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I Play the Drums

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It's nice to see people dance when I play my drums an I enjoy playing along with my friends at our jam
    luvps luvps 31-35, M Jan 18

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    I love playing my drums it's like a getaway from everything it makes me feel good
    luvps luvps 31-35, M Jan 18

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    Can't wait till my new electronic drum set to come in soon 😃
    cardenas20 cardenas20 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    I love playing my drums i have Titan drumstick from Vic berth they are awesome
    luvps luvps 31-35, M Jan 7

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    i love my guitars I have 10. and I am currently making my 11th one from scratch, they make me so happy I also play the drums and piano but guitar is my life :) <3
    anonymousgirl5567 anonymousgirl5567 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 19

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    I have been playing for 10 yrs now. Only last year did I get very serious. I have been in a rock band.and now I am preparing for Berkeley although I am only a sophomore. If...
    BenDrummer45 BenDrummer45 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I had a friend online that I played with and I was not available enough to play with him so that didn't really work out. I have a close friend that has an account but he has not...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Going to jam tonight, for the first time with some friends and am super nervous, lol but they have a drum set there... And I really Want to record sorry tracks for myself on drums...
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    I love playing with my n*pples. It's the best feeling for me.
    Zeilu Zeilu 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I just had a PlayStation 3 , I know ps4 is the trend , but if their is anybody who their ps3 game CDs is occupying the space you need for your ps4 CDs , and you want to give them...
    abosiemeka abosiemeka 26-30 17 hrs ago

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    Me and my friends are doing truth or dare and I love you guys so I wanted to see your play on it because I want to do it when we pick it out of a hat so there is Gerard Frankie...
    AwesomeBandsBeAwe AwesomeBandsBeAwe 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Any dirty mind girl want to play with Daddy ?
    daddywantsyoou daddywantsyoou 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Things I hate about ARAMS (yet I still play them): 1. when people are ******** and take the health packs when they obviously don't need them. It happens sooo much. Last game I...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    To be able to play guitar is one of my goals. I have "google searched" "free guitar lessons" and visited so many sites.Too many times I have checked out a website that offers free...
    NamelessWife NamelessWife 41-45, F Jan 10

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    Like the experience says, I love playing cards, but I rarely have anyone to play with. Wednesday was the first time in over a year that I played cards. I got together with 2...
    SerSean SerSean 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I really love DotA I've been playing 6 years or so. I play 4 years in Asia when I'm in VietNam and then I stopped playing for like 2 years and play in US. I realized there are a...
    11f3 11f3 18-21, M Jan 13

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    I play an acoustic Jasmine Takamine mainly. In the last year, I have combined a type hammer-on and tapping so that when I pick up an electric, I have no difficulty playing crazy...
    AmnesiaPlease AmnesiaPlease 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I remember I used to play outside all the time. I even woke up early. I was hardly inside and was always in the yard with my dog. I had my own little table outside which I called...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Last year in my AP World History class, after the AP test, we were pretty much out of things to do. My teacher (who was really really great) decided to show us a Bollywood movie...
    thetitania thetitania 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    When I was in 3rd Grade I played the violin and it wasn't very fun. All we did was pizzicato and it was very annoying because I wanted to move fast in playing so I can learn. At...
    RyanFiletMignon RyanFiletMignon 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I have a Xbox 360 and I play call of duty, halo, and need for speed. I still play my original Xbox and I play playstation 2 and 1. I'm going to upgrade soon.
    officerwill7 officerwill7 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I just love getting my hair played with. It feels SO good. I use to work in a preschool environment and we had "centers" there, block center, reading center, etcetera. My favorite...
    loranomis loranomis 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 5

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    Ranked Play Updates:Addressed problem where Be a part of Period in improvement in Ranked Play was still effective. Addressed problem where players where dropping several...
    kkittylin kkittylin 22-25, F Jan 9

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    My friends Mel and Jen have been asking me to play squash for them since autumn so i finally bit the bullet and joined them last week and it was the most hilarious experience ever...
    suzigm suzigm 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    My elder brother discriminates me cause I'm a girl, & I admit I'm actually quite a noob at cod & haven't played much, but I've only started playing three weeks ago & only allowed...
    Freakshow08 Freakshow08 13-15, F Jan 20

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    When I was a kid, me and the kids I live near would have a street hockey game every sunday after church. Now we all play nhl15. I live on a farm with 2000 acres of land and about 5...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I miss playing soccer so much, I can't really play anymore due to shoulder injury, I had surgery but it didn't completely work so too much activity can irritate it. As a female I...
    lovetodraw19 lovetodraw19 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I like to age play. I can't really decide what age I want to be. I feel like 8, 10, or 13 are my first choices. I haven't done age play for a while, I used to have an older sister...
    RaigaKurosuki RaigaKurosuki 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I've been playing guitar for two years now. Im finally getting comfortable with people hearing me sing amd play. The reason why I started was my great uncle (more like my grandpa...
    kyleeMAe kyleeMAe 22-25, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's been a few years since I played anything, but I just got a used ps3 for christmas so I'm playing the Tomb Raider reboot. I've played every game in the series, and this one is...
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    In my younger days, i love playing video games. I like to play RPG games like final fantasy 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, xenogears, suikoden 1 and 2, tales series etc. etc. Thanks to my friend...
    NaughtyAngel91 NaughtyAngel91 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    So... I'll look a lot younger once I lose about 100 pounds :) see attached I love to slide and swing and spin on the merry go round. It's a lot more fun to play by myself unless...
    realsweetbaby realsweetbaby 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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