anyone else have the percussion bug???

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Chad Michael, Dec 1, 2001.

  1. should i feel:oops:

    i just know that, since my girlfriend got a djembe

    i can't stay away from it, and i wish i had a set of congas, and bongos, and timbales, and cabasas, oh, the madness!!!!!!! any other talkbassers got the percussion fettish (curse)????
  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I'd love to own a bona-fide drumkit, but I'm an apartment dweller. Til then, I'll have to satisfy myself with air-drumming, or banging out rhythms on my acoustic guitar.
  3. BassistJ


    Mar 20, 2001
    Hemet, CA USA
    Occasionally I do, especially when I hear a REAL HOT percussionist. In a perfect world I would have a nice hand and mallet percussion setup...nothing involving feet. I suffer from White Guy Syndrome of the feet. No rhythem at all down there. :D
  4. harley_ou812


    Sep 30, 2001
    Lebanon, PA
    Welll I can say that I had the percusion bug but I lost it. I have played drums for almost 15 years. Played in a few battle of the bands and such that we won all of. But then i started playing bass and havent had the urge to play drums since... I still teach drums at the highschool that I graduated from. But i havent been able to motivate myself to play my set... Now we are trying to get a band back together and There are 2 drummers me and a girl but she is the singer as well :( so I would be stuck on the drums with our Best guitarist playing Bass so the other 2 can play guitar and sing. and worst of all since i was hit by a car and had a scaffolding accident my knees cant stand up to the doule bass drumming I loved so much in the past
  5. I used to play percussion in the UCSB Middle East Orchestra, the largest Middle Eastern music ensemble in North America. It was pretty fun--so I still have my darbukkahs, as well as those other toys like tambourines, shakers, etc. My djembe is from Senegal and it's fun to play but the goat skin smells terrible!
  6. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    i usually bang my chair and notebook on classes and people turn around and ask me if i´m a drummer :D:D:D

    i really have a good timing and feel on percussion... the few moments i have been around some instruments i did well... i can´t play drums though
  7. harley_ou812


    Sep 30, 2001
    Lebanon, PA
    i would also like to recomend any musician especially a bassist to spend some time if possible to take drum lessons. When you are learning on drums it is strictly rythym and notlearning notes so you have a sole focus and a year on drums will help your bass playing so much it isnt funny... I know that aftr almost 15 years of drums i can look at almost any rythmic pattern i will see on bass and have no problem with it i just need to work on reading of the notes and building chops. Although I do sometime look in my bass books and wonder what they were smoking when i see a line of eigth notes and they are telling me to "swing them" cause they didnt wanna write it the right way.
  8. Brooks


    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    Yeah...I got that #$^*&#$# much so, that when my kids mentioned that they would like to try drums, I had a perfect excuse to go on eBay and get a very nice 7-piece Tama RockStar kit.

    Kids lost interest within days...I'm still bashing that thing every chance I get!
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    IMO, every bassist should own a set of bongos.
    Ya can practice rhythmic things while using BOTH hands...IMO, it's the kinda practice AWAY from your instrument that pays dividends.
    My girlfriend bought the bongos for me about 5 Christmas' ago...she got annoyed & tired of me bangin' away on her head as a practice tool. ;)
  10. True, bass and drums are like joined at the hip. I actually started playing drums before bass, and i've become great at both of them because each helps me with the other. Guitar is kind of a different story, but playing drums piano helped me with all my instruments including the guitar.
  11. XavierG

    XavierG In Memoriam

    I love percussion instruments. I have quite a few in my collection. The problem I have is that I can't seem to record anything without adding some percussion to it, and that's not always a good thing.
  12. why not, X? If it sounds good, it is good.
  13. trinket


    Nov 25, 2001
    office chair
    The Djembe is a very cool, bassy sounding hand drum. If i did'nt know better, I would swear the African fellows who made them put a subwoofer inside those things!
  14. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    oh man, to me it's more like i've got the "bass bug" instead :)
    i suppose you could say i played drums "professionally" (ie. i was earning money from doing so) in a local death/thrash metal band called "Slit Wrist" about two years ago. i must've played with them for about a year and a half, and damn did i go hell-or-high-water with those skins :D doing gigs with that band was like running a marathon (for me at least). pumping out righteous double-kick combinations all night long whilst drilling those 32nd's was the cause of quite serious dehydration and an inability to walk properly afterwards - considering that i'm quite a heavy smoker i'd be on the verge of unconsciousness and incoherency some nights.

    yeah. i love the drums :cool: they appeal to the most basic animal instincts inside of us all. if you put a child in a room with a guitar, a bass, and a drum kit, 9/10 the child will go and attempt to play on the kit. there's so much humanity in percussion, so much connection. bang on ;)
  15. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I play percussion at every gig with the Latin band - we do a lot of Brazilian stuff as our singers come from Brazil and so always have a couple of "Batucadas" in each set, where everybody in the band (13-14) puts down their normal instrument and picks up some hand percussion. I usually play Pandeiro.
  16. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    I have a drum kit at home. I normally pack my egg shakers in the gig bag. I have played a cowbell and tambourine on a massive rig whilst the real percussionist played the congas and sang.
  17. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    When the price of the Roland Handsonic goes down a little, I'm going to snatch one of them up!
  18. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    That almost sounds a little 'perverted' does your new sign-off! :D
  19. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    I love drums but my left hand is pretty spastic when I put a stick in it. I would love to be able to sit in for a few songs but I am not quite ready. I can get everything working,(both hands and both feet), but I have to really stick to the basics.:cool:
  20. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I want a djembe! A guitarist friend of mine has one, and he didn´t even know that it´s called djembe before I told him. I´m not really interest in a drum set, but percussion rocks!