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I Play the Drums

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 would to learn the drums! I feel that the drums are my kinda instruments...if you know what I mean. I have played other instruments before but have never felt much of a...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I've always been very creative...always loved to write short stories...even had a couple win awards in high school. I taught myself how to play piano, guitar, and drums when i was...
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    It's quite strange, really. I was found on the shore of this facility, the only object in my possession was a small watch, but it's broken. I am currently working on the Utopia...
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    Well, not exactly a doll. I was just talking about it recently and I decided to make a experience, a doll is the closest I can relate it to. Basically in this fantasy game, you...
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    Someday, I'm going to have a big playground in my backyard. It's going to be candy apple red. And the slides will be blue and the swings will be purple. I'll have a big tire swing...
    LittleGirlCrissy LittleGirlCrissy 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    When I was under 10 years old, my grandmother was the one who taught me how to play the piano. I picked up fast, I learned differently. More doing than seeing, if that makes sense...
    WomanlyQueen WomanlyQueen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I wish I actually had a real piano to play on... I live I. The UK and have always loved playing piano... Pianos are absolutely fantastic but sadly I don't actually have a piano I...
    sancarn sancarn 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    I miss playing football (soccer) I used to play until I was about 9/10 as a defender I can't remember tried to join a team but didn't get on as they was full to capacity, but I...
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    Im on EMS i have my main on kradia, anyone here that plays on EMS? :D ive played for really long, haha i remember old maple X3 everyone i knew have stopped playing XC i really want...
    XIUS XIUS 13-15, T 1 Response Aug 19

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    I learned guitar playing for 3 years during secondary school. I followed my best friend for the audition to get in music school. She wanted to learn to play the guitar and I...
    malacka92 malacka92 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    No surprise. Im a teenage dirt bag half nerd. OF COURSE I PLAY VIDEOGAMES!! They're ultimately a waste of time, but I still love playing them. I love sonic the hedgehog, Zelda...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I enjoy playing this game, when I'm playing against bots. When it comes to a match a lot of players blame each other for their faults in an very aggresive way and that made me...
    ClaudiaSUN ClaudiaSUN 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 31

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    I've played piano since I was five, but I wanted to try something different, so I started playing alto saxophone in January, with the aim of getting into a Jazz band one day. I'm...
    TreetopTriceratops TreetopTriceratops 16-17, M Sep 2

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    Ive been playing wow for 2-3 years now and i only play with friends that i know irl and play wow. I cant seem to make friends in wow. Most people i meet are pretty much...
    Merrcury Merrcury 18-21, M Sep 4

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    I may be a girl but don't let that fool you I like to play dirty lol....have you ever played capture the flag with 4 boys all around 15 that's hard but guess what I won because I...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I enjoy playing tennis for the fun and exercise. A friend asked me to play last year out of the blue and I uncharacteristically said yes. I am completely self taught and not...
    Marbo12 Marbo12 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    Actually I should say, I used to play the piano. Learning that for 11 years and gave it up (to prepare myself for a university entrance examination) - Big mistake. I should have...
    SwanLake78 SwanLake78 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I play gta v and black ops 2 and do game plays for my youtube channel Add me my psn bellow andrew12346 send me a message if you want to be in one of my youtube videos
    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have really long thick hair and absolutely love when it's played with our brushed. I could stand someone playing with it for hours on end!! It is one of the most relaxing things...
    stakalisious stakalisious 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    I play them but i'm not very good at them. Mainly strategy and rpg's i play not massively good on shooting games or anything like that. I have an xbox 360 and a ps3. Favourite...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    How many ps or x box people here? what about ios ? android? - well I like play my games like tekken 5 etc , modern combat on ios - well modern combat 5 , im having problems with...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am learning to play my guitar and would like to hear some of your songs or songs that are easy to play
    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 24

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    myself and two friends are looking for someone to DM for us when we play Pathfinder DnD. we play online over Skype and using the roll20 website for tabletop RPGs.
    davable davable 16-17, M Aug 24

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    Myself and two friends are looking for someone to DM for us when we play Pathfinder DnD. We play online over Skype and use the roll20 website for tabletop RPGs
    davable davable 16-17, M Aug 24

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    I used to play rugby in my school as one of the B team. I played as a prop in the scrum, although sometimes I was the ...ahem, hooker... or one of the second row if needed. My...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M Aug 25

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    By 'play' I mean tune every now and then. I want to play more but there aren't enough people around me who are as interested in the instrument as I am. So I see it as a moot...
    FallenPride FallenPride 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I can't wait to play fifa 15 on ps4 I have butterflies inside me 0.0
    intrvrtdthing intrvrtdthing 22-25, M Aug 27

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    I've been playing softball for 11 years it's one thing that I enjoy doing I love being part of a team and making new friends I play for my high school which I love
    erikapaige97 erikapaige97 16-17, F Aug 27

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    I love to play truth or dare. On me if you are a girl under 16 and want to play
    book92master book92master 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I love playing video games comfortably in my own apt, in the nude, anyone else play video games in the nude?? Or am I the only one?
    LigerTigerMixed LigerTigerMixed 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 28

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    Been playing for 5 years, Got a lot of friends on WoW. I'd like to have more friends that share my gaming passion closer to home. I'm from Cananda, Alberta. I'm open to playing...
    Midnight721 Midnight721 22-25, M Aug 28

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    I just started playing Dragon Nest, I'm a Kali and in need of friends there since playing MMORPG alone is boring
    Ryel004F Ryel004F 18-21, F Aug 28

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    I have been playing since I was five and I compete now. Eventually I want to play when I am also in high school and college. It's my life. :)
    KirstenM2002 KirstenM2002 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 28