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by langmick
Thu May 26, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: 30 days to get your hands together...
Replies: 21
Views: 4907

Re: 30 days to get your hands together...

I've seen my left hand dexterity increase by doing a few things. It's still not the same as my right, for sure. Weight training regimen, with kettlebells or dumbells, to equalize the strength between your arms. I used to take notes in my classes with my left hand. Reading them was difficult. Another...
by langmick
Tue May 24, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Dream Theater
Replies: 324
Views: 60703

Re: Dream Theater

They shoulda got this guy.



Ah, a better shot.



Some out there shit.



Rick Colaluca. Crazy drummer.
by langmick
Sun May 22, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Dream Theater
Replies: 324
Views: 60703

Re: Dream Theater

I think the DT guys are going to have to rein in Mike's weird patterns and all that stuff. Portony kept things pretty simple, not much modulation, just interesting patterns, and heaviness. Not really much "I'm a drummer" stuff, more that he was a drummer in a prog band playing difficult mu...
by langmick
Sat May 21, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Dream Theater
Replies: 324
Views: 60703

Re: Dream Theater

That was cool.

RE: Mangini and stiffness. Just remarking on his technique, very cramped and linear, angular. He can play, obviously, but I can't watch him play. It hurts to watch. Rotator cuff injury waiting to happen.
by langmick
Fri May 20, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Song List Suggestions - basic groove.
Replies: 25
Views: 5262

Re: Song List Suggestions - basic groove.

Another Simon: Let my love open the door, Pete Townshend Elton John: Bennie and the Jets Stones: Miss You Bowie: China girl Bryan Adams: Cuts like a knife (I'm sure there are others) Steve Hackett: The Steppes The Pretenders: Back on the Chain Gang (Pretty simple, but fun beat) Talking Heads: Mind, ...
by langmick
Fri May 20, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Dream Theater
Replies: 324
Views: 60703

Re: Dream Theater

He might be the stiffest drummer I've ever seen.

He's stiffer than the friggin Tin Man.
by langmick
Thu May 19, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Song List Suggestions - basic groove.
Replies: 25
Views: 5262

Re: Song List Suggestions - basic groove.

Pink Floyd: Us and Them

Warren Zevon: Johnny Strikes up the Band

wallflowers: One Headlight

Lots of Huey Lewis tracks, those are actually fun to play along to.

I practice lot to stuff like this.

I'll check my playlists at home. I know a few others.
by langmick
Tue May 17, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Stewart Copeland...
Replies: 15
Views: 4022

Re: Stewart Copeland...

I'm so glad I grew up in the 80s.
by langmick
Fri May 13, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Stewart Copeland...
Replies: 15
Views: 4022

Re: Stewart Copeland...

The stuff he did with Curved Air is quite cool, very proggy. He already had that different-ness about his playing before he got to the Sting Band.

by langmick
Sun May 08, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Dream Theater
Replies: 324
Views: 60703

Re: Dream Theater

Yeah, that superduper surprise phone call from the men in DT did seem kinda staged.

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