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1 G- Force on Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:49 am

Keyboardist, Rick Gallegos sent me this clip of his original (G-Force) minus a drum track. This is what I did with it.

A bit different than what you're used to hearing from me. He told me to have fun with it so that's what I tried to do.
I wasn't going to post this but Ted and Uncle John said I should. Sound quality is down here, but such is the case with
these hosting sites... Sorry.

I hope it makes you smile a little. Very Happy

http://www.filefront.com/15967387/Rick-Gallegos-G-Force.wma/

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2 Re: G- Force on Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:42 am

As of my posting 26 people had viewed this post, and probably have listened to this excellent piece of work which Don played. Well how come no one has commented ? That's pathetic ! and I'm not talking to the regular posters here who will make themselves be heard . this goes out to all the 'Lurkers" out there !

come on people ! what's wrong with you ??? You like the site enough to visit and some enough to join . Well then, why not get involved and let your voice be heard ! We'd love to hear your playing , too !

Or you could at least acknowledge Don's superb playing on this track after only a few listens.


Sheeeeeesh ! affraid





Peace, TED

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3 Re: G-Force on Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:28 am

Superb playing Don considering that this is a hard one to play, but you always seem to land on "one" (where the next bar starts). Reminds me of the tracks Dave Weckl used to do.

Kind regards,
Anders

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4 Re: G- Force on Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:10 pm

Thank you for your kind comments, Ted, Anders.

Thanks, Ted, that's the way it goes here. It's okay if no one wants to comment. I know that most of the hit's have come from the board members, and for whatever reason, they choose not to comment. What can we do?! I post these clips that I think are pretty good or at least interesting and then I leave them alone and move on to the next thing that comes along. It's great when folks view and listen to what is posted and leave their input, even if they're not compliments. I'm just looking to share. And judging by the amount of views, I feel I have succeeded in that area.

comments (of all kinds) are welcome and appreciated. But if there are none, I'm okay with that too...

Thanks for just taking the time to stop by.

Ted, Anders, thanks again for your kind comments and input. And thanks for looking out, Teddy B. cheers

D.

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5 Re: G- Force on Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:02 pm

Ted E. Bear wrote:As of my posting 26 people had viewed this post, and probably have listened to this excellent piece of work which Don played. Well how come no one has commented ? That's pathetic ! and I'm not talking to the regular posters here who will make themselves be heard . this goes out to all the 'Lurkers" out there !
come on people ! what's wrong with you ??? You like the site enough to visit and some enough to join . Well then, why not get involved and let your voice be heard ! We'd love to hear your playing , too !
Or you could at least acknowledge Don's superb playing on this track after only a few listens.
Sheeeeeesh ! affraid
Peace, TED

Well Cousin Ted, I'm Well Sussed! I heard this before it was posted.

Don's skills are obvious and I love GForce! I couldn't have played it better and I have skills too. Nephew's performance is emaculate! Clean and to the Point!

Hey Don: I'm not afraid, just encouraged by what you do.

Hey Ted: You're my brother by another Mutha!

Keep it Real Guys!

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6 Re: G- Force on Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:24 pm

Anders wrote:Superb playing Don considering that this is a hard one to play, but you always seem to land on "one" (where the next bar starts). Reminds me of the tracks Dave Weckl used to do.
Kind regards,
Anders

Hi Anders,

This is NOT hard to play. It only takes drawing from what we as drummers/musicians allow to be expressed - with the Right Technique.

Dave Weckl is a perfect example for us to cite. My thinking is that the fusion comes from engrafting ourselves into the music, rather than recoiling from it. It's not only about "practice," but having the freedom of expression to "do it." This is why I'm so thankful:

My Dave Weckl covers [from my soung bytes on the Byte side of this forum]:
http://www.johnsussewell.com/IslandMagi042303B.mp3
http://www.johnsussewell.com/GardenWallWSuss.mp3
Iíve never met Dave Weckl, though very familiar with his music. When hearing what was offered as play-alongs, I just had to put my hand to it with my own personality.

Don is doing this within his own personality. I love him as a Brother, and the Rest of our Community as well!

