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|Calling All Drummers!|
Where are my fellow drummers at? How long have you been playing/experience with bands or other musicians? Trained or self-taught? What kind of equipment do you have? Let me know down in the comment section.
I started way back when I was just nine months old. My mom's boyfriend (at the time), also known as the drummer of a band called Arkham 12 whose info I added to this site, would sit me on his lap and let me bang away on his drums. I believe that's where I picked my "natural rhythm" from, and even when I'm not playing drums, it's not uncommon for me to tap on stuff in rhythmic fashion. Not a nervous habit I swear!
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins has been my lifelong inspiration as a drummer. I've always been fascinated by his drum duets, his technique on earlier Genesis works, and his sheer groove on later records.
Seasons in the Abyss
Dave Lombardo is another long-lived inspiration for me, and he inspired me to learn to play fast and more technical.
Led Zeppelin IV
John Bonham inspired me to shift my focus on controlled, groovy beats and tuning my drums to make them sound bigger than they actually are/go for unique sounds. Also his live performances were incredible.
Bonded by Blood
I owned a PDP Double Driver Gray Metal drum set after graduating high school and picking back up on college after some dual-enrollment. I used a big fraction of my grant money for this beauty. I busted it up pretty bad, but it served me well. haha
I owned a PDP Cherry drum kit after college. It was cheaper and only had one bass drum, but I got a double bass kick pedal so I could play double bass. However, it wore out my bass heads quicker than traditional. The shells and heads were nicer, but I had to sell it due to "noise pollution" complaints, and it was a dark time during my life so I gave up for about a year after selling it.
A year later, I picked up on drumming again and bought an Alesis Forge Electronic Drum Kit. I've customized it with an extra bass drum and an extra cymbal, and I love the sheer versatility of the kit. It sounds and feels real despite being an electronic set, and it has many great features. It's not terribly expensive either so I strongly recommend it.
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Ashes of the Wake
I'm mostly self-taught and have had no formal lessons in playing. I have a good ear for music and pay close attention to the beat of a song while adding some fills and accents of my own. I formed a band back in college after some buddies were interested in an essay I wrote about John Bonham, and we hit it off for a little while before disbanding due to creative differences. I'm currently working on forming a band again after meeting some new musician friends last year and touching bases with older musician friends again.
I also play left-handed so setting up my kit is a little different compared to right-handed drummers. I would like to learn playing right-handed and have experimented a bit before, but we'll see what happens I guess.
|Been playing for like almost 15 but didn’t really get serious until about 5-6 years ago. I’ve always been interested in left-handed drummers. Is everything just the opposite? Like do you have your hi-hat on the right side and kick the bass drum with you left foot?|
|Pretty much. |
|25 years on the bench. Self taught. Played mostly heavy stuff, but got my bit of funk, jazz, etc. I don't play much these days though, playing guitar at home mostly. |
|Nice man! I want to pick up on bass guitar one of these days. Have really grown fond of the instrument over the past few years.|
|10 years. Played mostly heavy stuff until I started taking lessons like five years in. My first teacher was an amazing jazz drummer who taught me how to read music and pretty much nothing else. Second teacher was maybe the most talented musician I’ve ever met in my life. Taught me all kinds of cool funk/jazz kinda stuff and ton of world stuff. Also started teaching me some Luke Holland-type techniques towards the end lmao. Don’t really play anymore though which is really sad but that’s life I guess. More of a guitar guy these days.|
|Ah I see. You any good at guitar?|
|I’m okay. I learned Kill em All in its entirety last summer (no solos though) which I’m pretty proud of tbh.|
|i have a pair of drum sticks for no reason|
|Not drums, but ive been practicing bass every day since jesusmas|
|Self taught since I was twelve, my dad played so I picked it up watching and listening to him. Just play an old 80s pearl export kit. |
|Good stuff men.|