Bill Champlin says, "If you had a drummer, you would make fun of him too."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    I was a rock band roadie for 42 years. Quit because I didn't want to make a career out of it.
    That's awesome. But, didn't you after all (make a career out of it?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Procter View Post
    That's awesome. But, didn't you after all (make a career out of it?)
    42 years makes for a long gig at any job...
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    This song has synth tones and chord progressions I'm not crazy about but dang the drums are good. Dunno how well the link works not operating from desktop.

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    Can a one handed drummer be as good as a two handed one?

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    What are tambourines classified as? percussion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    What are tambourines classified as? percussion?
    Yes, and you don't always shake them. Orchestral tambourine is quite different than the hippy dippy shaky variety.

    Or was that a trick question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Yes, and you don't always shake them. Orchestral tambourine is quite different than the hippy dippy shaky variety.

    Or was that a trick question?
    nope, I was serious. I imagine teeny little cymbals with teeny little sticks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    nope, I was serious. I imagine teeny little cymbals with teeny little sticks....
    Ah. For most applications, you'd be looking at something with a head, and played more like this, but there are a lot of hand strokes one can use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Can a one handed drummer be as good as a two handed one?
    Yes


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    My son has just got a slot as the drummer in a 'Siouxsie and the Banshees' tribute band called 'Lizzy and the Banshees'. He's a bit miffed because they're touring Germany this weekend and he's missing out on it as they didn't think he could learn the songs quickly enough. He could've done. He's memorised double the number of song in half the time.

    Not him drumming, obviously, but this is the band:


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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Ah. For most applications, you'd be looking at something with a head, and played more like this, but there are a lot of hand strokes one can use.

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    yep, real tambourine playing is definitely an art form....way different than "booty shakin'" tambourine. It is actually one of the oldest forms of percussion, dating back to at least the Babylonian empire in some forms
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    I have to like drummers...I am one.

    Been playing for 42 (of my 47)years, been teaching for almost 30.

    Mt influences are:
    Krupa, Neil Peart, Phil Eheart, Nico McBrain, Omar Hakim, Joe Morello, Mark Zonder, Manu KAtche, Tim "Herb" Alexander, Dino Campenella, Scott Rockenfield,

    - any and all DCI and/or WGI Drum Corps style drumming,
    - mallet percussionists: Mark Ford, Ney Rosauro, Milt Jackson, Michaell Burritt, Giff Howarth, Andres Astrand, Gary Burton
    - orchestral: - James Ross, Alan Abel, James Campbell, Evelyn Glennie, Tim Owens, Vic Firth, Nebojsa Zivkovic
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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    yep, real tambourine playing is definitely an art form....way different than "booty shakin'" tambourine. It is actually one of the oldest forms of percussion, dating back to at least the Babylonian empire in some forms
    Check out the Brazilian Paneiro, now that's some hand dexterity there. One of many underappreciated frame drums.

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    - any and all DCI and/or WGI Drum Corps style drumming,
    - mallet percussionists: Mark Ford, Ney Rosauro, Milt Jackson, Michaell Burritt, Giff Howarth, Andres Astrand, Gary Burton
    - orchestral: - James Ross, Alan Abel, James Campbell, Evelyn Glennie, Tim Owens, Vic Firth, Nebojsa Zivkovic
    I used to be into DCI/WGI stuff in high school when I was in drumline, but towards the end I just didn't believe it anymore. It seemed like it was all about the spectacle and playing very loud quarter note triplets to finish any piece.
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    Should add the pandeiro video I was talking about:

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Check out the Brazilian Paneiro, now that's some hand dexterity there. One of many underappreciated frame drums.
    definitely! This is a frame drum I have not seen much of, so I will definitely be checking more out. AND, it seems funny to me that most of the ethnic percussion we experience in mainstream American society is the "bottom of the barrel" booty shakin' kind of thing. Conga's, timbales, claves, agogo bells, doumbeks, being used improperly or as some kind of pseudo-nod to "including ethnic percussion". People don't seem to get how much technique, and importance those instruments have.


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    I used to be into DCI/WGI stuff in high school when I was in drumline, but towards the end I just didn't believe it anymore. It seemed like it was all about the spectacle and playing very loud quarter note triplets to finish any piece.
    you must have been playing some stuff by someone who was not a super creative writer/arranger. I see that happen in many places, but if the writing/arranging is more creative, it doesn't always have to be that way. It can be all about the spectacle...but pretty much all drumming is that way if you think about it. The spectacle can be defined many different ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    definitely! This is a frame drum I have not seen much of, so I will definitely be checking more out. AND, it seems funny to me that most of the ethnic percussion we experience in mainstream American society is the "bottom of the barrel" booty shakin' kind of thing. Conga's, timbales, claves, agogo bells, doumbeks, being used improperly or as some kind of pseudo-nod to "including ethnic percussion". People don't seem to get how much technique, and importance those instruments have.




    you must have been playing some stuff by someone who was not a super creative writer/arranger. I see that happen in many places, but if the writing/arranging is more creative, it doesn't always have to be that way. It can be all about the spectacle...but pretty much all drumming is that way if you think about it. The spectacle can be defined many different ways.
    I dunno, somebody riffin' on a conga with some skill and tact is very entertaining and musical. I'm not talking about jam band congas, I'm talking higher level latin percussion. But you know that, already.

