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I would advise against doing so. I expect that you intend to exchange both heads of your drum, to save some money. I've done that, once or twice, because I had to (very bad dent on the batter head, no spare available, and I had to play). First, it supposes that you use the same model head on both sides of you toms, which is often seen but in no way a ...


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I would strongly advise against it. The resonant head is supposed to resonate. If you have beaten your batter head to a point where it should be changed as a batter head, it really means it should be changed. It's beyond the point of optimal resonance and thus using it as a resonant head will not produce a good sound. Batter and resonant heads don't ...


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One thing I would ask is whether you intend to take formal lessons or experiment yourself. If you are planning on taking formal lessons I would get in touch with a teacher first, for two reasons. Firstly, your teacher may start you off on a practice pad to work on basic technique. A practice pad is invaluable in my opinion and something I still use in my ...


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Hit both the cymbals once . The "Crash Cymbal" should produce a loud, sharp "crash" The "Ride Cymbal" should produce a sustained, shimmering sound Sample of Crash Cymbal sound Sample of Ride Cymbal sound


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This depends strongly on your old set condition. Matching the sounds of the old and new hardware is always challenging. The most practical problem is the difficulty of memorizing the sound at home(studio) and remembering in the purchase location. This is already difficult when buying new cymbals. One pragmatic solution is looking for the original ...


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About new pads and connecting them to the main unit, I would buy another module with pads or a multi pad and use the jack out > jack in to connect the two modules together. About putting up these pads + module or the multipad to the drum stand, it is the main problem. I think you have no choice but buying additionals support / mount. The multipad may ...


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Ideally when warming up with a large ensemble, it shouldn't be your first warmup of the day - regardless of what instrument you play. Take a half-hour or so a few hours before your rehearsal and do a nice, solid warmup. When you meet the group for rehearsal, you'll just need a minute or so to get things moving again. For that, you could pat rudiments on ...


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I haven't heard a complaint from the drummers I know. The whole idea is that they shouldn't stretch and as far as I know they don't. So the motion is transferred similar to a chain. They are slightly lighter but not enough to invoke a nerdy moment of inertia calculation. I doubt that you would feel like suddenly your feet double the playing speed or any ...


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A little advice: not all cheap drums are crap, Pearl (for example) have some great shell even on the low-end kits. In this case you get some cheap drum heads that you need to change asap in order to get a very good sound. I've played on a few Export Series drumkit (400€ worth) with good Evans drum heads (i dont actually remember which) and they sound ...


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Test :) Yes it's obvious but it's often forgotten. You have to play on something you like and you are comfortable with. And by you like, I mean anything that is important to you : it will be the sound of course but also the the look, the size, etc... As Simon said, the motivation and the passion are the most important points in learning. It could be ...


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I've seen some drummers hold the stick in the middle and hit two drums at once, with each end of the stick. Doesn't look very easy though ! Why would anyone ask you to do this by the way ? If it's a generated drum score of some sorct (eg for a drum machine) then perhaps explain that you're human ?


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Here is a tuning guide that showed up in a search: http://vintagedrumguide.com/images/my_collection/literature/remo/roto3.jpg Make sure that you are staying within the practical range, depending on the size of the roto tom. If you're tuning higher, in the extended range, it may be more difficult to keep it in tune. Also, have you changed the heads at all? ...



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