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Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 315
Posted By opentune
Re: Movies that Feature Drumming

Levon Helm as petty!? or mean?! Can't see that at all.

Stu Copeland has a documentary about the Police (from drummers perspective) all taken on his Super 8 camera. Pretty fragmented, not...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By opentune
Re: Singers dragging the tempo

Here, here , indeed! I wish our singer would slow down. I record rehearsals, to point it out all the time, but nothing is ever down about it.

You can only roll your eyes.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 605
Posted By opentune
Re: How our perspective changes

I agree with both sides to this thread. I try to be considerate but at the same time certain moves on the instrument just demand power and/or volume. You gotta cut loose, that's one beauty of the...
Forum: Drums 08-27-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By opentune
Re: Louder with or without port?

No measurements. To my own ear , I'd agree with you, that a port reduces some of the lower end frequencies you get out of the bass drum.
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By opentune
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

Interesting. Seger used the renowned Muscle Shoals rhythm section on much of his music. I always saw Roger Hawkins as a straight-up excellent drummer (not a mindless one) and who served Segers tunes...
Forum: Drums 08-26-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,678
Posted By opentune
Re: worth it?

sure yep AAX, AA and A ... get them all. get whatever comes to your mind.
type any current thoughts on here, view responses and then do the opposite.
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By opentune
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

1. One band, looking for another.
2. classic rock, 70's 80's
3. 4 -6 times per year
4. no regular rooms some outdoor ones
Forum: Drum Technique 08-26-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By opentune
Re: Some Fine Blues Drumming early 60s

Wow had time to listen to this. Its superb. Really nice sound as well for its time ...at least in my headphones.
Willie Dixon on bass, but who's the drummer with Sugar Pie and Howlin' Wolf?
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 961
Posted By opentune
Re: Hi hats and air lock, no luck.

not completely, but indeed quieter. a few more chicks and it can go away too. the air is acting like a cushion.

again, its not common, but the odd chick ya. its also reduced on heavier hats, i...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By opentune
Re: What's My Next Move?

Many/some cities have rental rehearsal spaces, some with PA. So you can rent the space for 3 hours or so, and everybody chips in. Nice neutral ground.
If not that maybe a night in your garage to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 961
Posted By opentune
Re: Hi hats and air lock, no luck.

Airlock - the hi hat cymbals don;t sit tightly when let down to make the 'chick' sound. I have to beleive Larry that at least a few of you have exprienced this.

In my experience it is favoured...
Forum: Drummers 08-24-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,839
Posted By opentune
Re: Jim Gordon

Didn't know Johnny Rivers was so rockin'!
I discovered my wife has CD's of the Derek&Dominoes1970 Fillmore show - not sure how she got them. Wow, what a show. I'd even say Jim's playing way...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,438
Posted By opentune
Re: NFL Asks Musicians for Money to Play Super Bowl Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne

I like this thread, it's very educational. I am no businessman, and had no idea the NFL was tax-free. What a scam.

Unfortunately, I fear some hard-up sucker is going to pay the NFL for the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 987
Posted By opentune
Re: Potential drummer; have a maybe controversial question

It's all about desire and joy. Do you have the desire? Then save your money get a cheap drum kit and go for it.
If you have the desire for just playing, even good or bad, it will bring you joy.
The...
Forum: Drums 08-21-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,678
Posted By opentune
Re: worth it?

well 'retail therapy' is short lived, soon comes the sellers regret.
they're your drums, your money but why ask everybody when you know you're going to sell anyway?
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,438
Posted By opentune
Re: NFL Asks Musicians for Money to Play Super Bowl Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne

Me as well. Complete turn off, and most of the talk is of contracts. Ho hum...did Kobe earn 10 or 15 million this time? Watching junior and college sports can be just as entertaining.

But selling...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By opentune
Re: Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock's Wildest Drummer

to figure out what he's hitting, have a look at these, no 'cardboard sound' :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYYeM_t6b5c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCc00pX_pFA
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By opentune
Re: Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock's Wildest Drummer

what i meant is I separate his *drumming* (patterns, chops etc.) from the sound of his drums. i'd agree with you the recorded sound of his drums on Cream tracks is not great. as to whether one likes...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By opentune
Re: Liveliness in playing

Watch a clip of Steve Jordan or Charlie Watts. Do you think they are worrying about 'Moeller heights' or 'body movement' while grooving along?

Think less, feel more, just play and be yourself.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By opentune
Re: Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock's Wildest Drummer

I think its totally genetic, no? Some bodies just can survive more toxicity.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By opentune
Re: Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock's Wildest Drummer

Don't forget it's recorded in 1966 in a 4 track studio, and a producer/engineer is responsible for many sounds that come out of a studio anyway. Really good drum sounds don't start showing up until...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,438
Posted By opentune
Re: NFL Asks Musicians for Money to Play Super Bowl Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne

A big NO. Ridiculous, ....money, money, money.

Personally, I never found the Superbowl appearances of any band all that great from a musical stand point.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By opentune
Re: Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock's Wildest Drummer

Best line in article:
"If a plane went down and there was one survivor, it would be Ginger," Elizabeth Ann Baker, his first wife, told the Rolling Stone. "The devil takes care of his own."

Some...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 899
Posted By opentune
Re: Does anyone actually like big finales?

My band does it on the end of one tune, all the time. Personally I agree it's a rock n' roll cliche, but it suits some shows quite well. I like the quiet ending for some folks and the big bang for...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By opentune
Re: Bad hi-hat recording

well not my kind of sound either. they sound like really thick 14's, played open. yuk for me... but i've heard that in other music.

You say 'my wife' ...."could even hear it" - meaning wives don't...
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