How do you describe a percussion riff in words?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Will the Sec, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    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

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

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

    drummerboy Member

    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

    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

    Dave Payn Active Member

    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

    sunny_jimbob Member

    Simple - BADUM-TISH!
  7. dazzyboy

    dazzyboy Member

    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

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

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    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

    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. Bluebottle

    Bluebottle Member


  12. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

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

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    ba-dunk gunk crash
  14. TuTuKu

    TuTuKu Active Member

    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

    lol thats quite funny!!

    TIMBONE Active Member

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

    TIMBONE Active Member

    and 'fills'.
  18. drummerboy

    drummerboy Member

    and jokes :p
  19. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

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

    drummerboy Member

    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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