Jump to content


Is anyone "branching out', musically speaking? Trying new things?


  • Please log in to reply
54 replies to this topic

#21 Jack Aubrey

Jack Aubrey

    The Gun Crank

  • Moderator
  • 22301 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The firing line.
  • Interests:Studying Scripture, movies, reading, military history, target shooting, drums and percussion, temperate, jungle, desert, arctic, and urban survival, saltwater fishing, playing with and training my dogs Sam and River, prepping and tactical training.

Posted 26 September 2017 - 08:20 PM

View PostNate2112, on 20 September 2017 - 03:12 PM, said:

I've been working with electronic, post rock, black metal and Christmas music in a sort of eclectic blend lately, and I'm growing sort of sick with it, so the project (in my bio) is gonna go on hiatus.

As for right now, I've been wanting to work and rehearse with people. I really am done for the moment with solo work and I want to work on some more rooted metal work in Atmospheric Black and a more sludgy doom laden post metal approach on another.

I've been hanging flyers like crazy in my University, I'm dying to write and rehearse, as well as release and go live again. Plus with the size of my apartment and the walls of brick that contain it, I'm gonna use it for some nice writing and recording space
Outstanding!!!

Sponsored Post

#22 Jack Aubrey

Jack Aubrey

    The Gun Crank

  • Moderator
  • 22301 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The firing line.
  • Interests:Studying Scripture, movies, reading, military history, target shooting, drums and percussion, temperate, jungle, desert, arctic, and urban survival, saltwater fishing, playing with and training my dogs Sam and River, prepping and tactical training.

Posted 26 September 2017 - 08:22 PM

View Postgoose, on 23 September 2017 - 03:23 PM, said:

It seems I may be going from playing no drums in the past five years to some, as a former band is about to sack their drummer.
Wow! Keep us abreast of things as they develop, please, and go out there and ROCK!

#23 Jack Aubrey

Jack Aubrey

    The Gun Crank

  • Moderator
  • 22301 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The firing line.
  • Interests:Studying Scripture, movies, reading, military history, target shooting, drums and percussion, temperate, jungle, desert, arctic, and urban survival, saltwater fishing, playing with and training my dogs Sam and River, prepping and tactical training.

Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:47 PM

I got a Sonor "popcorn" snare at Guitar Center the other day (it was $20 off because it was a demo model) and boy does she sound sweet!! She's got a chromed brass shell (and matte-black rims and lugs so she looks as sexy as she sounds) which gives her a really sharp crack! Size-wise it's about halfway between a standard snare and a piccolo snare, which is why I suppose they call her a "popcorn" snare. Regular price on 'em is $99 so they're very affordable. If you're a drummer, you owe it to yourself to check one out, they sound great! I'll put up a pic soon.

I also have seen in a few drum magazines that you can buy a length of chain that mounts on your cymbal for a "sizzle" sound nuance. Well, I have a bunch of standard dog-tag chain sitting around so I broke out the wire cutters, cut some loops to size, and secured them under the felt washer on top and they work and sound great!

#24 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 60706 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Ted Nugent

Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:20 PM

View PostJack Aubrey, on 26 September 2017 - 08:22 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 23 September 2017 - 03:23 PM, said:

It seems I may be going from playing no drums in the past five years to some, as a former band is about to sack their drummer.
Wow! Keep us abreast of things as they develop, please, and go out there and ROCK!
...and roll the bones?

:P

Today I took apart the e-kit I had set up (but never played) and put together my acoustic set.  I wish I'd learned guitar!  :lol:  An hour later I played an acoustic set for the first time in five years.  I'd forgotten how physically demanding playing drums was.  I actually sanded an entire deck today with a palm sander, and drumming was tougher!

I ended up doing three practice sessions today, each one feeling better than the first. Can't wait to jam with my old band...

Edited by goose, 29 September 2017 - 11:22 PM.


#25 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 60706 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Ted Nugent

Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:24 PM

View PostJack Aubrey, on 29 September 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

I got a Sonor "popcorn" snare at Guitar Center the other day (it was $20 off because it was a demo model) and boy does she sound sweet!! She's got a chromed brass shell (and matte-black rims and lugs so she looks as sexy as she sounds) which gives her a really sharp crack! Size-wise it's about halfway between a standard snare and a piccolo snare, which is why I suppose they call her a "popcorn" snare. Regular price on 'em is $99 so they're very affordable. If you're a drummer, you owe it to yourself to check one out, they sound great! I'll put up a pic soon.

