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I Play the Drums

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 145 People

    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 36-40, M Jun 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Related Experiences

    My drum set has been in storage for about a year now because I have no where to put them. I feel like an addict. I'm craving playing the drums.
    KathrynJeanne KathrynJeanne 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    Which player do you like to play guys or you think its difficult? I like playing Yasuo Zed Shack Nidalee and Kalista ......Singer is also fun .....
    kikforyou kikforyou 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    Just the sensation of fingers running through my hair calms me. I love getting it washed at the hairdressers, plus hes a young gorgeous thing so it makes me smile and shiver at...
    tabbycat72 tabbycat72 41-45, F 11 mins ago

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    Message me if you want to play
    asterwesley asterwesley 16-17, M 7 hrs ago

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    I hate playing noob champs such as master yi Darius etc
    kikforyou kikforyou 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) This man is having a bad time playing against me. Hahaha.
    WordsVsBones WordsVsBones 13-15 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Here it goes, I have a thing with pianos. I love it. I like it. I'm not actually a professional pianist or keyboardist or whatsoever they call it; but whenever I play it - I can...
    styleup styleup 18-21 1 Response Mar 22

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    I play rep AA hockey. I'm the goalie (1 of them) on my team. My number is "1". I love that. I played on boys teams before but was scouted for the girls AA team. So for 2 years I...
    MaddietheGoalie MaddietheGoalie 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I haven't played in a while.... More and more, recently I am longing for the experience of creating music with my finger tips. That kind that touches someone's soul with a gentle...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Girls are most affected when it comes to relationships but at the same time i would also like to quote that guys who look for true love are being played with in the name of love...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Mar 19

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    I play footsie all the time lol. I used to do it with my gf daily, I'll do it with my brother at the dinner table or if we're in the living room sitting on the couch or chair...
    ethan96 ethan96 18-21, M Mar 15

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    I play keyboard, completely self-taught from the age of 3. born totally blind with a gift of music. I have also learnd over the years, that I can generally spend half an hour or so...
    magnum64 magnum64 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Only because I had a strict stepfather. I was more of an indoor child who wanted to play the Playstation, but he wouldn't let us play with that much. Now that I am older, I'm...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I started playing piano when I was about 4. My parents got one for my brother, and so I wouldn't be jealous, they put me in lessons too. I surpassed my brother. And for about 10...
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    I love to play video games sometimes I play with my brother but most times its me. Sitting in my bed eating gummy worms playing God of war ... Actually I'll give any game a go...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    I play the dark ages 2 which is so hard to get some materials what I need to get. Does anyone play the dark ages 2? Tell me if you're playing it now! You're my fellow
    ggalaxyth ggalaxyth 18-21, M Mar 12

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    Is the gta v heist worth playing alone? (I don't mind being alone since I got no one to play with and I don't wanna play with my ex).
    Brogann Brogann 16-17, F 10 Responses Mar 13

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    I used to play with it all day long since i was 7 until i was 12...i had my own imaginary world playing with it ...no stupid "friends"...never needed to worry about future...i...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    Lol I didn't finish my other post like this. In band, I play clarinet, I used to play trumpet, but I converted, and I Really REALLY want to learn the piano, they're really...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F Mar 17

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    On the other side of a street I knewStood a girl that looked like youI guess that's déjà vuBut I thought this can't be true'Cause you moved to west LAOr New York or...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Guitar playing as made a huge impact on my life in many different ways. It's given me self confidence and something to live for. When I'm feeling down I usually grab my Axe and...
    potatolawnchair potatolawnchair 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I reread the book, "Memoirs of a Geisha" recently and thought that the version of this game called "Big Liar" in there sounded pretty fun too; each person tells three stories about...
    ginaramone ginaramone 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've got a playlist of songs I want played at my funeral Depeche Mode - ******** Depeche Mode - Home Depeche Mode - When the body Speaks Depeche Mode - Heaven Dave Gahan - Kingdom...
    PlayingTheAngel PlayingTheAngel 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    I love having my hair played with but nobody ever wants to play with it I wish there was someone who wanted to play with my hair
    jjadyn12345 jjadyn12345 13-15, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    So yesterday I played spin the bottle on my school band bus on the way back from a band competition. The bus ride was so fun! I was sitting with my best friend and we were talking...
    angelalhl02 angelalhl02 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Yes, I used to play a online video game called World of Warcraft. I started playing it because my ex was playing it. We always had a bumpy relationship. Wow saved me, saved me from...
    Angrybird3245 Angrybird3245 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I received a brand new pink Nintendo DS Lite as a birthday present from my older sisters, along with Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga. I quickly became attached to it, playing it...
    RainCoyote RainCoyote 13-15, F Mar 1

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    who here plays on ps4 and what games do you play
    itsike221 itsike221 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 2