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  1. Yeah! I saw that drumeo streaming. That was a great lesson. Watch the entire thing. Is like 2 hours and a half
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Hey speedninja! I agree with the kick. I'll eq it better next time... About the cameras: we try a 3 way shot in a 3rd jam we recorded after this one; that it has not been published yet, and it didn't work particularly well. Besides the pain-in-the-ass editing, we need 3 similar cameras. We used 2 Canon (500 and a 1300) plus a Panasonic (don't remember the model). 1300 on me, Panasonic on Kody and the 500 as a general shot of both. Well the 1300 and the Panasonic work good. The 500 looked different for some reason. The quality wasn't the same, and it bothered us so we took that shot off the video and kept the 2 close ups. I'll try to figure out a way to make it happen, cuz a 3-shots video is what we're aiming for. Thanks for the advice man
  7. Hello guys!!! Me and KODY are back at it again In this video we're improvising on a backing track written by KODY himself I changed the sound of my drumkit with a different MIDI pack from Logic. I still need to work on volumes and effects, but I love the sound of this one, whatcha think? Check it out and give me some opinions. We decided to go for a double camera this time. The result is not bad but we're still trying to improve. We are discussing the option to do this with a better structure and more "professionally" looking, if you know what I mean. But for now I'm pretty happy with the result. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAn_u5fmA1Y
  8. Cheers DiehardDIYer, I'll keep it in mind for my next video. You're right tho. I'm still struggling with the volumes of the kit. I'll get it tho
  9. Hey guys!!! Here's a quick video of me messin' around with a Rock backing track. This tune comes directly from the YAMAHA DTXtreme kit. Great song to have fun with. Never wrong with a little Rock Cool people, lemme kno whatcha think Peace Frankie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMTBMRga2QY
  10. Hi DiehardDIYer, thanks so much for the feedback. Yes! This is what's all about I think. Being completely immersed in the "conversation" is very rewarding. And I might say magical even. Jo Jo Mayer said that improvising is the best way to let your instincts loose cuz when you're thinking while improvising your making decision in a fraction of a second. The brain doesn't have the time to really compute your decision and you just go for it. A lot of times it doesn't work, mainly because of the chemistry between musicians,; but when it does... my god... it's worth the thrill hey logogogue, thank you for your answer. We've been playing for over 3 years now. Even 4. And we played so much together that sometimes we don't even look at each other anymore. We know where the other one is going, you know? It's a great friendship we have also. And that helps a lot. Hey speedninja, hahahaha yeah! It's true!! hahaha We speak through chops and we try always to make the other guy loose the "1" like they say XD He's great!
  11. Hey guys! Me and my buddy and long collaborator KODY improvising some riffs and grooves with no particular structure. Only looks and chemistry Check it out guys and give us some feedback. Any criticism is welcome Take care and drum on! IMPROV JAM w/KODY
  12. Hey guys! SpeedNinja, the kit is incredible. I would recommend it 100%. First of all the bounce sensation from the stick is very similar to an original kit. I personally hate the soft skins used in the Roland kits. Each pad has 3 different sound (for example on the snare, depending where you hit it, you can have the skin sound, the rim shot and the crossstick... same goes for the toms and cymbals). The sensibility for the dynamics are spot on. I literally can do a super crescendo from ppp to fff and the kit will pick it up. The only downfall is the kick: it's very fragile. After 4 years of usage, the skin is starting to tear apart and sometimes my pedal's hammer gets stuck in it :s I fixed it in a DIY way, but still very stressful XD I don't know what's going on with the link :s Let's try another one: OH! SpeedNinja I also forgot to mention that it has more than 100 different drum sounds (including the Dave Garibaldi kit which I love) plus you can download more and/or create your own sounds with some mixes and effects. You can also record what you're doing directly to the kit. And the best part of it is that it has a library with loads and loads of songs and backing tracks to practice with. It's a very good product man (WOW, I feel like I'm a seller XD)
  13. I did a new video! Here I'm having a little fun with a Funk backing track I found online. Check it out! My old drum kit is slowly giving up (been having loads of problems with it lately), but still sounds and feels good Subscribe, Like, Share But mainly I would like to hear what you guys think. Any constructive criticism is welcome Peace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0ho9IqPPPU
  14. Here's the second video from THE CRYPT sessions, recorded early this year. Here are the guys playing with me: Kody : Voice & Electric Guitar Billy Crabbe : Electric Guitar Daniel Sargesson : Acoustic Guitar Cosmas Mylon : Bass Sheona Urquhart : Backing Vocals Marit Kesa : Backing Vocals Let me know what you think. This is my personal favourite. Love the arrangement of a groove of 3 on top of a melody thought in 4. Cheers guys. Your feedbacks are always helpful Take care Frankie
  15. @logogogueYou're right. It's a Crash - 17" Z Custom Medium ZILDJIAN... I used different cymbals for each song and I got them confuse Oops... Thanks guys