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  1. Re: Playing with a metronome ... you guy's are going to hate this !

    I started writing and triggering tracks about 5 years ago. I did it for the same reasons. Some songs just need the signature keyboards/horns etc and keyboard players are scarce around here.

    The...
  2. Thread: Deja Vu

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    Re: Deja Vu

    Thanks Man!

    Debut gig. No good audio. I pulled the crappy pic from a Gopro

    http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/JohnC1952/Deja%20Vu/Halloween%20pic2_zpsystxnqkf.jpg
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    Re: NewGuy, but not New...

    Next step.

    Get a cheap, off brand kit (under $100) and install inexpensive triggers ($10 ea) and mesh heads ($20 ea) so you can play a "real" sized E kit.
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    Re: Your Kids' Music Interest

    My father's side of the family were most all entertainers/musicians.

    I picked up a love of music at an early age.

    My son, who was as exposed as possible, showed no interest in playing.

    My...
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    Re: A bit annoyed!! >:(

    It's just stuff, and I am not to attached to stuff.
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    Re: in the market..... kind of

    My suggestion is to go straight to a conversion kit. It is a very simple project.

    That way you are playing a "real" sized kit, set up the same as your A kit.

    If you convert your existing kit,...
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    Re: Holding the drum sticks

    I have a terrible grip. The butt of the stick is actually in my palm :icon_eek:

    I don't know how or when it happened but the sticks seem to have slid forward as far as they can go. Maybe I need...
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    Re: Built a music room :)

    Nice job Girl!!!

    Your family rocks! :punk:
  9. Thread: Deja Vu

    by NewTricks
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    Re: Deja Vu

    Thanks!



    I think I will secure it to the perimeter of the drum riser
  10. Thread: Deja Vu

    by NewTricks
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    Re: Deja Vu

    Here are the first 10 songs we have completed.

    Suggestions are welcome. I won't get butt hurt.:icon_cool:

    https://www.facebook.com/dejavubandaz/app/178091127385/
  11. Thread: Triggers

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    Re: Triggers

    Probably because of......
  12. Thread: Deja Vu

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    Re: Deja Vu

    I built an apparatus to distribute the fog more effectively. I use a bathroom exhaust fan to push the the fog into the slotted drain tubing. It keeps it in the air longer than if it comes straight...
  13. Thread: Deja Vu

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    Re: Deja Vu

    :doh:

    It seems to be the standard rock and roll red/blue, green/blue combo :icon_cool:

    The most challenging creative parts of building the light shows was choosing the color schemes.

    Most...
  14. Thread: Deja Vu

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    Deja Vu

    This project is taking forever to get up and running but I think it will be worth the wait. Great group of players doing mostly 80's covers. No pics or video yet.

    We have everything recorded...
  15. Thread: Stage wear

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    Re: Stage wear

    I think a band should look like a group, not a random collection.

    This doesn't necessarily mean matching outfits, but at least coordinating outfits.

    Even if it's as simple as jeans and black...
  16. Re: Switching from p pad to real drum problem?

    You are feeling and hearing a very different sound from a pad vs drum, especially with a snare.

    Maybe tighten the head (for the feel) and and muffle it (for the sound) ?

    Playing closer to the...
  17. Thread: Selflessness

    by NewTricks
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    Re: Selflessness

    I'd be happy as hell if no one ever saw me. I do like to see them though.

    Whenever possible, my band specifically sets up to give me an window/alley in front.
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    Re: set lists. yes or no

    For me, backing tracks plus pre programmed lights = set lists

    In a different situation, it wouldn't matter....as long as I remember the intro :)
  19. Re: Seemingly simple song kicking my butt!! Arrgghhh

    I only recently started doing this a couple/few years ago. Hell, in the olden days, I didn't even necessarily/consciously listen to the kick pattern.

    Now I have a lot more time to spend on songs...
  20. Re: Seemingly simple song kicking my butt!! Arrgghhh

    On first listen, it sounds to me like the snare is with the cymbal on and.

    Your natural instinct may be, snare on 4, cymbal on and. Just hold up on 4 and hit with the cymbal on and. Simple once...
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    Re: Knuckle pain after intense session?

    45 years of construction work.
    The past 5 years of daily drumming (several hours).
    15 years of softball 2x a week


    Rub some dirt on it :)
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    Re: Can you suggest top 40 cruise ship songs?

    Join the Navy :icon_cool:

    A friend of mine did it for a few years and he told me it was very much like the military. They tell you what to do, when to do it and who not to do it with :naughty:
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    Re: Playing quietly

    Not all of us :punk:
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    Re: Bass players qualities

    I don't care what notes he plays, I just want him to play in tempo.



    If she is a tall, gorgeous blonde with a nice rack, she can set the tempo because no one will be listening anyway. :punk:
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    Re: Playing quietly

    It is as simple as A B C

    A:

    http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/JohnC1952/DRUMS/20151222_170228_zpsjd39ltki.jpg

    B:
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