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    which ones do you play/ want to be able to play

    me personally I want to be able to play quitly and very techincal, I hate playing loud, for the most part.

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    Lafirin, I agree that I don't want to just play loud, but I also don't want to play soft either. I want people to say that I played in a volume that was exactly what was right for the song.

    When I listen to the music of the '60's and '70's, I am impressed with the range of drumming that I hear. Everything from soft ballads to hard driving "Acid Rock." I want to be able to play both.
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    dude me too! i want people to say that exact thing, we have the same dreams :O!

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    Cool! Drummer says that playing for the song is what is important. I think this fits that ideal.
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    seems to me alot of drummers like to play loud and hard, which is fine, but i wanna have alot of range to my playing.

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    Loud and hard here!

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    Cool playin' hard or playin' soft

    When I first began playing with my church's guitar group, I was a little more timid and tentative than I am now (yeah, sounds hard to believe!), and the group leader only half-kiddingly commented, "You can never play too loud."

    But, as drummer pointed out--and man, he nailed it!--playing for the song is the goal. On a gospel-flavored song (such as "Soon and Very Soon") it's not only cool to tear up the congas, it fits the beat and the feel of that tune. On a slower, more contemplative song, such as "On Eagle's Wings," the percussion takes a back seat and enhances the tempo.

    It's part of the learning process, Lafirin--there are times you want to rock out on the drums, and there are times where, as the old commercial once put it, "if you want to get their attention, whisper." Sometimes you use the 7Bs, sometimes you use the brushes...
    keep the beat goin' ... Don't keep it to yourself!

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    That is almsot the exact thing that happend to our old drummer at our church. (hes gone to university now) but at first he was very timid and then after about a year he started playing with a bit more Umph i guess you could say. I guess we get all caught up all these minor details and the truth of the matter is, where all going to learn it eventually, i think thats my problem, getting caught up in the little things of drummin.

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    I'm guilty of being a caveman. But then again, I only really play to music where that is appropriate. Why? That's what I love.

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    I'm going to just say a few things:
    1) Manowar: Gods of War (2007)
    2) Play the timpani parts on my toms.
    3) You now have the dynamic ability of Neil Peart.

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    I'd like to play with Dynamics. To be able to move elegantly from subtle, softer riffs into ear bleeding metal drumming. Much like Opeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellsbells58 View Post
    Much like Opeth.

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    SUPERB BAND! But only when the singer doesnt growl/cough/vomit. I hate growling. LEARN TO SING INSTEAD! A realy good voice is MUCH more dnamicīand impressive than growling. (to my ears)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnysimmo View Post
    SUPERB BAND! But only when the singer doesnt growl/cough/vomit. I hate growling. LEARN TO SING INSTEAD! A realy good voice is MUCH more dnamicīand impressive than growling. (to my ears)

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    HAHAHA! Nice one!

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    Truth is, singing is the rarest of talents (IMO).

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    Yes. Anyone can learn to sing to a certain degree, but a truly beutiful vouce is a rare, fantastic talent.

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    I can't sing worth a crap........ LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lafirin View Post
    which ones do you play/ want to be able to play

    me personally I want to be able to play quitly and very techincal, I hate playing loud, for the most part.
    I am with you Laf, it is already more technical just playing softer or quiter, it is so much more difficult to play softer or quiter than hard and heavy, playing softer does not allow for mistakes, playing harder and louder leaves the door wide open, I actually just went down to a 7A stick just for this reason.

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    I try to kinda play both so just fits in perfect....... but that usually does'nt happen lol
    people say drums is a matter of life and death it aint ........ its more than that!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pdplayer View Post
    I am with you Laf, it is already more technical just playing softer or quiter, it is so much more difficult to play softer or quiter than hard and heavy, playing softer does not allow for mistakes, playing harder and louder leaves the door wide open, I actually just went down to a 7A stick just for this reason.
    Quote Originally Posted by hellsbells58 View Post
    I'd like to play with Dynamics. To be able to move elegantly from subtle, softer riffs into ear bleeding metal drumming. Much like Opeth.

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    im with yeah HB, mabye not with the same genre, but id love to have great dynamic to my playing.

    and PD, i totally agree, playing loud is like playing an electric guitar with distortion, you can mess up but nobdy will notice that much, but if you play quit its like an acoustic guitar, you gotta be bang on. (not on dissing heavy hitters)

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    Why not be loud and technical?

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    that works too, you can be quit and loud, and be technical. I didnt wanna sound like you could only be technical by being quite, thats absolutely not the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shazane View Post
    Why not be loud and technical?
    You absolutely can, I just think it is more difficult to play quite and technical, then loud and technical, just my thought.

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    Play it hard. Play it fast. I do love messing with dynamics, but when I'm just jamming, it's simply time to piss the neighbours off.
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    You've got to vary it. When I play for my band, for the genre I play, I need to play hard. And most of the time when I'm not playing for my band I play hard. But when I do fills I like to quieten (sorry about spelling) down and try and get in accents make sure I'm playing the right rudiments.

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