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About Rhythmaticus

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  1. Here It Is! My transcription of the section from ~1:00. There was one thing I was unsure of, whether ONE stroke was a floor tom or a bass drum. Darn my crummy headphones! Hope it helps! Young The Giant - In My Home.pdf
  2. I can do that tonight after work, if you want just the part after 1:00. A full transcription will take a bit longer. It doesn't sound difficult, save for it being in 6/4 (or some variation of 6). Cool sounding band! I'll definitely check out some more of their stuff. Reminds me somewhat of an Australian band called Mere Theory.
  3. I usually vary my foot technique, depending on the situation, but mostly heel-up. I've found that burying the beater gets tiring on longer runs of repeated notes; playing jazz bass drum buried is completely out of the question, it's just not the right sound. If you think you're burying too much, look at how your ankle is working. Does it look or feel stiff? Is the angle to high? Are you relaxing between strokes or is there constant tension? I hope this helps!
  4. Er... It's French? Pity I'm monolingual. Nice vid though.
  5. Thanks mate! If you're into drum transcriptions, a few of the forum members have created threads for posting their own work. Copy/Paste the links into your browser's address bar. Sorry if I missed some. Stu157: http://www.onlinedrummer.com/forum/index.php?/topic/35950-stu157s-transcriptions/#entry360237 vampire1514: http://www.onlinedrummer.com/forum/index.php?/topic/37670-sharing-my-drum-sheets-japans-band-vamps/#entry359671 northaholic: http://www.onlinedrummer.com/forum/index.php?/topic/32679-transcripts-by-northaholic/#entry359144 Computerband :http://www.onlinedrummer.com/forum/index.php?/topic/30198-computerbands-drum-scores/page-2#entry354198 Rhythmaticus: http://www.onlinedrummer.com/forum/index.php?/topic/31272-some-of-my-own-transcriptions/page-4#entry359711
  6. Old topic for sure! I definitely agree with the bar 8 open hi hat. Good pickup. Are you sure you mean bar 63 for the other one though? I transcribed the song from the Vevo music video clip on YouTube. Maybe we have different versions of the song? Thanks for the proofreading though. If you really want I can update the sheet music and repost it. I do like to take pride in my work!
  7. Mad. I am familiar with Bruford from his time with Yes, but not much beyond that. I must investigate further! Cheers bud, nice work.
  8. And now for something a little more modern... As recently as last year, popular YouTube drummer Cobus Potgieter launched the "YouTube Band Project". The subsequent band formed (Ventura Lights. Check 'em out!) is, IMO, AWESOME! Just great, solid, modern rock 'n' roll with pleasing melodies, soaring vocals and of course: Cobus' signature drumming. I have heard people accuse Cobus of "over-playing" before, but I think he hit a real sweet spot with his parts on this album. Fun to listen to and even more fun to learn and play. My first effort at transcribing his stuff is: Ventura Lights - Breaking Out.pdf 4.5/5 difficulty rating due to the 8 bars of single stroke 32nd notes at 101 bpm. Wow. Just, wow. I used the album version recording for reference and Cobus' own cover of his song on YouTube for helpful insight. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-oN5J0eI4w (sorry, embedding prevented) Double bass pedal required. Also mad chops. Have fun!
  9. Hi and thanks for the props. Great to hear that someone is actually getting some use out of my work. Yes, you may ask. I got a job at a regional Conservatorium about two hours from where I grew up. After getting married and being sick of travelling that far every week, she and I decided to move up to that town to make things logistically easier for both of us. Then just last year, we were informed that my aged Grandmother needed care. About May 2013 we moved back down to look after her since my wife already had some experience as an aged carer. You gotta do what you gotta do. I will definitely miss my time up there and I hope the kids miss me a little too. Nice name by the way, it reminds me of high school maths for some reason...
  10. When I tried watching that 'inferno' clip but it says the video is private. That's a shame! Been working on any new transcriptions recently?
  11. I've given away my main drum teaching job due to getting sick of travelling two hours at a time. One of my students requested to learn this song, so I transcribed it as a final gift to him. This was probably the most fun transcript I've ever done. It took just over three hours to complete (a relatively short time) and I'm very happy with the final product. Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows.pdf This is a great example of Dave Grohl's playing. The drum part fits the song perfectly and there's some epic fills throughout. Worthy of special note is the use of a very popular single stroke pattern, the 'Herta'; you'll find it at measures 43 and 80. The pattern itself is simple and can be learned very easily in a short time, but Dave manages to play it VERY quickly. Here's a quick lesson on it: A Herta consists of four single strokes, R L R L (or L R L R if you're that way inclined). The trick with it though is that the first two strokes are twice as fast as the second two strokes (short - short - long - long). It's rhythmically a triplet pattern, so set your metronome to groups of three. One easy way to count it is: 1 and 2 3 |1 and 2 3 |1 and 2 3 |etc. As always, start off slowly with counting and gradually build the speed. You need to be able to do this in triplets @ ~170 BPM to keep up with the recording. Other notable uses of this pattern in songs I know are as follows: Blink 182 - "Violence" @ 0:30 Dave Matthews Band - "Drive In Drive Out" fading in @ around 0:16 Rush - "YYZ" during the drum solo section @ 1:50 All the best with your Hertas. Enjoy!
  12. Hi! That's one of Dan Brigstock's transcriptions? He's a talented transcriber. This fill requires a double bass drum pedal. You've got one, right? Okay, so the second half of the fill contains a 16th note (semiquaver) triplet starting on count "3 and". It's played between the right hand, right foot and left foot respectively, in quick succession. This is actually a cool little lick you can take away and use in your own fills. Try this to learn it: Play a single stroke roll of straight 16th notes (semiquavers), but REPLACE the left hand 'a' stroke each time with a bass drum (Bold underlined letters mean bass drum). 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a Are you using a click by the way? Good. Once you've got that pattern sorted, squeeze the left foot in for another bass drum stroke directly after the right foot stroke. 1 e + R L 2 e + R L 3 e + R L 4 e + R L Then just place this pattern into your fill. If you still have trouble understanding all of that (fair enough) then you'll probably need a video of someone demonstrating the pattern. Anyone seen one somewhere?? Have fun, Josh
  13. Do the shells have a similar fundamental tone? Try taking the heads off and comparing the sounds the shells make when tapped with something (that won't damage them, of course. A felt bass beater may work).
  14. I remember seeing this video of Dave Weckl using an unusual grip, with his thumb and middle finger. I don't know about it helping with numbness though... Have you seen a doctor about this? I've never heard of drumming inducing any kind of 'vibration' sensation. As for traditional vs matched, as I understand it there are no distinct advantages to either. They are just different means to the same end. Traditional grip came about as a solution to the ergonomic problem that a side-slung drum presents. Anything you can do with one can theoretically be achieved with the other, it's simply a matter of practice.
  15. A forum member named 'Computerband' collaborated with a mate and made one a while ago. He's got a thread of transcriptions here, you should check them out. He's done heaps of prog. If Schism is not there I can re-post it... with his permission of course...