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    Hi, if you found a genie and he said you can have one wish to do with your playing, what would it be?
    Mine would be to be faster at reading or a faster left foot
    Seeing as there is a world shortage of Genies Iam willing to work on this the long way!


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    Doubles................

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    and double bass.

    I keep working on both..................
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    Phrasing
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    Foot control or more creativity with fills.
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    Honestly, I don't think I'd appriciate any skill that I didn't work for.

    That said, I also don't think I'd have the discipline to turn it down if it were offered! I'd want to have Buddy Rich's skill of having an entire song committed to memory in one listening.

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    Probably just better time keeping. I seem to rush. I love to play and just rush the tune. I need to relax and slow down.

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    Put together a simple, musical, short, interesting, drum solo.

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    Play anything that requires pedals (bass drum, high hat). Childhood paralysis and continued nerve damage means I have little strength and almost no coordination in my legs and feet. I can play slow steady beats on the bass drum, but anything other than about quarter notes, or anything other than steady beats and I just can't. So...wish I could do that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabasner View Post
    Play anything that requires pedals (bass drum, high hat). Childhood paralysis and continued nerve damage means I have little strength and almost no coordination in my legs and feet. I can play slow steady beats on the bass drum, but anything other than about quarter notes, or anything other than steady beats and I just can't. So...wish I could do that!
    I love your love of the game Curt. I hope I get to meet you and jam one day.

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    I guess for me what to improve on would be to be better at recording it. But, if you asked me if there was anything i'd ideally want to do with the drums, i'd answer to bring it to somebody who'd normally never have the oppurtunity to play them. A kit donation to an orphanage or church, maybe an organization for terminally ill. Give em a happy thought or two.
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    It's not what I could do better, it's the almost complete lack of desire TO play.

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    Make money!
    Big dittos on that !

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    Four limb independence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    It's not what I could do better, it's the almost complete lack of desire TO play.
    You know I've been in this same boat since last September. Ever since the loss of a life long friend and once band mate I've just not felt like playing much. He was a huge inspiration for me when it came to anything music and he always comes to mind when playing the kit. We met when I was 20 he was a bit older 26, he took me under his wing and got me going in the music business and was always there no mater what through the years, like an older brother. I'm trying to get motivated by learning some songs I've had on the back burner for years but something is just not there.

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    To play jazz!

    all the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridie View Post
    Hi, if you found a genie and he said you can have one wish to do with your playing, what would it be?
    Mine would be to be faster at reading or a faster left foot
    Seeing as there is a world shortage of Genies Iam willing to work on this the long way!

    there are soo many thing i want to do with my playing but if i had to wish it would be able to keep time with my left foot

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    Quote Originally Posted by NPYYZ View Post
    You know I've been in this same boat since last September. Ever since the loss of a life long friend and once band mate I've just not felt like playing much. He was a huge inspiration for me when it came to anything music and he always comes to mind when playing the kit. We met when I was 20 he was a bit older 26, he took me under his wing and got me going in the music business and was always there no mater what through the years, like an older brother. I'm trying to get motivated by learning some songs I've had on the back burner for years but something is just not there.
    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    It's not what I could do better, it's the almost complete lack of desire TO play.
    That's what happened to me with the guitar. Played semi-professionally for years. Would get up first thing in the morning with a great desire to play, get better, learn new songs etc... Kinda made me feel like something was wrong with me that I lost that desire to play.
    Now I am a drummer and that burning desire has been rekindled in me. A new direction I guess for which I am very thankful.
    I pray that both of you find new inspiration and renewed passion for your music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NikoSeven View Post
    I pray that both of you find new inspiration and renewed passion for your music.

    That is very noble and generous..............I second that prayer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NikoSeven View Post
    That's what happened to me with the guitar. Played semi-professionally for years. Would get up first thing in the morning with a great desire to play, get better, learn new songs etc... Kinda made me feel like something was wrong with me that I lost that desire to play.
    Now I am a drummer and that burning desire has been rekindled in me. A new direction I guess for which I am very thankful.
    I pray that both of you find new inspiration and renewed passion for your music.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    That is very noble and generous..............I second that prayer.


    Thank you both. I deeply appreciate your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alvanko View Post
    Probably just better time keeping. I seem to rush. I love to play and just rush the tune. I need to relax and slow down.
    Quote Originally Posted by Texdrumr View Post
    Put together a simple, musical, short, interesting, drum solo.
    ^^^ These would be my 2 desires as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by cabasner View Post
    Play anything that requires pedals (bass drum, high hat). Childhood paralysis and continued nerve damage means I have little strength and almost no coordination in my legs and feet. I can play slow steady beats on the bass drum, but anything other than about quarter notes, or anything other than steady beats and I just can't. So...wish I could do that!
    Keep the faith, brother! If you can just play straight 1/4 notes, but play them solid & steady, your actually in a position to play anything. I would take that over fancy but not-so-steady bass beats ANY day.

    Quote Originally Posted by NikoSeven View Post
    That's what happened to me with the guitar. Played semi-professionally for years. Would get up first thing in the morning with a great desire to play, get better, learn new songs etc... Kinda made me feel like something was wrong with me that I lost that desire to play.
    Now I am a drummer and that burning desire has been rekindled in me. A new direction I guess for which I am very thankful.
    I pray that both of you find new inspiration and renewed passion for your music.
    I agree. The best thing I ever did to renew my drumming desires was to learn guitar. It made me appreciate the mediocre drum skills I have developed and made me more passionate about music itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mottster View Post
    Honestly, I don't think I'd appriciate any skill that I didn't work for.

    That said, I also don't think I'd have the discipline to turn it down if it were offered! I'd want to have Buddy Rich's skill of having an entire song committed to memory in one listening.
    Better yet, Buddy Rich's skill - period!

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    I actually wish I could go back in time so I wouldn't bust my arm and I could keep playing like I use to :(
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    Be able to have more independence with the left side of my body

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