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Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« on: October 25, 2006, 02:24:16 PM »
Let's really dig deep...

In these kind of situations you have to be truthful and examine yourself.:
Ask...

- What is my motive for playing?

- What have I learned new this week?

-What have I mastered this week?

-Did I really even believe/feel what I was playing?

-Was I in tune/locked in with the melody makers (keys and vocals)... A good drummer always rhythmically supports the melody, it's not about the bass as most believe.  it's about the melody.

(Remember, know that the bass, the rhythm guitar and the piano in a lot of cases make up the Rhythm Section. It is not just bass and drums & percussion...  All are there to support the featured instrument, the human voice in most cases which the lead guitar, keys, and horns mimic.)

- Was I clear in mind and spirit or did I play with "junk" attached?

-Was I playing for God or man (man's approval) or the desires of man (a paycheck) today?

-Is the band/music dept. on one accord?

-Do we all work equally hard/dilligently in personal study/practice and rehearsal preparation?

Search these answers out and you'll find a lot of things may be out of order with you....
The first thing you should want is the truth not just "courtesy" appreciation... a white lie is not Christian righteousness it is simply a lie. We hear and tell these all to often a day in church.
Now sometimes you may find that you are not appreciated at a certain church... which often means that is not the church you are meant to be at. As well it could mean that you have out grown that position and it's time to move on to your next assignment. Always assess yourself first though... If a man should examine himself he should not be judged.


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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006, 04:21:20 PM »
it's tight & it's right my boy, good post!
JAX

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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006, 07:26:39 PM »
great post... you got me examining myself and i dont like what i see... thanks for the post
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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006, 08:01:22 PM »
Food for thought...

Ima put this on a posterboard by my kit in my studio as motivation for myself. 

Thanks again fellas.
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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2006, 08:41:47 AM »
EMs power… See this right here will send the A.B.I.s into Cardiac Arrest… Musicians must have do and/or know CPR… (have) Control  (do) Practice (know) Rhythm, etc…
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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2006, 10:37:01 AM »
EMs power… See this right here will send the A.B.I.s into Cardiac Arrest… Musicians must have do and/or know CPR… (have) Control  (do) Practice (know) Rhythm, etc…

I likes that CPR.... We need to talk about you let me license that methodology  ;)
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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2006, 10:40:30 AM »
EMs power… See this right here will send the A.B.I.s into Cardiac Arrest… Musicians must have do and/or know CPR… (have) Control  (do) Practice (know) Rhythm, etc…
Very Creative, I like it... Great post!

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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2006, 11:16:29 AM »
EMs power… See this right here will send the A.B.I.s into Cardiac Arrest… Musicians must have do and/or know CPR… (have) Control  (do) Practice (know) Rhythm, etc…

That's print worth.   :)

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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2006, 06:13:46 PM »
Let's really dig deep...

In these kind of situations you have to be truthful and examine yourself.:
Ask...

- What is my motive for playing?

- What have I learned new this week?

-What have I mastered this week?

-Did I really even believe/feel what I was playing?

-Was I in tune/locked in with the melody makers (keys and vocals)... A good drummer always rhythmically supports the melody, it's not about the bass as most believe.  it's about the melody.

(Remember, know that the bass, the rhythm guitar and the piano in a lot of cases make up the Rhythm Section. It is not just bass and drums & percussion...  All are there to support the featured instrument, the human voice in most cases which the lead guitar, keys, and horns mimic.)

- Was I clear in mind and spirit or did I play with "junk" attached?

-Was I playing for God or man (man's approval) or the desires of man (a paycheck) today?

-Is the band/music dept. on one accord?

-Do we all work equally hard/dilligently in personal study/practice and rehearsal preparation?

Search these answered out and you'll find a lot of things may be out of order with you....
The first thing you should want is the truth not just "courtesy" appreciation... a white lie is not Christian righteousness it is simply a lie. We hear and tell these all to often a day in church.
Now sometimes you may find that you are not appreciated at a certain church... which often means that is not the church you are meant to be at. As well it could mean that you have out grown that position and it's time to move on to your next assignment. Always assess yourself first though... If a man should examine himself he should not be judged.


                                                     - SabianKnight
                                                   

Wow!! Got me comin up short, but it's just the thing to keep me humble and connected with why I'm playing to begin with.

Thank You...God bless.

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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2006, 07:20:47 AM »
So great checklist :)
Sorry about my eanglish, I'm from Poland:)

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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2006, 02:16:19 PM »
Great post. Could anyone go into more detail about playing and phrasing with the melody. This is something I want to start improving.

Thanks Eugenio

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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2006, 02:35:37 PM »
...yeah, one of the top 6 threads is about "Phraising".  Maybe that'll help. ;)

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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2006, 02:01:48 PM »
Thanks for the spankin'. Every now and then we need it on this board.
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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2006, 08:15:52 PM »
That's deep  Sabe and Cherri.  Thanks for the reality check.
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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2006, 11:54:57 PM »
Great advice mate.

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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2006, 07:26:45 PM »
Great imput! we all have examine ourselves every now and then
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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2006, 01:59:21 PM »
Sabe I would just like to thank you for recognizing your ministry and walking in it. This takes a true man of God and a true man of integrity to say what is right and stand firm. Many blessings are coming your way because you seek the Kingdom first. Be Blessed Man of God

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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2006, 11:00:12 AM »
WOW i needed that ...great post....i'll print that and pit it in my bag and share it with other cats....oh and give you props for it thanks...

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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2006, 01:43:53 PM »
EXCELENTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Drummers Checklist by SabianKnight
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2006, 08:58:04 PM »
I want to commend you for that post.  I believe that we should examine our motivations in everything we do, that we may bring glory to GOD.  As a drummer or musician for a ministry we are ministers of music.  It's a very important responsibility that can often time be taken lightly.  I agree always examine yourself, and be sure your motivation is to first give glory to GOD.
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