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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 2:45 AM

Final Meinl Drum Festival Preparations

left to right: victor, chris, myself, jorge, fernando, maru, and hector
the metropolitan theater in mexico city - our venue for the 2011 meinl drum festival
mexico city from the 25th floor

hola from mexico city. what a crazy place! i'm stunned again and again everytime i visit this gigantic city. 

the reason me and chris are here is to meet with our mexican distributor gonher. they are putting together our second international drum festival. we have had a great meeting today and went through all the final details that need to be taken care of like logistics, equipment, hotels, exhibition, venue, audio, video, security, and much more. 

all in all, everything is perfefectly on track and we are all very excited to finally do it. july 13 will be the day. all line-up info can be found on meinldrumfestival.com as usual.

and now? once again, tomorrow i'll be taking another very long nonstop flight back to germany. at least that is what i hope, considering that another icelandic vulcano, this time it goes by the name of "grimsvoetn", won't cause any problems to the transatlantic air traffic. please spare me!

- norbert

Norbert Saemann

Norbert Saemann

With Meinl since 1990. International A&R, Event Management and Marketing

7 responses to "Final Meinl Drum Festival Preparations "

Sören posted on May 26, 2011 - 12:53 PM

Norbert!!!
Yesterday I had an idea for a product I would love to have in my cymbal setup. I thought I\'d share it here. Maybe there is a chance that one day you could produce it.

What is missing so far in my setup is an x-hat which I would like to incorporate. I checked the trash hat which i think is great but I would really love to have a 13\" Byzance Sand Hat. I think this would be just perfect. What do you think Norbert?? Or Benny what do you think???

Daff posted on Feb 12, 2013 - 23:51 PM

A suggestion, usnels you really want the pattern, is to in the 3rd comp change the 2 strokes on the floor tom on the and a in the 3rd beat to double strokes. Ie. instead of on beat 3 going R L rack tom R L floor tom and then R on the snare, you go R L rack tom R R floor tom L snare. That will make it alot easier to hit the snare. Though practicing both is good, but I probably would have used the double stroke in a real situation.

Daff posted on Feb 12, 2013 - 23:51 PM

A suggestion, usnels you really want the pattern, is to in the 3rd comp change the 2 strokes on the floor tom on the and a in the 3rd beat to double strokes. Ie. instead of on beat 3 going R L rack tom R L floor tom and then R on the snare, you go R L rack tom R R floor tom L snare. That will make it alot easier to hit the snare. Though practicing both is good, but I probably would have used the double stroke in a real situation.

Daff posted on Feb 12, 2013 - 23:51 PM

A suggestion, usnels you really want the pattern, is to in the 3rd comp change the 2 strokes on the floor tom on the and a in the 3rd beat to double strokes. Ie. instead of on beat 3 going R L rack tom R L floor tom and then R on the snare, you go R L rack tom R R floor tom L snare. That will make it alot easier to hit the snare. Though practicing both is good, but I probably would have used the double stroke in a real situation.

Nilesh posted on Feb 14, 2013 - 15:08 PM

I'm new to your site but I'll WILL be back in the future! Great irmtnfaoion. Be sure not to let the second note on each hand drop or unintentionally let the first note become an accent. In rudimental drumming contests they want to hear evenness (sp?). Just like when you play sixlets or three notes on each hand each time you hit the drum each note needs to have the same velocity and quality of sound. :-)

Nilesh posted on Feb 14, 2013 - 15:08 PM

I'm new to your site but I'll WILL be back in the future! Great irmtnfaoion. Be sure not to let the second note on each hand drop or unintentionally let the first note become an accent. In rudimental drumming contests they want to hear evenness (sp?). Just like when you play sixlets or three notes on each hand each time you hit the drum each note needs to have the same velocity and quality of sound. :-)

Nilesh posted on Feb 14, 2013 - 15:08 PM

I'm new to your site but I'll WILL be back in the future! Great irmtnfaoion. Be sure not to let the second note on each hand drop or unintentionally let the first note become an accent. In rudimental drumming contests they want to hear evenness (sp?). Just like when you play sixlets or three notes on each hand each time you hit the drum each note needs to have the same velocity and quality of sound. :-)

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