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its in 4/4 time. Snare pop on 3, coming back into 1 do a double kick. Meanwhile keep the hi-hat shuffle rocking.

 

this is just for the intro part. If you figure that out your on your way.

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Thanks for the input, but thats the one of the two parts that I can solidly say I know how to play. The other part is the sort of breakdownish part. If anyojne knows how to play the part in between, that would be greatly appreciated :]

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i dunno how simple that beat is... all i can tell is that there's some crazy shit with the toms and the ride going on which is already fairly gnarly because of the movement you have to do (unless you're left handed). if you turn down the bass all the way you can hear the drums a lot clearer and it sounds pretty much like the beat is the same bar repeated throughout the entire part with the exception of a few fills. there's basically only one bar to figure out, and the part before the bridge sounds fairly similar. that's all i got

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Dude, no body knows what the fuck Steve's doing for that shit.

 

Ok, that was fuckin' funny. Just came out of nowhere with that. But that is one of my favorite drum parts from Circa and one of the reasons I love them is because of Steve. His chops on "Stop The Fuckin' Car" are soooooo god damn amazing. I love how he treats that song as well as just about every song on Juturna. The drumming on On Letting Go seems a little more straightforward and less open then what goes on on most of Juturna but I still love the record. "Mandala" is one of those songs that really brings back that magic from Juturna, along with "Semi-Constructive Criticism."

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Ok, that was fuckin' funny. Just came out of nowhere with that. But that is one of my favorite drum parts from Circa and one of the reasons I love them is because of Steve. His chops on "Stop The Fuckin' Car" are soooooo god damn amazing. I love how he treats that song as well as just about every song on Juturna. The drumming on On Letting Go seems a little more straightforward and less open then what goes on on most of Juturna but I still love the record. "Mandala" is one of those songs that really brings back that magic from Juturna, along with "Semi-Constructive Criticism."

 

I love you/you are so right.

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This song is ACTUALLY fairly simple, just 4/4 using the toms in the manner you'd use splashes/fx cymbols.

 

all it is is salsa drumming in 4/4.

 

:(

 

sounds amazing and dance-y though.

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Ok, that was fuckin' funny. Just came out of nowhere with that. But that is one of my favorite drum parts from Circa and one of the reasons I love them is because of Steve. His chops on "Stop The Fuckin' Car" are soooooo god damn amazing. I love how he treats that song as well as just about every song on Juturna. The drumming on On Letting Go seems a little more straightforward and less open then what goes on on most of Juturna but I still love the record. "Mandala" is one of those songs that really brings back that magic from Juturna, along with "Semi-Constructive Criticism."

 

 

 

damn straight. semi-constructive is my fav song on the album. it's so powerful

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This song is ACTUALLY fairly simple, just 4/4 using the toms in the manner you'd use splashes/fx cymbols.

 

all it is is salsa drumming in 4/4.

 

:(

 

sounds amazing and dance-y though.

 

 

This is half true. But you have to remember that he's hitting the toms, and the splashes and the symbols all at the same time. Really fast. And the crazy spaced out guitar parts add to the effect, making it sound totally nuts.

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This song is ACTUALLY fairly simple, just 4/4 using the toms in the manner you'd use splashes/fx cymbols.

 

all it is is salsa drumming in 4/4.

 

;)

 

sounds amazing and dance-y though.

 

 

Im not sure about simple... my brother told me I could never play it because I only have two arms.

apparently Mandala requires you to have three or four

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Im not sure about simple... my brother told me I could never play it because I only have two arms.

apparently Mandala requires you to have three or four

 

Haha Steve is just very fast, and has his cymbals right next to his toms, I'm also a drummer and have tried this beat many times. The beat at the chorus on the bass drum is just 1&2&3&4&, so 8 bass hits each measure. The snare is on the 'e' of 2 and then 4, this pattern repeats. In between the snare beats is a frenzy of cymbal and tom hits. Just try doing tom hits first. It works for me if I hit the floor tom and middle tom. Mainly use the floor tom and use the middle tom every one or two beats. The cymbals are just tapped in between the tom and snare hits. So once you get used to playing with out the cymbals, it will be easy to add them in. And then every phrase (four measures I think) is a fill, rolls and stuff like that. I had to practice a lot. Let me know how it goes for you.

EDIT: I just watched Steve play it and I was kinda wrong. Base drum and snare stay the same but he does a 1 2 3 4 beat on the crash cymbal, and uses his left hand to hit the toms when he isn't hitting the snare. And every two measures I think he does like a crash or fill and then uses his right hand for the floor tom before going back to the cymbal.

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