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    Default Thoughts? Opinions? Bruno Mars - "Just The Way You Are" - Drum Cover

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    Here is my first drum cover of the year. It's Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are". It's not a super new song, but I enjoyed it, therefore I'd like to share it with you guys.

    Thanks for watching.
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    Any comments, thoughts, opinions would be nice as long as they're reasonable. Thanks!
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    I don't know the song, but your playing seemed pretty good. I didn't like the ride/hi-hat on the chorus, might be how it is on the recording, just seemed kind of empty to me. I did not like how your snare sounded, like you need to tighten the strainer, but if you like it, more power to ya'. Same for the floor tom, sounded really box-like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiFiBri View Post
    I don't know the song, but your playing seemed pretty good. I didn't like the ride/hi-hat on the chorus, might be how it is on the recording, just seemed kind of empty to me. I did not like how your snare sounded, like you need to tighten the strainer, but if you like it, more power to ya'. Same for the floor tom, sounded really box-like.
    I totally understand what you mean.

    The chorus, on the actual song, is pretty much empty itself. I wanted to be a little creative with the chorus, but I didn't really want to ruin the song, therefore I played what I did on the ride/hi-hat on the chorus.

    I should've tuned my snare tighter, which I also agree with. However, when I was wearing those headphones, it sounded different. My snare is now tightened.

    Then the floor tom, I just found out one screws (whatever you call it), on the rim was completely loose, which caused the floor tom to sound like crap. But I fixed it.

    So yes, it wasn't much of a recording problem, but moreso of me just not tuning my snare and floor tom.

    Thank you for your comment, though. I appreciate the thoughts. I would suggest to listen to the actual song by itself, though, because the drumming on the verses may be slightly different, but are quiet in the recording (therefore I was decided to play my own beat), and the chorus is just really empty. It's only a 3 1/2 minute song but that is how the song is. I tried to be a little bit more creative, though.

    anyway, here's a link (below) to the song if you have the time to listen to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5lO4hEAJHU

    Thank you very much. Appreciate your comment.
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    ^ You're welcome. I thought your drumming was good! I think any drummer wants a little artistic license I listened to the original, and yep. I think they over-dubbed some stuff, sounded like hi hats and toms at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiFiBri View Post
    ^ You're welcome. I thought your drumming was good! I think any drummer wants a little artistic license I listened to the original, and yep. I think they over-dubbed some stuff, sounded like hi hats and toms at the same time.
    Yeah I tried to change up the song a bit.
    I basically tried to play my OWN version of the song, but I didn't want to overdo it too much and ruin the song.

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    I give you credit for that/. I'm sure there's a few exceptions, but I do not like it when a drummer over-plays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiFiBri View Post
    I give you credit for that/. I'm sure there's a few exceptions, but I do not like it when a drummer over-plays.
    Thanks! Yeah I tried to limit my fills.
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    Props. I saw the Right Above It cover. That's my jam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jankydude View Post
    Props. I saw the Right Above It cover. That's my jam.
    Thanks. I think I can do better on the Right Above It Cover. I didn't like it too much. :/
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