Drum geek sick chops youtube thread

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Jordan, Thursday, 12 July 2007 20:57 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiUcE-23RKQ

Jordan, Thursday, 12 July 2007 21:00 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3n3xoE-R8M

Jordan, Thursday, 12 July 2007 21:15 (fourteen years ago) link

dude shredding on Mario Bros

Jordan, Thursday, 12 July 2007 21:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Dude's gotta have a monster reach to hit that dresser.

libcrypt, Friday, 20 July 2007 02:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Dude looks like that O RLY electrosoul guy whose image is all over ILX. After some serious woodshedding.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 27 July 2007 01:43 (fourteen years ago) link

dorky German shredder shredding over Futurama and Simpsons quotes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHft4OR7Rus

Jordan, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 14:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Bernard Purdie (more of a groove video than a chops video, but awesome, and fucking hilarious):

http://youtube.com/watch?v=gujufbGoS20

Hurting 2, Thursday, 2 August 2007 03:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Purdie with Jon Hammond
(check the solo at 5:16)

Hurting 2, Thursday, 2 August 2007 03:54 (fourteen years ago) link

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PWkTjlS5R0E&mode=related&search=

Hurting 2, Thursday, 2 August 2007 03:54 (fourteen years ago) link

Haha, that first BP clip is great. "Whoaaaaah!"

Jordan, Thursday, 2 August 2007 14:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Oooh, I like that

Hurting 2, Thursday, 2 August 2007 14:22 (fourteen years ago) link

One of my favorite drummer youtube clips, Brian Blade w/Joshua Redman:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=EBjsAyUM1N0&mode=related&search=

Hurting 2, Thursday, 2 August 2007 14:26 (fourteen years ago) link

Steve Gadd w/ Giovanni Hidalgo
(I love the double hi-hat)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GuBAfPi1cVo&mode=related&search=

Hurting 2, Thursday, 2 August 2007 14:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Something that might surprise you
Sam Woodyard (of Duke Ellington's band):
http://youtube.com/watch?v=a3XXi3krN80

Hurting 2, Thursday, 2 August 2007 14:39 (fourteen years ago) link

Bill Stewart w/some great trading:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAojnI7e0zA

Jordan, Thursday, 2 August 2007 15:38 (fourteen years ago) link

Dave King:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugPIpfZnNa8

Jordan, Thursday, 2 August 2007 15:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Deerhoof:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEYSeygs97Q&mode=related&search=

Hurting 2, Sunday, 5 August 2007 03:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Note he appears to be using two crashes on a hi-hat stand as is only cymbals

Hurting 2, Sunday, 5 August 2007 17:26 (fourteen years ago) link

Nice. I still don't know how he can sit that low and play the bass drum.

Jordan, Monday, 6 August 2007 13:16 (fourteen years ago) link

Ha ha, I love Greg Saunier.

n/a, Monday, 6 August 2007 14:12 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't really know much about drumming but one of my favorite drummers to watch is Jim White of the Dirty Three, who is now kind of an indie rock drummer for hire, playing with Bonnie Prince Billie, Cat Power, Nina Nastasia and others. He's got a very flamboyant style with big flowing arm movements. He completely upstaged Bill Callahan when playing with Smog. It's hard to find a good YouTube clip, but here he is with Dirty Three:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3GIWWiKjU

n/a, Monday, 6 August 2007 15:58 (fourteen years ago) link

I think this is Ricky Wellman? W/Miles in the 80s. I love his playing on the version of this tune that's on Live Around the World.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00tzcnyDL68

Jordan, Monday, 6 August 2007 18:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Max Roach vs. Art Blakey vs. Elvin Jones?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA5dt9QT4Ms

Max is totally ridiculous, but when Blakey comes in it's just like "awww shit..."

Jordan, Monday, 6 August 2007 18:47 (fourteen years ago) link

Here's Elvin's solo, he's not even trying to play the same game as the other two. Also the tape warping sounds sweet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfZSzDCPBvY

Jordan, Monday, 6 August 2007 18:53 (fourteen years ago) link

Haha, I remembered the drummer for Diddy doing Kashmere on SNL being sick, and he is!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45MghyE8pOI

Jordan, Monday, 6 August 2007 18:59 (fourteen years ago) link

lol @ Diddy, but srsly, if there is ever a Led Zep reunion I want that dude.

Jordan, Monday, 6 August 2007 19:00 (fourteen years ago) link

You can't see Usher's drummer in this clip, but he's totally ridiculous, esp. during the dance break.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zis-L5iBHB4

Jordan, Monday, 6 August 2007 19:06 (fourteen years ago) link

nick Jim White is one of my favorites.

