Percussion

News – May 31st, 2017

 Sabian Meet The Masters 2017 My daughter Maisie and I went to the 2017 Sabian Meet The Masters event at Rhythm Traders in Portland, OR.  They had prototypes on display and for sale along with someone hammering cymbals as well as another Sabian employee operating the cymbal lathe. The main reason I went was to …

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A drummer’s perspective

 Over the weekend I auditioned for a band.  It was a situation where I was brought in to replace an existing drummer so the songs were already structured and written out.  I knew pretty quickly into the audition that it wasn’t going to work out.  Stylistically, I wasn’t a good fit.  But there was something …

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Songwriting – 2016-09-28

  Worked on two songs last night.  We’re still solidifying our parts so the playing is a bit rough, especially by yours truly. My setup for this practice was identical to the setup on 2016-09-15. Only The Strong Every Time I Fall  

Songwriting – 2016-09-15

Recorded a few takes last night as we were writing our parts for a few songs.    In this I’m testing out some cymbals that I modified.  They’re cut down Wuhan Lion cymbals, which is Wuhan’s version of the China cymbals we’re more familiar with.  Personally I hate the sound of their Lion cymbals, but …

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