I also have seen in a few drum magazines that you can buy a length of chain that mounts on your cymbal for a "sizzle" sound nuance. Well, I have a bunch of standard dog-tag chain sitting around so I broke out the wire cutters, cut some loops to size, and secured them under the felt washer on top and they work and sound great!
Now that's creative thinking!

#26 Jack Aubrey

Jack Aubrey

    The Gun Crank

  • Moderator
  • 22301 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The firing line.
  • Interests:Studying Scripture, movies, reading, military history, target shooting, drums and percussion, temperate, jungle, desert, arctic, and urban survival, saltwater fishing, playing with and training my dogs Sam and River, prepping and tactical training.

Posted 30 September 2017 - 09:21 AM

View Postgoose, on 29 September 2017 - 11:24 PM, said:

View PostJack Aubrey, on 29 September 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

I got a Sonor "popcorn" snare at Guitar Center the other day (it was $20 off because it was a demo model) and boy does she sound sweet!! She's got a chromed brass shell (and matte-black rims and lugs so she looks as sexy as she sounds) which gives her a really sharp crack! Size-wise it's about halfway between a standard snare and a piccolo snare, which is why I suppose they call her a "popcorn" snare. Regular price on 'em is $99 so they're very affordable. If you're a drummer, you owe it to yourself to check one out, they sound great! I'll put up a pic soon.

I also have seen in a few drum magazines that you can buy a length of chain that mounts on your cymbal for a "sizzle" sound nuance. Well, I have a bunch of standard dog-tag chain sitting around so I broke out the wire cutters, cut some loops to size, and secured them under the felt washer on top and they work and sound great!
Now that's creative thinking!

Well thank you, sir! I thought about making a video and starting a YouTube Drum Hacks page. :D

#27 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 60706 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Ted Nugent

Posted 30 September 2017 - 09:23 AM

View PostJack Aubrey, on 30 September 2017 - 09:21 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 29 September 2017 - 11:24 PM, said:

View PostJack Aubrey, on 29 September 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

I got a Sonor "popcorn" snare at Guitar Center the other day (it was $20 off because it was a demo model) and boy does she sound sweet!! She's got a chromed brass shell (and matte-black rims and lugs so she looks as sexy as she sounds) which gives her a really sharp crack! Size-wise it's about halfway between a standard snare and a piccolo snare, which is why I suppose they call her a "popcorn" snare. Regular price on 'em is $99 so they're very affordable. If you're a drummer, you owe it to yourself to check one out, they sound great! I'll put up a pic soon.

I also have seen in a few drum magazines that you can buy a length of chain that mounts on your cymbal for a "sizzle" sound nuance. Well, I have a bunch of standard dog-tag chain sitting around so I broke out the wire cutters, cut some loops to size, and secured them under the felt washer on top and they work and sound great!
Now that's creative thinking!

Well thank you, sir! I thought about making a video and starting a YouTube Drum Hacks page. :D
Great idea!

#28 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 60706 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Ted Nugent

Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:21 PM

So, now that I have some basic muscle memory back, I spent some time today on basic rudiments.  Paradiddles, Swiss triplets, swing 8th notes.  I'm more of a groove than power player, so it was fun to get that feel back through rudiment drills.  It made for a fun hour-long session.

:D-13:

#29 Del_Duio

Del_Duio

    The Professor

  • Members
  • 4440 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Computer Programming, Bass, Drums, some guitar but I suck

    --

    My roguelike!
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/547980/Equin_The_Lantern/

Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:41 PM

I finally changed my drum heads, does that count?

#30 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 60706 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Ted Nugent

Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:50 PM

View PostDel_Duio, on 03 October 2017 - 03:41 PM, said:

I finally changed my drum heads, does that count?
What are your new heads?

#31 Blue J

Blue J

    Official SOCN Designated Driver

  • Members *
  • 17940 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:57 PM

View PostDel_Duio, on 03 October 2017 - 03:41 PM, said:

I finally changed my drum heads, does that count?

I’m thinking that mine, on my kit, are literally probably 28 years old or so. I thought about replacing them recently, but I’ve ended up taking the kit down to make more room in my basement.

My congas and my dumbek still sound great, though.

#32 Blue J

Blue J

    Official SOCN Designated Driver

  • Members *
  • 17940 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:59 PM

On another note...I’m thinking of selling/trading in my starter-model Martin acoustic for a vintage D-18.

