Music playing whilst drumming

Do you listen to music while drumming?

  • Yes - All the time!

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  • Yes - Sometimes

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  • No - I practice naturally

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  • No - I practice with a click

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  • I do all/most of the above

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Scott_Hurford

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Do u always play to your mp3, cd player? etc...
or are u always playing your own stuff?

i wanna know how ppl go about playing the drums
 

Dale

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Lately all my drum practice has been technical, played to a click. Only because I am working on specific things.

Percussion tends to be more open right now and I play either new patterns to a click or with music. It depends on the instrument I'm playing.
 

Jamell

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I have special noise cancelation head phones that have a click track built into them that play music, it doesnt hurt my ears and I cant hear anything outside of the headphones, so I do that, or if i just want to play with a click without music, i just dont plug them in, they are really rad!
-Tommy
 

grimey mike

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Jamell":22b3x517 said:
I have special noise cancelation head phones that have a click track built into them that play music, it doesnt hurt my ears and I cant hear anything outside of the headphones, so I do that, or if i just want to play with a click without music, i just dont plug them in, they are really rad!
-Tommy
i want something like that, but i cant find a company that make em, where are yours from? at the moment i just have to turn it it real lould, with ear things in!

i sometimes listen to music, if i just wanna have a bit of fun, and it does help keep in time with other musicans, but cant do it all the time.
 

Jamell

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If you go to guitar center and ask for Metraphones they have some in there, they are very expensive at guitar center but some range from 40-120 $, I went to go buy a new pair yesterday because the ones I have aren't too comftorable for me, they are the ones you put in your ear, and not over, personally the more bulky ones that you put over your ears and head are alot better then the small ear buds because the sound does effect your ear drum you just cant tell.
-Tommy
 

grimey mike

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yer i prefer the big over ear headphones, i have some, but they arnt noise cancallation ones, so its hard to hear the music over the drums! ha!

mike
 

Jamell

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Well, like I said, just go check some out at guitar center, if you dont care about click, go to a raidoshack or walmart and look at their head phones that have noise cancelation, make sure they take batteries, because those also boost the bass in the music as well as completely cancle the sound, I use them in school so I cant hear the teacher, but anyway, haha.
-Tommy
 

grimey mike

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haha! i should have thought about that in school! ill scheck out some shops, see whats out there. cheers for that man!

mike
 

Waylon

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I do all kinds of things depending on what I am working on. I play to a metronome playing the rudiments, occassionally I go back to that to recharge my timing. Most of the time though I am required to learn either cover songs or more often demos of songs my guitar player has written. I use the metrophones and they are great. So, I am either figuring out some other drummers part or making up my own. If you don't have the drum chart for the covers, which most often you don't, then you have to rely on your ears or maybe a DVD of the drummer actually playing the part.
So, 90% of the time I am playing along with a track, creating and or learning drum parts. That's also what I have my students do as well. It's really good for ear development as you must listen closely.
Even then you may only be apporoximating the part, or maybe come up w/ your own thing that you like better and it still works well in the song. I could talk drums forever.
Later
Scott
 
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