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I've become a better player since learning drums

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by SgtHulka, Mar 4, 2021.


  1. SgtHulka

    SgtHulka Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2019
    Fort Arnold
    I bought a beginner electronic kit halfway into the lockdown and have learned some basic beats. I'm playing more bass recently and realized that my focus and brain is way more locked in on the beat now. I feel like im thinking (and playing) faster.

    Anyway, playing drums is hella fun if ur looking for a new hobby.
     
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  2. slapshot

    slapshot

    Dec 22, 2018
    SE Michigan
    Yeah, but it's a good way to get fired.
     
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  3. Malcolm1935

    Malcolm1935

    Feb 5, 2021
    I took a side trip into drums 101 to help a young Praise band come up with a drummer for less than a hundred dollars. I now understand beat differently. Do a Google on Cajon drumming.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2021
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  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I started on drums and I agree that it's a major help to bass playing.
     
  5. NewJackBass

    NewJackBass

    Feb 6, 2021
    Ironically, learning bass has made me a better drummer:)
     
  6. OldNARDGuy

    OldNARDGuy

    Nov 15, 2020
    Kansas
    I would say the same. These days I play drums strictly to "play along" tracks, and I find I now hear the bass lines more clearly than before. I was surprised at first because I was making no conscious effort to do so.
     
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  7. 31HZ

    31HZ Supporting Member

    I have come to really enjoy playing drums over the last year, but it takes away from practice time with the bass.
     
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  8. Learning another instrument will equip you with knowledge and skills you can bring back to your primary.
     
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