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Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Ginger Baker: Happiest When Playing Jazz

Here is a concert from 1995 in Frankfurt, Germany. Playing with the great (and sadly late)
Charlie Hayden and equally great Bill Frisell. Just look at the grin of joy on his face on the first tune....
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,236
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Annoyed and disappointed with myself

phil_qc is right, it is all fun; although getting stiffed out of your drinks afterwards sucks.
I also played on Saturday night but it was a charity event in a very large back yard and were the last...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Toronto International Film Festival Featuring Drum Movie

I will have to wait for the official release as it is just crazy at festival time however one thing that has to occur to oneself is that his action is a criminal offence. That kid must really want to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
King Crimson drummers solo, Elstree, 2014

Just something to check out on a Friday afternoon.

http://youtu.be/N1JapuD0ikk
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Toronto International Film Festival Featuring Drum Movie

Lot's of hub bub at this time of the year in the big smoke, did not know about this film which is defiantly on my radar now..... great title as well.
...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,462
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Ringo's Drumming: Harder Than It Looks

I agree entirely. Some are quite tricky indeed if you want invoke the feel & sound Ringo acheived.
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,708
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

I used just my snare and a 16" cymbal for a rehearsal last night (did not feel up to lugging the kit over) and it was not only fun but very informative to me in regards to just how much you can...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Is Jim Riley The Bruce Springsteen Of Drums? Great Lesson on Groove Choices

I mentioned the Springsteen thing because his drummer face reminded me of him; great lesson though on grooves. I also found it interesting that he likes to bury his bass drum beater.

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Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Science finally proves drummers have different brains than the rest of the band

I have always had my suspicions and now I know.

http://www.aux.tv/2014/05/drummers-brains-different/
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,335
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: The "I wish I hadn't opened my big mouth" thread ;)

You are an accomplished musician

It's a party so the focus could be more on schmoozing than critiquing you

If you can promote your drum line, all the better

Having said that I defiantly...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Drum Dial tuning

They give you a list of suggested turnings, BOBDADRUMMER gives some great advice as after using it a while I have found that I will adjust further once I have applied the usual settings I got used...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Jazz players - did we get this right?

As a long time listener of jazz I have noticed that there has been a move towards a drier sound by new upcoming players; I have been hearing this on the local jazz station of late so the dry sound on...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
The Drummers of Frank Zappa-Includes Discussion & Performance

http://youtu.be/RcibZLbgqsc

Just found this, simply wonderful and who doesn't love Ruth Underwood.
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 16,293
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: drum snobbery

The only thing I could possibly add to what has already been said is remember that they are not signing your cheques ; for playing or teaching.
I don't listen to metal all that much however I do...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 563
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Demonstration Of How To Improve The Sound Of A $125 Kit -No Extra Expense

http://youtu.be/udooOap4m2c

This may benefit some of the younger member's just starting out on a budget.
Very good demonstration of how important tuning is.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,128
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Manchester Drum Show - pictures & video

Thanks for the pics & audio. Interesting to see some brands that I am not familiar with.
Your drums have a great sound for sure, love the tuning on the toms and the kit overall.

Cheers
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Elvin Jones Documentary

I have heard this from other musicians as well; Joni Mitchell would ask her musicians to play a certain color to get the feel she wanted; since she is a painter as well it makes perfect sense to me....
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: definitely a must watch

All of the above comments cover just about everything that I feel.
All I could add is that teachers from other disciplines could learn much from him. What a gem.
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Never thought I'd see the day...

Just checked your link; very sweet. Not just the playing but the website as well.
Break a leg.
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,433
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: The Muscle Shoals Sound

Great Documentary, too many great parts to go in to here. I totally agree about recording on to tape; besides the warmth it is the only way to get the full breadth & scope of the bottom end.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-07-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Peter Erskine : Great Lesson On Brush Work For All Types Of Music

I like the site as well. They send me links to my email and I do enjoy the guest spots.
They have a good attitude and I might say as a Canadian it is very much a British Colombian
one. Peter is one...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Peter Erskine : Great Lesson On Brush Work For All Types Of Music

Wanted to share this from Drumeo. The lesson is not just for the jazz players.


www.drumeo.com/blog/peter-erskine/
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Quick Question On B-Stock Snare

Thanks everybody. I need to pull the trigger on one of these.

Cheers
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By Bruce M. Thomson
Re: Quick Question On B-Stock Snare

Yes that is it. Thanks
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