Bassie Rivera
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Banjo, Trombone, Steel guitar, DJ, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

NOTE: I have a free membership, so feel free to contact me at Lukerive95 "AtGeeMeil"(The website does not allow the correct spelling). Thanks!


Music is a necessity. From an early age, I have been quite aware of how much music affects my thoughts, feelings, and action. Music is how I express myself. And I have recognized that conjuring a rhythm by hitting cymbals and drums allows me to best radiate my energy.

I did not have any formal music education. Although I was required to take some music classes during elementary and high school, I have always learned my craft in music much like a baby has: through listening, watching, and imitating. And to learn drumming, I believe it is imperative to learn from the best.

I appreciate all genres of music, all styles of playing, which is why my ability as a drummer cannot be limited to one specific category.

I am not an expert, a doctorate, or a guru of drumming, but I have played enough, long enough, with enough talented musicians, to understand that playing is all about serving the music.

I believe that a drummer is responsible for one essential aspect: grooving or playing-in-the-pocket, as we drummers say. So this means that a drummer must have a good sense of time and timing. Of course, technique and a knowledge of basic rudiments are also keys to adding flavor and creativity within the space of music.

Overall, I love playing the drums. I will keep the pulse of my rhythm until I die.

Screen name:
Bassie Rivera
Member since:
Apr 21 2018
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Tony Royster Jr, Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Travis Barker, Vic Mercado, Benny Greb, Anika Nilles, Matt Garstka, Tony Williams, Dennis Chambers, Jon Bonham, Chris Coleman, Tico Torres, Jared Falk, Scott Pellegrom, John Malela, Jojo Mayer, Hilary Jones, Fred Boswell Jr., Akira Jimbo, Vinnie Colaiuta, Thomas Lang, Dave Grohl, Stephen Taylor, Mark Kelso, Tony Austin, Jeff Porcaro

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Intermediate
Bass Guitar:
Beginner
Keyboard:
Beginner
Piano:
Beginner
Background Singer:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

4-piece Sonor Kit, 20" ZBT ride, 16" ZBT crash, 14" Amir Hihats, Sonor hardware, Vic Firth and Vater drumsticks