My proudest drumming moment

ddrumbum

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I have to first say I am incredible proud of myself, 6 mths ago I could not get this down to say my life, I am playing Porcupine tree's The Sound of Muzak off there in absentia album, learning this song as good as I have(not prefect, but pretty good)just makes me so happy, I love Porcupine tree and gavin Harrisons drumming is incredible, and to be able to even come close to playing one of there songs is a HUGE honor to me, so Gavin if you stumble upon this, I hope it makes you proud, and thank you for being such a huge inspiration in my drumming.

The song is in 7. I call it 7/4 (the accents on the hihat being 1/4 notes), but Mr. Harrison has stated that the bottom number just depends on how you are looking at it.
if you go with my take on it (being in 7/4), the groove itself is in 7/16. It repeats several times in the course of one bar (the last having a slight change in the bass drum).
the 7/16 groove is sub divided into 3+2+2 (b--b-s-). the fourth repitition just omits the first bass drum hit. around this skeleton, there are alot of little nuances like buzzs and grace notes. those will come when you settle into the structure of the groove.
in the chorus, its just straight 4/4, but one of the snare hits is a 16th note early.

Hope you like it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_8bxCVoew8
 

jwoo10

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very nice man! I know that took some effort and study.. (especially IF ((like me)).. you're not classically trainmed. Great song choice too btw!
 

drummer4thefreaks

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ddrumbum":g5lt0229 said:
I have to first say I am incredible proud of myself, 6 mths ago I could not get this down to say my life, I am playing Porcupine tree's The Sound of Muzak off there in absentia album, learning this song as good as I have(not prefect, but pretty good)just makes me so happy, I love Porcupine tree and gavin Harrisons drumming is incredible, and to be able to even come close to playing one of there songs is a HUGE honor to me, so Gavin if you stumble upon this, I hope it makes you proud, and thank you for being such a huge inspiration in my drumming.

The song is in 7. I call it 7/4 (the accents on the hihat being 1/4 notes), but Mr. Harrison has stated that the bottom number just depends on how you are looking at it.
if you go with my take on it (being in 7/4), the groove itself is in 7/16. It repeats several times in the course of one bar (the last having a slight change in the bass drum).
the 7/16 groove is sub divided into 3+2+2 (b--b-s-). the fourth repitition just omits the first bass drum hit. around this skeleton, there are alot of little nuances like buzzs and grace notes. those will come when you settle into the structure of the groove.
in the chorus, its just straight 4/4, but one of the snare hits is a 16th note early.

Hope you like it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_8bxCVoew8
Legend! Gavin Harrison is also my favorite drummer, and Porcupine Tree are my favorite band too. I'd post a vid of me playing a couple of their songs... if i had a camera. :roll: Very well done though, thats one of the best songs of the album!
 

ddrumbum

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Thank you everyone, it really means alot, I am working on a few new PT tunes, So I will make a video as soon as I have them done.
 

mikeysdwfndrms

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I have been very lucky so far in my career and am blessed to play with some amazing people but my proudest moment was....
In 2005 I was recording with A world renound producer named Anthony J Resta (Elton John,Megadeth,Collective Soul..etc.) We were recording our song called "Mary" at the end of the song is a 12 beat space where he told me to come up with something cool...he said. I was pretty intimidated because Anthony is an amazing drummer. I went to practice and finally came up with something I thought would kinda do. When I finally laid it down he fuckin loved it and we kept the first take. I was very proud of myself and realized I belonged in that room with him.
 
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