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Old 06-29-2010, 05:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hello from Portland, Oregon.

I am new to this forum as you can tell, and I came here to talk about music and seek help with my drumming. I just got a First Act drum set, 5 piece, and thought what better to get started than to join a music/instrument community. I haven't really played the drum set yet because I have no idea what I'm doing. I have always wanted to get into drums, and I finally am. I am into the Rock/Metal/Screamo genre of music, and would like to play that genre too, maybe some other songs in other genres. Some of my favorite bands are:

Attack Attack!
Of Mice & Men (No not the book.)
Protest the Hero
We Came as Romans
Rancid
The Melvins
Genghis Tron

So anyways, if anyone has any equipment tips, technique tips, or anything else like that.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome! I'm a drummer too so I'd be happy to try and help if you have any questions, feel free to PM me.

Most of the bands you mentioned are the kind that I've heard of but never really got round to trying haha, I'll be sure to give them a listen.

In terms of general drumming tips, I'd say take it slow. Everything will come much quicker and more naturally if you really take your time on the basics, and try to learn using songs you like; for example, if you're learning ghost notes try to learn them using a song you like with a lot of ghost notes. I find I learn much quicker if I enjoy it and have a goal in mind (i.e. to be able to play the song).
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