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    Default Ok so what do you think?

    I have been asked by a few people to enter into the Guitar Center drum-off, I honestly don't think I am even close to good enough to make it past the prelims, but I thought I would get my drum chat buddies opinion, so what do you guys think.

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    I say join and play your heart out and have fun!
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    I say the same man, go for it. Not like you'd lose anything for trying. Good luck.
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    Amen to what 32ndHB said! You've got some good skills. Even if you don't win, I think it would be a great experience for you! Even my daughter says, "Go for it, Dude!" My granddaughter would probably say it too, if she could!!
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    I'd say yes but i guess that it's easy for me to say. hehe.

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    Well what are the pros and cons of entering?
    Pros: you would gain some experience, get to show your stuff, get some feedback on your playing from some unbiased observers
    Cons: You might not make it past preliminary tryouts (no big deal there, a lot of others won't get past prelims either). Is there any fee to tryout?

    Looks to me like you should go for it unless there is so exhorbitant entry fee that you might not recoup.

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    My son's been in two of GC's Drum Off's, before they raised the age limit. He had a great time and it helped him focus on practicing. Go for it and have fun.
    Last edited by Roaddebris; 08-17-2007 at 05:27 PM.

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    Just do it man!
    A great great experience!!!
    Good luck!

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    Go For It Dude!!!!
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    I say go for it too and it will be a great experience.

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    and if you win you'll get a cool prize or something. then you can post pictures of it and make us all envious!
    Ostinato is the way to go!

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    I've been asked by a couple of the guys at my local GC to enter too, but I'm definetly not good enough to make it very far. You are a WAY better drummer than me. I say go for it!
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    My teacher is judging the local one near me and asked if I was going to do it. Whats the age limit?

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    It's 16 this year. Last year it was 18. Before that, there was no limit.

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    Hm i think you should try kev. I dont know what level anyone else is on but i know your sick at what you can do so give it a try. If even just for fun! :>
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    Go for it. I'm not even close to your skill level and I'd go, expose yourself to new experiences, win the hearts of many! XD
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    go try it man, you'll enjoy yourself. when i had been playing for half a year, i went to summik lyk tht as recommended by my tutor, but you're way better than me if other ppl r commending you go ahead.
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    go for it man. the only way to know is to try. you can always take a look at the counless drum off vids on youtube. see some of the winning performances, and decide if you can hang.

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    what exactly do you do in a drum off anyway? how does it work?
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    Thanks guys, I think I am going to pass this time, and really work on my rudiments and do it next year, when I feel more confident in my playing, I really appreciate all your imput, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazymanwithaplunger View Post
    what exactly do you do in a drum off anyway? how does it work?
    5 min. solo. place in the store, go to the regional. win the regional, go the finals...ect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pdplayer View Post
    Thanks guys, I think I am going to pass this time, and really work on my rudiments and do it next year, when I feel more confident in my playing, I really appreciate all your imput, thanks.
    thats a good choice too, I mean why go when you dont think your gonna do that well anyway, there is fear, and then there is the fact that you just wont be able to hold out that long. I agree, pound away on those rudiments, and along the way i assure you you'll learn other stuff on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazymanwithaplunger View Post
    what exactly do you do in a drum off anyway? how does it work?

    Two years ago, it was three a three minute solo. They supply the kit, obviously, which is a five piece with five or six cymbals, and they give you a few minutes to adjust it to your taste. If it's outdoors, as it was at Modesto, they mic the kit. Your judged by a panel of judges who's experiece can run from "I've seen a drum kit before" (Modesto store) to highly qualified professional recording artists (Sacramento store). The skill level at the preliminary rounds runs from total beginner to total hot shot. The wanna-be's get weeded out as the rounds progress. The national winner gets a new car and a bunch of other stuff.

    I reccomend the Drum Off for practically everyone who drums. Having a goal, like performing well in public, is a great way to motivate yourself to practice hard. Having to face the fear of being in the spotlight is also a good experience, and showing off is just plain fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pdplayer View Post
    Thanks guys, I think I am going to pass this time, and really work on my rudiments and do it next year, when I feel more confident in my playing, I really appreciate all your imput, thanks.
    Go for it man. Even if you are not ready you will gain the experience of performing under pressure. A little bit of stress and pressure is a good incentive to work harder. Competitions also have their own idiosyncrasies that you need to get accustomed if you are to join in the future. For now the goal is not winning but getting a feel of the environment. IMO, to perform well one needs to be in his comfort zone.

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    You just need to try. You never know you could end up winning! You've got nothing to lose.
    Go for it!

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