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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Drums!

I don't know if I've posted about Day Zero before. Long story short, I signed up to the project two years ago. I haven't made much progress, truth be told - I was a little ambitious with my goals - but one of my targets was to get a new drum kit and start playing every day. Which I've now done. Behold, my new favourite toy;


(Not the greatest photo ever taken, I'll concede.)

I've been annoying my downstairs neighbours to no end with it. All I need to do is get a new mesh snare for it and a twin kick pedal and I'll be happy. Well, happier, at any rate. I'm pretty happy with it as it is. 

Having it around has also given me a reason to start playing with my recording apparatus. Here's something I did today, having a jam with myself (which isn't as rude as it sounds, I assure you).

4 comments:

  1. Nice!

    I've been toying with the idea of getting a drum set. I never had music lessons as a kid and I feel I missed out!

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  2. You definitely did; saying that, though, music is a huge part of my life, so I'm pretty biased! So when I say you should get a drum kit, bear in mind that I've been playing now for around 14 years and if I go a day without it I really miss it. That said though, it's great fun and once you get good at it it can be really good exercise as well.

    A used electric kit like the one I've got will set you back around £300, and a new starter acousitc kit will cost about the same. If you've got the space and nobody minds you making a hell of a lot of noise I'd recommend the acoustic option over the electric; nothing beats playing on real skins and making real noise!

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  3. I've never played drums, but as a guitarist, I get what you mean about not being able to go a day without missing it. The rhythm is addicting.

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  4. I'm a guitarist as well, and it's been pretty easy to make sure I get an hour or so a day on the guitar, but drums are my real love. Definitely addictive.

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