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CHRISTIAN DRUMMERS

A group for aspiring drummers/percussionists to meet and share their faith and experiences.

Location: Nashville, TN
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Weapons of choice

Started by RW Nash Apr 27, 2011. 0 Replies

So what's in your kit?

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Comment by RW Nash on April 15, 2011 at 10:48pm

Hey HillbillyGQ....this is a unique group!  I started playing drums in 5th grade....used to play 3 times a week growing up in our little Pentecostal Church in Pennsylvania.  We had great music for a litte country church...besides the usual piano and organ, we had a pedal steel, banjo, guitars and of course drums.  What's your background?

Comment by HillbillyGQ on April 19, 2011 at 2:08pm

You mentioned PA...I'm Pittsburgh-Born and Raised! Like you, I grew up listening to Bluegrass and Traditional Country, courtesy of my father, listened to Elvis and the Oldies thanks to my mother, and being young, I got into AC/DC, Van Halen, Alabama, Randy Travis and the like...thanks to my friends. Lately, I've been into Jazz, Classical and Modern Christian music, but I still love all that older stuff. I started playing drums at about 7 or 8 years old or so, and I'm now a drummer for the Greater Nashville Church here in Nashville.

 

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Comment by Lucas Ciliberti on February 10, 2014 at 12:32am

Hey Everybody!  I'm Lucas & I'm 13 & I'm Christian & I LOVE TO PLAY THE DRUMS!!!  I'm not very experienced & I don't even have any drums of my own yet... Does anybody know where I can get some that don't cost a lot???  I'm glad you accepted me into your group!  Be Blessed!  Lucas

Comment by RW Nash on February 10, 2014 at 11:18am
Hi Lucas. My advice would be to save up your money and get a good quality used kit. I bought my first set when I was in High school and they lasted me many years. There are lots out there. Look on Craig's List and Ebay, as well as in your local newspaper. Yard sales are a good source too. Many times people have good drums that they don't play any more and just want to get rid of them. Don't be discouraged if they're dusty or the heads are beat up, broken or missing. With a Little elbow grease you can make them look like new again. Heads are easy to replace too. If you can find a used American made kit (Ludwig, Gretsch, Slingerland, are all great drums, Tama and Pearl are good too), it will be worth more than you paid for it once you shine and tune it up and sound great. You'll also want to take some lessons. Learn and PRACTICE the basic rudiments for a solid foundation and then go from there into the type of music you want to play. In the mean time, you could get a hand drum like a cajon or a djembe to practice your rhythms and keeping time. They are very popular these days with acoustic performances in church, etc. Good luck,

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