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  • Shoe question is great, Andrew! I've messed around with this my whole life, but for the past three years, I've been married to good black sneakers. I want breathable, flexible, a somewhat thin sole, and I prefer black so they fit stylistically with whatever I'm wearing for clothes.



    I used to be cool with dress shoes, but the "breathable" thing really came into play when I started doing 4 hour rock gigs -- foot sweat brings a whole different type of funk to drumming!
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    • Quote Originally Posted by FitchFY
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      ...I prefer black so they fit stylistically with whatever I'm wearing for clothes.




      Yep; if at all in doubt, solid black is the way I go. In my primary band, we wear long-sleeve button-down shirts, ties and black dress pants...but dress shoes won't have a flexible enough sole to be comfortable (and I'm not lugging gear in a shoe that ruin my feet from doing so).
      For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!

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      • Today's Question: How would you describe your ideal drum sound?



        For me, the ideal drum sound is very warm with a beautiful open tone. I prefer my drums to sound organic and sing.
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        • [QUOTE=kindbeats;46406899]Today's Question: How would you describe your ideal drum sound?



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          • Open and more tone than attack.
            For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!

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            • Quote Originally Posted by kindbeats
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              Today's Question: How would you describe your ideal drum sound?




              Toms= warm and open.



              Snare= crisp.



              Kicks= punchy thud with minimal overtones.
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              — Premier Genista 7 pc. for live gigs
              — Tama Silverstar "Metro" 4pc. for certain live gigs.
              — Paiste, Bosphorus and Sabian cymbals, depending on what I'm doin'.
              — Small collection of assorted snare drums to suit my mood.

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              • Toms- Solid thud without ring.



                Snare- tight and crisp



                Bass- deep thud
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                • Today's Question: Can you name a famous drum groove that many people play incorrectly?



                  Two that come right to mind are “Fool In The Rain” by Led Zeppelin and “Cold Sweat” by James Brown. I can’t begin to express how many times I have seen these grooves “taught” incorrectly.
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                  • so how should cold sweat be played.....just to see if I'm doing it right
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                    • Cissy Strut by the Meters
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                      • When the Levee Breaks - Zep



                        Everybody hears the natural room reverb and thinks that they need to cram a bajillion ghost notes in.
                        For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!

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                        • Chameleon by Herbie Hancock. The snare is on the ah of 1, not 2. I've often heard bands play this where the drummer plays it like normal back beat on 2.



                          Not a groove per se, but the intro to Rock 'n Roll by Led Zeppelin. It actually starts on the & of 3 and the first 3 notes area actually pick ups. I've heard drummers start on 1 and then not be able to fit the last 3 notes in.



                          When I was in the Seattle Sounders Sound Wave Band, they wrote it as starting on 1 and then adding a measure of 3/8 at the end before the band comes in! LOL What a cluster. I explained to them that it really starts on the & of 3 and then it was easier on everyone. With Bonham, 1 is often not where he makes you think it is.
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                          • Quote Originally Posted by kindbeats
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                            Today's Question: Can you name a famous drum groove that many people play incorrectly?




                            "Fool In The Rain", "Rosanna", "Quadrant 4", "Space Boogie", "Rock n' Roll" intro, to name a few, but there are plenty more for sure.
                            "If you can't SAY something with your instrument, try sellin' cars."-
                            The late, great Tony Williams

                            www.russleonardi.com
                            www.zephyrsound.com
                            — Sonor Designer Maple shell (heavy) 8 pc. for studio
                            — Premier Genista 7 pc. for live gigs
                            — Tama Silverstar "Metro" 4pc. for certain live gigs.
                            — Paiste, Bosphorus and Sabian cymbals, depending on what I'm doin'.
                            — Small collection of assorted snare drums to suit my mood.

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                            • Quote Originally Posted by boomboomdrums
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                              Not a groove per se, but the intro to Rock 'n Roll by Led Zeppelin. It actually starts on the & of 3 and the first 3 notes area actually pick ups. I've heard drummers start on 1 and then not be able to fit the last 3 notes in.




                              Boomy, this is so true, and to get it right with a band, a discussion before hand is MANDATORY. Most bands don't hear the intro in counted notes (because verticals are dumb), and prefer that you just start it on 1 and accent where it feels. Lame, I know, but I find that almost entirely to be the case rather than learning the actual time of the intro.
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                              Fitch Drums - The Blog for the Aspiring Non-Professional Drummer

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                              • Quote Originally Posted by FitchFY
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                                Boomy, this is so true, and to get it right with a band, a discussion before hand is MANDATORY. Most bands don't hear the intro in counted notes (because verticals are dumb), and prefer that you just start it on 1 and accent where it feels. Lame, I know, but I find that almost entirely to be the case rather than learning the actual time of the intro.




                                Well said. IME this has always been an off the list add either the last song of third set or as an encore with zero rehearsal. It's a song that should be in the rock bag anyways but to prevent trainwrecks I've played a modified intro for these occasions that ends the drum intro with a succession of 1/8 notes, in conjunction with the signature hihat wash and Bonzo kick, on the snare that cumulates in the obligiatory crash on the 1. Works and we're off and running.
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