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    United Kingdom
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    DW
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  1. Hey my friend! I know exactly what you mean. When I play live there's no way that I'd get away with some of the things I'm trying here. They would look at me with a WTF face. I guess I tend to overplay in these videos as I assume it is watched mainly by drummers. So I tend to take risks and show what I usually work on when I'm practising. And maybe get some cool feedback back. Even a criticism it's a good exchange of info. And don't believe the video, I love playing grooves and nothing else. I could play Sex Machine for hours... And there's nothing better than when a kick syncs perfectly with a bass in a groove... Hmmm In any case I always try to follow the music. Bass, guitar, voice... whatever attracts me the most rhythmically.
  2. It's ROCK time!!! My last rock tune was with Gregg Bissonette's "Submarine" and I had a blast! Round 2: Carmine Appice! What can I say? The man is a legend in the 70's rock scene. I say, Vanilla Fudge? The man played with Jeff Beck himself! Anyway, Stash! Feedback are appreciated Peace out fellow drummers!!
  3. Another great track from Zoro! I tried to keep it simple but then I decided to go for a crazy fill at one point XD I don't know how well it fits but I enjoyed this track! Hit that like button if you enjoyed the video and subscribe to my channel to be updated on all my BACKING TRAX SESSIONS! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_qfuON695U
  4. Yeah man. If I have to be honest, the only reason I use an e-kit is for respect to my neighbours; otherwise I'd be hitting the S*** out of my acoustic kit... Another reason is that is so much simpler to put a drum video this way... You don't have to stress about mic positioning, and mixing and the whole recording process in general. This way I just connect 1 MIDI cable to my sound card and BOOM! hit record... Of course it's not the same... I use Logic X for samples and drums sounds and effects, and it is pretty basic sounds (the drums were already on Logic), so anyone could do this
  5. Cool poppy tune with funk and rock influences. Fun to play. Check the original out by Rhett Frazier in the Vic Firth Play-Along section. Hit that like button if you enjoyed the video and support my channel by subscribing to it. Cheers guys! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZGSY_J3Cec
  6. Cheers man. With all the advices people have give throughout these videos, I think I finally got a good eq for my bass drum P.S. New video out
  7. "THE FUNK MONK"... The Funkiest/80iest backing track ever. Enjoy this take on one of the many Vic Firth's play-along list. Originally performed by Zoro. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvXRLq-k9Y
  8. Yeah! Pure Metal hahaha And then the happy 4/4, kick on downbeats, very poppy almost. Love the tune
  9. XD Oh no! Am I becoming too predictable? Cheers man! I enjoy rocky tunes like these. Gregg plays it a little different. He plays the verse in 3/4, instead of playing it in 6/8, which is the way I feel it (for some reason). You better check his version of it... The breakdown drum solo he does is insane
  10. Finally I decided to go with a heavier backing track. I met Gregg Bisonette on a couple of occasions (he came to teach a couple of masterclasses where I use to study), and he's just great. So patient, kind and humble. Everything you would expect from a legend, right? This track stuck in my head since the day he played it at our school. This is my version of it. Hope you enjoy!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvNubCqtdxY
  11. Yeah! I saw that drumeo streaming. That was a great lesson. Watch the entire thing. Is like 2 hours and a half
  12. Oh man, you gotta study the king kong concept. Is not only useful for funk. I sometimes use it in rock too. Especially those dragged back-beat grooves. Plus is super-fun to play once you get the hang of it. Check it out. You can find a breakdown of it in Garibaldi's book "Future Sounds". Recommended
  13. Hey guys! I was practising Garibaldi's king kong concept and all of his combinations with ghost-notes. What a legend! Everything's groovier with the king kong beat. Anyway, after practising for awhile I still had some funk in me, so I put the camera on and went for a Tower of Power tune. I'm using a YAMAHA DTXtreme III (awesome kit). Enjoy and if you like, share it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp3bFC45vfo&feature=youtu.be
  14. cheers man! Just messing around there... hopefully we'll be able to finish the project we're working on. They're kinda like jams but with some sort of structure... We'll see man. I really enjoy playing with this lad. He's mind is fucked up like mine
  15. Hey guys, it's been awhile I've been working on a lot of material lately so I had to put my videos on hold for now. Me and KODY are planning a full-on videos on which we mess around with tunes. Almost ready... at least the ideas Meanwhile, check this improv video. Nothing written, we just started playing and let music guide us (that's so cliché and hippie XD ) Please give us feedbacks as I love all the suggestions you guys gave us so far. Peace out Frankiehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhbqwCYVaFI