Hi all, I a new to the forum here and just wanted to say hi from NC. I have been a sax player primarily since I was 13, I am 40 now. I started to play the drums as a secondary instrument a few years ago and started to get really serious about the drums last year when I had dental surgery. I am even looking at going to one of the local Universities part-time to study music and percussion. Right now I am working with a Yamaha electronic kit. I live in an apartment and I practice at odd times so I have to be kind to my neighbors. Many of my favorite drummers come out of the big band era such as Gene Krupa, Jo Jones and Ray McKinley. I hope this was the right place to put an intro, I just wanted to introduce myself as I enjoy reading all the threads, especially in the Technique section.