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Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,170
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Re: what drum kit for 11 year old boy

I agree with Steve and Dr. Dirt. I started playing the cheap $150 kit my parents bought me(yes, $150) at 14 years old. It was fine to start with. But then I began to play the mid-range kit at school...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,012
Posted By AlphaAccount
Re: Mad Men

Heh, I made a thread about this a couple weeks ago.
Here's the link to the full song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phnIXtJBI5E&feature=channel_video_title

If possible I wish someone, possibly...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,208
Posted By AlphaAccount
Re: I've lost that feeling?

It's not to the same degree as you, but there is less of a drive to play than before. I still practice everyday and am still improving, but I don't absolutely need to play the drums.. Coming up on my...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,122
Posted By AlphaAccount
Re: How many of you exclusively play open hand?

I actually don't play open-handed, but I sure wish I did. Seems like it would be easier to jump from the hi-hat to toms and execute fills using a right lead, rather than play cross handed, and have...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,551
Posted By AlphaAccount
Re: Confidence

I think the best way to gain confidence is by "doing". Practice a lot and most importantly, play a lot. I didn't gain confidence until I joined my school's marching band where I was performing about...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,786
Posted By AlphaAccount
Words of Wisdom by ?uestlove


Any thoughts about the following things he said like:

How many sticks have you seen other people break (to the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,048
Posted By AlphaAccount
Re: Best Buy carries Drums?

Yeah, close to every Best Buy I've been to in Maryland has a music section. There are usually about 4 or 5 E-kits, 2 acoustic ones in a sound room, and a bunch of guitars and keyboards set up. Ha, I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,772
Posted By AlphaAccount
Re: Sucking this bad should be illegal.

I began playing drums 6 years ago (at 11 y/o) and the drumset about 2 years ago. When I got my IPod Touch, I found the "Voice Memo" feature on it, and started recording anytime I played a piece for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,347
Posted By AlphaAccount
Re: Pratice Pad

I've used the same standard Remo Practice Pad since 6th grade. That, or take one of my high school textbooks, put a mouse pad on top, and tada, a makeshift pad with the best rebound ever. I had a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,383
Posted By AlphaAccount
Re: Top 5 Reasons It Sucks to be a Drummer

Ha, I had to do the same thing at my high school's graduation as a freshman two years ago. The graduation is always held in the 100 degree gym, and unfortunately, the band room is in a corner on the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,783
Posted By AlphaAccount
Re: Ethics..?

I think that the right action was taken, letting the band leader know that you are available if they need any equipment or someone to fill in. Although, with the drummer's committment level, I'd be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,383
Posted By AlphaAccount
Re: Top 5 Reasons It Sucks to be a Drummer

Anyone experience having to carry a drum through a fairly large crowd? Then having everyone say,"Look a drum!" and smacking the hell out of it as you walk.
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,605
Posted By AlphaAccount
Advice on what to do with Marching Band?

First a little bit of background: I'm in high school and I've been playing drums for 6 years. I've played in Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Marching, pretty much everything you can...
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