This episode we finish up our favorite gear, tools and gadgets lists. But before we do. We are asking you all to drop us a suggestion if you've got one. Just go to Our Suggestion Box.
We start off our convo with cool techie wearables like, the Apple Watch and Fitbit. Then roll into some music related gear with some personal recording devices and tools that make a drummers life easier. After that Ryan get carried away with power tools for a bit. Below is a solid list of the things we covered in this episode.
Links to the gear we talk about:
Apple Watch - https://apple.co/3o8W68D
Apple AirPod Pros - https://apple.co/33vATw7
Fitbit - https://bit.ly/3ezVBkN
Zoom H2n Handy Recorder - https://bit.ly/2Q4M4sC
Zoom H1n Handy Recorder - https://bit.ly/3onaVnq
TASCAM DR-10L Micro Recorder - https://bit.ly/38dOXh4
Remo Quicktech Drum Key - https://bit.ly/3uBBUPi
Westone UM Pro 30 IEM - https://bit.ly/3txrq1X
Westone Am Pro 30 IEM - https://bit.ly/3o2TFEy
Sony MDREX15AP In-Ear Earbud - https://amzn.to/3uCPq51
Earasers HiFi Hearing Protection - https://amzn.to/3tACYBE
Google Home (device) - https://bit.ly/3uAM82v
Milwaukee Tools - https://bit.ly/3ey1RcY
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Ryan and Ice finally get back together and recap the last 9 months of no podcasting. They also discuss how they're growing into 2023 with new goals and mindsets. As well as tease about a new collaborative musical project. Go ahead and get your listen on!
We pickup with singing parts in your head, and then translating it to the fingers or limbs. Converting a musical part that is simply a complied piece in your head to a physical expression is much more difficult than you might think. It is really amazing how easy it is to think of a complex, but elegant part, just to find out how hard it is to replicate physically. This technique is a very good way to level up your musical skill. Plus I find that it really helps me be a better listener. Ice and I both believe that listening to what is happening around you is at least 90% of what it means to make music. It's easy to forget, or not even realize that making music is a group effort (not for all, solo artist for example). Obviously making good musical choices are very important, as is listening to what others are “saying” and understanding the musical conversation happening around you. Without good listening skills, how can you hear the questions asked? Simple, you can't. We can all be better listeners. Listening is not merely hearing something. It is hearing it, understanding it, then choosing a proper response…. if needed.
We pick up where we left off from the last episode. At this point we are discussing finding new ways to play similar patterns and parts from a different prospective. These types of techniques can be hard at first, but of course with enough practice and pushing past what feels uncomfortable, you can find yourself leveling up your skill. Ice calls this the headroom concept. I really like this idea! We also hit a few pet peeves.