Monthly Archives: März 2011


in this category i will post some cadences and exercises i made up or transcribed.

first up is the latest one i did.
the track is called 777-9311.
it was recorded in the early 80’s by a great funk band called „the time“.
allegedly, prince programmed the drum track on a drum machine called „linn“.
the original is right here:

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and here is what i was able to make of it:

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here is the cadence with the sticking that worked for me:

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bass drum muffling

i would like to learn if  there are drummers around who are interested in my latest one:
i have found a way to muffle both heads of a fully closed kick drum.
the change over from fully muffled to fully open sound takes about 3 seconds.

i can adjust the level of muffling for both heads. individually.
from the comfort of the drum seat.
with no holes in the heads, that is.
and nothing to see on the outside of the drum.
and no extra drillings anywhere.
so, if i ever want to remove the unit, the drum will be in the same condition
as it was before the installation.

two prototypes are working, and are being recorded with, in my 22 and my 18 inch wood bass drums already.
patent is pending.
as soon as i get the go, i will show pictures on here.

so people, drop me a line with possible pro’s and con’s towards that tool.

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atomic clock

marc just turned me on to THIS
it just does not get any more precise as of yet, anywhere on our planet at least.
and now in chip-size format!
so i really want this in my next metronome instead of the untimely quartz-devices 🙂

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