#1
Hi

I am a quite experienced guitarist and I love playing it . I have recently started thinking about playing the drums and I can get a full size kit for about £70. I am worried that I will lose interest in the guitar because I really love it and I dont want to become too distracted by the drums to stop practising. Is this likely?

Thanks
jihedley
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#2
Quote by jihedley
Hi

I am a quite experienced guitarist and I love playing it . I have recently started thinking about playing the drums and I can get a full size kit for about £70. I am worried that I will lose interest in the guitar because I really love it and I dont want to become too distracted by the drums to stop practising. Is this likely?

Thanks
jihedley


I think you can play guitar and drums and not lose interest in guitar. Plus, playing drums will open your musical horizons somewhat
#3
Quote by jihedley

I am a quite experienced guitarist and I love playing it .


If you actually mean that then you will have no problem.

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#5
You'll probably play drums a lot more at first but it will even out eventually once drums aren't new and exciting to you.
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#6
Eh, i was mostly a guitarist before i got my drum set, and although i consider myself a better drummer than i am a guitarist, I don't really prefer one over the other. Just keep practicing both, it'll prove useful one day.
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#7
I thought I would loose interest once. It is unexplainable really!....Just try your best.
#8
not really i thought i loved drums cause of rockband (hate it now). and then i got a drum set after i was already playing guitar. but then i realized that drums wernt my thing. i dont play as much drums now but im freakin obsesssed with guitar. Its just based on personal interest
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#9
You won't lose interest. It's fun to learn new instruments and I think it gives you a better understanding of music in general.


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#10
Thanks everyone. I think that I will get the drums and try them. If I dont like them I can always sell them or keep them for that price . Your comments have reasured me so thankyou .
Guitars:
PRS SE Chris Robertson Ltd. Edition (Red)
PRS SE Chris Robertson Ltd. Edition (Blue)
Gibson Les Paul Junior
Fender Standard Stratocaster (MIM)
Vintage V100
Encore Acoustic

Amps:
Marshall Class 5
Blackstar ID:CORE 20
FX:
Boss SD-1
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
#11
Well if you love guitar that much you shouldn't lose interest in it. I'd say you'd get bored of the drums quicker.
#13
Drumming is actually more likely to increase your interest in the guitar. Not the other way round.
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#14
You might as well buy the kit based on the price.
Even if I got bored with drums, I would be a dumbass to pass up the offer.
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#15
Drumming is actually more likely to increase your interest in the guitar. Not the other way round.


Really how?
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Marshall Class 5
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Drums are OK, but it's not music.

Yeah, they're rhythm.
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#18
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Really how?


Worked for me, when I started playing bass after 'd already been playing drums I was fine but then I started playing guitar and I got bored of drums very quickly. Probably not what he was getting at but still.
#19
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#20
Really how?


You experience a different instrument. Think of it this way. Do you like pizza? I'm going to assume you do for the sake of my argument. Pizza's great but if you eat it everyday you begin to loathe it and eventually you want nothing to do with it. Of course, guitar isn't exactly like that but it follows the same principal. If you eat pizza once a month then it'll taste much better than if you eat it every day.

Not only that but it'll do wonders for rhythm keeping. You'll understand the drum kit and how it interacts with the guitar. You'll be able to write (and possibly record) entire songs by yourself and you'll be able to talk to the drummer in a musical way without feeling like you're speaking in two different languages.

I remember when I first started playing guitar that I was so excited by it that I played it for ages. After a year it became dry and I started to practise less. Eventually I got myself a bass and played that for ages but finally went back to guitar because I missed playing it so much. When I got a drum kit I found myself running out of free time because I just kept switching back and forth between instruments and I loved every minute of each practice. I can also record my own songs using Cubase and in my band if I write a riff and the drummer plays something I can go 'No do something like this' and play the beat.

It'll do you a world of good and if not I'LL give you your money back.
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#22
Ok. thanks isabiggles that helped me understand .
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Guitars:
PRS SE Chris Robertson Ltd. Edition (Red)
PRS SE Chris Robertson Ltd. Edition (Blue)
Gibson Les Paul Junior
Fender Standard Stratocaster (MIM)
Vintage V100
Encore Acoustic

Amps:
Marshall Class 5
Blackstar ID:CORE 20
FX:
Boss SD-1
Dunlop Crybaby Wah