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    Hi All, Thought i'd say hello, I'm new to playing drums, i'm in a band "Loaded Revolver" and used to play guitar in it untill we got messed around buy that many drummers that i decided to learn them myself, and it's so much fun, i've picked it up really quickly and can play beats to all the songs we do and they pass ok, just need to practice on the fills, maybe a bit eaiser to learn for me as i've got the rhythm already form my guitar days, i'm also having lessons just to help me out with the fills as i don't want the band to take a back step, got a gig in feb. Any advice would be Appreciated to help me on my way. Cheers Mark

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    Welcome to Drum Chat Mark!

    You're not the only one to make the transition from strings to tubs. We've got Bassistlearningdrums with us, and he is absolutely loving the drums as well. I've actually got more time on the guitar than I do on the drums at this point, and I'm lovin' the drums too.

    Since you're working with a teacher, you've already made a really positive step. The only thing I would suggest as you head down this road is whenever you encounter something that's challenging, just take it slow and get the rhythm right, then gradually speed it up. As you said, your working knowledge of rhythms will help quite a bit, although the time will most likely come when you will meet a real challenge. Just like when you first picked up a guitar and couldn't make your finger go on the fretboard where you wanted them, you will face some challenges just because your 4 limbs have to learn what to do when. It's all about muscle memory, and it will come with repitition.

    I hope you'll hang out with us when you can. We'll be happy to encourage you, and answer any questions that you have. This is a great place for that! Wait'll you meet the rest of the folks!
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    Practice your fills with a metronome so that you don't speed up or slow down when you play them. That is a big problem usually for new drummers in playing a fill in time to the groove and maintaining the exact speed needed.

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    welcome Mark! you'll really enjoy it here. I am a guitarist who also plays drums, hence the name parttimedrummer

    You;'ll find many helpful folks in this forum with a wide range of knowledge, which will further enhance your skills.

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    welcome! if you dont have a drumset home, arrange some books on a chair like i do its good for practicing fills, im not joking lol

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    yeah i have a kit, mapex m-birch in black, sounds and looks the business. i love playing the drums, can not wait till our Gig in Feb, i'm the sort of Extravagant Showman sort of player , guess it comes from how i play the guitar, i like to get really into it, put in a performance. and i guess being a drummer it's eaiser to get into different bands as where i live it's so so hard to get a drummer and keep one.

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    ^hah i think its the same everywhere, drummers being uncommon that is

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastor_bob View Post
    Welcome to Drum Chat Mark!

    You're not the only one to make the transition from strings to tubs!
    Hey Don`t forget about me! heheh! >>>

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    Hey Mex! Haven't seen ya in a while. Hope everything is going well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markthechuck View Post
    i'm the sort of Extravagant Showman sort of player , guess it comes from how i play the guitar, i like to get really into it, put in a performance.
    Mark, if you like the role of extravagant drummer, you'll have to check out this vid out! It's become a cult classic around here!

    Korean Drummer Steals Show

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZfVfyR5F1E
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    Check out Moonie as well for performance tips. He was a great drummer.
    You made a good choice by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastor_bob View Post
    Mark, if you like the role of extravagant drummer, you'll have to check out this vid out! It's become a cult classic around here!

    Korean Drummer Steals Show

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZfVfyR5F1E
    HAHAHA

    PB, that's my first time seeing that. HILARIOUS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastor_bob View Post
    Mark, if you like the role of extravagant drummer, you'll have to check out this vid out! It's become a cult classic around here!

    Korean Drummer Steals Show

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZfVfyR5F1E
    LOL

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    Hey, Mark, welcome to DrumChat.

    I think you are a member over at Guitar Noise if I'm not mistaken.
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    that's correct from Guitar Noise..

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    Welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    Hey, Mark, welcome to DrumChat.

    I think you are a member over at Guitar Noise if I'm not mistaken.
    And just exactly what is a man who owns one of every drum set ever made doing hanging around on a guitar forum???? HUH????
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    Quote Originally Posted by markthechuck View Post
    yeah i have a kit, mapex m-birch in black, sounds and looks the business. i love playing the drums, can not wait till our Gig in Feb, i'm the sort of Extravagant Showman sort of player , guess it comes from how i play the guitar, i like to get really into it, put in a performance. and i guess being a drummer it's eaiser to get into different bands as where i live it's so so hard to get a drummer and keep one.
    Hey Mark!! welcome to our sandbox!! You are among a good sized handful of drummers from across the pond that post regularly here..and you Play Mapex M birch! A few of us on this forum as well! Welcome mate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markthechuck View Post
    Hi All, Thought i'd say hello, I'm new to playing drums, i'm in a band "Loaded Revolver" and used to play guitar in it untill we got messed around buy that many drummers that i decided to learn them myself, and it's so much fun, i've picked it up really quickly and can play beats to all the songs we do and they pass ok, just need to practice on the fills, maybe a bit eaiser to learn for me as i've got the rhythm already form my guitar days, i'm also having lessons just to help me out with the fills as i don't want the band to take a back step, got a gig in feb. Any advice would be Appreciated to help me on my way. Cheers Mark
    Welcome mate from a fellow Brit....

    Quote Originally Posted by pastor_bob View Post
    Mark, if you like the role of extravagant drummer, you'll have to check out this vid out! It's become a cult classic around here!

    Korean Drummer Steals Show

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZfVfyR5F1E
    I have seen that one before - very funny! He looks like the little bloke from
    (if memory serves me correctly) Fantasy Island!

    Quote Originally Posted by Norske View Post
    And just exactly what is a man who owns one of every drum set ever made doing hanging around on a guitar forum???? HUH????
    Maybe Bish has 10 guitars as well??
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    Quote Originally Posted by markthechuck View Post
    yeah i have a kit, mapex m-birch in black, sounds and looks the business. i love playing the drums, can not wait till our Gig in Feb, i'm the sort of Extravagant Showman sort of player , guess it comes from how i play the guitar, i like to get really into it, put in a performance. and i guess being a drummer it's eaiser to get into different bands as where i live it's so so hard to get a drummer and keep one.
    Oh man!!! another ex axe thrasher!! If you really want to be the extravagant shomwan why dont ya learn to play some double kick patterns while throwing in a Keytar solo, that would be really coooooooool.

    hey drummers, I think there is a sub plot here, underground axe thrashers trying to infiltrate drum forums, to see what makes us tick?!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by ratmycue View Post
    hey drummers, I think there is a sub plot here, underground axe thrashers trying to infiltrate drum forums, to see what makes us tick?!!!
    Don't be a hater.

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    Welcome Mark!! As a bassist, I think you will really LOVE the Drums!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin View Post
    Maybe Bish has 10 guitars as well??
    Ha!!!

    I used to. I am down to 6 now...oh and that does include a bass.
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