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Urrghh....yuck. Stupid open-mike night (drumming related)

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Fassa Albrecht, Mar 21, 2009.


  1. To cut a long story short I helped out at a open-mike night on drums. The song was Styx- Renegade.

    Anyway, I got to the stage and realised that the kit was righty. I'm a lefty. i decided rather than waste time, I'd try and play righty.

    BIG mistake. I started to play, only for me to mess up completely. I tried to regain the rhythm only to mess up AGAIN.
    This caused the ENTIRE band to stop and look around to me, who was panicking like an idiot.

    We ended up stopping whilst I rearranged the kit and then replayed the song.

    Note to self: You're a LH drummer, play leftie!
     
  2. YUP, you cant switch up like that, I can not imagine being handed a bass strung up for a left hander and being expected to play it on the fly, sure I could tell myself where the notes were and figure it out, but to just take it and play a song on thy fly, train wreck waiting.
     
  3. It's all I deserve for trying to take shortcuts setting up drums...
     
  4. the left drummers i know play open handed i think, so they can use a kit set up for right handed people, makes it easier
     
  5. I love being ambidextrious. I learn an instrument both ways, which means no panic. Try playing open handed it helps alot.
     
  6. Yes, yes it is.
     

  7. I know....:bawl:
     
  8. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Istanbul
    You should have puked on the set,problem solved.
     
  9. Ramstien

    Ramstien

    Aug 19, 2007
    Perth
    I can't fathom how a left hand drumset works, high-hat on the right side?
     
  10. TheDarkReaver

    TheDarkReaver Banned

    Mar 20, 2006
    Lincolnshire, UK
    Who is this Open Mike and why does he have his own night?
     
  11. In this situation you should have simply played the floor tom like a bongo whilst hitting the 1 and 3 on the bass drum. All those cymbals just take away from the organic sound of percussion IMO.
     
  12. mgash

    mgash

    Mar 8, 2006
    folsom ca
    renegede at an open mic?
     
  13. the engine

    the engine Guest

    Bwhahahahaha!!!! Almost fell outa my chair!!!!
     
  14. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    that is what I was thinking
     
  15. Joe Murray

    Joe Murray

    May 14, 2008
    Fairfax, VA
    mgash....I'm with you. A Styx song at an open mike? Wow....talk about pressure!
     
  16. From the left it goes: tom-tom, bass drum and little toms (on top, snare and finally the hi-hat.
     

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