Oy, but the money...

:sigh:

#33 stoopid

stoopid

    Prime Mover

  • Members
  • 976 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Upstate, NY
  • Interests:Music, climbing

Posted 21 January 2018 - 06:14 PM

View Poststoopid, on 15 June 2017 - 11:45 AM, said:

I've had to do a lot more piano, string (virtual/keyboard based), and synth work on the latest recordings (which are also a deviation as they're mostly pop/alternative, whereas I usually write harder rock stuff).  Being able to tinkering with the midi after has also opened up possibilities, as well as being able to change patches and other elements of the sound since the notes are all digital (midi).  Not having to retrack stuff definitely feels a bit like cheating at times. ;)

I forgot about this thread...

Here's a cross-post to my official release thread for this album.  Reception has been nearly all positive and while commercially it was a failure, we've managed to get a few new fans and encouragement to continue on with a second album along similar lines.

http://www.therushfo...missing-pieces/

#34 Jack Aubrey

Jack Aubrey

    The Gun Crank

  • Moderator
  • 22301 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The firing line.
  • Interests:Studying Scripture, movies, reading, military history, target shooting, drums and percussion, temperate, jungle, desert, arctic, and urban survival, saltwater fishing, playing with and training my dogs Sam and River, prepping and tactical training.

Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:56 AM

View Poststoopid, on 21 January 2018 - 06:14 PM, said:

View Poststoopid, on 15 June 2017 - 11:45 AM, said:

I've had to do a lot more piano, string (virtual/keyboard based), and synth work on the latest recordings (which are also a deviation as they're mostly pop/alternative, whereas I usually write harder rock stuff).  Being able to tinkering with the midi after has also opened up possibilities, as well as being able to change patches and other elements of the sound since the notes are all digital (midi).  Not having to retrack stuff definitely feels a bit like cheating at times. ;)

I forgot about this thread...

Here's a cross-post to my official release thread for this album.  Reception has been nearly all positive and while commercially it was a failure, we've managed to get a few new fans and encouragement to continue on with a second album along similar lines.

http://www.therushfo...missing-pieces/

Big congratulations, man!

#35 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 60706 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Ted Nugent

Posted 22 January 2018 - 11:49 PM

Jammed with the old band the other day, and it felt great.  Excited to play in front of a crowd again....

#36 Del_Duio

Del_Duio

    The Professor

  • Members
  • 4440 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Computer Programming, Bass, Drums, some guitar but I suck

    --

    My roguelike!
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/547980/Equin_The_Lantern/

Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:13 PM

View Postgoose, on 03 October 2017 - 03:50 PM, said:

View PostDel_Duio, on 03 October 2017 - 03:41 PM, said:

I finally changed my drum heads, does that count?
What are your new heads?
Sorry I'm so late, but they were Evans brand. The guy asked what type of music I played first and since "crappy" wasn't a category they had he gave me a set of rock heads lol.

#37 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 60706 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Ted Nugent

Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:44 PM

View PostDel_Duio, on 07 February 2018 - 12:13 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 03 October 2017 - 03:50 PM, said:

View PostDel_Duio, on 03 October 2017 - 03:41 PM, said:

I finally changed my drum heads, does that count?
What are your new heads?
Sorry I'm so late, but they were Evans brand. The guy asked what type of music I played first and since "crappy" wasn't a category they had he gave me a set of rock heads lol.
:lol:

#38 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 60706 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Ted Nugent

Posted 02 March 2018 - 11:33 PM

Really struggling with what my band wants to play.  :(

#39 Blue J

Blue J

    Official SOCN Designated Driver

  • Members *
  • 17940 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:30 AM

View Postgoose, on 02 March 2018 - 11:33 PM, said:

Really struggling with what my band wants to play.  :(

Meaning what? Do you mean in terms of technical skill? Or you’re just not seeing eye to eye with them?

#40 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 60706 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Ted Nugent

Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:19 PM

View PostBlue J, on 04 March 2018 - 09:30 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 02 March 2018 - 11:33 PM, said:

Really struggling with what my band wants to play.  :(

Meaning what? Do you mean in terms of technical skill? Or you’re just not seeing eye to eye with them?
Song choices.  I'd prefer to play crowd-friendly, upbeat stuff, but they want to play down-tempo stuff like Simple Man, Can't You See, Hard You Ever Seen the Rain...


Our singer literally wanted to open up with House of thee Rising Sun.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users