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Forum: Drums & Percussion 02-12-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,479
Posted By TheBigMachine
Oh, and to clarify for someone, I am definitely...

Oh, and to clarify for someone, I am definitely talking about four-limb independence.

New focus question: what's your spin on it? How'd you get start it? What'd you use to learn it? Did your...
Forum: Drums & Percussion 02-12-2009, 03:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,479
Posted By TheBigMachine
Dude I agree but thats the point. I want you guys...

Dude I agree but thats the point. I want you guys to give me names and a bit of discussion would be cool too. I have my own opinions in the matter but my opinion doesn't hold as much weight as you...
Forum: Drums & Percussion 02-08-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,479
Posted By TheBigMachine
Masters of Independence

Hey guys. Long time no see.

So Im doing a year-long research project into independence and the best ways to become a more independent drummer. As part of this research, I need to get as many...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 02-08-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 154,704
Posted By TheBigMachine
Brackens bowling in his final spell yesterday was...

Brackens bowling in his final spell yesterday was dismal. I hope Ponting grilled him. Lucky we won that match or I may well have cried.
Forum: Drums & Percussion 10-27-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,181
Posted By TheBigMachine
This post made me laugh. And word Im much the...

This post made me laugh. And word Im much the same. I spend a lot of my practice time playing as much different stuff jamming with a cd or a musician as possible. It's the only way to do it. With a...
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-26-2008, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19,153
Views: 280,004
Posted By TheBigMachine
your fine dude. if it was only one little possie...

your fine dude. if it was only one little possie then you should be fine.
Forum: Literature & Lyrics 05-20-2008, 05:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,670
Posted By TheBigMachine
ah, unfortunate. i wouldve given you plenty of...

ah, unfortunate. i wouldve given you plenty of :chug::chug::chug: if you had said yes. have one anyway.

:chug:
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-19-2008, 04:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,307
Posted By TheBigMachine
I guess its because people think that playing...

I guess its because people think that playing jazz and funk somehow requires more skill or whatever.

I think a track in the vein of Dream Theater would be a good'un, if you could find one short...
Forum: Literature & Lyrics 05-19-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,670
Posted By TheBigMachine
Me to. But I had a different name back in...

Me to.

But I had a different name back in the day, it was either my initials or my first name...

ps: tojes do you know those lusties in your pic?
Forum: Literature & Lyrics 05-19-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By TheBigMachine
APS: Thanks for the crit man. Im still working on...

APS: Thanks for the crit man. Im still working on the piece, because I like the idea of it all but I know that it's been done before, so freshness is an issue.
Thanks again.
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-13-2008, 03:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,558
Posted By TheBigMachine
Solid, I quite enjoy it. He reminds me of a...

Solid, I quite enjoy it. He reminds me of a tighter version of Thursdays drummer. Actually, UnderOath are just a better version of Thursday altogether. Thursday suck.

But he's no amazing...
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-11-2008, 03:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By TheBigMachine
Word. As much as I know there are so many...

Word.

As much as I know there are so many other alternatives out there, I love TAMA drums too much to let them go, so I'm going to advise you too look for a oldish (still in good nick though...
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-11-2008, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By TheBigMachine
Proper technique is over rated. As long as what...

Proper technique is over rated. As long as what your doing doesnt hurt you in any way, you can do it. When things hurt, that means something some where in your technique is wrong, and you need to...
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-11-2008, 02:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 868
Posted By TheBigMachine
Bit of both. If your doing straight 16ths heel...

Bit of both. If your doing straight 16ths heel down gets a bit strenuous, for example. It depends on the situation.
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-09-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By TheBigMachine
The 303 was 4, it was a cymbal I bought early in...

The 303 was 4, it was a cymbal I bought early in the piece.



I know, but in 5-6 years of playing (I forget exactly) Ive only just started to break them.



Yeah Im trying to get a video...
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-09-2008, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By TheBigMachine
Cracking Cymbals

So I've noticed a disturbing trend latey; in the period of around about 6 months, I've cracked three cymbals. Admittedly, they aren't quality cymbals (Paiste 303, completely ****ed; Pasite 404 with a...
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-09-2008, 03:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 674
Posted By TheBigMachine
Damn the internet.

Damn the internet.
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-08-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 674
Posted By TheBigMachine
Deep Purple can get hard for beginners because...

Deep Purple can get hard for beginners because some of their songs get pretty quick and some of them have got tricky fills. But yeah, otherwise good. And Rush I probably wouldnt recommend to someone...
Forum: Literature & Lyrics 05-08-2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By TheBigMachine
Hey dude thanks. Ill get to the ending, other...

Hey dude thanks. Ill get to the ending, other people have said it's a bit lacking as well. Yeah for sure, bumpage. Will crit you back asap.
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-07-2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 19,153
Views: 280,004
Posted By TheBigMachine
Yeah bro. Im living in Adelaide at the moment...

Yeah bro. Im living in Adelaide at the moment though.
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-07-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 19,153
Views: 280,004
Posted By TheBigMachine
Possibly maturity, maybe troo luv. Take your...

Possibly maturity, maybe troo luv.
Take your pick.

It could also be something to do with the calming of the hormones.
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-07-2008, 03:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,098
Posted By TheBigMachine
Ah well, that's ok then. Harrow: Dude, it's...

Ah well, that's ok then.

Harrow: Dude, it's not like I'm entirely anti-drug. But when I hear 'drug****ed' I see people who are drug addicts, and there's no way you can justify that or tell me it's...
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-06-2008, 04:22 AM
Replies: 19,153
Views: 280,004
Posted By TheBigMachine
They dont make 'em now like they did back then.

They dont make 'em now like they did back then.
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-06-2008, 04:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,098
Posted By TheBigMachine
Thats worse than sad, that's plain depressing. ...

Thats worse than sad, that's plain depressing.
Someone with such ridiculous talent will more than likely destroy it and himself with drugs.

Life is a cruel place.
Forum: Drums & Percussion 05-04-2008, 04:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,452
Posted By TheBigMachine
I like the pyramid idea. For solo's anyway, not...

I like the pyramid idea. For solo's anyway, not so applicable in a song

RLRRLRLL
RLRLRRLRLL
RLRLRLRRLRLL
RLRLRRLRLL
RLRRLRLL

Put in some accents and throw a few notes on the toms and it...
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