Search found 172 matches

by bclarkio
Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: What's entertaining on the Web?
Replies: 10
Views: 3059

Re: What's entertaining on the Web?

First of all, get away from your computer. Second, forget about the Internet. Read a book. Go hear the symphony. Write some music. Get some exercise. Join a band. Meditate. Do some gardening. Cook up a delicious meal for your friends. Get away from the smart/cell phone as well. Everywhere I go, I s...
by bclarkio
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: COVERS - Put those you like VERY MUCH here...
Replies: 80
Views: 21117

Re: COVERS - Put those you like VERY MUCH here...

I think Jobim's Stone Flower makes a great Jazz cover; this one's nice:

by bclarkio
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Your Latest Fav Piece-a-Gear?
Replies: 27
Views: 7701

Re: Your Latest Fav Piece-a-Gear?

http://home.comcast.net/~ckkod/cowbell2.jpg Excuse the ugliness of my cowbell. It sounds 1000 times better than it looks. :) I think I must have been influenced by your post, because about a week and a half ago I bought this off Ebay. http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/b9sAAOxyaURTilmq/$_57.J...
by bclarkio
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Mr. Gadd
Replies: 107
Views: 47239

Re: Mr. Gadd

I would have loved to see him and Marotta play together live at Mikell's back in the day

by bclarkio
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Mr. Gadd
Replies: 107
Views: 47239

Re: Mr. Gadd

[youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzFWSYFX4J8[/youtube]
by bclarkio
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Help with mounting Yamaha YESS system
Replies: 15
Views: 3791

Re: Help with mounting Yamaha YESS system

Thanks for the reply; it makes me wonder if locating the lugs on the nodal points would make a difference.
by bclarkio
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: What separates the truly great from the merely skilled?
Replies: 34
Views: 8167

Re: What separates the truly great from the merely skilled?

I believe greatness comes from inside, and has a lot to do with perception, and feeling. Take painting, as an example. A skilled painter might be able to reproduce the subject exactly as it appears, so that it looks just like its photograph. More skill, and the painter moves things around, and highl...
by bclarkio
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Help with mounting Yamaha YESS system
Replies: 15
Views: 3791

Re: Help with mounting Yamaha YESS system

When I read about Yamaha's "nodal point" mounting, I was intrigued, because it seemed to make sense. Is the nodal point on a drum shell in a similar spot as, say, on a marimba key (about 1/4 of the length from each end)? If not, how do you determine where it is? In your experience, does it...
by bclarkio
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Omar Hakim interview
Replies: 56
Views: 21908

Re: Omar Hakim interview

by bclarkio
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Grip and Fulcrum
Replies: 18
Views: 5297

Re: Grip and Fulcrum

One thing that has worked for me is both hands in unison. Otherwise, I watch helplessly while the left hand tries to do what the right's doing. Another thing is using my arm to determine grip. The stroke starts from the shoulder, to elbow, then wrist, using as natural and relaxed motion as possible....

Go to advanced search