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by Gaddabout
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Army Music
Replies: 16
Views: 3660

Re: Army Music

Can't say, but when I was 18, after an audition with a Marine musician recruiter, I was told I would be a candidate for "The President's Own," which he regarded as the highest honor as a military musician. "But," he said, "you would be a Marine first." And that was enou...
by Gaddabout
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Building Vocabulary- time frame?
Replies: 32
Views: 8322

Re: Building Vocabulary- time frame?

As someone who has a relatively small vocabulary compared to the players on this board, it all really depends on what it is I'm trying to learn and how I'm trying to apply it. I have a few standard samba/mambo ride patterns I rely on, for example. Sometimes I hear something else I think is really co...
by Gaddabout
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: LAMA
Replies: 55
Views: 12588

Re: LAMA

YamahaPlayer wrote:The guys at LAMA had NOTHING to do with founding the school. And only a partial hand in PIT.


It was my understanding PIT was still using (more or less) the original first-year manuscript Joe Porcaro had written. Not true?
by Gaddabout
Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: LAMA
Replies: 55
Views: 12588

Re: LAMA

Kurt's doctor must've put him on the GOOD drugs. bring the insults. what ever. i'm a pessimistic at heart. you see the donut i see the hole in the middle of the donut. i know your just dishing out the usual HOD trash. i love sarcasm and it's cynical overtones. No insult intended! Was just a silly c...
by Gaddabout
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: LAMA
Replies: 55
Views: 12588

Re: LAMA

Kurt's doctor must've put him on the GOOD drugs.
by Gaddabout
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: LAMA
Replies: 55
Views: 12588

Re: LAMA

rpc: FORGET SCHOOL. Forget MI, LAMA, Yaba Daba Do. You dig drumming? Then seek out a teacher whose playing you dig and respect, study, and when you are through w/ him, seek another, etc. Continue playing with different ensemble experiences, both paying and non-paying, shed, shed, shed as your vocat...
by Gaddabout
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: A question about Freddie Gruber
Replies: 19
Views: 8201

Re: A question about Freddie Gruber

Andrew<3'sVinnie wrote:Yeah- and check out Ari. Stiffest looking technique I've ever seen, but the most sensitive, dynamic, dexterous playing I have ever heard. And make no mistake, he has chops to boot.


Right, but I wouldn't advise IMITATING Ari. ;)
by Gaddabout
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: HoD 2011 Hang Sat Feb 26th!!!
Replies: 93
Views: 33606

Re: HoD 2011 Hang Sat Feb 26th!!!

I'm there. Pending time request off for Friday before, I can be there early. If not, I'll be driving in fast and hot save for the customary stop at In and Out in Palm Springs. Now ... I better work my **** out before I go and really embarrass myself. Really hope you can make it out! Oh, I'll be the...
by Gaddabout
Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: HoD 2011 Hang Sat Feb 26th!!!
Replies: 93
Views: 33606

Re: HoD 2011 Hang Sat Feb 26th!!!

I'm there. Pending time request off for Friday before, I can be there early. If not, I'll be driving in fast and hot save for the customary stop at In and Out in Palm Springs.

Now ... I better work my **** out before I go and really embarrass myself.
by Gaddabout
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: A question about Freddie Gruber
Replies: 19
Views: 8201

Re: A question about Freddie Gruber

I think there's a perception that if you get way into Gruberism you will end up with a certain kind of old-school swing/big band approach to phrasing and sound that may not be real hip today. I'm not in a position to confirm or deny that, but there have been Weckl and Smith moments early on their tr...

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