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Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 738
Posted By dmacc
Re: Drumming in the pre digital age.

Yes, no doubt, a huge pre/post impact in terms of communicating opinions on everything pertaining to our instrument.

Not just forums but the capabilities with YouTube, Mp3's and so much else...
Forum: Drums 06-27-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,573
Posted By dmacc
Re: Gretsch Brooklyns

Yeah - I love my Brooklyn bop kit. Mine's not a wrap which eliminates wrap related issues. Drums are pristine and from Maxwells,
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By dmacc
Re: Steve Gadd's 70th birthday

I had great seats and enjoyed every minute of it.
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 763
Posted By dmacc
Re: Making $ playing drums

I used to make decent money playing. In fact, what I earned playing, covered 100% of all the gear purchases I made. Nowadays, (though depends on where you are), the decent paying gigs no longer...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By dmacc
Re: Turned down a sub gig

Good for you! It's best to work through this and come to this conclusion before you get too involved or committed at any level.

I've turned down 2 different band opportunities within the last 5...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,069
Posted By dmacc
Re: You and your practice regimen, come clean

I love to practice today as much as I did when I started. Don't have the time like I used to but I generally manage 30-45 minutes / 5-6 days per week.

Haven't owned a pad in probably 20 years, so...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,194
Posted By dmacc
Re: Playing covers vs. playing originals... or both?

Shouldn't confuse musicality / professionalism and style within the context of creativity.

Just because someone wants to be creative does not make them an overplaying / non-listening / non-team...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,194
Posted By dmacc
Re: Playing covers vs. playing originals... or both?

A total true and valid statement. Though at some point you reach a point to compile it all and make it your own.

Continuing to listen intently to music is critical in this process. I don't play...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,194
Posted By dmacc
Re: Playing covers vs. playing originals... or both?

This... totally. Heck, when I "accidentally" turn the radio on and still hear the same stuff that was played when I turned it on 40 years ago, I shake my head. I can't believe someone still wants...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,194
Posted By dmacc
Re: Playing covers vs. playing originals... or both?

Why are you playing?

If it's for more gigs and money - covers are your best bet.

If covers don't provide the musical satisfaction you're seeking and don't mind less gigs and perhaps little to...
Forum: Drums 06-17-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,164
Posted By dmacc
Re: Why doesn't anyone make quieter drums?

If your drums are too loud, it's not your drums. If your car is too fast - it's not the car.
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 812
Posted By dmacc
Re: Do you have your own sound?

No doubt. The last sound guy who insisted I cut a hole in the head backed away when I told him all I'd need is $45.00 and a utility knife. $45.00 to replace the head. I've been playing gigs longer...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 812
Posted By dmacc
Re: Do you have your own sound?

What sound? Each drum, cymbal or any auxiliary item has it's own "sound" or tone. All of which are influences by the way it was made and they way we decide to tune it (for the items that are...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,769
Posted By dmacc
Re: What Drum Moments Give You the Chills

Killin stuff... no doubt!
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,769
Posted By dmacc
Re: What Drum Moments Give You the Chills

Elvin Jones ... anything...

Steve Gadd ... anything...

Bill Stewart....anything....

Roy Haynes... anything...

Tony Williams.. just about anything....
Forum: Drum Technique 06-06-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By dmacc
Re: Wilcoxon Modern Rudimental Suggestions?

Been using Wilcoxon for 30 years. Each solo has so much to offer if you want to explore it.

Play them with sticks and brushes. Play them cleanly and voice among the set with various bass drum...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-01-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,024
Posted By dmacc
Re: Why bother with books?

John Riley's analogy of "head room" fits well within the context of this topic.

Anything you do - even above and beyond the normal musical situations you are in - creates the head room that makes...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By dmacc
Re: Colleges for drum set players

Eastman School of Music. Amazing place.

North Texas State.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-29-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,024
Posted By dmacc
Re: Why bother with books?

If you have to ask, you'll never know.



Agreed.
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By dmacc
Re: A lesson from a master: Steve Gadd

I'm not surprised in the least and would be completely shocked to hear of anything otherwise.

Gadd is the Master of all things groove and playing for the music.

His playing at such a master...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By dmacc
Re: Dave Tough & George Wettling Gloriously Restored

I just received this set last week and am thoroughly enjoying it. I have a bunch of Mosaic sets and find them to be the stars in my collection.

Then again, compared to most people in today's...
Forum: Drums 05-20-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By dmacc
Re: Gretsch New Classic review

Nice review. Glad you like them.

I have a bop kit I like. Never had trouble with the 5.5x14 NC snare, but I've spent a ton of time with other Gretsch snares prior. May or may not have anything...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-16-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,616
Posted By dmacc
Re: How to naturally play quieter?

This isn't a "gear" issue. Nothing - sticks, drums or cymbals.....

Already been stated though - more than once.

This is 100% a how rather than a what issue.
Forum: Drums 05-07-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By dmacc
Re: Tuning a Gretsch tom

Actually, I find it the easiest drum to tune.

Use whatever tool gets you to where you want to be and makes you happy.
Forum: Drums 05-07-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,326
Posted By dmacc
Re: Ludwig Breakbeats Review

I did something similar but I used a piece of Moleskin.

Overall the drums make a super handy / cheap light practice kit.

I mount my ride using a boom arm on the bass drum tom mount so it's even...
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