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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2013-04-09T17:25:19+00:00 2013-04-09T17:25:19+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Drum Lesson #1, Shuffle Pattern…]]> Statistics: Posted by goldbrick — Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:25 pm

2013-04-09T16:55:51+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Drum Lesson #1, Shuffle Pattern…]]> I was watching your brush work, sounds good.
I'd like to get a set of those shaving brushes myself, as they sound better than steel brushes.

Just found a great deal on a Gretsch Catalina Birch shell pack with a Cherry gloss lacquer finish, only $300, but no snare.
10, 12, 14 and 22" shells. I prefer a 16" floor tom, so I'm selling the Gretsch 14x14, and using a basswood 16x16 floor tom.

Statistics: Posted by Buffalo_Bill — Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:55 pm

2012-05-15T21:33:01+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Drum Lesson #1, Shuffle Pattern…]]>
I got 3 good shuffle beats down, each with alternate versions.
Not to mention a handful of easy 1-2 beats for shuffle and rock.

Yes, the journey is the destination.

I need to record my play list, the next journey.

Statistics: Posted by Buffalo_Bill — Tue May 15, 2012 9:33 pm

2012-05-02T21:22:12+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Drum Lesson #1, Shuffle Pattern…]]>
First of all, I was hitting the drums hard that night, trying different drum fills on the toms. I thought the house would absorb all the sound.

Mostly it's the 14" snare and the 16" floor tom that really penetrate through the walls.

I stuffed the bass with a blanket.
I have a 12" snare that's not so loud.
Plus I have a pair of Cool Rods that are very soft compared to sticks.

I ordered a set of rubber mutes for the snare and toms, so I can use regular sticks.
Rags over the cymbals will work to.

Funny, I swear I can hear sirens screaming, and my parents yelling when I get a drum beat going! :lol:
And I'm 58 years old!

Statistics: Posted by Buffalo_Bill — Wed May 02, 2012 9:22 pm

2012-05-02T16:44:40+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Drum Lesson #1, Shuffle Pattern…]]>
I just fold up an old t shirt or washcloth and place it on the edge of the drum. You can control the volume by moving it around 'til you find the sound you want. I find the rubber drum mutes they sell kill the sound too much and you lose all resonance

Lighter sticks help too-go to a set of 7a and you will develop a lighter touch too

Statistics: Posted by goldbrick — Wed May 02, 2012 4:44 pm

2012-05-01T03:03:13+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Drum Lesson #1, Shuffle Pattern…]]>
I just got the knock on the door, TURN IT DOWN! :oops:

Looks like I need to buy a set of drum mutes… gonna need them this summer with the windows open.

My neighbor was nice enough to give me a 12 hour noise window, 9AM to 9PM.

Kinda feel like an ass…

P.S. Goldbrick, I think your St.James Infirmary video is the best I've seen of your combo.

Statistics: Posted by Buffalo_Bill — Tue May 01, 2012 3:03 am

2012-04-15T14:16:30+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Drum Lesson #1, Shuffle Pattern…]]> Back in the day we called the Speed King the Squeak King-'cause they did if you didn't lube them.

Put an impact patch on the bass head as bass heads are expensive and I use a wood beater for blues so I can get more natural resonance
Drums are another strange trip but worth the effort

This is a jazz pattern with a shuffle feel cause of the 4 on the floor bass-you can leave out one right hand tap and use it for country blues too

Statistics: Posted by goldbrick — Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:16 pm

2012-04-15T00:48:15+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Drum Lesson #1, Shuffle Pattern…]]> Efficient, and portable quality.

Statistics: Posted by Buffalo_Bill — Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:48 am

2012-04-14T20:14:29+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Drum Lesson #1, Shuffle Pattern…]]>

Here is a kit I use for blues/jazz gigs-portable,vintage and sufficently loud enuff to compete with moderate electric guitar volume-
Cymbal is an 18' Heavy Zildjian A-Hi hats are 13s and there is a cowbell you can't see from this angle.
This gig was last night at an Art Gallery warehouse complex

Statistics: Posted by goldbrick — Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:14 pm

2012-04-13T00:12:18+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Drum Lesson #1, Shuffle Pattern…]]> The theories go round and round, on the best mechanical design.
The First Act pedal I have is good, 'cept it's designed for a child sized foot.
So I chose an older Ludwig Speed King off ebay, Made in Chicago too.
Decent price for a good pedal, $41 including shipping.
I'll bet it's still got the Mojo.

Right now I'm working on slow blues, with an irregular bass drum beat, 1, 3-1, 1, 3-1
Tough but I'll get it.

Statistics: Posted by Buffalo_Bill — Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:12 am