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Good Videos for Beginners?
« on: July 26, 2002, 12:31 AM »
I won a used tama rockster off ebay.  I didn't get it yet, but I need to know the basics about drums.  Like setting them up, tuning them, ect.  I can't play them at all either.  I read the threads about tuning drums but if it was in a video I would feel more confident about what I'm doing.  =)

Is it possible to break the drum if you tighten the tuning thing too much?  Should I just get a regular tuning key or one of those keys that has a meter on it?  

I also need cymbals.  I was thinking about getting paiste alphas used off ebay too.  If you think this is a horrible idea please comment.

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Re:Good Videos for Beginners?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2002, 08:18 AM »
A good video to begin with is Back To Basics by Dave Weckl.
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Re:Good Videos for Beginners?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2002, 09:04 AM »
If you have no previous drum experience (and it sounds like you don't  ;) a great video to start with is "Getting Started on the Drums" featuring Tommy Igoe.  It runs about $25 and includes sections on unpacking, setting up drums and hardware, tuning and gets into beginner playing tips.  I recommend this video to all my students who have little experience and normally get good feedback.
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Re:Good Videos for Beginners?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2002, 09:23 AM »
as for setups, tama rockstars and paiste alpha's are fine way to go.  alphas are a wierd step inbetween beginner and pro.  and pretty nice for the price.  as you get comfy on a kit and start to decide what kinda sound you really dig and want then consider replacing (if necessary) but until then, you cant really miss with the stuff youre getting.
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