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Re: Steve Smith

Postby Rodge » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:55 pm

Jim Richman wrote:
Rodge wrote:Exactly what I think Jim.

BUT, I'd like take a lesson with him, I don't know why, I'm sure he must be a very good teacher.
Just play exercise 2B and move your hand from the ride to the hihat. lol


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Re: Steve Smith

Postby Kurtis » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:50 pm

i would love to hang out with SS. He's one of the drum gods. A drummer/musician that has toured the world for 3 decades and fills the seats every time. There are a few things i don't like about his playing these days. You can't be 31 years old your entire life. He's a master of his craft. It be nice to get a one on one and ask him his choices of direction of why. Drum mags and Internet interviews don't capture the person. I admire these musicians who tour the world. Airports, Food. Health. Equipment. Health. Hotel. Transport. Money. Stress. More Stress. Performing night after night and blowing people away. Leader of the band has more stress. Away from family. The list is extensive being a world class touring musician. I have a ton of respect for musicians that have the goods and perform night after night and still find time to play on a few recordings.
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby kinkymook » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:20 pm

Kurtis, you said it right.
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby Pocketplayer » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:15 am

Ditto the Kurtis thing!
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby Julián Fernández » Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:57 pm

Thanks for sharing, Mark! Would love to trade some fours with SS! Do you happen to have some of it recorded? :)
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby Paul Marangoni » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:20 pm

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Re: Steve Smith

Postby Pocketplayer » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:02 pm

That was cool! SS played 10x more notes, but he did the 5/4 fill and I'm happy!
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby Paul Marangoni » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:42 pm

Pocketplayer wrote:he did the 5/4 fill and I'm happy!


You mean the 4 over 3 right?
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby Riddim » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:55 pm

He's done the work, and it shows. A great guy who just does not quit.
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby Riddim » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:58 pm

Jim Richman wrote:
Paul Marangoni wrote:

Look at me!! I can play left hand lead almost as good as my right. I'm also playing exercise 2B and moving my hand from the ride to the hihat etc...


That's one way to look at it.

Another is that if you're going to play the groove from Vital Transformation, it's much easier to execute leading left than right handed.

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