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Why the fuck aren't you practicing right now? How the fuck are you going to call yourself pratician if you can't play a fucking note.
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First, I can play a fucking note

Second, I'm not a pratician, I'm a patrician.

Third, I made three shitty edm albums back in the day so I've got that going for me.
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I need to get myself a digital recorder so I can make my demo tape

on a side note why are they still called demo tapes and mix tapes if there aren't anymore tapes involved?
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Tried to play an instrument before and it didn't sound good and was really hard so I've never tried again.
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>>61915878
Well mate that's the point of practicing. You spend literally thousands of hours playing to get decent. Then you get gigs. Then you travel. Then you make a little bit of money and die a fufilled life of music.
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how do I sing
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>>61915969
Practice.
Learn breathing exercises. You can YouTube that.
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>>61915738
Already practiced earlier, need to practice more.

Fucking /mu/.
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Piano is too hard
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i have a migraine and fuck playing drums with that shit
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Good band for beginning bass?
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>>61915738
dude ive made 38 tracks since the last two months i dont fucking need practise i need fun ideas. being an autistic cunt about practising is only gonna decrease my production rate.
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>>61916079
R U S H
U
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>>61916002
how do I sing high
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>>61915738
How do you make your drums sound good? There are always a bunch of shit sounding overtones mine make that you never hear on albums
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I gave up and decided to become a soundcloud trap/future funk producer
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>>61916098
its just like singing sober
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because my roomate lost his keys so he needs mine and they have the one to the room where my drums are set up and i'm not really in the mood to get locked out of the apartment building at 10pm in -10 and 30km winds
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>>61916054
8 hours a day baby.

>>61916065
Pussy.

>>61916083
No, practice will allow the technical facility for new ideas.

>>61916105
You can get good mics or dampen what is ringing over. Duct tape + a cotton cloth in common on drum heads. Duct tape on cymbals is also common for drier sustain and cuts out some of the overtones. Experiment with dampening. >>61916108
It'll never happen if you give up.
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But I am anon. I'm listening to a class on synthesizers
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>>61916225
look all there is to producing music is editing samples and setting BPM if you got that you can produce endless amounts of shit rest is there just so you can feel fancy about it. technical facility my ass years spend in engineering is years wasted since after all the thought put into the work your final ideas will be super simple layering and easily replicated by anyone anywhere. even with fruity loops after 10 days of tutorials.
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>>61916139
shit...that made me laugh I fell into that one, you witty motherfucker
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>>61916288
All my beats come from playing drums. I'll then either write music around it or find something that'll compliment it and tweak it. At least for me, that's how that process works. I also just like going to random jam session and sitting in on drums and kicking ass. Production doesn't do that for me.
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>>61915738
cause i got a show later and im getting high to prepare
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I WALKED BOB DYLAN UP ON STAGE

WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU?
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>>61915738
damn u got me op
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Because I have work, like a true capitalist.
You are banging on your drums and I am banging your woman after work.
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>>61916502
Montie, you are underage and get no pussy, stop, you work a minimum wage job and it's probably your first, family.
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>>61916523
Not true by the way
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>>61916434
you could kinda just record the next EP live without editing and call it a day zoz. just a matter of thinkin up the notes to play before execution
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I don't really enjoy playing the piano anymore. Only reason I don't quit is that my piano teacher just never fucking retires.
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>>61916446
Ahh I love that preshow bowl. Good luck friend.
>>61916502
>wage slave
>bangin my girl
Toppest of keks
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>>61916557
Interesting. I'll have to figure that out soon.
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i learned to play fool in the rain on drums this week. not hard once you get it.
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>>61916914
I learned how to play it on keyboard it sounded a lot harder than it really is
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for all the drumfags

I'm working out of reeds syncopation book page 38 and working on giving the correct amount of space on slow tempos. I started at 120 bpm and have worked my way down every two or three reps depending on how clean they were and then would sibtract minus 5 from the tempo. I'm about to do 50bpm twice through then down to 45 and I'll probably stop at 30bpm then play the head with my bass drum foot from 30bpm all the way back up to 120. It takes a long time but god damn does your time improve when you work it back up.
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>>61916434
let's see
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>>61916914
That was the first drum beat I ever learned. I actually base a lot of my busier math rock stuff on the section where bonham plays the ride. Instead of quarter note triplets I'll just play time in triplets following the bass drum with the ride hand like so.

