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But I've gravitated more towards the drum set.
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But the one thing that I don't really agree with is that everybody and their mother just does every standard ever.
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Even on the drum level, it's all about stating your theme, going back to certain things that need to be emphasized, not doing fills for the sake of doing fills.
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I had thought about trying different drum sets, but it was just too time-consuming, and we spent so long just getting the tone.
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I learned more or less to keep my hits consistent - to get everything locked in.
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I liked how it came out, and that's one thing I really was always thinking about, my meter. It's got to groove. It's got to move people.
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I really didn't understand what I was learning until I got a little bit older - then it all started sinking in.
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I really just wanted to play the drum set and match that. I was never really into the percussion thing.
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I think jazz is a wonderful learning tool.
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I usually go with the first instinct, and then build upon that.
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I want to live with it, and I want it to be right. I get a little bit more critical, but I don't blow it out of proportion.
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I was really conscious of that when I went in because I felt that I was pretty solid on the first one, but I didn't have the groove exactly where I wanted it.
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I'd take the syncopation and play swing, and then read the syncopation lines with my left hand.
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I've always liked funk and rock and everything.
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I've seen regular rap acts that play with a DAT, and then they have a live drummer.
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It's all about theme and development anyway. That's what music is about.
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Jazz was more of a tool for me to use to enhance my musicality.
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Lethal taught me how to program beats and use samplers, so I have a really good basis of where he's coming from as well.
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Onstage, it's more of a momentary pressure.
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Sometimes the band can't fully hear your fill, so they come in differently. So I've also learned not to really step out too much, because you sacrifice the band when you do that.
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We knew we wanted to put a lot of melody into it - a lot more than what we did on our first album.
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We knew we wanted to take the strong points of our groove and emphasize them as well, and we knew we wanted to just totally experiment.
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We've got many different sides of music to us.
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When I was young, I had one of those Yamaha drum machines, and I used to practice to that quite a bit, just to practice soloing and being in time and completing all my phrases.
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When the snares don't hit together, it's just the most awful thing to hear.
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When the songs pop out, that's like the climax of us building.
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You want your fans to be happy, and the people who came out and spent the money to walk away feeling like they saw a good band.
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