said:I realized after reading the Outcry Clip posts, that there are a lot more interesting musical usages of my set up and chops. I use this same fully lefty vs. fully righty scheme (and right hand 16th note riding) in "Lost Not Forgotten," but thought it would work nicely in "Under a Glass Moon" while putting my stamp on it, but not corrupting the brilliance of MP's original part. It really highlights song section changes with headphones on and may just be more of an entertaining thing in a live setting.
said:Here's a short clip showing the use of the kit. Being trained in Elementary School (Orchestra,) it helped me really like picking the right cymbal or drum to match a note on a wind or string instrument. Although I hit EVERYTHING on the kit except the 26", 18" and Pads in Outcry, this clip is enough to see why I have the splashes, trashes and toms arranged how I do. It is really, really hard to navigate some distances (you'll see I missed 1 18" Oriental hit,) but it is worth it and lots of fun. I'd love to try this on a 4 piece kit at a clinic one day, but it would not satisfy the young "kid" in me. I'm really happy most all DT fans support and allow me to share this kind of thing having it actually understood. You are the best ! Thanks
Check out the Drum-Cam footage of Mike Mangini's solo during the Dream Theater show on October 11th at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, New Jersey.
said:Drum solo from behind the kit in NJ. I'll be changing this solo in 2012 when we go back to EU by the way. We wanted to keep the same theme for 2011 so everyone could see something similar each night and feel like they knew it a bit; much like wanting to see a song played a certain way. I do improvise this each night, but I do stay with the same themes of 7, then 5 then 7/16. All the polyrhythms over those signatures, like 17, 8 and other patterns, are felt in 7,5 & 7 if you're wanting to follow it.
Click here to read Loudwire's review of Dream Theater's show at the Beacon Theater in New York City on October 12th. The review includes a photo gallery of Dream Theater.