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2012-11-22 08:18:54 AM
 
2012-11-22 08:46:00 AM
How do you know when there's a rock drummer at your door?

The knock keeps getting faster
 
2012-11-22 08:46:42 AM
Why is it okay if you miss that obvious sign and open the door?

They never know when to come in
 
2012-11-22 08:47:42 AM
What is the last thing a drummer says before he leaves a band?

"Hey guys, let's do one of MY songs!"
 
2012-11-22 09:35:11 AM
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2012-11-22 11:35:41 AM

unlikely: How do you know when there's a rock drummer at your door?

The knock keeps getting faster


This. I didn't run a metronome against that video but it sure seemed like the song sped up. That is because the drummer sped up the tempo for no apparent reason other than he couldn't keep a steady tempo.
 
2012-11-22 11:57:15 AM
Sometimes, drummers consciously adjust the tempo while they're playing to adjust the momentum or energy level in a part/song.

/and some drummers simply can't keep steady time (this guys seemed to have a decent handle on the song for me to believe the former)
//has played to a click (in studio and live) for the past 10+ years
///always pushes the tempo on the click a wee bit, when playing live on some songs
 
2012-11-22 12:03:37 PM

SkittleBrau: unlikely: How do you know when there's a rock drummer at your door?

The knock keeps getting faster

This. I didn't run a metronome against that video but it sure seemed like the song sped up. That is because the drummer sped up the tempo for no apparent reason other than he couldn't keep a steady tempo.


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Won't lock up itself in a car either
 
2012-11-22 12:06:30 PM
What do you call a drummer without a girlfriend?
Homeless.

How do you know if a stage is level?
The drummer drools out both sides of his mouth.
 
2012-11-22 12:12:35 PM
some other drum cam footage.

Link

Link
 
2012-11-22 12:21:37 PM

SkittleBrau: unlikely: How do you know when there's a rock drummer at your door?

The knock keeps getting faster

This. I didn't run a metronome against that video but it sure seemed like the song sped up. That is because the drummer sped up the tempo for no apparent reason other than he couldn't keep a steady tempo.


Umphrey's does this on purpose quite a bit. During their jams and transitions they have coordinated hand signals that allow them to change tempo, feel, key, whatever. About half of their show is this, the other half the actual song. Their light show follows the improvisation and jamming, too. Pretty cool group.
 
2012-11-22 12:21:53 PM
It would suck to be a "rock drummer" and play in a hippie jam band.
 
2012-11-22 01:16:42 PM
What do you call a guy that hangs out with musicians?

A drummer.
 
2012-11-22 01:27:39 PM
What's the difference between a drummer and Dr. Scholl's foot pads?
Dr. Scholl's foot pads buck up the feet.

/posts the guy who can't pat his head and rub his stomach at the same time
 
2012-11-22 02:12:46 PM
What is the most effective way to get a drummer off of your porch?

Pay him for the pizza...
 
2012-11-22 02:28:37 PM
Well, POV if the drummer were a midget...
 
2012-11-22 02:38:35 PM

Jay CiR: Sometimes, drummers consciously adjust the tempo while they're playing to adjust the momentum or energy level in a part/song.



Yes, even in studio recordings its been found that being off time a tiny bit actually feels more natural to the listener's ears.  Its why when you hear even the best drum machines, they don't come off as "great drummers".
 
2012-11-22 02:44:37 PM

downstairs: Jay CiR: Sometimes, drummers consciously adjust the tempo while they're playing to adjust the momentum or energy level in a part/song.


Yes, even in studio recordings its been found that being off time a tiny bit actually feels more natural to the listener's ears.  Its why when you hear even the best drum machines, they don't come off as "great drummers".


A lot of new studio software adds a "naturalizer" to the beat production which makes them just a millisecond or two sooner or later than would be exact to simulate a real human playing. It's not as effective as real pro drummer using timing to enhance the song, but it helps diminish the "its just a sampler on a loop" effect.
 
