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  1. Kaynil

    Warming up routine

    I remember that to play certain instruments, like the guitar, some friends would have a routine, or at least a "song to warm up". With a friend from Mexico, he played guitar and liked "Fiesta Pagana" because of the slow best building up and making his fingers move around the neck of the...
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    Buying second hand

    Hey guys, when you buy your equipment, do you usually prefer to buy things new or do you try to find them second hand? I was thinking that unless you know well what to look for and how to inspect the instrument, it might not always be the best idea to try to save money by acquiring a used...
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    Playlists

    I was watching my Spotify Playlists and boy have I overcomplicated myself there, haha. Even before those days with good old Winamp and Jukebox applications I used to make a lot of playlists. Then I see my friend and all he has is one playlist with his favourites that he keeps feeding. I have...
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    Is the Piano a Percussion or a Stringed Instrument?

    Hey guys, I found out an interesting article with this question so I thought it would be nice to share it with you. Basically, the Piano is a complex instrument. We know the keys have strings and their length determine their sound but rather than we caressing the strings directly as we'd do...
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    Bad experience buying equipment

    Hey guys, I was wondering if you ever had a bad experience trying to buy equipment. It can be either with the product or the service. Maybe it's just my experience but in smaller places, some staff people can be really pompous when you are a newcomer and don't know all the fancy terms or are...
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    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

    I have a friend that is really into this group. They are Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Flesh-N-Bone and Wish Bone. They have been around for 25 years and they are a pillar of the harmonious kind of rap songs. I am horrible explaining so I'll show you a video of one of their big songs...
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    Maintenance

    How do you guys make sure your equipment stays in good shape? Is there any kind of rituals and products you have to use periodically in order to keep your set on its best condition? I was wondering if it is expensive to give proper maintenance and how much do you reckon it helps. Maybe there...
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    Watching Drummers in Youtube

    Do you guys have any drummers you like to watch them play on youtube? I enjoy the music from the band "Inspection 12", so searching for tracks I discover that their drummer got his own channel. He's also the drummer for other projects. Anyway, here's one of the videos with him playing the...
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    Playing with a set that isn't yours

    Something that stopped me from picking up the guitar again after I came to Australia was that I left my guitar in Mexico. Even though my friend and roommate was kind enough to say I could borrow his I never felt comfortable to pick it up, and because he already had like 4 guitars in the room I...
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    Good songs to give someone the Rock

    Haha, I have a friend who calls it "giving the Rock" and does this intense eye contact while playing an air guitar to give the Rock to people that didn't know yet that they needed the Rock. Some are not ready yet to receive the Rock, but we can ease their way into when they are receptive. So...
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    Picking the beat by Ear?

    I've seen some people doing this with guitars and violin. People that hear a tune, fiddle a bit with his instrument and can reproduce it and it got me thinking about the drumming part. I wonder if it is easier, harder or just about the same for a drum player to do this than it is using a...
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    Music Magazines

    Do you guys collect any kind of music magazines? For example, Rolling Stone is a very well known one. My father used to collect a magazine to learn to play the guitar called "Guitarra fácil (Easy guitar)". It was a simplified method to learn to play covers of different songs throughout the...
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    Personalizing your instruments

    Do you guys do something to make your drums uniquely yours? What kind of things you are okay with? Paint? Stickers? Varnish? What kind of decorations do you use? I don't have a proper set, so I am not sure how common is to do this kind of things. With my guitar, I was tempted to paint over it...
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    Indie, small and underrated bands

    Hey, guys. How is it going? The other day I was listening to "The Cringe" and it got me thinking of those smaller bands trying to make it through, and of course once I remembered this site I knew it was the best place to ask you guys about the bands and singers that are not as big but that you...
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    Reggae sounding the same?

    There was this time I was browsing youtube and and there was this video I was watching that was saying that all reggae sounded the same and to prove his point he went to youtube and opened a random compilation video with the best reggae song and skipped it while saying how it all sounded like it...
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    What tempo do you prefer?

    Depending on what kind of music we learn to play, is the tempo we use. So I was curious about what kind of tempos you guys feel comfortable using. I found this video that I think it is nice explaining you on the metronome and the basic of tempo: Do you lean toward slow or agitated tempos?
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    Minimalist drum set up

    This might sound like a dumb question but I am completely new when it comes to drums. What is the minimal amount of things you think a set requires to be considered drum set? I imagine depending on the genre of music you like to play this also might change so feel free to tell us different...
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    Who was your introduction to Metal Music?

    For many people, Metal is just too much. It wouldn't surprise me if for many it was the case they first didn't like it and then, later on, got introduced by a friend or just progressively got more tolerant with faster beats. I think it was kind of like that for me, I am not a big follower of...
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    What rock sub genres do you listen to?

    I figured it could be a good idea to have a rock poll to see where the tastes of the community lie. This was sparked because in another thread we were talking about '60s rock compared to today and how it has evolved, so it would be interesting to see what we're into. I also made sure to include...
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    Did you grow up listening to country music?

    I heard of country music but I grew away from that genre, so right now I don't know much about it. By the time I was a teenager Country was so different from what I was used to listening to that I had a natural resistance for it. I know just the most popular songs that even radio stations that...