Uploaded on Sep 5, 2011
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LAUS DEO SEMPER
First things first: the reason for the scream and the epic happiness at the end is because we wanted to include this performance as a multi-cam video in the Cobus Method, so we had to record it in one clean take.. Those who know me will know that I am somewhat obsessive about my performances and music that I am a part of, so we did MANY takes, since I really wanted to get it right :) This was obviously the last take, so when we finally nailed it and I knew we wouldn't have to do another take.. I was happy. Very happy.
This performance is taken out of the Cobus Method, which is a product I have been working on, focusing on how to play drums by ear. The section that this performance is featured in covers things like writing with a band, where we filmed the whoooole writing process.. from when the first riff was pitched, to choosing the bpm, to doing the arrangement, working out parts, making jokes, mocking each other.. you know, normal band stuff. We wrote and recorded 5 completely original songs, all in very different styles. It shows a very VERY practical use of the skill of being able to play by ear, writing new drum parts, etc.
This was SUCH a freakin incredible experience, it feels awesome to have this captured like this for other people to see how it works when bands write original material, and what is looked for in a drummer. We will be posting a shortened version of the writing process of this song to http://www.CobusMethod.com on Thursday, so you can see what it's like.
Thanks for checking it out! STOKED to finally have a video on here of me jamming along to a completely original song that I wrote the drums to, with a live band :)
Drums: Cobus Potgieter
Electric Guitar: Steve Davis
Bass Guitar: Steve Klassen
Keyboards: Brett Ziegler
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