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Musician Thread....

April 29, 2021 10:03AM
read today that Genesis is going on tour -

Maybe a world tour should still be on my bucket list? laughing smiley I mean, those guys are my age... maybe older?

Maybe I'm biased but it seems to me that artistic talent ebbs less than nearly any other genre of talent? Certainly less than athletes. laughing smiley

I remember a quote from Phil that he made... oh geez, at least a decade or two ago in which he said he no longer cared about how fast he could get around his drum kit but rather how artistic he could play. I think there is something to that... or at least it compares to my experience. When I began to lose speed it was annoying, VERY annoying, and I rebelled.... I began fighting it by trying to play more fast riffs than I had played when I could. laughing smiley Took me some time to lose that attitude.. a few years to be honest. BUT... eventually I did, and began concentrating on being cleaner, tighter, adding more nuance, being dead accurate on meter. Can't say I have mastered all that BUT... I have improved in that regard.... and frankly just the 'challenge' alone made it worth while.

Mostly what I have worked on since my speed skills waned is getting the right "sound" from my kit. That's why I bought an electronic kit.... don't like them nearly as much as my acoustic kits BUT...sound for each pre-programmed "Kit" never changes and there's enough, (I have 52), to match any song we play.... it's fun finding the right kit for a specific song... although it does rattle the other members of my band. laughing smiley

Got a gig coming up in June. We haven't played more than 1 or maybe 2 gigs in the last year. Covid. So I'm looking forward to it BUT... I need to practice. Hell, the last time I even held a stick was probably 3 months ago? I do whack away on my Cajon now and then, (hands, no sticks), but that ain't a'gonna do it. BUT... I know me... I'll procrastinate and then finally set up my kit during the 2 practices we have before the gig. - JamesJM

  Musician Thread....

JamesJM57April 29, 2021 10:03AM

  That must be nice...

sstrams22April 29, 2021 10:28AM

  Don't get me wrong, Steve.... I LOVE speed...

JamesJM18April 29, 2021 10:47AM

  Speed is great..

sstrams17April 29, 2021 12:17PM

  Playing by rote....

JamesJM17April 29, 2021 02:09PM

  I haven't ever done that..

sstrams14April 29, 2021 02:30PM

  Yeah, I figured that...

JamesJM14April 29, 2021 02:34PM

  You probably should..

sstrams13April 29, 2021 03:16PM

  Yup, never done that.. I'd like too...

JamesJM18April 29, 2021 07:23PM

  There is a trick to it, and I WILL divulge it to you in this thread..

sstrams13April 30, 2021 02:54AM

  Pretty sure I mentioned this a very long time ago...

JamesJM12April 30, 2021 04:26AM

  I'm sure there are several still around...

sstrams12April 30, 2021 05:00AM

  Gotta video of that?

JamesJM14April 30, 2021 05:18AM

  I do have vid of that.. Attachments

sstrams13April 30, 2021 05:28AM

  East of the Mississippi Tour

IowaRam16April 29, 2021 02:14PM

  I would guess they'll play..

sstrams15April 29, 2021 02:33PM

  Re: Musician Thread....

Aries13May 04, 2021 03:35AM

  Good for you, Aries...

sstrams12May 04, 2021 04:21AM

  Re: Good for you, Aries...

Aries10May 04, 2021 06:30AM

  I love that wine red finish.. Attachments

sstrams8May 04, 2021 07:31AM

  Re: I love that wine red finish..

Aries8May 04, 2021 07:36AM

  The craftsmanship of musical instruments is out of this world...

JamesJM8May 04, 2021 09:50AM

  Re: The craftsmanship of musical instruments is out of this world...

Aries6May 04, 2021 10:07AM

  Yeah, I feel bad for not playing it..

sstrams8May 04, 2021 09:58AM

  Re: Yeah, I feel bad for not playing it..

Aries11May 04, 2021 10:18AM

  Well, then, you just made my will, buddy...

sstrams8May 04, 2021 12:44PM

  Re: Well, then, you just made my will, buddy...

Aries9May 05, 2021 02:10AM

  It almost sounds like the..

sstrams5May 05, 2021 03:42AM

  question from a non-musician, but........

21Dog12May 04, 2021 02:07PM

  Easiest way to explain is - - -

JamesJM9May 04, 2021 02:41PM

  ..and I would expound on that..

sstrams13May 04, 2021 03:21PM