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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...
    GILEY GILEY 56-60, T 3 Responses Apr 18, 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...
    Mickvette2 Mickvette2 22-25 Mar 2, 2013

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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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    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...
    araneidae araneidae 22-25, F Nov 8, 2011

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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...
    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...
    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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    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...
    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...
    WeirdWillie WeirdWillie 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 22, 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...
    noreaster noreaster 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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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...
    noreaster noreaster 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 20, 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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    I was trying to play this earlier and man, it's surely waaaaay harder than calculus >:( And no, I don't have drums set. I only have the app. And yes, it's pathetic but this is the...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I am trying to entertain myself and I figured the best way to do it by listening to drum covers. Above is one of my favorites.
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 Apr 6

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    1) It needs coordination. Your hands and legs must know when is their turn to move and when to stop, or you’ll end up with all four limbs beating their drum parts...
    baseCharlie baseCharlie 18-21, M Mar 24

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    men! drums are my favorite instrument. I want to learn how to play the drums so bad
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I would so love the challenge. I may not be a good leader with men of flesh and blood but with miniature wood/plastic forces, I can be a very deadly commander indeed. No arrogance...
    baseCharlie baseCharlie 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    "Soft Melody"I love the sound of the flute, so soothing and seemingly ethereal. I've been playing the flute for over a year now and I enjoy every minute of it.This song by the...
    SweetRhapsody SweetRhapsody 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    For all the bass players out there who feel underestimated and mocked down: We're not just bass players, we're THE bass players!! We're the soul of the band, because they feel us...
    ThelaughingSky ThelaughingSky 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I play guitar and piano. Now I'm trying to play the drums and violin. I'm having so much fun. :)
    rinadrummer rinadrummer 18-21, F Apr 9

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    Even though I am drums and bass person. Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar, they all sound nice when played with talent. Well, guess it has its weaknesses and...
    baseCharlie baseCharlie 18-21, M Mar 23

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    Among the many instruments I can play, Bass Guitar is one of them. I started picking it back up again because one of my friends recently got a Bass for his birthday (Spoiled!) so...
    Gino009 Gino009 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I play video games and my favourite developers are Rockstar Games and 2K Games. No, I'm not a geek. I exercise and workout daily.
    AReallyNiceGuy AReallyNiceGuy 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I grew up on Mario and Pokémon. Up until recently I have only owned Nintendo gaming systems and I played a lot of online games and I played Diablo III like crazy when it came...
    imryll imryll 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    When I was a little ...I remember going over to my cousins house and right when I got there i remember he would challenge me to play video games with him. In the beginning i would...
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    I may be somewhat young, but memories of playing outside will stick with me forever. My backyard was awesome! It was big enough for us to set up volleyball, baseball, football, or...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Ya, kinda sad but true. Not much of a gamer here at all, I don't play any other games but runescape really. I like the community there, and pretty much only play on weekends. I've...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 16-17, M Mar 21

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    Match Report I am in my school junior football team, what my American friends call soccer. It is for girls 16 years and younger. This time of year, we would normally be...
    yulico yulico 13-15, F Mar 23

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    I think the first time I experienced playing guitar was when I was younger and had my neighbours boyfriend give me 'a lesson', basically I think he showed me some chords and things...
    KT98 KT98 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I have been for a few years. I take lessons every week. It is fun. I play soft rock/folk on the acoustic and some classic rock (not very well) on the electric. My son started...
    imjustaguy13 imjustaguy13 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I absolutely love~ it!!! It makes duch a beautiful noise <3 I started out playing in school and slowly learned from there. We had projects and stuff when we had to play certain...
    Awakened92 Awakened92 13-15, F a week ago

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    i like playing grand theft auto 5 & call of duty black ops 2 & modern warfare 3. i like also playing classic old playstation 2 games like grand theft auto sanandreas or driver...
    basketballjones75 basketballjones75 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I have never played a stringed instrument before, so learning to play the ukulele has been a challenge, but fun! I have been playing for about a month now, and can play a few songs...
    ashlee2184 ashlee2184 26-30, F Mar 18

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    Now this might sound strange but I like playing videogames, a lot. I can be really geeky about them sometimes. From games such as Metal Gear Solid with it's tactical espionage to...
    xlevinus xlevinus 18-21, M Mar 21

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    I love to play virtual world games. I play IMVU and Woozworld. But my best friend MAKES me play woozworld -.- :P But I like to play other games like World of Warcraft, Call of Duty...
    AshIsTheName AshIsTheName 16-17, M Mar 21

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    My mom sat me down in fourth grade at the piano because she noticed something. She named children's songs and hymns from church for me to play. And I played the melody of each one...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I spent most of my life outside or pining to be outside. The tree in my backyard is more familiar than the walls of my bedroom. The woods were always better than any playground or...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Whoever knows Minecraft do like this post. I was playing on the Uberminecraft multiplayer server playing cops n robbers. When i joined a game, i spawned in the lobby. [Note that...
    Som3son3 Som3son3 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have a really hard time containing my negative feelings....there are little things that just **** me off about some of my teammates/coaches and I realize this is normal. Here are...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have a shoulder length hair and I am not cutting it until it grows well. People always tell me I have a nice, soft, and shiny hair. I don't know about that, but they like petting...
    wherethehealingbegins wherethehealingbegins 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Computers and electronics ruined it all for the younger generation. It's easily addicting. And I, who am addicted to technology am admitting to this. Playing outside is rare...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I play mainly classical piano and I love it. :) Some of my favourite composers are Kuhlau, Beethoven, Mozart, Scarlatti, Clementi, Haydn... Recently I've been enjoying playing some...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I love Legos I have this huge box of Legos that I play with, you're never too old to play with Legos :) I love that you can create your own little world, it's like I'm the ruler...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 Mar 24

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    I have a Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation 1, Playstation 2, PSP, and game boys. I've decided to sell my ps2, Xbox, and Playstation 1. I'm really gonna miss them but I want to continue...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I played so many video-games in the past 16 years, i've lost count. So far i'm sticking with free2play games (cause they are free :3 ). Right now i'm playing Planetside 2 (MMOFPS...
    Oti91 Oti91 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    So ever since i was little my dad forced me to get into the game of soccer. Dont get me wrong i dont know what i would do with out it. But that is just the thing...soccer takes up...
    jessieann0921 jessieann0921 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    The most fundamentally trans-formative decision I ever made was to learn to play. Every aspect of my life has been changed since from who I know, what I have done and future...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I know it's quite odd that I find piano a lifesaver, but anyways hi. I really enjoy playing piano, technically it's a keyboard but they are very similar. Another instrument I would...
    snowflakekeri snowflakekeri 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    There I was, smiling, laughing and playing. Not doing anything wrong. Out of nowhere I was tagged again, this time by Nelladell. What did I do to deserve this nastiness... And more...
    oldfarmguy oldfarmguy 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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