Hey Don! You're a BAD Man! Cool

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7 Re: G- Force on Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:27 pm

Ted E. Bear wrote:As of my posting 26 people had viewed this post, and probably have listened to this excellent piece of work which Don played. Well how come no one has commented ? That's pathetic ! and I'm not talking to the regular posters here who will make themselves be heard . this goes out to all the 'Lurkers" out there !
come on people ! what's wrong with you ??? You like the site enough to visit and some enough to join . Well then, why not get involved and let your voice be heard ! We'd love to hear your playing , too !
Or you could at least acknowledge Don's superb playing on this track after only a few listens.
Sheeeeeesh ! affraid
Peace, TED

Hi Cuz. I miss speaking with you and trust that with your particular priorities, skills and talents, that everything you've planned for and performing is coming to fruition. You and I are friends in the best sense. I wish I could have met you when I was living in the metro NYC area. You know why. But those times are gone now. I'm thankful that we've connected anyhow.

Peace...

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8 Re: G- Force on Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:13 pm

Hey John,

You did a great job on these two Weckl tracks. These are most likely easy for you to play, but not for the most of us other mortals Very Happy . Is Island Magic in 7/8 for the most part?

Kind regards,
Anders

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9 Re: G- Force on Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:59 pm

Anders wrote:Hey John,

You did a great job on these two Weckl tracks. These are most likely easy for you to play, but not for the most of us other mortals Very Happy . Is Island Magic in 7/8 for the most part?

Kind regards,
Anders

Hi Anders... yes it mostly 7/8 with 4/4 links. I brought it up because of the way Don transmuted time signatures as well GForce. It was great hearing the man play like that!

As to the ease of playing it, I can tell you that over the years I've become accustomed to spanning bars with compound rhythms. It's not really as complicated as it may sound. The material back in the 70s that not only introduced me to the concept, but trained my ears/body is the Jim Chapin Advanced Technique for Modern Drummers Volume Two.

Thanks AND what did you think about my affectionate nephew Don's performance? Cool

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10 Re: G- Force on Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:12 am

D. Slam wrote:Keyboardist, Rick Gallegos sent me this clip of his original (G-Force) minus a drum track. This is what I did with it.

A bit different than what you're used to hearing from me. He told me to have fun with it so that's what I tried to do.
I wasn't going to post this but Ted and Uncle John said I should. Sound quality is down here, but such is the case with
these hosting sites... Sorry.

I hope it makes you smile a little. Very Happy

http://www.filefront.com/15967387/Rick-Gallegos-G-Force.wma/

I'm not only smiling Neph, I'm laughing with joy to hear this again. We spoke by phone, so you should know why I should ask your patience with how when similarities between performances become misconstued, many forget where the source is.

This is your thread Sir. I step back to give you the Freedom for those who want to comment will also acknowledge what you are doing among us All. I only introduced Weckl's stuff because your performance reminds me of me. You know that......

We spoke by phone today... so why did I write this?

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11 Re: G- Force on Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:05 pm

Uncle,

I have no problem with what you posted, it was right on time.
It's a learning/teaching experience as well as a sharing one.

Hopefully, it all works together for a positive evolution of us all... In and out of drumming.

Neph.

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12 Re: G- Force on Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:08 pm

D. Slam wrote:Uncle,
I have no problem with what you posted, it was right on time.
It's a learning/teaching experience as well as a sharing one.
Hopefully, it all works together for a positive evolution of us all... In and out of drumming.
Neph.

You make me smile Sir! You may call me your Uncle, but I'm your Brother! Thanks man... I just wanted to make sure I wasn't stealing anyone's Thunder. You go Zeus!

Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven
Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow cheers

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13 Re: G- Force on Fri May 14, 2010 1:49 pm

'engrafting ourselves into the music, rather than recoiling from it'.
unc
le Suss


Hello uncle Suss! I've not comment much here on this side of Boomer Town, but I just, again, love your handling of Dave's stuff.

In regards to your parted statement above; Your approach results in clean - tight on 'the inside' of the music. It's a beauty and skill that many seem to overlook especially if one's not aware of what to look for.

You have a way on words that describes essential elements that are not clear. And one of those words are "grafting vs recoiling." I will process these terms and it may change the way I approach my music.

Again thanks uncle and hope all is well and much Aloha,

rac

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14 Re: G- Force on Fri May 14, 2010 1:58 pm

Hi D. The hyperlink to G force is no longer. I too wanted to hear it.

