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Old 10-06-2010, 11:17 PM
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Me. Playing a solo.


Everyone else seems to have one of these, so I figured I would take my turn. I basically just wanted to try out my new Zoom Q3.

I need new heads, some of my transitions were bad and I started repeating some ideas and I had a couple of flubs, but it was at the end of a very long day...
so there .

Let me know what you think!

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Old 10-07-2010, 01:48 AM
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Re: Me. Playing a solo.


I loved the fill at 3:32. What was that man...just fast singles? I've definitely got to keep working on my double bass technique because the quad patterns just sound so darn nice. Good job!

If you want constructive criticism, I think crashing and then muting the cymbals is very effective. You only did it once or twice and it added a lot of colour and dynamics to the solo so I'd work it in more often, maybe with the crash on your left side too, muted with your left hand.
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:20 AM
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Re: Me. Playing a solo.


The fill at 3:32 is just a simple 6 note pattern played as 32nd notes. The pattern is as follows:

RH LH RH LH RF RF (in the video, it's repeated 4 times)

Or you could use double bass if your right foot isn't fast enough. Personally, I don't use double bass so do my doubles with one foot. I use that pattern again in this video, but a little more exposed, at about 5:24.

Also, I'm glad you like the cymbal muting. Honestly, I usually try not to overdo it but I'll try to mess around with it some more and try to come up with some more muting patterns that I can throw in.
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Re: Me. Playing a solo.


In the good old days, we called this power drumming.

Really nice work, keep on truck-in and rolling. I like your style. Nice combo of fusion, rock and jazz.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:04 AM
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Re: Me. Playing a solo.


Thanks for explaining the fill. I had no idea you could do this with one bass pedal. I feel like an idiot. I have a very fast right foot. I just never learned the power drumming fills, as Tainojim calls them -- the Bonham triplets, the quads etc.. I'm practising them now!

I'm also practising double bass patterns and left hand ride patterns. Somedays I get discouraged, but I'd love to achieve complete 4-way independence.

How is your room soundproofed? Are those just blankets on the walls or is that special wall board? And do you mind describing the double-cymbal crash? Did you put that together or does it come like that? It sounds great.

I've been away from the forum for a while. I didn't even know it had this section on videos. It's a nice improvement.
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Re: Me. Playing a solo.


That was really cool. Lots of dubba-dubbas going on, even with a single pedal, very nice! Good playing!
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Re: Me. Playing a solo.


Thanks for the kind words.

slingerland 59-- To play fast doubles with one foot, I suggest playing out of a book called "A Funky Primer" by Charles Dowd. That was my first drum set book and it has some cool sixteenth note triplet grooves later in the book that I credit as giving me a fast right foot. As far as the soundproofing, this was recorded at a studio where I teach, which isn't owned by me. All they did is nail boards to the call and attach a couple of comforters to the.

And the "double cymbal" is really, really easy. It's a standard cymbal stand with a cymbal felt on the bottom, then a crash, then another felt on top of that, then a splash cymbal (mounted upside-down), then another felt, then the wingnut.
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Re: Me. Playing a solo.


Dang, talk about rackin and stackin.
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Re: Me. Playing a solo.


Great solo, I love the Gadd lick at 3:57 and again a bit later on. Your video makes me want to go play right now! That's not something every video can do, even stuff from drummers like Thomas Lang and Ian Paice. I'm inspired, great video!!!
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Re: Me. Playing a solo.


Thanks for answering my questions Blevins...it's neat to have a forum like this where no question is too stupid.
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