Hurting 2, Monday, 6 August 2007 19:38 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Shannon is my man. :>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu2wJqO2_Xk

Jordan, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 17:52 (fourteen years ago) link

two months pass...

Keith Carlock

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=119513888
(his band is also one of the better-sounding awful mercenary drum clinic pick-up bands I've heard)

Hurting 2, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 04:53 (fourteen years ago) link

http://youtube.com/watch?v=kfFFAzPCANQ

Hurting 2, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 04:53 (fourteen years ago) link

I am a big fan of this guy, but it's kind of boring to watch this solo on youtube
http://youtube.com/watch?v=T-WBAOgpK0w

although maybe it's just the trumpet player's fidgeting in the background that's distracting me.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 12:53 (fourteen years ago) link

I do like when "Boogie Stop Shuffle" kicks back in.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 12:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Haha, this is a timely thread revive. I spent a couple hours last night watching JoJo Mayer's dvd: http://youtube.com/watch?v=VLQMFIueUyc

The first disc is real talk, probably the best thing I've seen on grips, basic wrist/finger techniques, moeller, etc.. Then on the second disc he gets into all the push-pull/thumb swivel/crazy fast one-hand stuff, some of which is like science fiction to me. :( But it's good drum geek shit, it made me want to get into more of a definite practice routine. And the little interludes where he's playing beats outside in all these different NYC spots are nice.

Jordan, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:40 (fourteen years ago) link

that dvd is amazing. it's all hands!

cutty, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:42 (fourteen years ago) link

but please destroy thomas lang and marco minnemann

cutty, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:43 (fourteen years ago) link

^^^^^yes, i got those dudes' dvds on netflix, ugh

Jordan, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:44 (fourteen years ago) link

thomas lang is one soulless motherfucker

at least mm had that funny part where he's playing to simpsons samples

Jordan, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Then on the second disc he gets into all the push-pull/thumb swivel/crazy fast one-hand stuff, some of which is like science fiction to me.

Stuff like that quickly turns into chops as an end rather than a means, so I tend to tune it out.

Hurting 2, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:01 (fourteen years ago) link

chops as a means to a pair of leather pants

Jordan, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:09 (fourteen years ago) link

This may have been posted already, but I love this clip of Neil Peart at the Buddy Rich memorial show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bIchqJoxFQ

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 15 November 2007 06:22 (fourteen years ago) link

Somebody should show that to Joe Flaherty.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 15 November 2007 12:41 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah, sheila e

http://youtube.com/watch?v=33orc70TAxg

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jicJsGCO3WU

Jordan, Thursday, 15 November 2007 18:33 (fourteen years ago) link

Jordan, you didn't even say who else was on that youtube. Do you have that other lady's book?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 15 November 2007 18:37 (fourteen years ago) link

I just watched that with the sound off and imagined what the 'shredder' guy would have done with it.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 15 November 2007 18:43 (fourteen years ago) link

No jam block, no credibility.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 15 November 2007 18:43 (fourteen years ago) link

re: neil peart, i don't know, i mean dude can play of course but he sounded kinda high school on the chart, and rockish at times on the solo.

Jordan, Thursday, 15 November 2007 18:45 (fourteen years ago) link

no, she has a book?

Jordan, Thursday, 15 November 2007 18:47 (fourteen years ago) link

The piano player. Rebeca Mauleón. She wrote The Salsa Guidebook for Piano & Ensemble. Check it out.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 15 November 2007 19:06 (fourteen years ago) link

what the crap is going on in here?

Thinking about it in terms of drumming, it's definitely a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it's great that there's so much information that's available, and not gatekept behind lessons or a music education. It's amazing that you can see how people's hands move (instead of just your one friend in the school band who's decent at drums), get the sticking behind the lick, slow it down to .25 speed, etc.

NOT GATEKEPT is a key phrase here
maybe it's because i have had to maintain delusion-levels of belief in myself to progress as a drummer, or some other reason, but comparing yourself to others is a superhighway to feeling like shit. play like you feel it/be a conduit for the spirit and you may not ever be recognized but at least you are playing music in a way that is enjoyable and i think that is the point. ralph molina otm, he was one of my early role models. in case you wondered, i started playing 7 years ago this June. yes that much time has passed.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 12 December 2020 15:26 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Had some actual lols at this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzLg6aM3c7U

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 15 January 2021 16:37 (one year ago) link

not a drummer: what is that loofa thing on his snare?

na (NA), Friday, 15 January 2021 16:43 (one year ago) link

probably just for dampening (real pros use a wallet)

Karl Malone, Friday, 15 January 2021 17:17 (one year ago) link

this video is cracking me up

Karl Malone, Friday, 15 January 2021 17:19 (one year ago) link

just like his funny faces, and stuff, more than anything. i like this guy and his loofa!

