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Forum: Drums 04-15-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By dmacc
Re: Gretsch Renown Maple vs PDP Concept Maple

I recently acquired a Gretsch Renown Groove kit. It's almost criminal how good these drums sound and feel compared to price paid.

Consider them a pro-level kit at an intermediate price. For...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By dmacc
Re: A family member wants to learn jazz. Recommendations?

Few ways...

Watch the entire Ken Burns Jazz Series. Many people were omitted from the series but some of the most important people were not. This is a great way to learn the history and some of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By dmacc
Re: Preparing for 1st semester in jazz studies

Congratulations on your acceptance into a great school with amazing talent.

Since I live in town, I've spent several years of my life studying in the ESM Community Music School - private lessons,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 33,981
Posted By dmacc
Re: ...for the jazz cats ...

Just caught this Anthony... Thanks man...

You ain't kidding about Sanchez's Migration Band. He's the now and a big part (in my view) of the future hope of where all this will go.

Not the same...
Forum: Drums 03-12-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By dmacc
Re: Looking for new drums - vintage sound

C&C is a great choice.

I throw caution to referring to heavily on the definition of "vintage" though. Depends what you are using as your point of reference. Could be Slingerland, Rogers, Ludwig,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,987
Posted By dmacc
Re: Forum psychology

I'm not leaving in a huff either. Frankly, everyone else has an absolute right to do exactly what it is they are doing. It's a public forum, not a forum owned or moderated by me.

It has zero to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,987
Posted By dmacc
Re: Forum psychology

You're post accurately reflects my view as well.

I declared last week I'm taking a break from this place and most likely soon it will be the other great drum forum I'm on.

I posted something on...
Forum: Drums 12-19-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,067
Posted By dmacc
Re: Considering buying a Gretsch New Classic Bop kit

Yes, you got a nice deal for sure. Congrats!
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,532
Posted By dmacc
Re: Any pre gig routine?

I knew you’d understand….




Hopefully you get a gig soon Henri!
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By dmacc
Re: Please help determining value of these Recording Customs.

For reference, and your local market may be entirely different. I sold my 1980's RC's (10,12,14,16,& 22) about a year ago for $1500.00. I listed them at $1800. and after 3 months, there was no...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,042
Posted By dmacc
Re: is anyone ever satisfied with their playing?

Never seen this. Looks amazing! He's such a monster.
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,042
Posted By dmacc
Forum: Drum Technique 12-16-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By dmacc
Re: If you were just starting to learn how to play today..

In my opinion (and only my opinion) there's no substitute for hooking up with and developing a relationship with a qualified teacher. I don't care what your "end goal" is or what genre you are...
Forum: Drums 12-16-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,067
Posted By dmacc
Re: Considering buying a Gretsch New Classic Bop kit

If you can afford it, they are magnificent drums. It's a professional level set and are great to play. I have a bop kit in these along with a bop kit in USA Customs and Brooklyn's. The New...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,283
Posted By dmacc
Re: Most egotistical genre ;)

Here's what happens when ego turns to disrespect.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB9mMABRM0c
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,283
Posted By dmacc
Re: Most egotistical genre ;)

I think this is the clearest statement I could make as well. Ego's come from personality type - personality type comes with all people playing all instruments including the instrument of the human...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,283
Posted By dmacc
Re: Most egotistical genre ;)

So true, especially when the music itself is built on improvisation. Still trying to figure out how to respond. Perhaps tomorrow.....
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,532
Posted By dmacc
Re: Any pre gig routine?

My routine involves cursing and swearing that I need to move this stuff and then drag it all back home again when I'm done. Then talking to myself promising I'll never take another gig again....
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 894
Posted By dmacc
Re: Happy Birthday Tony Williams ...

Always like reading this event.
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 894
Posted By dmacc
Re: Happy Birthday Tony Williams ...

Some people have no right to go outside... Yikes.....
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By dmacc
Re: Game-changers?

There have been so many, not know where to start.

- My Dad who launched the game in the first place - drumming and the music I've come to cherish.

- My private teachers who inspired and helped...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 894
Posted By dmacc
Re: Happy Birthday Tony Williams ...

Perfectly stated Anthony.

His music and influence will never pass.
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,342
Posted By dmacc
Re: How do I swing harder?

Yes, much of it was Baby Dodds. Also within that span are Paul Barbarian, Tubby Hall, Kaiser Marshall & Zutty Singleton.
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,342
Posted By dmacc
Re: How do I swing harder?

Amen. And can lead to so much more....

Example "swing hard" phrasing...

Please watch this 3:25 clip in it's entirety. It's much later than the Hot 5's / 7's but just watch and listen to this...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,342
Posted By dmacc
Re: How do I swing harder?

They were the groups formed by Armstrong which really gave birth the small group Jazz, jazz soloing and much more.

Here's one of many writeups about it. ...
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