How do you describe a percussion riff in words?

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?
 

MRSH

Supporting Member
Will the Sec said:
The "bad joke" riposte from the drummer (Snare, Snare, BassDrum Closed Hihat) sounds to me like "Ba Dump Dum Chink!"
Eh!!! :shock: :? :shock: :!: :shock:

You been on the sherberts Will :guiness :guiness :guiness
 

drummerboy

Member
Will the Sec said:
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?
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)
 

MRSH

Supporting Member
drummerboy said:
Will the Sec said:
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?
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)
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:
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Will the Sec said:
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?
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: )
 

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.
 

mikelyons

Supporting Member
jambo said:
Its all in the name... 'Shed Builders'... :)
Brarrum-tsching! :roll:

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

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
 

TuTuKu

Active Member
mikelyons said:
Repetition is also a good technique. :)
Repetition is also a good technique. :)
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)
 
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