    And I'm sure that there is a ton of great WGI/DCI stuff out there, but I'm sort of just over that scene, I guess. I loved doing it (though I was never at that level, of course), especially the physical beatdown of marching in 90+ degree weather carrying tenors. It was fun. Just listening to music, I guess I'm not that into it.
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    I rather like the playing of Dennis Chambers and Mike Clark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    I dunno, somebody riffin' on a conga with some skill and tact is very entertaining and musical. I'm not talking about jam band congas, I'm talking higher level latin percussion. But you know that, already.

    And I'm sure that there is a ton of great WGI/DCI stuff out there, but I'm sort of just over that scene, I guess. I loved doing it (though I was never at that level, of course), especially the physical beatdown of marching in 90+ degree weather carrying tenors. It was fun. Just listening to music, I guess I'm not that into it.

    Dude. i hear ya with tenors. That's what I played. Still my most favorite drums to play out of any, but now they are on a stand!! I definitely was ok with not having to do pit orchestra or concert band in high school, so I get where "getting over" certain aspects comes from. Nowadays, I am DEFINITELY over teachers meetings/bureaucracy/dress clothes etc....but they are a necessary evil for getting to teach.

    I gained a better and new appreciation for classic percussion in college, but that is b/c the bands and music were better.
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    Good friend of mine, a great drummer, and a true gentleman just passed away:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Kellie

    Not so well known, but damn he had feel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    I have to like drummers...I am one.

    Been playing for 42 (of my 47)years, been teaching for almost 30.

    Mt influences are:
    Krupa, Neil Peart, Phil Eheart, Nico McBrain, Omar Hakim, Joe Morello, Mark Zonder, Manu KAtche, Tim "Herb" Alexander, Dino Campenella, Scott Rockenfield,

    - any and all DCI and/or WGI Drum Corps style drumming,
    - mallet percussionists: Mark Ford, Ney Rosauro, Milt Jackson, Michaell Burritt, Giff Howarth, Andres Astrand, Gary Burton
    - orchestral: - James Ross, Alan Abel, James Campbell, Evelyn Glennie, Tim Owens, Vic Firth, Nebojsa Zivkovic
    Throw John 'Jack' Pratt into the mix for rudimental and drum corps composition...
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    I rather like this performance from Mike Clark and Paul Jackson.



    That some serious groove going on.
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    Best drummer of my acquaintance was unfortunately a jerk. Had the funk, perfect time, sang great, but... Then he died anyway.

    I play with some guys, and my frustration is that the previous drummer was a guy whose time is great, but he's completely un-funky. Then there's the guy I'm playing with now, who has the funk, but his time sucks.

    Met a guy who played with The Starship, so I figure he's pretty good. He wants to play with me, now I have to figure how to ease out the guy who is already in the ensemble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I love Nicko's drumming, he always seems to be so into it!

    He's drumming in bare feet?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    Throw John 'Jack' Pratt into the mix for rudimental and drum corps composition...
    oh yeah. Pratt, Wilcoxin, Markovitch...grew up playing their stuff. Still use these when teaching today. I love the Pratt 14 Modern Contest Solo's book and Wilcoxin's 150 Rudimental Solo's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    He's drumming in bare feet?!
    oh yeah. Many drummers do. I always have. I can't work the pedals if I can't literally feel thm on my feet. I get made fun of b/c no matter what, rain, shine, snow, I wear sandals to the gig so Ican just kick them off and play....

    ...this sucks at shows with mosh pits or many people there. Lots of black and blue marks the following day
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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    oh yeah. Pratt, Wilcoxin, Markovitch...grew up playing their stuff. Still use these when teaching today. I love the Pratt 14 Modern Contest Solo's book and Wilcoxin's 150 Rudimental Solo's
    Same here. My dad was my instructor for rudimental snare, and an excellent one at that. He was good friends with Jack, and I got to know him a bit too, going to a few performances, etc. I went to hear him play with some of his NEXUS friends from Canada (Engelman I believe) about 10-15 years ago, and Jack was playing some of his stuff that he had recently written.

    He is such a dynamic and knowledgeable guy with loads of awesome experiences to share. He signed a bunch of his books for me, and a lot of the stuff I just can't figure out.

