Drum Kit for the New Year.

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Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby The Real JeffJack. » Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:37 pm

Ok so basically I'm pretty keen to learn a instrument apart of the whole 09 buzz.
What do you think I should do before learning, should I just try go to a drum learning facility and have a practice every week then when I (When others who are semi decent drummers) am half decent purchase a kit? Or is the best way just go get your own kit and go on from there?

Gives me something to do in my spare days etc

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby beef666 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:18 pm

just grab a kit and go nuts.

trust me, im the meanest drummer.
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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby Agnes » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:28 pm

lern 2 bass

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby The Real JeffJack. » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:30 pm

I would deff go bass over guitar agnes, my hands are just too huge to use a pick and strum notes on a gat, tried for 3 years at school, best i ever learnt was to play a few shitty songs that were shit.

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby The Real JeffJack. » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:30 pm

beef wrote:just grab a kit and go nuts.

trust me, im the meanest drummer.


keen on the whole sep/pantera steez drumming aye.

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby buckton » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:26 pm

def get a few lessons, if you've never played an instrument, getting drum lessons actually made me a better bass player, cos I didn't know anything about timing before.
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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby Phlegethon » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:29 pm

at first just get a shit kit off trademe, shit cymbals too.

definately get lessons too, i never got lessons and ive been playing for about 3-4 years, and still very shithouse.

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby steeltoedsneakers » Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:56 am

learn keyboards bro, pretty versatile instrument ay..
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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby your fucking funeral » Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:56 pm

learn how to read drum music and time keeping..perhaps buy a metronome and a couple of books to get you started on theory ie rudiments, simple 4/4 measures. i am self taugh and been playing for 9 years now. if you can afford lessons at $40 hr go for it!!
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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby Dick Dynamite » Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:56 pm

How fast are you at playing 16ths? Polyrhythms? Get training.

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby your fucking funeral » Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:02 am

was that for me?
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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby Dick Dynamite » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:23 am

It was for JeffJack, but more specifically it was for anyone who read the thread by CFH or whatever his name was.

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby kettles » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:48 am

your fucking funeral wrote:learn how to read drum music and time keeping..perhaps buy a metronome and a couple of books to get you started on theory ie rudiments, simple 4/4 measures. i am self taugh and been playing for 9 years now. if you can afford lessons at $40 hr go for it!!



what books do you use? I just have stick control. need something for coordination exercises now

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby Kerry » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:58 am

Join a band.
Have one practise.
Buy a kit the following week.
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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby your fucking funeral » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:36 am

i got Accents and Rebounds book by G.L. Stone and Pat Patrillo's book Hands, Grooves, & Fills that came with a DVD.But yeah theres so much literature out there for drummers now its crazy, you can prob spend more time reading and studying that actually playing the instrument. I just stick to a couple of books that cover what i want to learn really.
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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby The Face » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:53 am

start off with a rangi-patu kit and master that, learn as much as you can from tutorials / books / the internet / playing along to CD's etc.

Then if you're any good, upgrade, but I recommend starting cheap, because take my word for it, It's a fucking expensive hobby.

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby your fucking funeral » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:20 am

the don has spoken!
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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby Kerry » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:30 am

The Face wrote:start off with a rangi-patu kit and master that, learn as much as you can from tutorials / books / the internet / playing along to CD's etc.

Then if you're any good, upgrade, but I recommend starting cheap, because take my word for it, It's a fucking expensive hobby.


Yeah good advice. How about pratice pad kits Face? Are they worth using? Just wondering, as when you're learning you generally sound shit and everyone has to hear it. I'm assuming they're much cheaper than a full kit too.
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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby The Face » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:35 am

Do you mean silencer pads Kerry?

I've had a couple of sets of those wetsuit material kind of practice pads, and they're real good for dampening the kit / saving the ears of those around you.

Only downside is I hit like an ape and tend to tear through the fuckers pretty quick. Good investment though

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby your fucking funeral » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:44 am

DW do awesome ' go anywhere' practice kits. Reliable and affordable!
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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby matt youwin » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:46 am

Could serve up a nice 4 course meal on that wee fucker! Get a bloody steak up your kick patterns!

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby The Face » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:51 am

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby your fucking funeral » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:53 am

haha or have a duzza brewsks sitting on the pad and do meatblasts on the other side
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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby The Real JeffJack. » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:14 pm

Yea thought about it, will have to wait till I move to get a second bedroom, but looked around, probally going to go for a older second hand kit, like 3spot to 5spt aye, something to do when I am board!!! Wish my hands were not so big to play guitar, fucking hate small strings and bass is too slow!

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby dclxvi » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:16 pm

bass is too slow? wat?
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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby Kerry » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:19 pm

your fucking funeral wrote:DW do awesome ' go anywhere' practice kits. Reliable and affordable!
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Yeah one of these is what I meant...
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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby The Real JeffJack. » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:21 pm

dclxvi wrote:bass is too slow? wat?


For me anyhow bro :)

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby Kerry » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:22 pm

The Real JeffJack. wrote:Yea thought about it, will have to wait till I move to get a second bedroom, but looked around, probally going to go for a older second hand kit, like 3spot to 5spt aye, something to do when I am board!!! Wish my hands were not so big to play guitar, fucking hate small strings and bass is too slow!


Mine cost me $550... 8 year old Pearl export. Does the trick. It's the cymbals and skins that will cost you a kidney...

Hands too big? My hands aren't small... And I play a wee Mustang. Where there's a will, there's a way.
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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby The Real JeffJack. » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:23 pm

Tried bass for two years in 3rd/4th form, not my buzz aye, like drums cause you can do some more chill old school hip'hop on them and some blastbeat.

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Re: Drum Kit for the New Year.

Postby kettles » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:17 pm

I used to own a practice pad kit, personally i'd say dont waste your time. unless you're very dedicated, and i'm going to assume you are not, get a real kit. it's hard to keep at it if it is not fun. a used export, swingstar, or mapex q/v series will have decent resale value.

find a good teacher. then get a practice pad and a metronome and practice your rudiments. then listen to brad wilk.

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