Karl Malone, Friday, 15 January 2021 17:19 (one year ago) link

xp I don't know what it's called but it's like this little collection of fake shells strung together that you shake for effect (used here to dampen the drum/add effect).

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 15 January 2021 17:27 (one year ago) link

i assumed it was for dampening but it seems so convoluted for that purpose

na (NA), Friday, 15 January 2021 17:29 (one year ago) link

esp a fan of "diarrhea of the hands," a phrase I think will enter my lexicon, and being highly interactive with the soloist, died at that one

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 15 January 2021 17:30 (one year ago) link

Love Zackgrooves, his channel has been a good replacement for Rational Funk.

He's just ridiculously good but has his head on straight about everything (and is goofy & funny obv).

change display name (Jordan), Sunday, 17 January 2021 19:49 (one year ago) link

one month passes...
one month passes...

Don't know where to put this etc....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItZyaOlrb7E

It Is Dangerous to Meme Inside (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 00:54 (one year ago) link

lol that made the rounds years ago

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 01:53 (one year ago) link

i never get sick of it though

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 02:03 (one year ago) link

I feel very strongly that that drummer is at the right gig

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 02:20 (one year ago) link

Lol, was thinking the same thing.

It Is Dangerous to Meme Inside (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 02:23 (one year ago) link

Increasingly getting my drum jollies on instagram rather than youtube.

Monstrous and insanely creative percussionist I follow
https://www.instagram.com/akhamie.music/

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 15 April 2021 17:59 (one year ago) link

This guy is my favorite rn though
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNpZKs6HT5u/

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 15 April 2021 18:01 (one year ago) link

Hadn't ever paid much attention to James Gang or their drummer Jimmy Vox, but this is good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo0vBdlWQs0

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 21 April 2021 04:26 (one year ago) link

*Fox

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 21 April 2021 04:27 (one year ago) link

three months pass...
three months pass...

Ok I'm pretty into the 'Everybody Want to Rule the World: Metric Modulation' challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F88Z4Tts4gY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-4cErugi8s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEBOIuUKO1w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RuVGHL-N78

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 29 October 2021 14:59 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

great stuff indeed

corrs unplugged, Monday, 15 November 2021 14:35 (seven months ago) link

six months pass...

Funk/jazz legend Dennis Chambers hearing Tool's 'Schism' sans drums and then taking a pass on drums a few minutes later. Pretty funking cool and kinda wild that what he came up with at points really is not all that far from Daney Carey's take. Dude heard this like once and then played this...yikes what a drummer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVwyAsU4dus

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Monday, 30 May 2022 17:39 (four weeks ago) link

ha i loved that video

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 30 May 2022 17:47 (four weeks ago) link

Yeah, that was fun.

Once Were Chemical Brothers (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 30 May 2022 18:57 (four weeks ago) link

Already posted something by Rafael Barata a while back, but nothing by Edu Ribeiro who is an equally big monster and stage presence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPp6mZht230

Once Were Chemical Brothers (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 30 May 2022 19:25 (four weeks ago) link

That is the first tool song I’ve ever heard, all the way through

I’m with Dennis, “not my cup of tea”!

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Monday, 30 May 2022 19:28 (four weeks ago) link

Tool (If You Think It's Over)

Once Were Chemical Brothers (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 30 May 2022 19:53 (four weeks ago) link

wow that Ribeiro vid is something!

feels like a missed opportunity to not let us hear the tool track without drums, but still a cool vid with Dennis too

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 31 May 2022 08:58 (four weeks ago) link

sick counting chops with Mike Mangini
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ37nonagho

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 31 May 2022 09:13 (four weeks ago) link

I've been trying to avoid that Dennis Chambers/Tool video because the algorithm seems intent on me clicking it, but here's what I've been into:

-This Swiss kid who's a fantastic bebop drummer, that's a big thing I've been working on lately: https://www.instagram.com/peterprimusfrosch/

-Joe Farnsworth's insta/youtube posts

-This Japanese kid is who just ridiculous, doing the modern linear post-Chris Dave/JD Beck etc thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uo6Gkv2YLQ

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 31 May 2022 21:03 (four weeks ago) link

This Swiss kid who's a fantastic bebop drummer

Perhaps he is the progeny of Jojo Mayer?

