Add to EJ Playlist The FEEL and STICKING behind John Bonham's *LIVE* MOBY DICK Drum Solo 1970-1980.
Made famous in * The Song Remains The Same*.
In my opinion Moby Dick can't be talked about enough! It's the ULTRA COOL GROOVE!
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Remember, it's neither Zeppelin nor Bonham lesson material. It's original music. Track number 3, IN MY HEART had radio play on Chicago's WXRT radio!!
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Add to EJ Playlist ***I originally intended to make this video for a friend who asked for help on how to meld Whole Lotta Love to the live Moby Dick drum solo, but in the end I feel it turned out to very clearly explain the Bonham groove in the live renditions of the MOBY DICK drum solo.
The Herta/Hairta rudiment is very much a part of the groove between the interplay of the hi hat pattern and the accents on the snare drum and bassdrum.
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This is a lesson for a rudiment called THE HERTA. Sort of rhymes with Roberta but is twice as nice!
A very, very important rudiment; it weaves together a lot of varied concepts!!
'HERTA' is the exercise, 'SHCHEDRYK' the melody..
I call it 'Bertha Hendricks; A Groovy Exercise'!
Add to EJ Playlist A trademark John Bonham fill that is an all-purpose, very helpful mind & body pattern that working your left and right sides / lobes: hands and feet / left and right.
I call it: Palindromic Symmetry!!!!!!! !!
LRFRLF ad nauseum!!
FIXED SOUND!! But, ***Sorry about the lo-def video of this one. I accidentally took it of the hi-def setting.
Add to EJ Playlist LED ZEPPELIN From BBC SESSIONS. "The Girl I Love She Got Black Wavy Hair" drum lesson.
A *great* feel in this song/rendition! Open up in another window and compare/contras t The Lemon Song to "Wavy" for great insight into both tracks.
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It sounds better to me. I don't notice the cranked limiter/decompr ession voice-temporari ly-lower thingy with this setup.
*Video here is low def however, but future vids will be Hiiii Deffff!!!!!
Add to EJ Playlist ** WORK ON CHOPS, FEEL AND TIME Simul-FRICKEN-t aneously!!!!
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BTW: PAUL ALLEN went to gaol for trying to sell Dave Grohl stolen JOHN BONHAM MEMORABILIA. He was happy to go as he's s bit safer from the bookies that would like to use his ulnas as drumsticks.
Add to EJ Playlist A drum pattern John Bonham used in numerous (innumerable) recordings both studio and live. It gives great insight to the Bonham drum style! It can also be used a s great exercise to help smooth out your time and meter.
Add to EJ Playlist This is a longer video to try explain some salient aspects of the BONHAM MOJO: His unique feel as well as his natural tendency to play behind the beat, as well as a few of his trademark characteristics and drumming idiosyncrasies.
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Mike Murphy was a Chicago musician with which I used to play in a couple bands. Great human being; we miss him! The charity collects donations to buy the less fortunate musical gear and lessons in the Chicago area..
Add to EJ Playlist **HOW TO TUNE YOUR SNRE DRUM TO GET THE JOHN BONHAM LED ZEPPELIN SNARE SOUND ** Complete-from the ground up!
This 'bottom/resonan t head-higher tuning' (minor 3rd, sometimes a 4th) works well for any snare drum: aluminum, wood, steel, brass, bronze. It's ideal for aluminum-shelle d Ludwig Supraphonics and Supersensitives .
Bear in mind that 'compression' (an audio effect) has more than a smidge to do with the sound. Specifically, a Universal Audio 1176 (UREI 1176) model compressor. There is at least one photo I've seen of Led Zeppelin playing on stage live, and in the foreground there are a couple piping-hot UREI1176 compressors in the foreground!!
**Here's a link to another video I made regarding the sound of Bonham's snare. In this linked video (it's a video of a sound recording), the snare is this exact Supersensitive you see/hear in the first part of this video. The iPhone I recorded with compresses the signal pretty well (the hihat overloads the mic completely, but at the points when the hi-hat isn't being played, the snaredrum tone cuts through, and that's how the drum really sounds with compression). Listen specifically at 1:51 to 1:55 and 2:15-2:20 and 2:33 in my YT video linked below:
http://youtu.be /PlqpqAGR4Q8?t= 1m50s
Add to EJ Playlist I was taping a practice today and ended up making a video...and..JE SUS, MAN!!! Look at the manb(o)(o)bs I have!! I start exercising today!!! Holy Sh*t!!!! ....... Anyway,,,,,,,,, ,,,,
It's a lot of extra bizarre rambling at first (CSR aka Creepy Self-Rambling), but I end up farting around with the Moeller technique (at least the ersatz Moeller that I'been farting around with for 20 years!) and then explain the sticking I use when playing/mimicki ng the live rendition of Moby Dick.
I also find it's neat to intersperse masterbatory-ja mming with actual exercises/rudim ents and pinning down weak points (of which I clearly have many). Taping your practices helps a great deal with this!!!!
Also, it shows how I actually play the drums: more spazz-ish, a bit crudely and definitely ahead-of-the-be at-y (polar-opposite of Bonham!!)..
. . .....And, of course, MAN_BOOBZ . MANB( o )( o )BS Cue another midlife crisis....
... If they start turning into 'Sidewinders' I'm doomed....
Add to EJ Playlist This is a comprehensive drum lesson for Led Zeppelin's GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES from the first Led Zeppelin album.
Please be patient and watch it through! There are some really good bassdrum triplet exercises toward the end.
