Carter Beauford of Dave Matthews Band

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Post Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:08 am

Let's talk about Carter, I'm obsessed by his playing but I don't know much about him.

I like him a lot more live than on their albums though, he's at his best when he's playing live with his bad imo, and the solos he do are groovy, I don't like his cymbal crossover though, kind of cheap to me.

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Post Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:03 am

I can't stand the Dave Matthews Band. Carter is awesome though; an extremely talented & musical drummer..
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Post Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:16 am

Why's that? They have some weaker songs but a lot of them are incredible. I love how they don't use an electrical guitar too, just so soft to listen to but the up-tempo songs make you want to stomp to 'em. Oh well everyone has their opinion, I for example can't stand any music that contains blast beats. :)
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Post Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:20 am

I for example can't stand any music that contains blast beats.


Ahh come on now! lol

I like Carter's playing too, it's well weapon
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Post Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:52 am

Carter .....is a bad ass!!!! What else can you say?
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Post Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:56 am

the only thing I hate about the Dave Matthews Band is...Dave Matthews. The second he starts to sing I wanna stick icepicks through my eyeballs to take my mind off it.

Carter is a great player.
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Post Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:12 am

eml wrote:Why's that? They have some weaker songs but a lot of them are incredible. I love how they don't use an electrical guitar too, just so soft to listen to but the up-tempo songs make you want to stomp to 'em. Oh well everyone has their opinion, I for example can't stand any music that contains blast beats. :)


Pretty much what Alan said. I can't stand Dave Matthews.. I respect them all as musicians, but it's just not my type of music.
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Post Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:25 am

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eml wrote:Why's that? They have some weaker songs but a lot of them are incredible. I love how they don't use an electrical guitar too, just so soft to listen to but the up-tempo songs make you want to stomp to 'em. Oh well everyone has their opinion, I for example can't stand any music that contains blast beats. :)


Pretty much what Alan said. I can't stand Dave Matthews.. I respect them all as musicians, but it's just not my type of music.

Ah I see, yeah I can see why some wouldn't like him!
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Post Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:22 pm

I actually like DMB, and I totally dig Carter. What did you mean exactly by cymbal cross-over?
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Post Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:41 pm

Brother_Bong wrote:I actually like DMB, and I totally dig Carter. What did you mean exactly by cymbal cross-over?


Check out his you tube vids, he does some over head cross over work on his crashes, etc....
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Post Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:29 am

Carter is a bad ass for sure. The cross-over stuff is also used by Dennis Chambers a good bit. P.O.Y!
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Post Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:48 pm

he talks about how dennis chambers was a huge influence on him in his video. i finally got past matthews' voice and became a fan. he's actually a really good songwriter and guitar player. but carter makes that band. definitely one of my favorite drummers.
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Post Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:55 pm

yea, im really inspired to work on my open hand technique because of him, i think once you actually get comfortable with it, it will open many new options for drumming
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Post Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:42 am

Beauford is a monster.
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Post Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:59 pm

Beauford is great, and is the main reason I decided that DMB was worth getting used to.
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