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Fast Lane Pablo

USA

May 29th, 2014 04:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I took some drum lessons when I was 12 in summer school. Now a gazillion years later, I've decided to at least learn how to back a singer-songwriter at a jam. I have a kick, snare and hi hat and a cymbal or two.

Should I concentrate on the snare for a while before I incorporate the other drums, or should I approach it as a kit? I'm going to take some lessons, but I want to make sure I have some solid fundimentals. Thoughts?

Lazmo

Australia

Jul 7th, 2014 10:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fast Lane Pablo… “a kick, snare and hi hat and a cymbal or two” is all you need to back a singer-songwriter at a jam… in fact it is all I have used at my last fifty gigs or so as for this type of gig I couldn’t be bothered lugging my main kit and the lack of toms turns me into a tasteful player… :-)

Definitely get lessons, but I would do so from a drumset perspective… hands and feet, not just snaredrum.

Sorry it took me so long to respond…





Hammond101
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So. Cal. USA

Jul 11th, 2014 03:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You might pick up a book of rudiments and work on that too. Sticking is important if you want to regain some speed.

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