INTRODUCTIONS: Please Use This Thread To Introduce Yourself!

michellecastro

Junior Member
Hello...from Portugal!

Well, first of all, I'm sorry for my bad english. My name is Michelle Castro, and I'm Portuguese. I'm 15 yo, and I'm learning drums (or trying to).

I play guitar, sax and piano for years, and since the beginning of this year, drums. I have a cousin, now in Germany, who left me parts of his old (first one I guess) drumkit.
I'm very curious and I love music, so, I've started to try drumming a little bit, playing alongside with some Johnny Cash, or Elvis music (without real drums in those records).

I'm already on another instrument's classes, so I cant afford a drum teacher. So, I'm alone on this, but loving this. I'm a minimalist girl, and I love the drumming style of Meg White, Ringo Starr, Mike Avory... Well, I have a very small drumkit:

a 14' hihat (paiste), a 18'' crash/ride paiste, a snare, a kick and a floor tom. Just that. I have the cymbal monted on the kick, on the middle of the drumkit (well, just a little bit for the right side, close to my floor tom). I can play it as a real ride, or crashing on him. Call me innocent, but until now, I'm quite happy with this drumkit. I'm learning with internet and tutorials, playing and pratice hard, and now I'm playing with a band (well... a PROJECT of a band).

Sorry all this wall of text. Any tips and ideas, are wellcome :)
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
Re: Hello...from Portugal!

Welcome Michelle. We need more female drummers here, we only have a few. Please make yourself feel at home here. You've come to a great place.
 

MaryO

Platinum Member
Re: Hello...from Portugal!

From one female drummer to another...welcome! Check out all areas of this site for some great information and when you have questions, let us know...we'll be glad to try and help :)
 

harryconway

Platinum Member
Re: Hello...from Portugal!

Welcome to Drummerworld. You have the essentials. The 4 voices. The kick, snare, hats, and ride. Most all your drumming will be with those 4 elements. Rack toms, floor toms, crash, splash, and china's, etc., all that stuff is just icing on the cake.​
I call your set-up, the Steve Adler tribute kit. When Steve first joined GNR, theym took away his big, arena rock kit, and made him play with just a kick, snare, and floor tom. They "forced" him to concentrate on the groove. Leave behind, the multi-tom fills. And, those early Hollywood GNR shows, well, those guys were raw. Gutter-rockers. And the first album, still holds its own, 25 years later.​
My "minimalist" set .... you have 1 more drum, than me.​
 

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mbdrummer

Member
Mario Borrelli here

Hi My friends
Mario Borrelli is a Neapolitan by birth and musical background. Naples can be considered the cradle of Italian rhythmical nature and it's significant musical tradition has given birth to many talented artists. Mario was born in Cercola, Naples (Italy) on the 2nd May 1981. Influenced by his dad who was a Musician (drummer) he began playing classical piano aged 8 and the drums aged 11. His passion for music started at an early age, being surrounded by instruments and music more than toys.
Enjoy Mb Videos
DRUMSOLO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlDtD33AILc&list=UUr2e8YBuDsvfYOfckLEc_Yg&index=10&feature=plcp

More videos on My YOUTUBE channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/lifefordrumming?feature=mhee

Hope you enjoy
God Bless you
Mario
 

resohead

Silver Member
Re: Hello...from Portugal!

I seem to have a lot of online friends from Portugal. I'm glad you're here.

You probably already have a metronome from your other music but if not, pick one up.

Don't think you have any reason not to love that kit. I've had one pretty expensive kit and one very expensive kit. Now I have a Yamaha kit that cost around $600 new. I like this one.
 

