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I Play the Drums

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    Still Bangin'

    Started when I was 8. Seven years in Drum Corps. That's serious speed and endurance training. Got my first kit at 12. Learned the kit from Aerosmith, The Tubes, Yes, ELP, Alice Cooper, Frank Zappa, anything hard or complex.... Started playing bars for cash (and beer...
    noreaster noreaster 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    From The Beginning

    it all started when i was 6 or 7 years old and i used to watch my pastor play all the time. then one friday night after youth ministry i tried to play the drum set but i could not reach the pedal. my interest in drums grew as time went along. so i started setting up pots and pans...
    kevinsjr kevinsjr 31-35, M Jun 28, 2013

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    Drum Roll Please.

    Many years ago, my wife and I went into this bar for the first time to hear a local band play. The guy with the mike after one of the bands sets, asked it there was anyone in the audiance who would like to join the band for the night-just for fun and if you did a good job, he...
    GILEY GILEY 56-60, T 3 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    Why I Love to Play the Drums

    i have played the drums for a few years now. i love it, i can make music and have fun. also its good when you want some me time or when you want to take your anger our cause you can just go mad on the drums. you can make up random beats and have fun while doing it.
    babeyRawr babeyRawr 13-15, F Sep 3, 2009

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    Lifeline...

    Nothing like living and feeling in perfect time and rhythm. A lifeline connection to your deepest parts, the rhythm, it's who I am.
    JustJoe76 JustJoe76 36-40, M Oct 14, 2013

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    Drums

    JUST A LITTLE SECRET.............Most do not know that I can do this....ha ha  
    GILEY GILEY 56-60, T 2 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    I Haven't Played In Over 30 Years......

    The urge to play just kept getting larger.......Last week I ordered a drum shell pack, a cymbal set and hardware. Should arrive sometime next week. I'm very excited about playing again. This may be a midlife crisis, but at least it is creative and not destructive. Once a...
    losttoday60 losttoday60 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    I love drumming along to my favorite music,

    doing covers, freestyle drumming, and it's a...great way to stay in shape. ß-)
    DeeMisfit DeeMisfit 22-25, M Aug 16

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    Drum Tuning

    After all these years I've gotten darn good at tuning drums. But no matter how you do it, guitar players & amateur soundmen will always balk. (They think a drum should sound like a couch cushion) So I finally broke down and got myself DrumDial tuner. The real beauty of this...
    noreaster noreaster 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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    Impromptu Jam

    I got together with some friends and played last night. I was a bit rusty at first but found the grove after a short while. Lots of fun! We're planning on getting together regularly now. Never too old to rock 'n roll!!
    WeirdWillie WeirdWillie 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 22, 2009

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    Drums Rule!

    As a 16 year old jr in High School, having played for 5 years, I can say it is one thrilling experience.
    frogman787 frogman787 16-17, M Nov 5, 2009

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    Drums, Drums, And More Drums

    I have always had a huge interest in drums. I just never actually got around to getting a kit or start learning until last year. I broke down and got a kit, finally releasing all that built up angst to bash on the kit. Growing up I was always a big Genesis and Phil Collins fan...
    PapercutLP48 PapercutLP48 22-25, M Mar 2, 2013

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    Bad On Dat Trap

    Yeah, without the drums, i'd probably be sellin dope or gangbangin. I started playin the trap when I was in the 6th grade so about 11 years now. I feel like I pratice enough to say that I am damm good. I can play any style from jazz to death metal (and yes i am a black metal head...
    solyshol solyshol 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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    So, For Those Drummers...

    I'm VERY possessive and anal-retentive about my drums. Especially the feel and tuning... Anyone else feel as anal about their drums?
    Ryansiyu Ryansiyu 22-25, M Jul 25, 2013

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    Drumming Withdrawl

    I miss my drumset. I played in highschool, but couldn't take them with me when I moved out. We lived in the country so it didn't matter how loud I was, which was good because I was LOUD. I'm in general a quiet person who doesn't talk a lot so maybe that was my outlet. I kept my...
    araneidae araneidae 22-25, F Nov 8, 2011

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