    So year, I played some of his solos for Solo Fest when I was in high school in the 80's. Good times.
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    Here's someone to keep your ears open for. I'll be very interested to see where her career goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    Same here. My dad was my instructor for rudimental snare, and an excellent one at that. He was good friends with Jack, and I got to know him a bit too, going to a few performances, etc. I went to hear him play with some of his NEXUS friends from Canada (Engelman I believe) about 10-15 years ago, and Jack was playing some of his stuff that he had recently written.

    He is such a dynamic and knowledgeable guy with loads of awesome experiences to share. He signed a bunch of his books for me, and a lot of the stuff I just can't figure out.

    So year, I played some of his solos for Solo Fest when I was in high school in the 80's. Good times.
    dude, my dad was my teacher as well. Drumset and rudimental. He mostly played in jazz groups here in town in the 60's, but was well known in those circles. My first memory of drumming was me sitting on his lap (probably 3 or 4 years old). He had the sticks in my hand, and then his hands over top of mine, and was making me "play" Sing Sing Sing. He was working the pedals.....I was hooked.

    By first grade (1976), I was playing along to the Jackson 5, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Styx, and Kansas. By 4th grade I could do some of the easier Rush songs as well. Then came Iron Maiden, Metallica, Queensryche...in 1st grade I KNEW that I was going to be a drummer for my career. Did the whole school band thing, as well as got into rock bands. Graduated from HS ('88) and became the drumline instructor of the line, where I have been since. Also toured around living in the back of vans plyaing punk and metal in my 20's and 30's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    dude, my dad was my teacher as well. Drumset and rudimental. He mostly played in jazz groups here in town in the 60's, but was well known in those circles. My first memory of drumming was me sitting on his lap (probably 3 or 4 years old). He had the sticks in my hand, and then his hands over top of mine, and was making me "play" Sing Sing Sing. He was working the pedals.....I was hooked.

    By first grade (1976), I was playing along to the Jackson 5, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Styx, and Kansas. By 4th grade I could do some of the easier Rush songs as well. Then came Iron Maiden, Metallica, Queensryche...in 1st grade I KNEW that I was going to be a drummer for my career. Did the whole school band thing, as well as got into rock bands. Graduated from HS ('88) and became the drumline instructor of the line, where I have been since. Also toured around living in the back of vans plyaing punk and metal in my 20's and 30's.
    Very nice. You took it far; impressive! I've worked with my son, but his moderate enjoyment and my passion made for some tough lessons. He participated in a series of state solo competitions through school with me as his primary teacher, but it was brutal for him. I decided to back off. He is a solid rudimental player in the school band, and I'm fine with that.

    I played in a local drum corps after high school, which was fun for a few years. I loved field and marching band in high school; lots of fun and we usually crushed it in state competitions.

    You know how it goes; rhythms are constantly going through my mind and body. Playing beats at my office desk and on the steering wheel, etc. When a song comes on, I go right to the percussion, be it rock or my kid's pop station.

    What kind of punk and metal did you guys play? I was a huge metal head in high school in the early 80's. Not so much now, but I still love hearing some of that old stuff. By the way, Iron Maiden is prepping for another tour.
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    Very nice. You took it far; impressive! I've worked with my son, but his moderate enjoyment and my passion made for some tough lessons. He participated in a series of state solo competitions through school with me as his primary teacher, but it was brutal for him. I decided to back off. He is a solid rudimental player in the school band, and I'm fine with that.
    I did the whole solo and ensemble thing as well. By HS I was better than my dad could help me with, but we still played together. I helped him develop "modern" or corps style (for 1986) traditional grip.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    I played in a local drum corps after high school, which was fun for a few years. I loved field and marching band in high school; lots of fun and we usually crushed it in state competitions.
    Which corps? I knew a lot of the midwest and east coast Div 2 and 3 corps.

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    You know how it goes; rhythms are constantly going through my mind and body. Playing beats at my office desk and on the steering wheel, etc. When a song comes on, I go right to the percussion, be it rock or my kid's pop station.
    yep. I still get busted by people at meetings or family gatherings for drumming on surfaces and not knowing that I am doing it. I keep a pair of sticks in the car and at stop lights will work on rudiments on the steering wheel. I always have my practice pad and sticks in my backpack.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    What kind of punk and metal did you guys play? I was a huge metal head in high school in the early 80's. Not so much now, but I still love hearing some of that old stuff. By the way, Iron Maiden is prepping for another tour.
    In high school, my band was mainly a Prog-Metal/NMOBHM type band.I actually played bass in that band. Mix of Iron Maiden;Saxon;Queensryche;Fates Warning; Def Leppard; Accept; Sabbath; Dio.... Lots of "dueling guitars", textures, long songs...no girls at shows

