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Old 09-12-2011, 04:14 PM
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Default Necessary Accessories?

I've come to realize that there are some much nicer accessory items on the market now than when I was coming up and learning to play. For instance, my metronome is an old, cheap, piece of junk with no headphone input, it skips about every 4 BPM on the dial, and it just has a flashing light, not a swinging bar, so you can't ever tell that you're starting to get off the beat until it's too late. A music stand is another thing that went missing somewhere along the transition from high school to college to marriage. I'm not looking to blow a bunch of money on useless gadgets, but I figure a music stand and a good metronome are pretty important. It is important to me that the music stand fold, however, so that I can travel with it.



Finally, as I get older, I'm finding that warming up is increasingly important to my ability to play cleanly and without pain for long sets. My pad is a 12" or 14" Realfeel that's just really big to haul around and doesn't fit in my stick bag. Can anyone recommend a decent warm up pad that's not too big, but also not so small/light that it bounces around when you it it?



I'd appreciate your input on models and cost for the above items as well as any other neccessary accessories I'm missing.



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Old 09-12-2011, 05:19 PM
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Can anyone recommend a decent warm up pad that's not too big, but also not so small/light that it bounces around when you it it?
A mouse pad on a book.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:56 PM
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Default Re: Necessary Accessories?

You're in luck today with the music stand:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid/

A mouse pad on a book works great!
You can just roll it up when you're done, and there are a few different sizes!
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:32 PM
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Default Re: Necessary Accessories?

Realfeel makes small pads, too. Epad has a lot of different less bouncy models.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:03 PM
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Default Re: Necessary Accessories?

I have one of the smaller Xymox pads--about 6" and it's nice.
My Real Feel is the larger one.

I like the mouse pad idea though! I'm going to start using one myself. Seems a lot easier to deal with.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:10 PM
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Default Re: Necessary Accessories?

I think Remo makes Practice Putty. Its a moldable substance in a plastic container like Silly Putty that you take out, mold to the table or desk top and play away. Works fine.

http://www.steveweissmusic.com/produ...-practice-pads
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