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Post Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:57 pm

Do you play any other instruments or just drums? Does it help your drumming if you're playing another instrument?
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Post Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:59 pm

I play a little bit keyboards and it definitaly helps my drumming - I am able to think more about the whole song not just my part
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Post Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:14 am

i started playing piano before drums, and STILL play it - been about 7 years now, and i also play a bit of guitar. it helps ALOT with sight reading and things for dums
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Post Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:07 am

seems I need to learn to play another instrument :)
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Post Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:46 am

I play a little bit of guitar and piano, after i started to learn the drums, i realised how much knowing about other different instruments helps with your own playing and its good to be able to play more than one instrument
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:38 am

besides drums i play piano, guitar, bass, violen slightly. it really helps when i'm jamming with my buddies, i can really predict where the song is going and just instinctively know the right transitions.
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:33 am

i also play guitar, bass, piano, i arrange, produce, and engineer.
i started on guitar so bass was easy. piano from an early age as well. having started on these instruments has helped my musical outlook as a drummer greatly. in the end though, if you feel and understand the beat you don't have to play any other instruments. although, piano is a great tool to have in your arsenal!
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:51 am

I can play little guitar- I mean, I know how it works, so I can tell my guitarist to make the chord one octave higher or lower etc. I'd like to learn how to play bass, but all my money& time goes to drums.
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:24 am

I own a keyboard and guitar...

would love to learn them! LOL

I want to be able to put some shit down cuz i`ve got 1000`s of melodies stuck in my head that don`t sound like much when i play them on my kit.

I`ve started to give my lead guitarist some drum lessons. It`s the best idea ever! He now appreciates the job I do behind my wall of sound. He had no idea how "hard" it was. He says everything I play, I make it look super easy, almost like I`m bored playing. He now says he realizes I`m anything but. He doesn`t know how I`m able to use all 4 limbs simualtaneously! I luv it!

He`s gonna teach me how to use my keyboards ang guitar!

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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:43 am

Demented Drummer wrote:I want to be able to put some shit down cuz i`ve got 1000`s of melodies stuck in my head that don`t sound like much when i play them on my kit.

The feeling is mutual :D
I have many bass patterns etc in my head when I'm rehearsing with my band but since I don't know all the sounds,chords etc I just don't know how to convey my ideas to the rest of the band... I feel like mute :roll:
So I've decided to buy me a midi controler and learn all about that stuff through playing/composing in Reason 3.0 :)
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:50 am

I can play piano, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:01 am

Woaw you guys are pretty all around musicians. I'm planning on learning the guitar ... as I had 2 years of piano lessons which kinda scarred me to death :p
So piano not being for me, I figured that learning to play the guitar would help me understand better what a guitar player has to go through during a song and thus maybe interact with him/her better !

But I'm not there yet ;)
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:25 am

Actually, I started playing the trumpet in the 3rd grade. This continued for a short 3 year period and my interests started turning towards percussion. After playing on a drum kit for the 1st time I was hooked. Recently though I have started playing bass guitar as well. I play the skins as primary but since our bass player is like my left wheel i figured that it would not hurt to learn how to play bass as well. It really opened my eyes and helps the tempos and rythyms flow easier. Peace.
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:29 am

I have played Bass Guitar off and on for about 15 years. I am good enough to be in a band if I wanted but I love the drums too much.

I can play Alto Sax but I would need some practice before attempting to play live with it.

I know much more guitar in my head than I can play with my hands, thats why I play Bass instead, I have big fingers and I just cannot keep them from hitting more than one string.

I can sing fairly well too. Its just doing while i am playing at the same time that is the challange right now. :lol:
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:32 am

I play guitar, bass and keys. I started on drums and it's my first love. I am very happy to say that since learning the guitar, my tuning on the drums has improved immensely, and my playing is much more musical. Also, I would not have picked up on guitar nearly as quickly as I did if not for the fact that I was already a drummer and had rhythm down. Two handed finger tapping on a guitar?? Piece of cake. It's just DRUMMING different patterns on the fret board. If you have a musical ear you can learn where to move it around.
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