D-Rock Drumming

Junior Member
New to the forums, looking for lesson ideas

Hey everyone, D-Rock here. I'm 32 years old and started playing when I was 16. For years before I actually started playing I also wanted to play but for whatever reason my time had to wait...I bought my first set a 1970's Ludwig Vistalite from a great musician friend who would end up being the guitarist in a few bands with me. After two years of playing I started studying seriously with my now close friend David Dreyfus (Student of Dom Famularo) I started teaching drums at the age of 21 after studying with David for 3 years. I stopped teaching when I went to school at the age of 26 to get my degree in Chemistry. Recently graduated last year at the age of 31, didn't land a job teaching chemistry and I've gotten back into drumming and teaching again. I'm trying to make cool online videos and so anyone with cool ideas please throw them my way. Here are two videos I have made...one is on inverted double stroke rolls with your feet, and the other is on a brazilian samba pattern. Hope to hear from people soon..Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCxp1Bw8gpY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvdkxUU8l_o&feature=related
 

fammdw

Junior Member
Real name? Mike Williams
Age? 46 YOA
How long have you been playing? Off and on 33 years.
Origin of user name? A mixture of my profession and initials.
Your top 5 drummers? 1. Neil Peart, 2. Jimmy The Rev Sullivan, 3. Joey Jordison, 4. John Bonham, 5. Lars Ulrich
Make of drumkit? Pearl Vision VBL in Birch
Make of cymbal? Zildjian ZXT until I can afford to pick up a set of A Customs
Where do you practice? Home / Basement
Are you in a band? No
Do you play covers or originals? Covers
What style of music? Rock / Jazz
Favourite take out food? Chinese
What country do you live in? USA
One really odd fact about yourself? I'm an old fart, but still feel young.
How did you start drumming? Beat on shit in the house until I was old enough to start music in 5th grade. Was playing in a College Jazz Band by my Sophmore year in High School. I've been away from it for 15 years and miss it, so I picked up a nice used kit about month ago. Now trying to build my chops back up. It's amazing how much you lose it when you haven't picked up a pair of sticks in years! Tapping on the steering wheel in the car to the radio just doesn't cut it!

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Chunky

Silver Member
Re: Hey everyone, just joined!

Ah no! I'm going to kill our guitarist, he said he'd looked the name up and there was only 1 unsignes band named it.
what a dick!

I'm depressed now.
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
Re: Hey everyone, just joined!

He's the drummer of this band :))

Are you ready Andy?
Steve?
Mick?
Alright fellas.......let's go!!


I used to have a mate called Chunky. Hellraiser was pretty much how I'd describe him too. He was truely as mad as a cut snake. Now I've just gotta get used to seeing Chunky without the ensuing lunacy.....and imminent police presence. :)

Welcome aboard mate.
 

Chunky

Silver Member
Re: Hey everyone, just joined!

Are you ready Andy?
Steve?
Mick?
Alright fellas.......let's go!!


I used to have a mate called Chunky. Hellraiser was pretty much how I'd describe him too. He was truely as mad as a cut snake. Now I've just gotta get used to seeing Chunky without the ensuing lunacy.....and imminent police presence. :)

Welcome aboard mate.

Hahaha cheers! Not sure my mental state us up to much either I'm afraid. Cold showers and quiet time keep me good though...
 

Arky

Platinum Member
Re: Hey everyone, just joined!

Hey Chunky, welcome to the forum!
(I'm late with that, I know...)
Cheers metalhead brother, haha.
 

WhiteRoomJohn

Junior Member
Thought I'd tip-toe into the introducing post! My name's John and I like cheese/whisky.

Real name? John James Harper
Age? 18
How long have you been playing? 3 year (with a pretty big break at some point)
Origin of user name? Favourite Cream song
Your top 5 drummers? (No order) John Bonham, Ginger Baker, Keith Moon, Ben Johnston, Bernard Purdie
Make of drumkit? Tama Superstar Hyperdrive in Hariline Metallic Black
Make of cymbal? Zildjian ZXT, but not for long
Where do you practice? Pub in my hometown
Are you in a band? The Episode (Facebook The Episode (North East)
Do you play covers or originals? Originals
What style of music? Heavy rock, soft rock and everything in between
Favourite take out food? Kebab
What country do you live in? The (not so) United Kingdom
One really odd fact about yourself? I treat my rabbit like I would a baby
How did you start drumming? Interest of music in general, found myself sat behind the tubs

 
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poilsemar

Senior Member
Hey drummers, I'm a french professionnal drummer, dedicated to the drums for life and thirsty to share, learn, practice and obviously play music
All the best
 
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