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Peter Erskine’s take on ‘Whiplash’

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Peter Erskine’s take on ‘Whiplash’

We’ve chatted a lot about the new movie, Whiplash, here at Drummer Talk and how it paints a somewhat terrifying view of intense music programs. We’ve even discussed its realism, but when Peter Erskine chimes in on the subject, we’re going to pay extra close attention.

I’m disappointed that any viewer of the film will not see the joy of music-making that’s almost always a part of large-ensemble rehearsals and performances. Musicians make music because they LOVE music. None of that is really apparent in the film, in my opinion.

Also: if someone wants to test my ability to play a tempo: give me 4 beats, not just two — YOU don’t even know the tempo with that kind of a count-off, Mr. Band Director.

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Drummer Talk 237 – #PASIC14 Recap

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Drummer Talk 237 – #PASIC14 Recap

We’re back from PASIC 2014 and we discuss the convention on today’s show. In the news, we discuss the latest with AC/DC and Phil Rudd, and we chat about Sakae Drum’s new contest!

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Is AC/DC ready to drop Phil Rudd?

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Is AC/DC ready to drop Phil Rudd?

Although the murder-for-hire charges against Phil Rudd have been dropped, lead singer Brian Johnson and be-shorted guitarist, Angus Young did not mince words about the drummers fate in the band for their upcoming world tour.

“We’re talking about criminal courts here, and we’re talking about judges, we’re talking about juries. We’re talking about people saying you’re not getting your passport back here, all of this kind of stuff. And there’s nothing we can do about it. We are going to go on tour and nothing is going to stop us.”

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Shawn Pelton, “The Hybrid Drummer” #PASIC14

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Shawn Pelton, “The Hybrid Drummer” #PASIC14

Shawn Pelton, of SNL fame, opens his clinic by discussing the electronic aspect of managing the SNL band and the opening theme song. As it turns out, he fires the tracks using a Roland pad set up and Ableton Live. He also uses a drumKat.

He shows us under the hood in Ableton Live and the tracks used for the theme song and a clip from the show.

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Antonio Sanchez on Improv Drumming the ‘Birdman’ Score

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Antonio Sanchez on Improv Drumming the ‘Birdman’ Score

Birdman is a movie out in theaters starring Micheal Keaton and as it turns out has a very unique score.

Consisting almost entirely of drums, the score was improvisedby Antonio Sanchez (as in, Pat Metheny Antonio Sanchez) just one week before the release of the film. Says Sanchez,

One would think that drums would be monochromatic to achieve all the emotions you see. As a jazz drummer you learn to play from the softest ballads to the most hectic music. Technically from experience I know how to achieve those textures.

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