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First, I’m not a percussionist but I do know a decent amount about Latin percussion so here goes: Bongo skins are thin but the skins that are made for companies like LP and Meinl are pretty durable. Also remember drum heads used to be made from calfskin (and still are!) If you’re not doing any serious banging and you take a sensible approach you should be ...


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I am 63 and have been playing drums for (Gulp!) 54 years, starting with snare drum in the school band. I don't feel that I had the natural sense of rhythm, I really had to work at it. I really had to practice a lot to not be feeble. But now, years later, I'm a very good drummer with a wide range of music I can and like to play. I have seen some people really ...


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You can add bongos to your drum kit and hit them with sticks, if you're willing to accept a little risk. Yes, the drumheads will wear out faster, since they are not meant to be hit with sticks, but the heads still should be pretty durable, and you may be able to replace them with regular coated drumheads. The 8" head will be easy to find, the 6.75- ...


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Yes, dynamic markings are the same across all instruments.


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No, you don't need to be born with a special talent (although it wouldn't hurt.) ...when I try to add the kick drum and high hat into the mix, something goes awry in my brain... In this case, the thing to do is the same as any other training scenario: practice to improve weak points. Most people don't use their feet for more than walking. Coordinating them ...


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Bongos are used as part of drumkits, but there are certain provisos. Since they have no rim, like a snare has, care needs to be taken not to hit the head like a rimshot, striking the bearing edge. The wood underneath at that spot will get dented, and the head itself will wear quickly there. The head itself isn't much of a problem, after all, earlier drum ...


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Having already spent 30 Euros I think a kid's 3 piece drum set for around $100-125 US would seem affordable for you. I'm not sure about your local availability, but in the US a kid's kit can be mail ordered online. Obviously the sound of kid's kit won't be good, but it's for a 7 year old, that seems appropriate. I'm sure it will be more fun than playing a ...


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