    Right after HS got into a crossover-hardcore/thrash band playing drums: think early Slayer; Minor Threat; 7 Seconds; DRI;Cryptic Slaughter; SOD; Nuclear Assault. Songs were rarely longer than a minute, and 40 songs could fit on 1 side of an LP or CD. That was the band that did a lot of "van touring". Our most "famous" song was a cover of the Wheel Of Fortune theme song...at like 320 beats a minute

    After that, I got into a Surf-punk/Indie pop band that I still am in. We did more serious touring and played with the likes of David Byrne, Howard Jones, and Fountains of Wayne. We are called Go Robot, Go! and still have stuff on iTunes and CDBaby. We are a mix of The Cars; Dick Dale; Fugazi; Superchunk; The Tubes; April Wine; the Cramps...

    in 2001, I joined another crossover/thrash band playing bass, and we are still around. We are called Fools Crown, and also have stuff on iTunes etc. We have played with many underground thrash and punk bands. We were actually supposed to play the show where Dimebag Darrell and the others got killed here in town at The Alrosa Villa. We would have been the band on right before them. Our singer was not able to get a baby-sitter that night so we had to bail, but the rest of us were at the show. i will never forget that whole thing. It still seems like I was watching it in slo-mo...

    We have also played with some moderately successful bands when they were still living in a van. In This Moment; Lair OF The Minotaur; As I Lay Dying...

    I have also done many studio sessions for all genres on bass and drums. Have played everything from country to classical. Even hip-hop and some electronica, even though I can't stand those styles personally...

    i hope to be playing and moshing till I am in my 70's!!! And after that, I will just ride my bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    I did the whole solo and ensemble thing as well. By HS I was better than my dad could help me with, but we still played together. I helped him develop "modern" or corps style (for 1986) traditional grip.



    Which corps? I knew a lot of the midwest and east coast Div 2 and 3 corps.



    yep. I still get busted by people at meetings or family gatherings for drumming on surfaces and not knowing that I am doing it. I keep a pair of sticks in the car and at stop lights will work on rudiments on the steering wheel. I always have my practice pad and sticks in my backpack.



    In high school, my band was mainly a Prog-Metal/NMOBHM type band.I actually played bass in that band. Mix of Iron Maiden;Saxon;Queensryche;Fates Warning; Def Leppard; Accept; Sabbath; Dio.... Lots of "dueling guitars", textures, long songs...no girls at shows

    Right after HS got into a crossover-hardcore/thrash band playing drums: think early Slayer; Minor Threat; 7 Seconds; DRI;Cryptic Slaughter; SOD; Nuclear Assault. Songs were rarely longer than a minute, and 40 songs could fit on 1 side of an LP or CD. That was the band that did a lot of "van touring". Our most "famous" song was a cover of the Wheel Of Fortune theme song...at like 320 beats a minute

    After that, I got into a Surf-punk/Indie pop band that I still am in. We did more serious touring and played with the likes of David Byrne, Howard Jones, and Fountains of Wayne. We are called Go Robot, Go! and still have stuff on iTunes and CDBaby. We are a mix of The Cars; Dick Dale; Fugazi; Superchunk; The Tubes; April Wine; the Cramps...

    in 2001, I joined another crossover/thrash band playing bass, and we are still around. We are called Fools Crown, and also have stuff on iTunes etc. We have played with many underground thrash and punk bands. We were actually supposed to play the show where Dimebag Darrell and the others got killed here in town at The Alrosa Villa. We would have been the band on right before them. Our singer was not able to get a baby-sitter that night so we had to bail, but the rest of us were at the show. i will never forget that whole thing. It still seems like I was watching it in slo-mo...

    We have also played with some moderately successful bands when they were still living in a van. In This Moment; Lair OF The Minotaur; As I Lay Dying...

    I have also done many studio sessions for all genres on bass and drums. Have played everything from country to classical. Even hip-hop and some electronica, even though I can't stand those styles personally...

    i hope to be playing and moshing till I am in my 70's!!! And after that, I will just ride my bike
    Nice bio! Damn...

    I love traditional grip.
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    I'm intrigued by the drumming of Jeff Friedl; and he's a lefty, which is unusual:

    Jeff Friedl - Studio & Touring Drummer - Drumsmack TVDrumsmack TV
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    My favorite drummer is Jose Pasillas from the band Incubus. I've always loved his cool beats that he throws down. One of my favorite songs is The Warmth and if you listen to it, the drum on that is sick.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakester View Post
    My favorite drummer is Jose Pasillas from the band Incubus. I've always loved his cool beats that he throws down. One of my favorite songs is The Warmth and if you listen to it, the drum on that is sick.

    I enjoy hearing him play as well. The music of Incubus allows for some crafty drumming.
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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