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Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:35 pm

metal all the way for me im affraid

im just not good enough for jazz at the moment, but it is my aim to learn it
but i agree with some of the other, you cannot set into one frame of mind and not adapt


take some of your favourite phrases / riffs call them what you will, from ANY type of music, and if it will fit with your style then go for some variation on that

it purely depends on what fits into the tune, dont limit yourself, or you'll be like me and end up stuck in a rut, now i have the rather large barrier of trying to learn some jazz techniques to actually get better at playing metal

so in one sentence,

take influence from all, and integrate it into your own thing
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Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:41 pm

I played metal but when i started 15 years ago i just played heavy
rock but now im stright up metal drummer.
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Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:44 pm

wak wrote:metal all the way for me im affraid

im just not good enough for jazz at the moment, but it is my aim to learn it
but i agree with some of the other, you cannot set into one frame of mind and not adapt


take some of your favourite phrases / riffs call them what you will, from ANY type of music, and if it will fit with your style then go for some variation on that

it purely depends on what fits into the tune, dont limit yourself, or you'll be like me and end up stuck in a rut, now i have the rather large barrier of trying to learn some jazz techniques to actually get better at playing metal

so in one sentence,

take influence from all, and integrate it into your own thing


Hey man, a lot of metal nowadays is actually spawned from a lot of jazz-type playing.
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Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:10 pm

I play in a Metal/Hard Rock band, but outside of the band I try a little of everything so I can bring different influences and sounds into our music. Alot of the better known Metal drummers actually started off as Jazz drummers.
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Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:18 pm

You tell me what Genre I play! I have 4 original myspace tunes up. Prog. Rock, Hippy Jam Band, or Jazz Fusion maybe? Thanx.
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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:01 pm

I play in a punk-rock'n'roll band. Classic rock guitar riffs, but really fast tempos (ramones and up). It's takes a combination of good groove and good speed, plus I use fills to put more feeling into my playing. I love oldschool metal drummers. Modern metal drumming interests me, but I just don't get off on it. I'm trying to incorporate some blast-beat styles into my playing, but I can't sit down and really enjoy myself in a band that does breakdowns all night.
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Post Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:32 pm

I kind of missed out on metal. I got into jazz, blues, and funk, then to fusion, then into rock. There was a time when I was about 13 that I worshiped modern progressive rock like Dream Theater, but I never got into straight up metal (other than Black Sabbath)
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Post Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:52 pm

I'll play anything. Not incredible at authentic brazillian or afro-cuban rhythms, but I can fake them.

I've played a ton of metal, rock, jazz, funk, grindcore...
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Post Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:50 am

Metal is a lot of fun. :D
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Post Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:49 am

i been playing tech death for 4 years, jazz for two, and played funk/latin for many years before that.

the shittiest part is i'm way better at jazz than any other style.

i'm in a jazz/tech death band tho. it's the perfect combination. :D
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Post Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:21 pm

I practice both Punk rock/emo/screamo/hardcore and any metal drumming. But occasionally I'll do a reggae or ska or even jazz,blues or funk.
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Post Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:45 pm

yep im a metal drummer. also have a degree in percussion though so i also am fairly well versed in concert band and orchestra type playing as well. jazz...not so much. i can do the whole funk/pop/rock thing as well.
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Post Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:36 pm

I play mostly metal.
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Post Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:47 pm

I play mostly heavy/progressive rock (King Crimson mixed with Primus). But my favorite drumming is stuff like Steely Dan. Tight grooves
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Post Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:15 am

metal metal metal
and not cheesy metal
give me aggressive energy