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#1 Sergei Fedorov91

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 03:51 AM

I think I am going to get a drum set soon, I've only played two times but people tell me I have good rhythm and one even refused to believe it was my second time playing (when I was playing). I guess I pick up fast. I am going to get a deal on used drums from a friend of a friend. There are Mapex drums, and he has practiced lightly on them for about a year. I was wondering if I should get new drum heads.

Also, any drummers out there have tips on how to get good? Thanks.

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#2 Loiselle

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 06:41 AM

Been playing since 1992.

I'm good... not great by any means, but i'm good.

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 10:35 AM

My dad has been playin since the 50's and has been in some pretty big bands. Ill ask him.
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Posted 05 November 2005 - 01:44 PM

Get new heads. You can still use the old ones. I play on mine until they break, that's when I replace them. The only tip is practice. Practice to music a lot too.

Just don't replace your heads till they break, that's what I do.
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#5 Sergei Fedorov91

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 01:23 AM

I'll do that, thanks for advice. How hard is it to learn from listening to cd's, as opposed to learning from going to lessons? Thanks

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 05:30 AM

QUOTE (Sergei Fedorov91 @ November 8, 2005 - 07:23AM)
I'll do that, thanks for advice. How hard is it to learn from listening to cd's, as opposed to learning from going to lessons? Thanks

I think that depends on the person. I know some people who can pick up a tune on an instrument from ear while others need the entire song in sheet music to play it. I'd say just try CD's first (cheap) and then go to lessons if you think you need it (not cheap).

Also, I've found that lessons help you become a better player overall while just listening to CD's lets you jam to the songs you like. I guess it's all a matter of what you're looking to accomplish.







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