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    Re: From a bass player's perspective. . .

    I agree. For lots of songs I think it is important for the bass to hit the 1 note at beat 1 of each measure. Some bass players do not seem to know that.

    Bass may seem simple but it's not. Another...
  2. Re: I've become really frustrated the past couple of days...

    Try studying something different. Sometimes change is good.

    One reason that I like playing along with recordings is it makes me feel like I can play lots of songs, like I've accomplished something.
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    Re: Buying new hoops for drum kit on hold.

    That's a sad story. Was she depressed?
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    Re: Have a good laugh at my expense...

    That might be a good look at a gig. Just wear hand cuffs on one hand though so they don't get too much in the way. Prepare a good story "Hey I just escaped from the cops, don't tell anybody". I...
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    Re: From a bass player's perspective. . .

    It's not that easy finding a bass player that I like. Lots of people play bass, but I want somebody that reinforces music phrases, not just plays root and 5th.
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    Re: For You Vinyl-Loving Narcissists

    I did a gig and had to quit early because they wanted to use the place for a ceremony. They scattered somebody’s ashes on the water and threw flowers on top.
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    Re: Your opinion on backing tracks?

    Your guitar player can't stomp on one of his/her boxes and make organ or sax sounds?
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    Re: 1994 Tama refinishing

    Looks pretty nice. I think you'll get lots of compliments if you decide to take it out.
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    Re: Best Starter Electronic Drumkit?

    I'm trying to follow forum rules.

    Try searching "digital percussion".
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    Re: Best Starter Electronic Drumkit?

    Search for compact digital drum kits. They sound more like drum kits and are small enough for travel.
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    Re: Playing out and Trying out

    It's a whole different experience jamming with other musicians. You should do it.
  12. Thread: No worries

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    Re: No worries

    You left a bad situation and that is good. New band is more promising.
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    Re: pick of the litter

    I bought a Behringer B208d powered speaker for a PA system. It only has an 8 inch speaker. But it sounds very good. I'm very happy with it, been using it for 4 years now.
  14. Thread: Cirith Ungol

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    Re: Cirith Ungol

    Are you guys going on tour again?
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    Re: RIP Keith Emmerson

    I too admire Keith Emerson's work. Sad to read that he is gone. RIP
  16. Thread: Worst Night Ever

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    Re: Worst Night Ever

    Wow lots of bad things happening. Maybe next time will be better.
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    Re: Got a part time gig

    Those can be nice gigs. I'm not so sure about weddings. Anyway you did good and I'm glad to see that one thing is leading to another.
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    Re: Congrats to Bridie for breaking 500 posts!

    Yay Bridie!
  19. Thread: Helpful Quotes

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    Re: Helpful Quotes

    If you don't have debt then it's hard to go broke.
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    Re: Drums in the apartment

    It takes years to get good on drums. Maybe use mesh heads or pads (clothes) to muffle the sound. I'd take a snare drum and hi hat to a park and practice there for awhile.
  21. Thread: Just married!

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    Re: Just married!

    Ha! Great picture. I wish you both well.
  22. Thread: First Tattoo!

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    Re: First Tattoo!

    How much did it cost?
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    Re: Hi-hat stands around $100?

    For blues and jazz an inexpensive hi hat stand might work. The two leg models fit better on the floor.
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    Re: my posts not showing up?

    I can read threads that you started back in September or November 2015 but not the threads you posted yesterday.
  25. Thread: AAXplosion hats

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    Re: AAXplosion hats

    That bell looks so strange.
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