Iakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3310 posts, RR: 36 Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 972 times:
Three generations of professional musicians were bound to leave some musical genes..
Grandad was a pro trumpet, playing with the big bands of the 40 and 50's.
Dad was a pro drummer from end of WW2 (started with Jean "Toots" Thielemans quartet right at liberation), till the early 80's.
Besides 7 years evening school for classic guitar and piano, I loved the drums.
Dad would not leave me to touch his No1 and 2 sets (Ludwig and Premier), I could only qualify for No 3 (Premier Pearl White) but with the top Zildjian cymbals. My only problem were the neighbours, until the fatal day arrived and my father decided to choose to keep the appartment and stop with the noise.
CannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 946 times:
wow, I had no idea there were so many percussionists here. I'm a drummer also, but unfortunately as I'm in college I'm seperated from my instrument. I've been playing about 4 years now, and when I'm at home I play a 5-piece Tama Rockstar with some Sabian B8 cymbals on it; thinking of upgrading, but I without access to my set I'm wondering about the practicality of it. In my apartment I have just a pad, set of sticks, metronome, and some photocopies out of the George Stone book to get me by. I've come accross a djembe, but I'm still trying to figure out just how to play it.