What's Dennis actually playing here?

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What's Dennis actually playing here?

Postby GoAndPractice » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:21 pm

He always seems to throw this into the peak of his solos, where he's going crazy on the snare cymbals. You probably know what I'm talking about without watching the videos.

It definitely seems to be more than just singles, sometimes he has busier bass drum hits. I even remember a Drum Channel thing where Bozzio brought it up in an interview and Dennis didn't really give an answer...

@ 3:57
@ 3:07
@ 11:56
@ 4:30

Anyone able to figure out any of it or find any patterns? Looks like some kind of paradiddle thing but I can't say for sure...
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Re: What's Dennis actually playing here?

Postby Phil T. » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:58 am

Tell us what time in the clips to be watching for. Somewhere I have a book transcribing some of the Serious Moves solos. Don't recall if The Nag is one of them though.
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Re: What's Dennis actually playing here?

Postby S.P » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:41 am

I think what your talking about is when he is soloing over the LRR (with his feet), is that right? A time reference in the videos would be useful for us to understand you better. I remember this being explained in an instructional DVD, maybe by Steve Smith in his History of the US Beat?
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Re: What's Dennis actually playing here?

Postby renardvert » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:49 am

Guys, all the time references are written on the right side of the videos.
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Re: What's Dennis actually playing here?

Postby Phil T. » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:34 am

D'Oh! Didn't see that. Will check when I get home....
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Re: What's Dennis actually playing here?

Postby GoAndPractice » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:36 pm

renardvert wrote:Guys, all the time references are written on the right side of the videos.


What he said...

Not the LRR LRR thing, which is cool too, but the part where's he's just going wild while (seemingly) out-of-time
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Re: What's Dennis actually playing here?

Postby GoAndPractice » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:48 pm


3:35, 6:09

p.s. anyone know what this session is taken from? did these solos end up on an album anywhere?
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Re: What's Dennis actually playing here?

Postby Joe Nocella » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:55 pm

If I have the timing correct. It just seems like triplets, accenting the 1st beat with a bass drum and crash..albeit at a redonkulous rate of speed.
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Re: What's Dennis actually playing here?

Postby Kurtis » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:37 pm

If I have the timing correct. It just seems like triplets, accenting the 1st beat with a bass drum and crash..albeit at a redonkulous rate of speed.


yup, that's it alright. fast indeed. one of his go to thrill fills.
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Re: What's Dennis actually playing here?

Postby Pocketplayer » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:57 pm

Man, does his toms sound GOOOD
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