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    When it comes to music genres, I am *all* over the place.

    Blues, Swing, Rockabilly, Soul, R&B, Rock, Funk, Grunge, Afro-Cuban... I can't stop genre-hopping. Just when I think I know what I want to focus on, it changes, because the different styles of music energize me in different ways. And while I was told that playing a wide variety of music will...
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    A link to Elle's drumming progress thread...

    Elle's progress thread. It's a thread inside a thread! http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1420167#post1420167 I know I should have been posting my playing here all along, but I had this thing called, I don't want to. ;) And really, at this point, it makes sense to just keep...
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    How do I choose?

    I went to GC to check out their cymbals and it was overwhelming. When I asked the guy what I should looking at, he asked what type of music I play. And therein lies the problem. I don't yet know what kind of music I will be playing most. I am all over the place as far as music that interests me...
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    Hey look, I'm a Silver Member!

    What happens now? How shall we celebrate? Should I put on the silver dress?? (Did MAD ever post that dark-silverelle-with-wings illustration here?)
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    Band Politics

    I'd like to hear your experiences when it comes to band politics, because I have no idea what to expect. I will leave it fairly open, because I am curious about how many things work, but maybe to start with these questions: Who leads the band, and how much decision making power do they have...
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    Elle's Drum Head Purchase/Issue

    My 22 inch EMAD coated bass drum head arrived today and it seems to be the wrong size, even though PDP says my bass drum is 22 inches. Luckily, I held the EMAD against my bass drum before I started taking off the old head, and it's much bigger. There's no way it will fit on the inside of the...
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    Has anyone played a Hitman E-kit?

    I have been going back and forth trying to decide if I want one for practice, and I just saw this one at Costco.com: http://www.costco.com/Hitman-HM-22-Deluxe-Electronic-Drum-Kit-Bundle.product.100234008.html They give sound samples on the site, but in the video sample, the guy is not playing...
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    Twisty Baby Photography

    Twisty Baby is a variety of poplar tree with curly, twisted leaves, and we bought one for our back garden right around the time I was experimenting with my tabletop prop photos, which are a bit twisted in a fun way (similar to my mind?), so I took it on as a name for my photography. Someone...
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    Playing drums to a song that didn't have drums in the original version.

    I searched for a thread about this, but I couldn't find one. Feel free to redirect me if you know of one. I am very new to drumming (about 1 month), but I've wanted to drum for many years. What finally made me decide to try and play music was two things. 1. I love Big Band Jazz, and really...
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    What Will You Be For Halloween?

    Or, what have you been for Halloween in previous years? (Feel free to include photos, if you're comfortable!) In recent years, I've gone: Steampunk. Scottish Highlander. (I loved wielding a wooden claymore) Viking. (Warrior, not princess!) Le Petit Chaperon A distant Jetson relative...
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    I'm Elle, I live in Seattle, and I have a couple questions.

    1. What the hell have I gotten myself into? Drumming?! ;) 2. See above. Seriously, I always knew that if I tried to play an instrument, it would be drums, but my only musical ability up until now has been with dancing. I have good rhythm, and love dancing to a good drum/bass line, so last...
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