Anybody into drumming?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by punkypossum, 4 Jan 2008.

  1. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    Me and 2 of my friends caught the drumming bug after being taught some basics by two other people staying in the same place over new year... Most addictive thing I've ever done, could never really understand why people are into drumming but am now definitely hooked (especially now my sore paws have recovered :becool:)...

    Anyway, problem is no drumming without drums, one of the girls with drum recommended at shop in Wales that sells decent djembe drums for about £90 quid, but the trek down there is just too far, apparently there used to be a place in Lancaster too, but nobody seems to remember it or know if it still exists...

    I know I've probably picked the wrong forum, but hey, stranger questions have been answered on here, so if anybody knows of any good shops selling djembes or people to contact within reasonable distance from Preston, please let me know!!! Also, any tips on what to look for when choosing would be great (so far, the main advice has been to stay away from anything that's cheap with lots of carvings and to preferably go for double-strung, and that's pretty much it...)
  2. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    In the meantime, learn a paradiddle with your fingers, pencils, or whatever.

    The paradiddle is like reversing around a corner for a drummer
  3. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    My eight year old lad is really into drumming... soon he'll be able to have lessons...then we're in trouble!

    What do you call a person who hangs around with musicians....

    ...a drummer!

    Go for it Punkypossum, drums are cool.
  4. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I played the drums in the Boys' Brigade many years ago and really enjoyed it, but was never interested in playing in a band.
    Now (well, maybe soon, in a few years) I'd like to learn to play the Bongos and other percussion-type instruments, something like Michael Palin did with those HUGE Japanese gong things.
    I agree, drumming is cool! :tongue:
  5. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Have you tried a rimshot, Abitrary? :tongue::ohmy::ohmy::biggrin::ohmy::biggrin:
  6. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I am in the middle of auditioning drummers...strange bunch...but mostly they show signs of humanoid behaviour!

    ...seriously, any parent whose kids have the urge to beat the carp out of buckets need to be aware of the availability of Electric drum kits....
  7. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    And the difference between a drummer and a pair of Dr Scholls sandals?

    Scholls bucks up the feet

  8. col

    col Veteran

    I used to be in a pipe band a long time ago,and always enjoyed the drum lads routines,very impressive stuff,especiallly when they incorporated tapping each others drums and sticks in a routine,thats if you mean military side drums too?
  9. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I thought this was a thread about industrial packaging.....
  10. abchandler

    abchandler Senior Member

    Worcs, UK
    "Mom, when I grow up, I want to be a drummer."
    His mother scoffs and replies...

    "Well, you can't do both."
  11. Stick on a Giant

    Stick on a Giant New Member

    I've just started reading the Robert Millar book, and thought this thread was trying to encourage us to light fires at the roadside for a brew!
  12. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    What's the difference between a drummer and a drum machine?
    You only have to punch the rhythm into a drum machine once.

    But I guess you're talking about group drumming. In the Lancaster yellow pages, the only local shop is Jalapeno Drums, 2 Graham St, (01524) 63577

    but the bigger adverts are for the national (?) suppliers: 0191 495 0201
  13. abchandler

    abchandler Senior Member

    Worcs, UK
    Q: Why is a drum machine better than a drummer?
    A: Because it can keep a steady beat and won't sleep with your girlfriend.
  14. abchandler

    abchandler Senior Member

    Worcs, UK
    How do you know there's a drummer at the door?

    Because the knocking speeds up and slows down, and he doesn't know when to come in
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