|:r l r l r r L r l r l r :||
Upper case is rim shot.
Start at slow tempo and work up.
Throw in some extra random paradidles for extra fancy shit.
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>>61916982
Should I just wish that my workstation magically appear in front of me or..?
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>>61916914
Ii'm still having trouble keeping my fast doubles on my kick drum clean, but I whip this one out all the time when I'm jamming with new people. It's always killer when someone knows the riff
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>>61917250
Play your doubles slow. You're doing yourself a great disservice if you don't!
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>>61917044
thats cool man - thanks
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>>61916079
>pixies
>beatles
>any indie bands like weezer, pavement or dino jr
>joy division
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>>61917249
alright then, you untalented faggot
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>>61917798
What's the matter bby? Where's your music? Talk about talentless hacks.
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>>61915738
At work. Im not some deadbeat who leeches from society. Gonna practice my scales when i get home in 2 hours.
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>>61917798
If I were untalented I wouldn't have access to the drums and practice room I'm sitting in at this very moment.
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>>61915738
Because I'm about to get some fresh air, smoke a bowl, shower and then practice some more! Practicing and composing are important to any musicians life if they wanna make it their profession.
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I am
Fuck off

>>61916098
Learn to relax your neck muscles.
Put your hand on your neck as you sing to see if you're tensing them up at all.
After that, you just need to practice to hit the proper notes.
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Are you at UT Austin by any chance?
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>be me
>can't play because neighbors complain
>buy drums mutes
>they fuck up the sound of the kit
>Literally0 fun
Just end my life
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>>61918373
Time to go live in a cave.
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>>61918546
I'm hating this instrument since day one. I really can't enjoy it. I hate those exercise. Hours and hours of exercises and i'm not even "ok tier". Fuck me
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>>61918373
I used to be in that same situation. Except I made the best out of those muted drums. Even if it isn't playing on the skins, you're still developing the motions and muscles required to play the instrument. I'd strongly encourage you to play on your muted set a lot more. My best friend is a killer drummer, far better than I and it was because of a practice pad set/muted drums. Ghetto rigged with 5 t-shirts put over the cymbals for kill the sound, lots of tape and foam. Etc.

>>61918231
Yeah
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>>61918584
Practicing sucks. But you have to trust your bodies innate ability to learn. Especially with drums, it's all muscle memory.
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>>61918587
Also neal peart did the same thing. He started with some magazines. there's another major problem: There are too many exercises.
How can i practice equally
Flams
Accents
Paradiddles and so on and so on
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>>61915738
because it's almost 00:00hs and i live in a flat, also i've played on the evening
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>>61918687
You take them one at a time. It seems overwhelming but you just have to pick a spot and go.
If you go to snarescience.cum you'll find exercises on flams, bucks (accents), paradidles, and more. The key is starting slow and actually focusing on what you're doing. I have a hard time focusing so what my drum teacher recommended I do was sit at the drums and play one thing with no variation for ten minutes straight. It's a tough challenge but I can already focus for longer periods of time because of that one exercise.
Drumming is a life long journey, it's not going to come over night. Check out Mike Mitchell, 21 years old, incredible drummer with well over 17k hours practiced. That's the secret. Lots and lots of practice. The more you play the better you'll get.
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>>61916105
wear earplugs or muffs
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how do you know i'm not practicing right now?
I practice like 3-4 hours a day, pretty much all my free time. I'm entitled to do at least a few minutes worth of shitposting on /mu
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I'm a hobby drummer and an electric drum set was hands down the best purchase of my whole life. I practice at night all the fucking time. it does send some vibrations through the floor but luckily im on the ground level
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>>61918813
Thanks senpai, tomorrow i'll pick my sticks with a new filosophy.
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>>61915738
But anon I am practicing right now. I make most of my money from teaching guitar. Get on my level plebs.
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>>61918933
>7 string
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>>61916572
>I don't really enjoy playing the piano anymore.
same here. I took lessons for 16 years and i've been on my own for 5 years. Learning anything new or challenging is just tedious and unrewarding. I only ever play anymore when I'm trying to noodle around or transcribe by ear. even then we're talking 30-45 seconds at a time
I do like improvising boogie woogie but thats about all that will hold my attention anymore
totally lost inspiration. unfortunately its one of the few things I'm good at
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>>61918994
I mostly play jazz, so it's pretty normal.
>m-muh pure six-string rawk n rolll
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>>61919040
>I play a 7 string look at me im so special
>my hero is Tosin Abasi guys
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>>61915738
What is that crazy cool looking cymbal?
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>>61918994
not only that, but
>hollow-body 7 string
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>>61919189
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how do i stop pulling a silly face when i play instrument
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>>61919040
>I mostly play jazz, so it's pretty normal.
>jazz
>seven string

