How do you describe a percussion riff in words?

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  1. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

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    The "bad joke" riposte from the drummer (Snare, Snare, BassDrum Closed Hihat) sounds to me like "Ba Dump Dum Chink!"

    How does it sound to other people?
     
  2. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

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    Eh!!! :shock: :? :shock: :!: :shock:

    You been on the sherberts Will :guiness :guiness :guiness
     
  3. drummerboy

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    My old drums teacher does panto every year, so he is somewhat of an expert on this!
    He showed me various ways of doing this.
    Firstly, as will described.
    Secondly, snare, snare, bass drum crash cymbal (SD being semi quavers)
    Thirdly, same as above, but SD being semi quaver, dotted crotchet

    I prefer the second or third myself! And I know exactly what you're on about!
    (It sounds to me like De Dum Crash by the way)
     
  4. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

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    Ah, right. Me comprende now. Come on - it was just about the time for me to turn in to a pumpkin :p :?

    I prefer the second one myself. Although any crash, bang, wallop to take people's mind off a bad joke is OK with me :shock: :shock: :wink: :wink:
     
  5. Dave Payn

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    How do you describe a percussion riff in words?

    'Sorry, I was behind the beat again, wasn't I'

    (That's a joke, you percussionists! :) :lol: :lol: :lol: )
     
  6. sunny_jimbob

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    Simple - BADUM-TISH!
     
  7. BU DUM TISH.......that's for the joke and how i mentally percieve that riff.

    also possible is BRRRRRRR DUM TISH.....The Brrrrrrr being a technical term for drum roll.
     
  8. jambo

    jambo Member

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    Its all in the name... 'Shed Builders'... :)
     
  9. mikelyons

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    Brarrum-tsching! :roll:

    The last bit is performed by both the band and audience whenever Neil tries to tell a joke or 'funny' story.
     
  10. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

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    Just as an after thought, you aren't supposed to use words with drummers. Gestures and facial expressions only. Repetition is also a good technique. :)
    Repetition is also a good technique. :)
    Percussionists can handle single syllable words but not used in full sentences. Anything more complex than "Hit this now" and you'll lose them :p
     
  11. Badudum-tschish!

    :D
     
  12. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

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    bu cha bu cha bu cha......clank , clip splish tish...........d
     
  13. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

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    ba-dunk gunk crash
     
  14. TuTuKu

    TuTuKu Active Member

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    LMAO!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ok, i've had a bit to drink, but i'm sure that doesn;t make it any more funny that t would be ordinarily)
     
  15. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

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    lol thats quite funny!!
     
  16. TIMBONE

    TIMBONE Active Member

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    Drummers don't play'riffs', they play 'breaks'. This is not a joke, it's just a fact.
     
  17. TIMBONE

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    and 'fills'.
     
  18. drummerboy

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    and jokes :p
     
  19. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

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    and all those are exactly wot i aint good at
     
  20. drummerboy

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    Try doing shows (the longer the run the better). You'll soon how to tell a few jokes that way! :D
     
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