She Bangs The Drums – Badly…

Some of you might like to see how pathetic I am behind the kit? Well…if you want to waste 30 minutes of your life, you can watch this video!

Enjoy! (Please be kind! Someone needs to be. My tutor told me to be kind to myself today, but it’s impossible. I suck!)

The camera angle sucks too. If you like big women, you’re in for a treat. Gawp at my fat ass for 25 minutes! Lol

Fiddling With The Kit

I’m starting to get to grips with the new kit. Need to do some height and space adjustments to get it right in the sweet spots I want it in.

Some audio below of me fiddling about. You can hear some of the plethora of sounds you can get from the module settings. The are 10 styles of kit to choose from and then many variations from there.

For those wanting to know exactly what the kit is, it’s a Yamaha DTX452K

 

 

200703-174602.mp3

 

Disheartened “Drummer”

I got two hours practice on real kits today. I went to the rehearsal studios where I have my lessons with Cherisse, booked a room for an hour…the first hour was free. When I got there I decided to see if there was another room to book for an hour afterwards. I could have the drum room so I grabbed it.

I was in two different rooms. I didn’t much like the kit in the first room. I was having problems with it. It just didn’t feel comfortable and sounded not right. I persevered but…meh.

The room wasn’t completely soundproofed either, and I could hear quite a competent drummer playing in the room behind me. Not good! I mean…it just added to me feeling disheartened. NOT because I am under some illusion that I should sound like them! But, I want to sound them. BETTER than them…and that is waaaay off right now.

The other room, though much smaller, felt better. (It had a lovely aroma of garlic to it when I first arrived!) The kit was better, felt better, sounded better…though one of the toms was off the rack for some reason.

I doggedly stayed with it…but yeah. I felt I took a step backwards today. But I’m sure there will be days like that. I just felt a bit directionless today, even though I had certain things to practice with/on and stuff.

Anyway. I shall head back there on Saturday and see how I go.