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Old 12-07-2008, 07:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Angel's you seem to know what you're talking about, in addition to MSPaint (but i heard his opinion). I appreciate all your help btw, and that goes for both of you equally.

Anyway, Angel, is there any defining arguments AGAINST me starting with an electronic drum kit? The positives seem to correlate directly with the reasons my parents wouldn't let me get an acoustic kit in the first place, which is why I'm leaning heavily towards that option.

EDIT: Thanks a lot for the clarification on reading that type of notation. I'm new at this, so it's probably going to take me awhile to get the ins and outs of it hahaha. That makes sense, and if I get it I'm sure I'll fit that in for practice eventually.

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Old 12-07-2008, 07:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Nope, an electronic drum kit is a great way to start out. The only negative part is an acoustic drum kit sounds much better, but an electronic drum kit is just as good for practicing. Go for it.

edit: MS, why am I disturbed? Reading online drum tablature is a great skill to have, and I just don't want this guy to waste money/time with potentially bad drum books. Plus, having to relearn everything sucks, which I say from experience.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Alright, awesome. I just didn't want to end up having invested a large amount of practice time in an electronic drum kit and then however many months/whatever down the road figure out playing an acoustic is effectively a completely different instrument.

Are most teachers going to be ok with me having an electric set, and will they have me practice on an acoustic while im at lessons?

haha this is the last question, sorry. Appreciate all your help.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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They feel a little different. And you can't be as expressive with the drums. But if you can play an electric drum set, you can play an acoustic drum set.

It depends on the teacher. They should be fine with you practicing on an electric set -- I wouldn't see why they wouldn't be. However, the teacher might only have acoustic drum sets. It's good for you to practice on an acoustic drum set at the lesson, though, so you can see the similarities and differences between the two.

And you know that electric drum kits are a bit more expensive, right?
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yes, i've looked through prices. I think that assuming I'm willing to chip in some percentage of it, my parents will be ok with sharing the cost for a Christmas present. That's what I'm banking on at least.

I just know that theres no way I'm getting an acoustic, my dad and noise don't go hand in hand unless the noise is being made by him or his TV.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:17 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Haha, yeah. Especially since you'll just be starting out. It's generally tolerable if you're already a drum expert and can always hold a beat...but when you're just learning... :P

Also, I think that since you won't have to worry about noise, it'll be better for practicing -- you can take risks with the drum set without anyone hearing and going "wtf?"

Good luck with it ^_^
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:20 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks man, will do Hopefully all will go well and starting around Christmas you'll be seeing me hang around more, hahaha.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Not a man, but you're welcome ^_^
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