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I Am a Drummer

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    End Of The Road

    I was 15 when I decided I wanted to be a drummer. That was 1965. Songs like "Wipe Out" and "Caravan" were hot to me, and so was a drummer named Sandy Nelson. Google him if you never heard of him. His syncopations and accent work kept me practicing for hours. Each lick, till I...
    Ludwigdrummerboy Ludwigdrummerboy 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    Being And Playing = Two Different Things

    I just joined "I play the drums" but I wish I would have seen this group first. Being a drummer is something you can't change. It's in your bones. I miss my drumset but haven't been in the right living situation to buy a new one. I still have my sticks and play with them...
    araneidae araneidae 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2011

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    It Is My Life

    When i was a kid i was extremely jittery. i could not keep my legs straight no matter what i ever did. we even tried a bungee chord at me feet on my desk in school. now skipping ahead. at the beggining of fifth grade i was in my church and got bored. the drummer was there and i...
    a7xdrummer a7xdrummer 13-15, M Dec 6, 2011

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    Do Any of You Have Vintage Electronic Drums?

    I have a pearl X  kit, and a Simmons kit. I always liked the way they looked. I just upgraded my sound module to an Alesis D-4. Of course I have an acoustic kit too because I play Rock and nothing compares to acoustic for hard Rock.
    BigHeart BigHeart 36-40, M May 3, 2009

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    Drummer

    Drummer,That's me,Playing away,Makin' a din,Such a racket,Drumming out the neighbors,I don't care,I'm havin' fun.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 30, 2011

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    It has been a long week.

    Tonight I will have my own version of a meditation session. Loud music and playing drums for 3 hours. I love having the studio to myself sometimes.
    imalright71 imalright71 41-45, M Jun 28

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    It's Been 2 Years...still Love It :)

     Yeah I've been a drummer for two years now...I always thought the drummer was the coolest part of the band :P but seriously...I've just now started to feel confedent...I used to be scared to even get in front of people let alone play music...but I think I'm over that...
    Mindfreak3015 Mindfreak3015 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2009

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    Gymnastic Drummer

    I am in the high school marching band, with a very small group of drums.  We have two snare drums, three base drums, and one cymbal.  I am a snare drum player.  In our band show, we had to use cans attached to a cart.  Both of us snares had to go...
    iNinja iNinja 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    A Dog, a Cat, a Barrel of Monkeys

    I have been drumming since I was a teenager. I have even taught others. I love it. It is as pure joy to sit at a drum kit and bang out a rhythm. I love all percussion actually. I recently aquired a Box Drum- it rocks. It's such a free feeling, for instance on the kit, all your...
    FrozenFire FrozenFire 21-25, M Oct 30, 2007

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    Hey All Tryin to Start a Band

    hey lookin for anyone in the uniontown area 15 to 18 message me on myspace davesabeast92@yahoo.com  
    kelsielynn kelsielynn 18-21 Mar 19, 2009

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    Adam & the Ants Tribute

    Any drummers here interested in joining a UK based Adam & The Ants tribute band? We've had two drummers in the past (which sounded great) but at the moment I'm on my own. Anyone interested and capable, please contact me as soon as possible.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 9, 2009

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    I've been playing since a very early age

    and I currently play in two bands. :) my influences range from the drummers in Africa via Jazz and Blues then finally into Rock! My fave players are, Ginger Baker, Phil Collins, John Bonham, Brian Downey, Simon Kirke, Ringo Star, Keith Moon, Chester Thompson, Art Blakey, Elvin...
    carrington65 carrington65 31-35, M Aug 2

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    Annoying!

    Can you believe my annoying neighbour knocked on my door at 2:30 in the morning? 2:30am! Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums.
    RaceCarrington RaceCarrington 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    Drummer 4 Life

    I started taking piano lessons when i was 7 and kept them up until I was about 14, when i had to choose between piano and drum lessons. I started drumming when i was 11 and (thanks to the piano experience) picked up really quickly. Being able to read music helped the most but I...
    TheOnlyBenis TheOnlyBenis 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 8, 2010

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    Just Give Me A Chance

    I've been drumming for about 5 years now. Although I practice literally all the time, I apparently suck according to others. Its my true passion though. I just don't know what's wrong with me.
    Live2Drum Live2Drum 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    Life Is Rhythm...

    After a long day at work. A pair of sticks and a 5 piece kit is all I need. Some people need massages or a good book, no sir not me. Getting lost in the "pocket" with eyes closed. It's my drug. I need it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    Ooh,ooh,meetoo!bedoobedoo

    drumming is a language,heartfelt. motivating motion,moving mountains crash to the sea swells roll to the rythm earth's heart in the rythm lose self in the rythm become whole-immersed in rythm
    dubkebab dubkebab 36-40, M 8 Responses Oct 16, 2009

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    I'm a rnb and hip hop drummer.

