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Do you play drums at all?
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JakeJew



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:59 pm    Post subject: Do you play drums at all? Reply with quote

Just curious. I don't think it's been discussed here before, at least not among somewhat current members. (and I put this in the "hangout" section so I can't get accused of being OT)

I can play...rock drums so-so, I played drums on a friends album, but it was basically folk music (some more upbeat stuff) and we had to do many takes to get the drum tracks, hah. I'd consider myself to be at like a "year #2" level on the drums for a rock player

I've taken some mini lessons, read books, but haven't had regular access to a kit for practice in years. It's my financial goal to one day own a house or peice of property where I can put a drumset in a room (and maybe even soundproof that room) so I can bash away when I so desire.
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DEMON



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suck at drums as far as the coordination thing goes. I can keep a rhythm. That's it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played drums in hi-school band. Trap set in the first couple of
bands I played with during college, also percussion in a couple of community orchestras around the same time. Then concentrated on
piano and guitar in college and haven't really played drums since.
Still have my set, tho.
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mattwolfe3



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a drumset at my house, and I play a little when I go home from college, but it's pretty crappy, so it's not as much fun to play as it could be. I've been thinking about saving up for a nice jazz kit, but on the other hand, it would get in the way of me buying a better archtop and interfere with my guitar practice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can play a Roland TR-606.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i teach guitar and drums. i love drumming. ive got a thing for trad grip!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where I started. My first paying gig was as a polka drummer when I was 4. Laughing

Here's what I use for a recording kit:

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planetguy



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very "rudimentary" drumset at best....i like to think if i had regular access to a drumset, i wouldn't be too bad.

i do play mallets (keyboard percussion) and own a 4 oct malletKAT, a 1974 Deagen 596 Commander II vibraphone , and a 1956 JENCO narrow bar vibe.
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hanni



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont laugh, i had music in school and had to play drums and xylophon, because i told them , ------ i cant sing ---- means i dont wanted to sing german classical folk songs with lyrics from Goethe, ha ha ha
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hermosotrozo



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hanni wrote:
dont laugh, i had music in school and had to play drums and xylophon, because i told them , ------ i cant sing ---- means i dont wanted to sing german classical folk songs with lyrics from Goethe, ha ha ha


ha ha! thats really funny!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mr. hermosotrozo,
You were told not laugh and you did.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how many jazz guitarists are actually frustrated drummers? My favorite musicians are drummers--Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Jack DeJonette, Shelly Manne, Jimmy Cobb, and (of course) Max Roach.

I have had the great good fortune to play in bands with good drummers since I was young. It makes a HUGE difference in the music. A great drummer keeps you listening, smiling, and responding.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love playing drums. I played in some rock bands before, but I haven`t got my own kit so I can`t practice that much anymore. But I teach a few kids playing drums.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

greentone wrote:
A great drummer keeps you listening, smiling, and responding.


So true!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an old Slingerland set--the wood tone set from the very early 70s, or maybe late 60s. The shells are solid maple, rather than ply. The tone is very good on the toms and bass drum--in spite of the crazy nylon ball system of mounting the toms. The snare drum, however, is superb. It's a chrome-plated brass drum with an incredible, throaty pop to it. Cymbals are old Zildjians.

The set is a rock set--22" bass drum. Down the line, I'd like to find a set like the one Max Roach used to play, i.e., Gretsch jazz kit with 18" bass drum. Meanwhile, the cymbals stay. They are dry--I like them.
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