Sorry but meme fusion/prog isn't jazz
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>>61918933
how much do you charge anon? I've been meaning to do that too but I'm shit at prices
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>>61915738
b-but anon, it's almost midnight and the walls are paper-thin.
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>>61919246
you dont. thats the type of behavior you want to encourage. it means you are actually paying attention to the task at hand
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>>61919290

its really silly
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>>61919100
I do think Tosin's pretty good, and there are far worse heroes that kids these days could have. But For 7 string stuff I'm generally more impressed with stuff like this though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2-miJDBTBE
Although I do have a soft spot for shit like AMDBL. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1ZAK-6wlNYI won't lie, I do like some metal.
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>>61919267
Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, TW Lifetime among others all disagree with you.
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>>61918584
The worst thing about drum pedagogy is that you get given all these fucking exercises but half the drummers I've met can't even grip their sticks right. I mean, there isn't a proper way to play the drums per se but there is a proper way to utilize your muscular system to get paradiddles out at 300BPM
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>>61919267
Right-o, boss.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBOMSYzFrTs
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>>61915738
Because I'm working
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>>61919384
Half the drummers you met are shit I bet. Mike Mitchell, Thomas Pridgen, Ronald Bruner Jr, John Riley, Eric Harland, Jim Chapin, etc etc can all shred and hit hard because of literally flawless technique. Playing with shit technique will destroy your hands and wrists.
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>>61919285
>the walls are paper-thin.

so everyone hears every little sound?
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>>61919284
I charge $24/half hour lesson. Most of my student pay in monthly installments. The store whose studios I teach out of takes a cut so I end up with like $15 per lesson. That's the pretty typical way it ends up working. What you charge is generally based on how long you've been teaching, what kind of stuff you teach, your reputation in the scene, etc. I haven't been at it for that long, but if you're really just starting out, with no reputation to speak of, I'd recommend somewhere between $15-$20. Don't undervalue yourself, and run it like a business. One of the biggest lessons you can learn early on is to not let people pull shit over on you with payments. If you don't get payed, you don't teach. Good luck. Make business cards and post them everywhere you possibly can, but especially in music stores. If you can, teach out of a store or rent studio space. It makes you much more legit-looking and parents are more likely to want to let you near their kids. Kids are going to be your biggest customer base.
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>>61915738
Left handed drummer? Percussionist of 20 years here. Still playing notes all of the time.
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>>61916064
rewarding as fuck tho... learn piano and you basically could learn any other instrument by yourself
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>>61919517
Left handed and one of the rare breed who put their ride on the "wrong" side. What up senpai-senpai.
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>playing drums from books
hahahahahahaha
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>>61919489
That's really valuable advice, thanks anon. I'll get to it asap.
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>>61919560
weird. why would anyone do that?
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Because my lessons don't start again until next week and I'm a lazy fuck
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>tfw i have a drumset and i almost don't play it because i lost motivation because i lost all of my friends
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>>61919517
Yeah I'm lefty. I'll dedicate a little time to practice playing righty but I just focus on playing comfortably. It's a weird situation with jams trying to flip stuff around but I manage. My degree is in percussion but I've been focusing on drums because I'm bored of marimba rep and stuff like that. I've always wanted to play drums anyway. Just ended up playing percussion most of my childhood. Making up for lost time.
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>>61919560
Are you really tall? That set up looks like it requires you to reach pretty far for that rack and that cymbal.

I personally just gig with 3 piece kit. Snare bass and a floor tom with a pair of hats and one or two cymbals at most.
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>>61919560
Just playin'...
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>>61919588
The ride and snare are my most-hit pieces and it always seemed weird to me to have them so far apart.
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>>61919567
>not knowing the importance of books in the history of drums

Found the none drummer
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>>61919635
I know how you feel. Music makes me happy, specifically percussion. I'm more of a right handed myself.
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>>61919680
I'm average height with ludicrously long arms. It's also not quite as far as it looks. The angle of the picture is a little weird. That's an old pic, here's my current setup. Rack toms are a touch closer.
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>>61915878
>>61915922
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>>61919685
I guess I really am the only one. I've never met or really seen anyone else who puts their ride on the close side. I feel so alone.
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>>61919875
That's a cool little set up you've got there. How comes the coordination between the left hand and the right foot?
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>>61919901
The guy from the Dave Matthews band has his ride on the left side of his hats, also a lefty.

Tony Williams used to put a ride to the left and underneath his hats and plus traditional with his right arm underneath his left arm so he could play the ride from where he was sitting.
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>>61919923
Quite well lol. my body has always been confused about which side is dominant. For example, I write and play guitar righty, but I skateboard and snowboard goofy. How that play into drums is I mostly lead with everything right side for fills and double kicks and stuff, but I can lead left no problem if the beat calls for it. I arrange my stuff weirdly because it feels natural but I end up drumming pretty normally.
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