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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By denisri
Re: Yogi Horton history of funk drumming

Hi Todd
What would guess this made...1979??? Thanks Denis
Forum: Drum Technique 12-05-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By denisri
Re: How to progress on Tommy Igoe's Lifetime Warmup?

Hi Daxz222
Agree with what has been stated..after working with warmup for years...I am at 144BMP for full warmup( flams section 98BPM). Once I got the basic to 130BPM to started working with full...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-01-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By denisri
Re: CD Tito Puente´s Drumming with the Mambo King

You could also contact Jim. He has a web site. Denis
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By denisri
Re: Drumkit Muffling for Apartment Players

Mesh heads on toms and bass drum. Use practice pad for snare drum. Cover the cymbals with dish towels. Lots of work can be done with this setup. Denis
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,235
Posted By denisri
Re: Hearing the upbeat as the downbeat

Hi Larry
A suggestion, that helped me. Listen and write transcripts of intros to songs with unusually intros. As you know many recorded songs start with a pick up on upbeats or down beats other the...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-13-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By denisri
Re: Using Left Foot Hi-Hat, Does It Help Improve Time?

Yes and also can be helpful in balancing your sound volume. Denis
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,555
Posted By denisri
Re: How were drums taught back in the day?

1964, private drums lessons, two drum books Ted Reed, Jim Chapin, AM radio, record player/turn table that I could play 45rpm's at 33 rpm's to learn drum parts. Back then a single radio station would...
Forum: Drummers 10-05-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,540
Posted By denisri
Re: Thoughts On Phil Collins??

Saw him drumming with Genesis around 1972. Great drummer. It was a drum lesson to watch him play that progressive rock material!
Years later and on a Separate note I am sure Chester Thomson showed...
Forum: Drums 09-29-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By denisri
Re: Mesh head on Snare

A suggestion, replace the snare with a practice pad! The pad will feel more like a snare drum than the mesh head. Denis
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By denisri
Re: Matched Grip Question

Deeps on what I am playing...loud, soft, slow, fast..etc...Softer low volume tends to be forefinger/1st joint, buzz roll forfinger/1st joint...louder fast tend to move to 2nd finger..etc..Denis
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,456
Posted By denisri
Re: Preparing for a covers band

All good advice..after individual songs charts are complete. Do all the songs you know 1st. Make a set list or get a copy of the band set list. Write tempo, intro comments( ie drum intro, guitar...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-17-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By denisri
Re: brush pattern for 12/8 feel

Start by playing single stroke triplelets.Then multiple by 4.
Next...play swing or blues ride pattern( all on the snare drum) and alternate between ride pattern and snare triplelets. ...
Forum: Drums 05-16-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,634
Posted By denisri
Re: How O.C.D. are you guys with your drums?

These items are to used, moved and played soft and hard! I try to protect them but shit happens. Drums are a tool and get worn...Denis
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,709
Posted By denisri
Re: The Muscle Shoals Sound

This was a great program! Lots of music history. Denis
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By denisri
Re: Wel I just dan gun broke my right foot!

Last year played about dozen gigs( including fill-in fill) with my right foot in a full boot! Boot was on for little over 2 months. Use my double pedel(left foot). Keep HH functional, but would...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-29-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By denisri
Re: Playing fast single handed 16ths (Porcaro style)

More input on this topic...I have recently been working right 16 note grooves. Started at being able to play musically grooves at quarter note equal to 70BPM...6 months later I am at 82BPM perhaps...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-26-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By denisri
Re: Playing fast single handed 16ths (Porcaro style)

I am very interested in the responses. I have working on right hand 16th grooves myself. I have been performing the song "Use me". I can play full song live no problem. Quarter note = 78 BPM. Now I...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-22-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By denisri
Re: "Row Your Boat" lesson in creating solos

Great! Good stuff. I have been doing this with You are my sunshine and Yankee Doodle. Recently share this concept with my 5 year old grandchild! He understood the concept right away and now makes up...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,859
Posted By denisri
Re: College- What do i do!! :(

Another option is work, study locally(both piano and drums)and get an Assocate Degree in music and then consider transferring to a B.A. Program! Minor in Business or Computer Science. Denis
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,460
Posted By denisri
Re: Will anyone ever write another 'classic'

Few things come to mind here...
1. Media is much different today vs just live shows, records and radio of the 20's,30's, 40's,50's,60's etc...
2. Due to changes in media the music business has...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-30-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,428
Posted By denisri
Re: What technique changed your drumming dramatically?

To play everything at veryyyyyyy slow tempos(quarter note = 53) at veryyyy low volume! My verbal out loud count is louder than the drums and cymbals. This has given me control, power and solid time....
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,381
Posted By denisri
Re: Drumming pain

I it's technique...change it. Which e you are working on that change...put a few band aids in your wallet. Use then as required! Denis
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,554
Posted By denisri
Re: slow music down tool

I use the amazing slow downer. Denis
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,849
Posted By denisri
Re: I don't know whether to take this tour or not

You need to do it! No matter what business you are in you rarely can turn away work. By the way it's very true that " work generates work"! Denis
Forum: Drums 03-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By denisri
Re: I need to make my room and my drum set sound proof!

Low cost......mesh heads, 2 or 3 cloth diapers overs the cymbals, very soft bass pedal batter, 7a sticks, Multi rods and brushes. Use your practice pad for the snare. This arrange will let you...
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