Sorry I missed it.

rac

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15 Re: G- Force on Fri May 14, 2010 3:43 pm

Racman wrote:
'engrafting ourselves into the music, rather than recoiling from it'.
unc
le Suss
Hello uncle Suss! I've not comment much here on this side of Boomer Town, but I just, again, love your handling of Dave's stuff.
In regards to your parted statement above; Your approach results in clean - tight on 'the inside' of the music. It's a beauty and skill that many seem to overlook especially if one's not aware of what to look for.
You have a way on words that describes essential elements that are not clear. And one of those words are "grafting vs recoiling." I will process these terms and it may change the way I approach my music.
Again thanks uncle and hope all is well and much Aloha,
rac

I think of myself no more highly than I ought to. For you to wonder where I get my words from; then consult the Bible. I've engrafted myself into the Process, as well as the Work. To the extent that it might save another apart from myself. This is the Bible Racman. Specifically:

The Apostle James under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote [Jesusís Brother; Chapter 1; verses 20 through 27 Ė King James Version]:

ďFor the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all
filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful
hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem
to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."

From the Source Himself, this is how I construe, discern and interpret applications to my life from The Source.

To
engraft
means to make something a part of you; to the extent that it cannot be removed. To
recoil
means to rebound from it before even recognizing what it is - bringing about fear and misappropriation/misunderstanding. There is much need for individuals to recognize
themselves
before portraying themselves in front of others when they (themselves) have neither depth nor basis/meaning (except in their own eyes).

Keep the music alive Guys... and exercise patience with ALL. We're ALL a work in progress until His 2nd coming.

And to Glenn (Racman)... allow the oil of the Holy Spirit to drip around your hair, eyes, beard and loins. Then, and only then, will you come to ENGRAFT the meaning of Psalm 133. The anointing Oil should never be taken lightly or for granted. It is a force in your life that exemplifies the Gift of Christ. No magic there... just simply submission to it with a whole heart.

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16 Re: G- Force on Fri May 14, 2010 5:46 pm

Got it.

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17 Re: G- Force on Sat May 15, 2010 5:28 am

Racman wrote:Hi D. The hyperlink to G force is no longer. I too wanted to hear it.

Sorry I missed it.

rac

Not sure what problems you're having, Rac but it's still there. Click on the link and then click on the yellow download box.
a "you have chosen to open" download prompt box will appear and you simply click ok...

The site may have been temporarily down or in update mode.

http://www.filefront.com/15967387/Rick-Gallegos-G-Force.wma/

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18 Re: G- Force on Sun May 16, 2010 11:49 am

Sounds great! Thanks for the reminder on that there ol download button...I should I've known better.

Are you dubbed into a Dave W. play-along like what uncle Suss did? If so, would you have the site where I can upload some that?

Your kit sounds fantastic. How did you get that to sound so like in the studio?

rac

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19 Re: G- Force on Sun May 16, 2010 3:50 pm

Racman wrote:Sounds great! Thanks for the reminder on that there ol download button...I should I've known better.

Are you dubbed into a Dave W. play-along like what uncle Suss did? If so, would you have the site where I can upload some that?

Your kit sounds fantastic. How did you get that to sound so like in the studio?

rac


Answer to question one: My friend, keyboardist Rick Gallegos wrote this piece and sent it to me to put a drum track to, Rac.
If you give me your email address I can send you the piece minus the drum track if you like.

Answer to question two: That's because it WAS done in the studio. In the past I had laid down some tracks for the owner of
the studio for free. So I got some free studio time on a barter system. The individual drums were miked and an ambiance mic was set in the room about 20 feet away from the kit to get that natural reverb effect. Outside of cleaning up track leakage for a cleaner sound, nothing else was done, not even a mix down. What you hear is exactly what went into the system as It was played.

Glad you were able to hear it, Rac. Thanks for listening and commenting.

D.

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20 Re: G- Force on Mon May 17, 2010 5:58 am

Awesome stuff Don! You The Man Neph! Love ya!

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21 Re: G- Force on Mon May 17, 2010 6:07 am

I just had to listen to G-Force again this morning!

Nephew, your phrasing is crisp and on point behind the kit fella!

I hear the transitions and your punctuation bringing out the Ten/Four... yep I hear the TEN! And you play it marvelously!

Just the kind of stuff that gets me going Like Coffee!

cheers

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22 Re: G- Force on Thu May 20, 2010 5:05 am

If you give me your email address I can send you the piece minus the drum track if you like.
D

Your friend is a fine musician, writing music like that.

That would be appreciated D iwhen you can...No real rush. My edrums are on loan with a friend who just built a studio and will get them back soon.

Thanks D,

rac

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23 Re: G- Force on Fri May 21, 2010 3:12 pm

Okay, Rac...

I can send it any time, but I'm gonna need your email address to do that.

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