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Re: Steve Holmes vids

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:19 am
by Steve Holmes
Thanks a lot Joe!
Because its been part of the vocabulary for so long it comes up a bit less often I suppose. I just wanted to take the opportunity to clarify some things and expand on some of what I felt was important to mention. It's a fun topic!

Re: Steve Holmes vids

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:46 am
by Odd-Arne Oseberg
It's funny how that short little lick really became such a thing. All of these guys were massive Tony fans, I imagine this was something they were able to pick up and had fun with it.

Now everybody's using your name. Lots of copycat lessons, much like the little 6-stroke roll thing John Riley did at Modern Drummer Festival based on Vinnie's Chaka Khan sound check.

I love all the powerful flam stuff Vinnie does. As som many other things he's sort of a bridge from the old jazz guys into a louder modern rock influenced way, but still keep much of what made that special, bringing some finesse and human phrasing, not just a bunch of loud singles.

I actually put on Nefertiti on the drive back Drum Camp because of your vid. It's been a loooooong time.

Sticking to the plan of not practicing much til New Years, but sitting down and doing some flam drag work is fine.

I'll probably do a lesson at some point. Gonna do a few more with Gary on skype and probably go see Erik for a bit for different stuff first, though.

Re: Steve Holmes vids

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:44 am
by sjj123
kit & cymbals sound superb...cool stuff Steve

Re: Steve Holmes vids

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:30 am
by Steve Holmes


0:00 Introduction
1:43 What do I play when I'm keeping time?
2:20 Key Jazz recordings (Tain, Elvin and Jack)
3:18 Why advanced independence is valuable even if you don't play busy
4:03 Right-Hand lead
5:00 Right Foot lead
5:33 Left-Foot lead
6:22 How to practice all the "lead" exercises
7:00 Left hand buzzing (aka one-motion drop)
8:14 Coming up with left-hand buzz phrases
9:23 Dynamics among all limbs = musical phrases!
9:58 Tricky bar breakdown
11:11 Fusion-style left hand 16th note phrases against the swing pattern
12:04 Breaking up 8th note triplets between hands and feet
15:31 Double-bass jazz phase? How dare you!
16:06 Words of wisdom on jazz drumming and how to practice it

Re: Steve Holmes vids

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:24 pm
by Juan Expósito
^^ Steve, that´s one of the best videos for anyone who want introduce or improve his jazz playing drumming.
It´s clear, to the point but also with concepts that give foundation to everything you explain and with great ideas for practicing and improving the coordination, the musical coordination.
It has everything.
Perfect.
Bookmarked !!

Re: Steve Holmes vids

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:25 pm
by Rudy_Ment
Excellent Steve! For a future video, could you maybe do one that expands on your effortless double kick chops which you demoed towards the end, maybe showing useful exercises you found helped you develop your smooth execution.

Re: Steve Holmes vids

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:39 pm
by beat hit
Very useful tips :idea: Well done! Thanks a lot

Re: Steve Holmes vids

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:35 pm
by Steve Holmes
Benny Greb's "Grebfruit" - fun tune!!!

I've got 5 over 2 pretty well internalized now so I started placing every other note of that (5 over 4) on the right hand on cymbals. Pretty neat phrase.


Re: Steve Holmes vids

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:59 pm
by Pocketplayer
@1:21...phrasing bliss! That was sweet big daddy...i was hanging on edge but it felt
SO smooth bro...butta I tell ya, butta!

Re: Steve Holmes vids

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:23 am
by jem
Awesome playing, and recording. I'd love to know more about how you recorded this, microphones, mixing (eq, compression etc.). It sounds very good, especially given your small room.