Add to EJ Playlist This is an interview with Paul Allen. Paul was friends with Mick Hinton (Bonham's career Drum Roadie/Technici an), and was fortunate enough to see Led Zeppelin several times (both backstage and in the studio) over the years, and actually went to Munich when Zeppelin was recording PRESENCE in 1975 at Musicland Studios.
Paul just arrived here yesterday in the states and is making a drive out to Los Angeles to sell his Bonham memorabilia to a famous player/collecto r. Paul hinted at 'upper five figures' for the sale.
**Here in the video he shows us one of Bonham's actual 6.5x14 Ludwig Supraphonic snaredrums (!!!), as well as a sweater worn by Bonham at almost every Led Zeppelin recording session. According to Pat Bonham (John Bonham's wife) the sweater was his 'lucky jumper', and he hated recording without it. Also on the table are two of Bonham's Ludwig 2B sticks and there is even a signed drumhead by the band!
Pat Bonham kindly donated the sweater recently to Paul to help raise money for his mounting medical/gamblin g bills.
It's estimated that Grohl paid Paul $85,000US (almost 55,000 British Sterling) for everything here on the table in the video!
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Add to EJ Playlist Poor Sound Quality Overall *BUT listen to the snare drum-especially after 1:52. . A Ludwig 6.5 Supra tuned Bonham style with natural room reverb. Using an iphone mic 8 ft from the drums distorts the hell out of the hihat, but listen to the snare in the spots where there is no hihat being played (in the the fills, the hi hat stops overpowering the mic).
Noticeably after 1:52.. From 2:14 to 2:20 there is a fill where the mic un-distorts long enough to hear how the snare (and the rest of the drums) sound. Also just after 2:31. You can hear a lot of the shades of the January 1970 RAH recorded Bonham snare sound/Headley Grange sounding stuff there.
The Hi hat overloaded terribly, BUT notice how well this one mic on an iPhone can demonstrate the effect (with proper tuning Bonham snare tuning) of the the throaty Bonham snare sound via 'room/proximity effect'. (Really in the spots where the hi hat stops momentarily for a drum fill and the mic un-distorts). The drums (simply through natural reverb with crude compression from my pretty low-fi phone mic), clearly demonstrate the sound quality the reverb/compress ed component makes in the sound.
I hope you enjoy the image of my Janice Joplin-meets-Re gis impression while listening to my Bonham impression!!
*Whoever the first person is to guess the crash cymbal (higher pitched not the lower pitched ride) in this video gets a Ludwig t-shirt and my world-famous CD....... .. We'll, definitely my-house famous!
Add to EJ Playlist This is a drum lesson video for Zep's I'M GONNA CRAWL from In Through The Out Door.
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Add to EJ Playlist 'Patented Bonham' lightly played 16th feel riff. Sometimes it was played between hands and feet. Also, Bonham's super fast (yet gentile) single-stroke "Buzz" employed mostly in the early Zeppelin days.
See/hear it in action in the Danish TV show Dazed And Confused rendition:
One of the best video/film example of the single stroke "Buzz" : http://youtu.be /Eu6FTAVRCMI?t= 10m30s
Example of the 16th riff between snare and foot: http://youtu.be /Eu6FTAVRCMI?t= 11m5s
in the Danish show it's also in How Many More Times-actually sort of all over the joint in this performance. Very common in 1968-1970.
In the Zeppelin Supershow Dazed & How Many More Times has the fast single stroke buzz as well as the 16ths between hands and feet..
In the The Song Remains the Same film in Dazed & Confused the 16th hand foot pattern:.
-On the drums : http://youtu.be /ZQgYn23Xvck?t= 2m25s
-Bell ride pattern: http://youtu.be /ZQgYn23Xvck?t= 3m24s
..Then one of the variations of it (What I call THE COOLEST PART IN THE WORLD) :
http://youtu.be /ZQgYn23Xvck?t= 4m5s
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*** I want reiterate that even though this is a 'Bonham video' and a lot is put in to the context of Bonham, the gist of what I'm saying is that quantization kills a large part of a musician's personality/cha racter/traits when it's used in a recorded performance. It's especially obvious with drummers as we play discrete notes, and so much of a drummer's subtle character is how the time and groove is handled at various points in a song/performanc e. It's as if there is 20% MUZAK anti-feel venom injected into every quantized recorded performance that exists.
Human emotion isn't on an atomic clock-it's on rhythms and cycles of course, but they're not 0 or 1, all or nothing.. up to .99999999999999 999999999 perfect it has the mojo, but pop just up to 1 (100% performance on the grid perfection) and it turns to plastic!
"Time is relative" Albert Einstein (who loved Camcos, Supras and Zildjians!)
That said, this video is certainly not intended as a slam on rap, house, electronica and the like. Those are styles of music that are written and intended to exist in the 'Quantized Sphere'.
inimitibl.. unimatateab..in inmitable......
Add to EJ Playlist This is a video drum lesson for Led Zeppelin's WE'RE GONNA GROOVE.
The intro of WE'RE GONNA GROOVE has two ways it can be interpreted: Starting on the 1 (the pickup of 1-that is, the 'a' of 4 in sixteenth notes), or starting on the 2 (that is, the pick up of 2-the 'a' of the 1 )..
After the guitar solo, the intro segment is reintroduced (albeit with an extra bar(s) of it) is played with the start on the 2 count (the pickup). Zep probably meant for the intro be be felt/counted that way, but you never know! I have a fetish for hanging onto my 'start on the 1' misinterpretati ons!