2012-11-22 09:34:36 PM
Far be it from me to deride or detract from a drummer's performance, but Lyle Cooper from the Faceless looks absolutely demon possessed in that drum cam video.

I mean, it's amazing drumming and as a drummer for 22 years now I am still no where near that level of anything (to be fair, I've never practiced that form of drumming or have even owned a double-bass pedal for more than 6 months). I wish I could do what he did in that video.

With that said, it looked like he spent most of the video with his eyes shut, half-shut, or almost rolling up in the back of his head and the hunched over look as his feet and legs spasmed just screamed "I'm in not in control of my body in any fashion."

/even though I think he was mostly totally in control of his body
//mostly
 
2012-11-22 09:54:38 PM
Watch the video and listen to the drumming. There are many places where he'shiatting the snare and there's no snare sound, and a few crashes here and there that aren't hit. That's a studio overdub.
 
2012-11-22 10:29:51 PM

labbal: Far be it from me to deride or detract from a drummer's performance, but Lyle Cooper from the Faceless looks absolutely demon possessed in that drum cam video.

I mean, it's amazing drumming and as a drummer for 22 years now I am still no where near that level of anything (to be fair, I've never practiced that form of drumming or have even owned a double-bass pedal for more than 6 months). I wish I could do what he did in that video.

With that said, it looked like he spent most of the video with his eyes shut, half-shut, or almost rolling up in the back of his head and the hunched over look as his feet and legs spasmed just screamed "I'm in not in control of my body in any fashion."

/even though I think he was mostly totally in control of his body
//mostly


Funny that you mention demon possession. Parts of that video are used in a Christian video on YouTube about proof that heavy metal is the Devil's music.
 
2012-11-22 11:03:12 PM

phoenixdan: labbal: Far be it from me to deride or detract from a drummer's performance, but Lyle Cooper from the Faceless looks absolutely demon possessed in that drum cam video.

I mean, it's amazing drumming and as a drummer for 22 years now I am still no where near that level of anything (to be fair, I've never practiced that form of drumming or have even owned a double-bass pedal for more than 6 months). I wish I could do what he did in that video.

With that said, it looked like he spent most of the video with his eyes shut, half-shut, or almost rolling up in the back of his head and the hunched over look as his feet and legs spasmed just screamed "I'm in not in control of my body in any fashion."

/even though I think he was mostly totally in control of his body
//mostly

Funny that you mention demon possession. Parts of that video are used in a Christian video on YouTube about proof that heavy metal is the Devil's music.


Well, it is, but I wouldn't use any part of that video for it. The guy is wrecking himself physically, getting those drum blast beats in, but there are several drummers (Gene Hoglan comes to mind) who do the same thing and it's just like..."Yawn, here I go again blasting beats and making people jealous."

What I see is the results of tons and tons of practice and a nearly flawless use of the idea of not wasting any energy on unnecessary motion.

/but his eyes do roll into the back of his head.
 
kab
2012-11-23 12:15:57 AM

SkittleBrau: This. I didn't run a metronome against that video but it sure seemed like the song sped up. That is because the drummer sped up the tempo for no apparent reason other than he couldn't keep a steady tempo.


That 'no apparent reason' is generally called feel, emotion, etc. It's the human element to music, purposeful or otherwise, that makes it interesting.

Perfect, quantized drumming is, more often than not, incredibly boring to listen to, though there certainly are genre's that call for it.
 
rpl
2012-11-23 01:54:16 AM

LewDux: [cdn.theatlantic.com image 447x271]
Won't lock up itself in a car either


And with it, you only have to punch in the information once!
 
2012-11-23 02:19:12 AM
If you're a musician or a music lover in general you should really check out Umphreys McGee. "Anchor Drops" is genius.
 
2012-11-25 06:47:29 PM

neilbradley: Watch the video and listen to the drumming. There are many places where he'shiatting the snare and there's no snare sound, and a few crashes here and there that aren't hit. That's a studio overdub.


That or there's a separate percussionist (hint: there is).
 
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