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Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 790
Posted By Numberless
Re: Michel Camilo on drummers ....

I need that shirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By Numberless
Re: The Magnificent 7... a must have book for drummers

I picked this book at Maxwell over the summer and I've been loving it, I've been working on Lewis Nash's Monk's Dream for the last couple of months, now I'm gonna start tackling Harland's Back Bay...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,080
Posted By Numberless
Re: The Clave Police

Clave is very important in certain styles of music, stuff like this is built around the clave and without it or playing the wrong clave will make everything feel very awkward -->...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By Numberless
Re: Hey Lefty Drummers

I go to a lot of jam sessions and yeah, it sucks but it is what it is. I've also played a lot of shows and festivals where the kit is miked and so the sound guys first have to take the mikes off so I...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-20-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Numberless
Re: Philly Joe comping

killer post! thanks a lot!
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By Numberless
Re: Liveliness in playing

I thought your playing was solid and it fit the song, not all songs require huge shifts in dynamics, maybe look into some fusion-ish type of music if you want to practice dynamic playing.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By Numberless
Re: Benny Greb's DVD about Groove

I like it, if you're a fan then you donate and get to enjoy more of Benny's fantastic drumming, if you're not then you don't and move on, sounds good to me!
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By Numberless
Re: Always sounding bad when practicing

Most of your practice is supposed to sound bad, how else are you gonna fix your weaknesses if you don't work on them head on? However there is definitely a psychological challenge to sound good...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Numberless
Re: Don't believe everything you see/hear ;)

Not only do I get to hear the Gurus performing beautifully yet again, I also get to listen to a great band that I've never heard before, double win!
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Numberless
Re: Auditioning for a New Orleans jazz/funk/etc. band

Listen to the records, transcribe your favorite grooves and play them along with the records.
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,276
Posted By Numberless
Re: playing along with stuff

I do the exact same thing, never really had a problem.
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,623
Posted By Numberless

Just two..................
Forum: Drum Technique 07-30-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By Numberless
Re: Keeping Time On The Hi-Hat With The Left Foot

once you check out Anthony's unison ideas then try playing syncopation patterns over the 8th notes on the HH, you can play the snare on 2 and 4 and play the syncopation exercises with the bass drum.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-30-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,813
Posted By Numberless
Re: Daily practice routine?

My most recent routine involves big areas that cover a wide range of topics and then I narrow it down depending on what I want to get accomplished. Right now they are:

1) Technique
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 48,566
Posted By Numberless
Re: ...for the jazz cats ...

I've been taking Charlie's death quite hard, I loved him, a huge inspiration and he had such a beautiful sound, I could listen to his playing on Ramblin, the first track on Change of the Century, all...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,008
Posted By Numberless
Re: Bass vs. drums challenge video - released here first :)

that was really cool, I was really digging the drums in the middle, man what a groove!
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By Numberless
Timbale solo transcription

Here's a timbale solo I transcribed, if anyone's practicing their latin afro-cuban stuff or looking for something different to practice then this might work for you. Some of the notation is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 32,554
Posted By Numberless
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread



Bonus Coltrane - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5Z63UHrjKE

I'm really thankful you liked it Zephyr, it's funny, there's a part on...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,738
Posted By Numberless
Re: Signs you're getting better at the drums

I'm feeling the Portnoy one so hard xD
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By Numberless
Upsetting the band director...


More effective than a metronome?
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,093
Posted By Numberless
Re: Discouragement for Chops I Don't Have

I guarantee you that most non drummer musicians (IE the guys you'll actually make music with) do not care about chops at all, they certainly care about groove, timing and feel tho.

Don't focus so...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-01-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By Numberless
Re: Jazz: Forms & Listening the soloist

Yes! My first time in the city was great, had an absolute blast! I'll be back for a couple of days in August!
Forum: Drum Technique 05-31-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By Numberless
Re: Jazz: Forms & Listening the soloist

Learning melodies on a melodic instrument like piano helps an awful lot, I had a lot of trouble with Stablemate's form, which is an unusual one, so I dedicated a day of practice to just sit on the...
Forum: Drummers 05-10-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 25,364
Posted By Numberless
Re: Brian Blade

Everyone stop whatever it is that you're doing and go pick up the new Brian Blade Fellowship album.
Forum: Drum Technique 04-26-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Numberless
Re: Developing the ECM Feel - Part I

Thanks! As you point out, I've been using Syncopation to develop this style, stuff like reading short long while keeping various ride cymbal patterns going and continuous HH on all beats. I'll give...
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