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Music, Musicians & Musicianship / Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Last post by Jisipu Lung on August 03, 2016, 02:55 PM »

I play very calm and modern style of flamenco, mixed with elements of gypsy and celtic music.
Feedback is welcomed.
I wish you a good day and time to enjoy.

Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Drum Kit Cleaning
« Last post by Bart Elliott on August 02, 2016, 01:51 AM »
Cynthia, what kind of drum kit is it? What I mean is what kind of finish? Example: wood, metal, acrylic, etc.

There have been discussions here in the past about cleaning the hardware, if you'd like to do a search for that.
General Board / Re: I'm New Here ... (introduce yourself)
« Last post by Cynthia Myra on August 02, 2016, 01:28 AM »
Hi Everyone.

This side is I live in San Jose and I’m 18 years old. I have just started learning drums.

Hope to get help from here whenever I face any problem.

Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Drum Kit Cleaning
« Last post by Cynthia Myra on August 02, 2016, 01:26 AM »
Hi all.

Can anyone tell me what should I use to clean my drum kit?
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Help Me With Drumsticks Slipping
« Last post by Cynthia Myra on August 02, 2016, 01:25 AM »
Hi friends. I’ve stuck in a problem. It would be nice if anyone can help me out in it.

Whenever I play drums with the sticks, they just slip off from my hand. My hands aren’t even wet but they slip sometimes. Can anyone tell me how can I keep them attached to my hands?

Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Pearl Drums in the 60s
« Last post by Louis Rushton on August 01, 2016, 08:07 AM »
  I believe I did,  But the name I remember was Jazz Crest it was my first set. My folks bought it for me around 1969 or 70. It was metal flake red 4 piece, I was very happy to get it but I also knew it was a beginner's set.
  I beat on it for about two years and I finely learned to keep a beat, got over the cross arm thing, LOL.
  I don't have it any more though, as soon as I was old enough to make money at the ripe old age of 15 I bought a used pearl set from a garage sale in the big city. Then I traded the Jazz Crest for an electric guitar and amp, and taught myself to play that as well.
  It's funny I just recently was looking at old family pictures and there it was my very first gig and my Jazz Crest, the one and only picture of it.
Technique(s) / Re: Drum Lessons Benefit?
« Last post by Bart Elliott on July 29, 2016, 08:23 AM »
I think it is rather obvious how taking lessons on any instrument or classes on any subject is beneficial.

If you want to learn the basics and get a good foundation, you should study with a qualified instructor who knows the subject matter. Someone who is well-rounded and knows how to teach. The best instructors are those that don't just have the head knowledge but also have years of experience doing the very thing you are wanting to learn.

It's a vast topic actually ... but those are my broad points on why.

FYI ... there is a lot of good and bad information out on the internet for those wanting to learn on their own. Studying with a qualified instructor will always get you on the right path with the basics. If you want to continue in intermediate and advanced studies ... an educated, well-rounded, experienced instructor is always going to be the best. You want someone that teaches you how to teach yourself.
Technique(s) / Re: Drum Lessons Benefit?
« Last post by Chip Donaho on July 28, 2016, 01:51 PM »
I'm thinking you just want to play drums for the hell of it? You will probably get nowhere without lessons. Even just the basics will be a big help. Learning to play rudiments will help put your hands and fingers in control of  playing with sticks.  ;)
General Board / Re: Wise words from Dennis Chambers
« Last post by Chris Whitten on July 28, 2016, 08:58 AM »
Technique(s) / Doug Tann's Ostinato Challenge #1
« Last post by Bart Elliott on July 28, 2016, 08:48 AM »
Long-standing Drummer Cafe VIP member and contributor, Doug Tann, just shared a new lesson with our community — it's entitled Left-Side Double Ostinato Challenge.

I created an audio example of the exercise to help get a feel of what the end result should sound like.

If you are looking for a challenging exercise to work out your left foot and hand, this new drum lesson from Doug Tann is sure to keep you in the practice room awhile.

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