    Love drumming to The Weeknd and the The Weeknd covers.
    Echoesofsilence93 Echoesofsilence93 18-21, M Apr 17

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    Drums

    I've played for 3 years and am in a band. I also play a little guitar. I currently have a 5 piece sound percussion set, but once I get paid for working this summer im going to get a tama silverstar 6 piece with 9 meinl hcs mcs and generation x cymbals. Its gunna have 3 crashes 2...
    jwo2 jwo2 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2012

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    Tomorrow if the weathers nice,

    I'm going to go to my local supermarket to busk! My brothers totally against it, he says if anyone we know sees me then it's going to make him unpopular 😒. Pfft see if I care, I want to be a musician! Why not start now?
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M Jul 7

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    Well

    i have been playing(well trying) drums scence my confirmation i bought them  with the mponey people gave to me !!! ive been trying too get someone to give me lessons but theres noone whear i live to give them to me!! its quite depperissing:(
    geraghty geraghty 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2008

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    murd27 murd27 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    It's Been 13 Years Already

    I have always been musically inclined, since I was really young. I didn't always play the drums, I experimented with many different instruments before I even discovered a drum kit. First there was the violin, the clarinet, saxaphone, and even the piano. But, when I was eight...
    cole87 cole87 18-21, M 1 Response May 26, 2008

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    You're A Drummer?

    Yep, I'm a drummer I played most of the 80's in rock bands touring Canada and some in the U.S. I had some strange times that I wouldn't have experienced otherwise. Like the time a party ended with just me sitting on a couch with a strobe light going and a hot nude girl swinging a...
    RaceCarrington RaceCarrington 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 16, 2013

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    Have been in several garage bands,

    but they always break apart cause of the lead singer/guitar player being a ****. This that common or is it just me being unlucky or what?
    Othkurik Othkurik 16-17, M Apr 17

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    Drummin'

    I've always liked drumming. Ever since I started listening to music, I thought drummin was cooler than anything else. I mean, u play like 10 different instruments. And drums are super essential to a rock band. I mean, u can't have one w/o the drummer. And if you did, u would...
    iSweatChlorine iSweatChlorine 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 22, 2008

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    Band problems :/ - so basically I'm in band

    and we are supposed to do a gig. We are all really looking forward to it but the guitarist is putting us of by making fun of us if we mess something up or do something stupid. Band practise now feels like a chore and most of all, it's not fun which it should be. Any suggestions...
    murd27 murd27 13-15, M Jun 14

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    Pedal Question

    I just ordered a Gibraltar Intruder Direct Drive-Double Pedal, I have never owned a direct drive before, just chain drives... can anyone tell me what I should expect as far as difference in performance. Im hoping to push my speed to the next level, im not much of a metal...
    dann042O dann042O 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2012

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    More Than Playing Music

    being a drummer to me is alot more than just playing music. when i started playing rock than ended up being it punk, it changed my life style. instead of being a quite kind of kid to a more **** you additude. it provided me with a way to vent my anger from my ****** up life and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 16, 2011

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    Okay so I have this love

    for Alex Van Halen's snare sound. It's so throaty and full, I love it!! The only problem is, I don't know how to get it out of my snare. I tune drums really well, I can get my drums to sound like any professional's drum without a problem. I can get a Bonham sound out of my snare...
    wildmike1998 wildmike1998 13-15, M 2 Responses May 10

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    Started At 12

    I’ve played the drums with varying degrees of passion for about 7 years now. I occasionally get into a style or type of drum and will want to do nothing but jam. Other times I’m just a ridiculously skilled tapping annoyance. Thanks to the first few years of my ...
    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy 22-25, M Nov 25, 2008

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    I've been playing since a very early age

    and I currently play in two bands. :) my influences range from the drummers in Africa via Jazz and Blues then finally into Rock! My fave players are, Ginger Baker, Phil Collins, John Bonham, Brian Downey, Simon Kirke, Ringo Star, Keith Moon, Chester Thompson, Art Blakey, Elvin...
    carrington65 carrington65 31-35, M Aug 2

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    I Hear It...

    At stop signs, rail road tracks or the sound of my own heart beating. Rhythm is everywhere.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 23, 2013

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    RaceCarrington RaceCarrington 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I Love Drums.

     ever since i was little i was tapping on my legs and stopping my feet to drum beats. About two years ago i got a guitar and i horribly failed at it. Then 2 months ago, i got a Tama Imperialstar drum set for my B-day. Once i started playing it was like second nature me. i...
    wolfbane570 wolfbane570 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    How I Started Drumming

     well im 16 a girl and been playing drums 4 a bit over a year now. i LUV it & i think about 90% of my thoughts r about drums! it all started wen my friend told me i HAD 2 learn drums so she could get 2gether a band. So i told my step dad that i wanted 2 play drums...
    feliciasthoughts feliciasthoughts 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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    Just a Bit of a Wannabe!

    OK, fess up time; I am a guitarist who also loves playing the drums. Therefore, maybe I am not a proper drummer; but let's face it - with all the stick and jokes that drummers are on the wrong end of in bands??? ;-) I have a Mapex M-Birch kit; hybrid for jazz and rock A 7...
    hawk2002 hawk2002 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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