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I Play the Drums

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Mar 2, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    This is an inspiration for me...when I feel down.
    ReallyBill ReallyBill 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Because sometimes I feel like pummelling the faces of annoying people and I figured drums could channel such annoyance. Seriously... I think I'll be good at it. Like Karen...
    EruIluvatar EruIluvatar 70+, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Let's study drums.. But I am shy because of my age.. I am 27 already but i look 23 though.. So how do i start?
    drake78 drake78 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Next im gunna write about my first really tingly experience an that was when i use to play football yanoo? I'd been wantin to play for my village team buh there weren't enough...
    hanntiger1 hanntiger1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    What with my nude lyrical dancing an my nude life modellin, mum got a call a few weeks back askin if I’d be interested in auditioning for a part in a play?! It’s got a nude...
    hanntiger1 hanntiger1 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Have you been beginning like NFL (Nfl)? If the answer is yes, you may need to try fantasy football. A lot of the fans of NFL are into this virtual game. So far, huge numbers of...
    easonzc easonzc 22-25 Jul 16

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    I saw a Wii game in dads car. Just Dance 3 I've had Just Dance 2 and I like it alot I asked dad "Can I have this?" he said "No. It was alot of money" :/ But then he said hes just...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I have played the violin for a good portion of my life. As long as I can remember to be truthful. My family have always been the musical sort: I played the violin, my brother...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F Jul 4

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    Okay..maybe I'm not being completely accurate. *blush*. I'm a 49 year old female. I first started playing guitar at 15..well..trying to play guitar. I never got anywhere. At 23...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    I mostly play by myself, sometimes my lil brother comes down to play one-on-one, I'm getting an online pass for three months, I play on my Xbox console and I play shooter games...
    diaperedsammy diaperedsammy 18-21, M Jul 18

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    After watching a vid on youtube that had asked about morality plays and the like on the new generation of videogames, there was a question asked if videogames could be a moving...
    JohnnieGirl5 JohnnieGirl5 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've been playing since I was 5 years old and now I'm 22. 17 years and I still live this instrument. I remember when I first started, I hate practicing. I would never practice for...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F Jul 2

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    So, my friend just told me be started playing ranked 3 days ago, and got putt into silver 2... I'm happy for him yet I'm pissed off at the same time... Because to be honest, he's...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I have been playing since I was 8. Played numerous games that its hard to count lol lets say its a very addictive hobby but also helps with stress release. I like the horror genre...
    Anthromorphic Anthromorphic 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 14

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    I play piano, clarinet, oboe and just recently started percussion such as vibraphone and marimba. I have played clarinet and oboe for concert band and I played clarinet for...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Soccer is basically all I've known and it's my passion, I've been playing forever and usually I go play almost everyday but it also helps me release some anger or just clear my...
    Fantasyliving Fantasyliving 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Just little school against school matches. Today we played against a Highschool (They were HUGE) and I had a stuffed knee so I could kind of play but my game was low. So the girls...
    RawrImmaDinosaur RawrImmaDinosaur 13-15, M Jun 30

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    Ok... So Imma big nerd... I just played my first encounter of DnD. I've wanted to play for awhile now, but never knew anyone that played. I'm excited though... Me and my...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M Jul 1

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    Even though I'm a quiet person, I definitely have a playful side and like to be silly sometimes. Especially, if I'm with a guy, I love to play fight, play wrestle, have playful...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Jul 1

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    I like to play RPG games mostly, such as the Mass Effect trilogy, Heavy Rain, and Fallout 3/NV. I also like many other games like Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim, L.A Noir, Saints Row...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Is soccer for *******? I live in Australia and i really like playing soccer but everyone here thinks soccer is for *******, i really enjoy playing soccer but all my friends are...
    ThunderKuntz ThunderKuntz 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I used to have a good group of gaming buddies i hung out with, but they all went the way of the wind and dissapeared. Ive got an anxiety disorder so i dont really have any friends...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M Jul 17

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    Anybody planning on playing firefall when it launches on the 29th? Yeah i know i played the beta too, it lacked a lot of content but from what i hear theyre supposed to have added...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I've been playing piano for 2 or 3 years now. I love the way it sounds and how your fingers just move from each key so smoothly. I haven't really had piano lessons but I normally...
    basketballislife15 basketballislife15 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I love to role-play about pretty much anything but I guess my favorite is body swap role-play, any body wanna role-play
    Unsellingbook37 Unsellingbook37 13-15, M Jun 30

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    whenever I ask someone who they main, they usually just give me one-three champions. But whenever they ask me, I'm all like... My main supports - sona, nami, lulu, Janna, Soraka...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    Someone play with me play with me play with me
    Thedarkvaporeon Thedarkvaporeon 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 3

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    Anyone play any PC games that I could get intooo and possibly play with other people too? I remember playing Maplestory and Gunzz when I was younger and have kind of distanced from...
    Kayleighpie Kayleighpie 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 3

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    You guys wanna laugh at my expense? Lol Not too long ago I was over at my boyfriend's place playing Super Mario 3D World or whatever it's called, and it was mine and his cousin's...
    TeddyBearTweaker TeddyBearTweaker 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    We imagined how we'd dress if there weren't any obligation. What about the clothes that you'd be wearing when you'd go for a walk or jog or may be when you exercise? In the...
    easonzc easonzc 22-25 Jul 6

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    Some of the best riffs I've ever heard were from a friend of mine as we had a jam session. We were both high and he started playing his Gibson, so I go to my house and quickly...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I love to play truth or dare msg me for kick or snapchat or we could play here. Male 14 will do almost anything anyone can play
    TigerBoy24 TigerBoy24 13-15, M Jul 8

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    Absolutely love the game, until I start hitting Bogies and double bogies, then I swear I hate the game. Then I fall in love with it all over again once the pars and birdies start...
    FreqFlyer76 FreqFlyer76 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I have always had this obsession with playing in the rain. In order to play in the rain you have to be carefree. I personally have intense moments in my mind when I play in the...
    introvertpower94 introvertpower94 18-21, F Jul 8

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