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Old 05-18-2015, 03:18 AM
 
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i was a pro drummer back in my twenty's but eventually gave it up. i have not played in more than 35 years but i think once i retire i will get a set .
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:04 AM
 
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i was a pro drummer back in my twenty's but eventually gave it up. i have not played in more than 35 years but i think once i retire i will get a set .
Join a band.
It will come back quickly.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:47 AM
 
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i was a pro drummer back in my twenty's but eventually gave it up. i have not played in more than 35 years but i think once i retire i will get a set .
The cool thing here is that everyone needs drummers and bass players (or piano players in the case of big bands).
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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The cool thing here is that everyone needs drummers and bass players (or piano players in the case of big bands).
I know that's right! ... But, not everyone can keep the beat, tempo, and rhythm required. I've heard 'way-too-many wannabe-drummers who could use a bit more "woodshed" time.
As a teenager, I also took "dance-band" playing lessons, which really helped me develop a sense of time - and to some extent - taste in my playing. YMMV

After-awhile, I became the namesake on those T-shirts: "World's OKAYEST Drummer" ...
Age-related physical limitations aside, I'd love to be playin' again ... just not 3 shows in 3 days with 2 days' travel in-between.

... TC ...
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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The cool thing here is that everyone needs drummers and bass players (or piano players in the case of big bands).
Taking up the bass is the easiest, most surefire way to end up on a stage with a band.
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:21 AM
 
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+1 on the Ukulele. I started about a year ago and love it. Fairly easy to learn and many areas have ukulele strum a-longs that are lots of fun!
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:49 PM
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+1 on the Ukulele. I started about a year ago and love it. Fairly easy to learn and many areas have ukulele strum a-longs that are lots of fun!
Thank you for the info. I was looking at both a tenor and a concert size in the Kala line. Could I ask what you wound up buying and how you like it?
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:58 PM
 
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Taking up the bass is the easiest, most surefire way to end up on a stage with a band.
You know, you actually convinced me now... I started as a drummer in my teens & played "folkie" guitar after that in my 20s-30s so I already have the rhythm thing down & know a guitar neck ok.

Now I just have to convince myself it isn't the dullest instrument to play!
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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It is.
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:32 PM
 
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You know, you actually convinced me now... I started as a drummer in my teens & played "folkie" guitar after that in my 20s-30s so I already have the rhythm thing down & know a guitar neck ok.

Now I just have to convince myself it isn't the dullest instrument to play!
It may not appear as challenging as a guitar, but if you listen to a good jazz bassist, or even a good rock bassist, its clear that the instrument has many possibilities. A lot depends on whether you can hear the low register notes clearly.

Plus, bass is the best when it comes to posing/jumping around on stage!
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