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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Love playing drums!!! :D message me if u are in a band!!!
    murd27 murd27 13-15, M Jun 28

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    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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I play the banjo:D yes I play it and I am pretty good:)
    RoughRiderGirl RoughRiderGirl 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I play this on the PSP does anyone wanna play with me bc I suck
    SerpentSinger SerpentSinger 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    Has anyone played footsies with the same gender? I would love to play with a girl but I wouldn't mind with another boy. A foot is a foot lol😂
    ONEPIECE749 ONEPIECE749 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I started playing for a club, and I've got a regional tournament in October and a national competition next summer. I can't wait
    Tgharrold99 Tgharrold99 13-15, M 8 hrs ago

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    This game is so good, it came onto beta today and OMG the graphics are amazing and the whole game play experience is great. Geek Moment lol :D
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    I can play an ocarina a little, I have a pendant one from www.songbirdocarinas.com the triforce pendant one
    naco26withcheese naco26withcheese 13-15, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    my friend lent me his acct for awhile, n i tried it~ looks simple but its kinda fun~ i might create a new character xD or just play 1 of his characters~ hahaha =) -Fairy Tail...
    Jasmile Jasmile 22-25, F 42 mins ago

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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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    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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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    I have always loved to play video games especially my first console the Nintendo 64. That was like the best thing ever and I still play it occasionally. Now I have the xbox one and...
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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
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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...
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    Someone play with me play with me play with me