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#1
Ok, since this forum is new I was thinking we need a FAQ thread, like many of the other instrument forums do. I'm planning on having multiple sections and anyone who wants to contribute an article is more than welcome


So far I was thinking of

1. Drum kit setup
2. Stick grips
3. Reading drum tablature
4. Basic beats
5. List of drum manufacture companies (Niiko)
6. Kit buying guide (Niiko)
7. Tuning drums/replacing heads
8. Stick guide (MH400)
9. Cymbal guide (Niiko maybe)
10. Drum Rudiments (Skinny91)
11. Playing/creating fills (Skinny91)
12. FAQ/Drumming Do's and Dont's

Any other ideas guys?
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#2
Something on practice techniques (metronome playing, etc) and general technique (such as the Moeller method) would be good to have.
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#3
Something like a "What Drum Kit Should I Buy" section for peoples different price ranges and stuff. And although its small differences between shell pack, rock and fusion kits, stuff to that extent.
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#4
I think we also need a drummers general consensus/do's and don'ts type of thread too. And possibly a reference/links thread that goes to various drum lesson sites/videos etc...
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#5
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I think we also need a drummers general consensus/do's and don'ts type of thread too. And possibly a reference/links thread that goes to various drum lesson sites/videos etc...


...yeah. Like my friend who left his practice dampeners on his kit for too long; his drums went so out of tune that his high tom is lower than his low tom

Too, why only have resources for reading drum tabs? What about the neutral clef?
#6
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Too, why only have resources for reading drum tabs? What about the neutral clef?

I was thinking tabs since drum tabs are supported on UG
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I think we also need a drummers general consensus/do's and don'ts type of thread too. And possibly a reference/links thread that goes to various drum lesson sites/videos etc...

Good idea
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Something like a "What Drum Kit Should I Buy" section for peoples different price ranges and stuff. And although its small differences between shell pack, rock and fusion kits, stuff to that extent.

Alright, sounds good
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Something on practice techniques (metronome playing, etc) and general technique (such as the Moeller method) would be good to have.

Good idea
#7
Looks like a lot of work, it's going to be fun though. I'll probably make a start on something tomorrow when I have time off work.

I actually might start a genres thread, so people can share videos of various lessons that cover the basics of certain styles of music. That'll be a good reference thread
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#8
I could just add genres as an addition to the FAQ or something


I'm going to need all the help I can get, but hopefully this can be something really useful
#9
Couple of other things -

-I guess this comes under the other thing I said, but a stick size guide, types of pedals, etc
-Examples of drum songs for beginner/intermediate etc

Also was just thinking it would be good to have a section of drumless and drum only tracks people could download/have youtube links, I dunno if there is a website we could upload them to, I'm not familiar with that sort of thing
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#10
So many topics to cover, which should we start with?
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#11
I could start writing a section on basic rudiments and variations on them (singles, doubles, paradiddles, rolls) and different ways to incorporate them perhaps? Seems like there is so much to do, its hard to know where to start
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#13
I'll start a rudiments thread tomorrow if I can finish it, I should have a few hours after college to get most of it sorted. Or would it be better we keep everything in one thread?
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#15
Yeah, thats cool. I'll write an article on it asap
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#17
I'm not as profficient a drummer as many of you guys are, but I'll help with proof reading when it comes down to it.
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#18
I'll write a beginners guide to buying drums, I'll aim it at people who are buying their first drum set be they experienced or not in playing drums.
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#19
I could tab out a couple simple beats if that would be of any help?
Basically, just for practice reasons/getting used to drums/starting to play etc.
Just some simple beats so they get the hang of it you know?

Gimme the word and I'll send them to you.

SKEDIT: If you want/need them/think it would be a good idea.
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#20
hell yeah finally a drum forum. been waiting a long time!
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#22
Maybe a "Beginner Kit" section or something like that. I imagine this forum will see a lot of new drummers.
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#24
What difference does the thickness of a cymbal make, that's one beginners wonder.
Proper bass drum tightening.
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#25
A stick guide would be good, too
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#26
Nearly finished a beginners buyers guide.

And James May, I think that's a pretty good idea.
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#28
ive been playing for years on and off, i still cant tune a drum for shit :/
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#29
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ive been playing for years on and off, i still cant tune a drum for shit :/


What's your preferred playing style?
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#30
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What's your preferred playing style?

prog rock/metal

i really like Axe's drum sounds on Opeths more recent releases(as redundant as that is lol from my other posts)

ive always tried to get that sound, where it like starts high and rounds out and gets lower, i think* you tune the top head higher and the bottom lower, but every time i do it it sounds like ass lol
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#32
The stuff listed in the OP seems stellar so far, I'd be more than willing to contribute to almost any of those topics. Something that might be useful is a post for educational resources though, whether it be books or nifty websites or whatever.
#33
Something about locking in with a band would be cool, I'd be willing to contribute it.
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#34
For the Do's and Dont's..

Dont.

1. Don't make double kick the main part of your fills. You'll eventually fall into the trap of doing it in every fill.
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#36
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Yeah... I used to do that



Also guilty. It was so hard to get out of
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#37
I don't think it's a bad thing, when properly executed it sounds fairly similar to a passing train engine, but yeah, they're easy to overdo since once you get the coordination down you can rip for hours and hours without pause hahah.

I wasn't much into actually playing them for a while though, since I've only been playing double bass since November and I can get up to 270 with just my hands (with singles, doubles and paradiddles are a tiny bit faster)
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#38
Best shells/cymbals/hardware/pedals for 100-200$, 200$-300$, whatever. Best heads per genre of music is a good one too. Learning double bass, best metronome for practicing with headphones.
#39
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Best shells/cymbals/hardware/pedals for 100-200$, 200$-300$, whatever. Best heads per genre of music is a good one too. Learning double bass, best metronome for practicing with headphones.

+ a million

like they have in the gear forum for amps and stuff
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