Drummer's Weekly Groovecast
About This Show
A podcast from two professional drummers talking drums, music, musicians, and the entertainment industry. We resource topics that are important to all musicians along with interviews from drummers and industry professionals. Each show includes special segments on gear, underrated drummers, and great drum tracks. We're here to inspire, illuminate, and motivate...plus we like to have a lot of fun too.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 84 - The Mystique Of Feel Featuring Lee Falco
4 days ago
This week we welcome one of our favorite guests, Lee Falco, back to the show as third mic. Lee was in Atlanta for a performance with guitarist, Doyle Bramhall II and was gracious enough to sit down with us before he hit the road. Make sure you say hello to Lee if you see him at a show in your city. To learn more about Lee and see where he'll be appearing please visit his web site: https://leefalco.com/
In this episode we take on the ultra subjective topic of feel. What does it mean to you? What do you listen for to determine what feels right? We start the show discussing what makes our favorite drummers playing feel so good. We also discuss that sometimes drummers that play on top of the beat to create energy and recklessness create a certain type of vibe that just as cool as their laid back counterparts.
When discussing feel the subject of playing behind, center, or ahead of the beat is good place to start. The relationship of the snare to the bass drum is crucial as well as the response of the other musicians that you're playing with. The topic of ghost notes comes up and how they affect feel as a timing and dynamic device. We then talk about how you can practice manipulating the beat by recording yourself and viewing the transients on your digital audio workstation.
Tuning can also affect feel. We talk about how the sound and response from loosely tuned, highly muffled drums have a tendency to feel more laid back than a snare or bass drum with a sharp, highly pitched crack.
Touch is also debated. We talk about how great feel is present in all types of drummers. Heavy hitters like John Bonham and Stewart Copeland are contrasted with lighter players such as James Gadson and Bernard Purdie.
Finally we finish up with practice tips and recommendations for listening and study. Join us every Monday for a brand new episode. We're available on Itunes, Google Play Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere you access your favorite podcasts. Subscribe today! Also, go by our web site www.drummersweeklygroovecast.com. There you'll find all our episodes, videos, social media, and contact information.
Rated 5 out of
Episode 56 of Drummers Weekly Groovecast
Ep. 56 of DWGroovecast gave us (as parents!) a realistic inside look at what our musician daughter's daily life is like, as we heard these three drummers comment good-humouredly and honestly about experiences applying to and then working onboard a cruise ship. And it was an extra special delightful surprise to hear our guitarist daughter Astrid referred to. The interviewer asked all the questions we would have, had we been in that room. I'm glad we have been introduced to this regular podcast. We quite likely will look at previous episodes and will tune in again.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of
Something different, something good.
It's nice to hear to professionals discuss ideas and topics and not have to rely solely on interviews for content.
Date published: 2016-08-18