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Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,207
Posted By afd100
Re: Drumming Nightmares

Oh man that sounds terrible! But no I've never had any drumming nightmares. I did have one similar to yours involving my dirt bike (yz250). I dreamed that I was saddling up for a drag race against...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By afd100
Re: snare basket setup

Basket is at 4, 8, and 12 o clock, and the throwoff sits at 9. That's how I've had it my whole life.
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By afd100
Re: Tips for tuning my new side snare

No it's not hard at all between a 10 and 14 lol, I just need that wet crack, somewhat dry still with a bit of body, not like those thin sounding DnB snares. Almost like a high pitched dubstep...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By afd100
Tips for tuning my new side snare

I've been really wanting a side snare lately, so yesterday I went to Guitar Center and bought one. I settled on the Pearl m-80 (10x4). While in the store, the display model was hardly even tuned...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By afd100
Re: youtube clip question

If you're practicing 2 hrs a day and have a drum teacher, it won't take 10-15 years to develop. I'm not real good at estimating the time it'd take a person to acquire certain skills because everyone...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By afd100
Re: How did you get to where you are today?

Thanks guys, and yeah I don't know why I didn't just do a search lol
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,490
Posted By afd100
Re: How do you know your level?

This is how I view it. I try not to compare myself to other people, because drumming isn't a competition.

I define the level I'm at compared to what I was able to play in the past, what I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By afd100
How did you get to where you are today?

Disclaimer: I am in school for mechanical engineering, but my dream career would be to work as a session drummer. So this is all hypothetical, for my own knowledge.

I've been playing drums since...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,905
Posted By afd100
Re: How much do lyrics matter to you?

Lyrics aren't important to me unless they fall under two categories. A) Completely stupid; so retarded that they actually detract from the song. B) They are so good that they enhance the song...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By afd100
How do you teach drums?

I have been playing since I was 9 years old, and I'm 21 now. I've never had any lessons ever, and just seemed to catch on pretty quick when it came to drumming; it just came naturally. I still play...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,230
Posted By afd100
Re: Berklee drum audition (practicing, advice etc.)

I posted these videos in a similar thread and I think it's the best help anyone could get outside of actually personally knowing someone who went through the auditioning process.
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By afd100
Re: How does session drumming work?

How does one become a session drummer?
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By afd100
Re: Drumming Careers

No problem! Apparently my reply is too short so I will add this lol
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By afd100
Re: Drumming Careers

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqQFzjmOgmE
Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDX7t3fE724


If one was looking to get into Berklee, this is what to expect with the auditioning...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,242
Posted By afd100
Re: Dealing with angry neighbors

Dang dude that blows. It really makes me feel lucky to live in a neighborhood where nobody minds when I play, and I've got my drums in the basement with no soundproofing whatsoever.

It's been...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By afd100
Re: Does anyone else think of all cymbals as rides

I'm the opposite, I use my rides (I have two on my set) as crashes all the time.
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By afd100
Re: Drumming Careers

My first thought in taking the first step would be going to Berklee but I'm not an expert on the subject or anything. I mean, that's what I'd try to do if I was going to make a career out of it.
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 29,274
Posted By afd100
Re: The grooviest groove?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfiXJnjeZz0
Ramon Sampson who won the 2009 Guitar Center Drum Off

Right now I'm really digging the groove that starts at 3:50, based on Smooth Criminal. The ghost...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,652
Posted By afd100
Re: Have you ever felt like quitting?

Never.

However, it is beneficial to take time off when you hit a wall, because then when you do start drumming again it feels fresh, and probably tend to come up with new ideas much easier. I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,805
Posted By afd100
Re: moon gel

I never like to muffle my snare at all, because to me it just sounds dull when I do that; I don't get all the beautiful tones from it, and there's no crack. For my toms though, I really like the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,465
Posted By afd100
Re: Inexperienced drummer with double pedal

When I started I had a single for the first 5 years, then when I got a new kit I got a DW7002 double pedal with it. Spending so long on just a single really helped me get down the solid skills that...
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