#1
I've toyed with the idea of learning how to do marching/military drumming. I was wondering whether anyone here had actually done ii before.

Are the drums heavy? Is it straightforward to learn?


Anyone?
#2
drums aren't heavy and its pretty damn easy
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drums aren't heavy and its pretty damn easy



If it weighs anything like my present tom-tom.....


I like the sound of this...
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If it weighs anything like my present tom-tom.....


I like the sound of this...


Its all pretty basic stuff, you'll probably pick it up in a couple of weeks. I had to stand in for our parade drummer when he broke his arm a while back and its really quite easy.

The only hard part is keeping in step while you play!
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Depends really.

Most stuff easy. But if your hardcore, like the calvies...not easy at all.

I say, youtube electric wheel chair and learn it.
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Depends really.

Most stuff easy. But if your hardcore, like the calvies...not easy at all.

I say, youtube electric wheel chair and learn it.



Just looked that up....amazing!
#7
I found it piss easy when I was in army cadets, as others have said, the hardest part is keeping in step with the marching. I actually stopped and took up the upright xylaphone type thing (bel liar?) cause I found it more interesting
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Depends really.

Most stuff easy. But if your hardcore, like the calvies...not easy at all.

I say, youtube electric wheel chair and learn it.



That song/drumming is amazing!
#9
the beat is
LEFT, LEFT, LEFT RIGHT LEFT!
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the beat is
LEFT, LEFT, LEFT RIGHT LEFT!



Easy peasy! I'm going to become the Rick Allen of marching drumming.
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Easy peasy! I'm going to become the Rick Allen of marching drumming.
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Military drumming is more like the Meg White of drumming
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#17
Anyone that says marching percussion is easy has never actually marched percussion in a real battery. Period

If you think otherwise, play me a diddle egg five at a march tempo.

EDIT:

Here, Ill even right it out for you.

RLRRLLRRRLLRRLLR

In one beat
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Anyone that says marching percussion is easy has never actually marched percussion in a real battery. Period

If you think otherwise, play me a diddle egg five at a march tempo.

EDIT:

Here, Ill even right it out for you.

RLRRLLRRRLLRRLLR

In one beat



I play piano so I'm used to doing two things at once....
#19
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I play piano so I'm used to doing two things at once....


???

The marching in step part is easy. But dont be fooled into thinking the music is too.
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???

The marching in step part is easy. But dont be fooled into thinking the music is too.



I tried that little beat you wrote out...it's pretty difficult to do when I was walking around....
#21
depends on what your playing. i played bass drum last year and now i play tenors. my tenors are 65lbs the bass drums are only like 30. to be good no its not easy not easy at all
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I've toyed with the idea of learning how to do marching/military drumming. I was wondering whether anyone here had actually done ii before.
yes

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Are the drums heavy?
Older drums from the 60's and 70's (there are still a ton of them around) are quite heavy. thick wooden shells, durable hardware. and the slings and leg-rests are murder. they focus all the weight on a small area.





Newer drums, although they look heavier, are not (made of composite materials) and the harnesses are much more comfortable.



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Is it straightforward to learn?
straightforward, yes.

but extremely time consuming. everything is built on precise strokes and control.
you'll spend umteen hours just on technique before you move on to simple rudiments.

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yes

Older drums from the 60's and 70's (there are still a ton of them around) are quite heavy. thick wooden shells, durable hardware. and the slings and leg-rests are murder. they focus all the weight on a small area.





Newer drums, although they look heavier, are not (made of composite materials) and the harnesses are much more comfortable.




Luckily I'm at university and the music equipment here tends to be pretty good.

straightforward, yes.

but extremely time consuming. everything is built on precise strokes and control.
you'll spend umteen hours just on technique before you move on to simple rudiments.



Eek!
#28
My friend tried out for Carolina Crown, a DCI Corps, and he said in their tryout, they taped a quarter to a pillow and had to play on it. The rudiments and stuff can be extremely challenging, especially as speed increases- it's definitely not something to be taken lightly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eZ_Hqs4HkE
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My friend tried out for Carolina Crown, a DCI Corps, and he said in their tryout, they taped a quarter to a pillow and had to play on it. The rudiments and stuff can be extremely challenging, especially as speed increases- it's definitely not something to be taken lightly.



What?!


Maybe I should see if there's a class for this sort of thing.
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My friend tried out for Carolina Crown, a DCI Corps, and he said in their tryout, they taped a quarter to a pillow and had to play on it. The rudiments and stuff can be extremely challenging, especially as speed increases- it's definitely not something to be taken lightly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eZ_Hqs4HkE


What did they have to play? That must of been ridiculouse, cause I cant imagine double sticking on a quarter.
#31
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depends on what your playing. i played bass drum last year and now i play tenors. my tenors are 65lbs the bass drums are only like 30. to be good no its not easy not easy at all



GO TENORS! Nobody actually realises how heavy they are until they've worn them for four hours at a time. they arent easy either. Some songs, like thriller are, but there is some extremely challenging tenor stuff out there. And when your marching with them its really hard to keep your balance.

And it kinda sucks to be a freshman and get the heaviest tenors and the harness that has no padding....... But its worth it because they are just that fun to play.
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GO TENORS! Nobody actually realises how heavy they are until they've worn them for four hours at a time. they arent easy either. Some songs, like thriller are, but there is some extremely challenging tenor stuff out there. And when your marching with them its really hard to keep your balance.

And it kinda sucks to be a freshman and get the heaviest tenors and the harness that has no padding....... But its worth it because they are just that fun to play.


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