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    What is "Worship Music"?

    I'll try to be careful to answer some of these questions without getting into religion. Yes. For me, being a worship musician absolutely does/did change my outlook on music in general. I learned that all music, I mean music in and of itself, effects the mind, body and soul. Music itself does way...
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    What is "Worship Music"?

    I just quit my church gig, for several reasons. A big part of it was the songs. I couldn't take it anymore. It used to be ok because we used to do a lot of the older (and much better) songs, including hymns, along with the newer. Now it's all the new stuff and it is just one lousy song after...
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    Lyrics you just got wrong

    Years ago I bought a Beatles songbook for Keys/Guitar. It was one of those books that simplified the chords for those of us who aren't good enough to play the real thing. I was reading the lyrics of She Said, She Said. I chuckled when I saw the line that was supposed to say, "Who put all those...
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    Lyrics you just got wrong

    I know someone (it wasn't me) who as a kid thought the lyrics were, Dirty deeds and thunder cheeks! 😂 My own big blunder was "We are the Sultans of Suede."
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    Female drummers?

    I was perusing the new Paiste website and found Elise Trouw and she plays various instruments and sings. So I just picked one random video to watch and this is the first one that I watched. I really liked her hi-hat playing.
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    Female drummers?

    Viola Clara Smith. Unfortunately, she just passed away on October 21, 2020. She died at 107 years young.
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    Zildjian- vintage vs newer

    Whenever I watch a band or a live video, my first thoughts are, What drums are they and what cymbals are they. If I see no logo, it ticks me off. I want to know, dagnabit! Therefore, I love big logos. 🤓 In regards to the topic, I don't have an opinion on it really. What I do know is that I...
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    Albums You Hated - But Became a Favorite

    I learned from my mother how many pop/rock songs stole from Rachmaninov. He's one of my faves. I love listening to actual Classical pieces that are made into rock songs, but keeping it orchestrated. That's why I love Apollo 100. Here's just one example.
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    Albums You Hated - But Became a Favorite

    I had a similar experience with Leftoverture too. One of my sisters bought that album when it came out and I always loved Carry On Wayward Son, but it took several listens and several years before I became hooked on the whole album. Once that occurred, I bought up all their past recordings and...
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    For Heart fans

    If this video is actually live (not quite sure, since they never show the band), Ann is on the piano.
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    For Heart fans

    I just looked at the credits for the 1980 Bebe Le Strange album and here's what I found for instruments by Ann W. Bebe Le Strange - Bass Even It Up - Bass Sweet Darlin - Bass, Drums, Guitar, Flute, Piano I will look at some other albums to see if I can find more.
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    For Heart fans

    I saw this yesterday and thought it was pretty cool. Some are unaware that Ann Wilson is a multi-instrumentalist since she is more widely known for her great vocals. Here she lets loose on the flute. But she also plays drums, guitar, bass, and I think keys as well. Please share if you know of...
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    Albums You Hated - But Became a Favorite

    When I was a wee lad of 6 or 7, my sister had the Bee Gees album Trafalgar which came out in 1971. I hated it and at one point mocked my sister and asked, "How can you listen to this?" She responded "Because I like it!" Sometime either during my junior high or early high school days I put the...
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    Jim Gordon Cymbals in early 1970's??

    I can't remember where I read it, and forgive me if my memory is wrong. I remember reading that his hats were Paiste 602s (14" I think) and his rides and crashes were Zildjians. Someone out there will have some info, more accurate, possibly, than what I remember.
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    Am I the only one?

    Great thread Vandalay! I've always felt that I am "better" when playing with others than when I'm on my own, and sometimes I will feel very down on myself after my solo practice or after just goofing around, trying to have fun. Seeing the responses has definitely cheered me up. Thanks guys...
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