Singing Drummers, Anyone?

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dedrummervanrolf
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Post Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:21 am

yeah, I do backing vocals in my band, not that much, but i find it's really good for your coördination to keep your head and hands so separate.

as for mic set-ups..I use a boomstand, as far as possible to my left, with the arm horizontal towards my mouth, just so close it doesn't get in my way.. I kinda like to swing my head around when playing loud music:D

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Hamlin
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Post Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:34 am

I *sang* Vampira by Devin Townsend with my band because my guitarists are shy. My voice isn't great by any stretch but the part was easy enough.

*I can't sing; it's more like <i>vocals</i> with slight pitch variations.

At any rate, I think singing while drumming in very fun.
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Post Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:36 am

We hung the mic from pipes on the ceiling. It worked extremely well.
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Post Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:06 am

they have a great article on singing drummers in the latest drum magazine.
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:03 pm

started off singing backing vocals progressing to lead on some songs although i think it pisses the lead/guitar singers off specially when an invisible voice (head obscured by my 16"Acustom crash) appears in the middle of the set !,enjoy the singing though and think i'm at a stage where it dos'nt affect my timing .
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:08 pm

I can sing or backup while playing drums. But, I prefer to just play drums. That way I can concentrate on my rythm..
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:32 pm

aaron gillespie - underoath

francis mark - fata

brandon saller - atreyu

ha, all three of my influences. good stuff, good vocals good drummmss

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Post Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:16 pm

Morgan Rose's vocal parts are getting constantly lengthier, I wish to do backing vocals like him or even lead vocals one day.
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:03 pm

I don't do any type of singing in my band due to the fact my singing voice is nothing better than a dying cat's meows. However when I was taking lessons my teacher devoted a good month or so to teaching me how to talk while playing so I could communicate with my other band members or him while jamming and trading fours. He would have me play and then ask me simply answered questions like, "How's the weather?" - "What kind of kit are you playing" etc. etc. then we moved on to full conversations eventually. It was neat and complicated at the same time. Props to all of you who can do it and do it well!
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Post Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:18 am

for about four years i took care of lead vocals and drums in my band. eventually we started writing more complex songs and i felt i couldn't live up to my potential as a drummer while still splitting my focus between drums and vocals. i still do a lot of backup singing and harmonies (usually the higher parts).
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Post Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:40 pm

i sometimes, but its mostly backin shouts, like single words... it puts me off tho

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Post Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:21 pm

Defiantely Don Henley with the Eagles ,Phil Collins with Genesis,Mike Portnoy with Dream Theater, and the new guy with Journey can't remember his name (Deen)played with Bad English all very notable singers and drummers
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Post Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:12 pm

I think Atreyu's drummer sings or just sing back up voacls