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Old 05-23-2012, 10:30 PM
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practising on a Roland td4kx2 and still playing acoustic 3-4 times a week?

Would i be able to transition what i learn on an electric kit to an acoustic kit?

It would be set out exactly the same.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:47 PM
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Default Re: is it hard to transition from electric to acoustic?

I didn't find it difficult at all to go back and forth between the two, but I've already been playing for 30+ years professionally, so I shouldn't have a problem with that anyway. I do caution people getting Ekits first to learn on though, because your technique is different when you look at how you play on an Ekit and on an Akit. And getting a good sound out of an Akit is difficult when all you've been doing is tapping a pad to get the sound module to spit out the correct sound sample. I would be aware of that.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:27 AM
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practising on a Roland td4kx2 and still playing acoustic 3-4 times a week?
Would i be able to transition what i learn on an electric kit to an acoustic kit?
It would be set out exactly the same.
All practice is good. You should not need to set the Roland up in the same positions as the acoustic kit. Humans are more adaptable than that and you should deliberately move things around now and again to stay focused. Just keep your eyes open and aim where the drums and cymbals are at the time. Roland mesh is much bouncier than real drums, but you can adapt easily and switch back and forth with no trouble.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:34 AM
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there are drum patterns I can play on electronic that I can't pull off on acoustic and vice versa.........electronic wise it's things like ghost strokes etc........electronic kits are great for practise, and I've had loads of different electronic kits over the years, for me feel wise they are still a long way off from acoustic.......

I have been playing 30 plus years and I still will have acoustic drums over electronic any day.........but as was said any kind of practise is good
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:51 AM
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Default Re: is it hard to transition from electric to acoustic?

I believe it is difficult, especially when you first are learning. the lower end kits just don't have little things (like effective hi hats) and the $6000 kits don't have the touch of a $500 acoustic kit.

I think its alot more effective to go from an A to an E.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:22 AM
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And getting a good sound out of an Akit is difficult when all you've been doing is tapping a pad to get the sound module to spit out the correct sound sample. I would be aware of that.
Absolutely agree with that statement!…there's something to be said for learning how to properly strike a drum..if all you play is e-kits you never learn this technique..
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:50 PM
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I believe it is difficult, especially when you first are learning. the lower end kits just don't have little things (like effective hi hats) and the $6000 kits don't have the touch of a $500 acoustic kit.

I think its alot more effective to go from an A to an E.
will be going from a to e kit and still playing a kit so from what everyone has said i should be fine, and thankyou for your reply and everyone else.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:56 PM
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Default Re: is it hard to transition from electric to acoustic?

Ive only been drumming on and off for a year or so now and i am now just getting really serious about it. I have an Ekit and take lessons on an Akit. At first it was a little weird but once you get used to the cymbals giving no rebound as apposed to an Ekit giving a bit extra, you find its not so hard.
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