Once Were Chemical Brothers (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 31 May 2022 21:05 (four weeks ago) link

This Japanese kid is who just ridiculous, doing the modern linear post-Chris Dave/JD Beck etc thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uo6Gkv2YLQ

― change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 31 May 2022 21:03 (forty-four minutes ago) link

I kind of hate this tbh, it's good chops but it just feels like a pointless exercise in how many different ways a beat can be subdivided. It's got nothing whatsoever to do with the tune he's playing over, not even in the most abstract/oblique way (other than being in 3)

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 31 May 2022 21:53 (four weeks ago) link

I get what you're saying, the ubiquity of linear post-gospel chop style playing can all sound the same, it's meant to sound like a blur of displaced notes that miraculously resolves on the 1. But I'm pretty into this style that's more based around the backbeat, with all the skittery subdivisions in between. It's definitely not easy to make it groove (and I've noticed that the Louis Cole/JD Beck trick of putting splash cymbals or household items on all your drums really helps even out the sound between them, it makes it easier to play these beats and have it sound like a cohesive thing).

That video might not be the most musical example, but I think the point of the video is to show how many ways a beat can be subdivided. :) It's basically a backing track and he's got some fresh ideas. The culture of internet virtuosity has its problems, but I watch these for inspiration and to find a little something in there I can practice/incorporate.

A couple more:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81-6sUmUpHg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OolnA7ElNpU

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 31 May 2022 22:12 (four weeks ago) link

I love the Tears for Fears Metric Modulation challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEBOIuUKO1w

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 31 May 2022 22:16 (four weeks ago) link

haha, I see we've already been over this and, in fact, may be where I learned about it XD

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 31 May 2022 22:18 (four weeks ago) link

Caught...in an ILX drum machine time loop!

Once Were Chemical Brothers (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 31 May 2022 22:19 (four weeks ago) link

There are so many young players out there that have just flat out samarai skills, it's scary.

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Wednesday, 1 June 2022 00:17 (four weeks ago) link

It really is. Not only is there so much information out there, but just having the opportunity to watch great drummers at any moment makes such a difference. And there's something about seeing kids in their bedroom doing it that makes it seem much more attainable.

Like, I really need to immerse myself for some things to sink in, and I think I could have been soooo much better when I was younger if I had Youtube. Instead I only got to see someone with good hands at drum lessons or at shows, when there was also a lot of other things going on.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 1 June 2022 18:56 (four weeks ago) link

I'm more focused on guitar than drums these days, but I definitely learn and master things more easily and quickly now with youtube than I did in my teens/20s. I spent so much time flailing around trying to figure out how to do things. I don't think I wasted it per se, because I think I learned a lot from all that flailing, it just wasn't necessarily an efficient or effective way to learn when I wanted to develop specific skills/sounds/techniques.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 1 June 2022 22:37 (four weeks ago) link

Anyway there are guys that do that hyper-subdividing thing really interestingly and well. I mean I like Chris Dave, but he also grooves so hard. And I've been really into this guy Steve Lyman for a while now, and he definitely does that, but he also has a really poetic flow and it seems purposeful.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 1 June 2022 22:40 (four weeks ago) link

there's a fine line between doing that in an interesting way and being the @zachgrooves "diarrhea of the hands" guy

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 1 June 2022 22:44 (four weeks ago) link

I was just watching Steve Lyman, he's great. I think that's a huge disservice to ZackGrooves though! He can do the gospel chops thing but he knows what it is, and if anything he downplays it. Out of anyone he can play that intricate linear stuff with such pocket and conviction, and can also be a very tasteful jazz drummer. Idk, I've found his videos to be really inspirational and I bet he's only minutes away from getting some legit gigs.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 2 June 2022 16:17 (three weeks ago) link

Matteo Mancuso is a guitar version of these young ninja players. That dude's got some crazy unique picking technique that even has guys like Al DiMeola and Steve Vai going how the f' do you do that? And going by some videos, he kinda had most of the mechanical part down as a teenager.

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Friday, 3 June 2022 02:30 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Mike Mitchell is entirely too much, man. Just raising the bar so high.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uri8hvC4Ddo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agWHe71VAvs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9apDcFEmz0E

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 June 2022 22:00 (one week ago) link

Can't remember when I last heard someone hit so cleanly and precisely, it's like the hovering of some enormous insect. His rhythmic language is an order of magnitude more complex than I can process, but it's fun to try to keep up ...

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 23 June 2022 01:42 (six days ago) link

Right?! I try to at least pick out one tiny little thing that I can understand & use.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 23 June 2022 18:32 (six days ago) link


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