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  • #38188
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    I have to agree with Paul. I would say the hats and ride are the best part of that line of cymbals. The crashes can sound a bit too metallic for my taste.

    #38187
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    Hello Diana!

    Welcome to the shed my friend!! We are so happy to have you with us! What a wonderful way to get into the drums. It sounds like you already have a sense of rhythm and experience with percussion already as well. I think you will absolutely love it here, and be able to get going quickly with the experience you have already!

    If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email, I’m always here to help! help@stephensdrumshed.wcsitepreview.com

    Also, feel free to jump into our Student Facebook Page! We have a wonderful community of students, all who just want to encourage one another.

    Welcome to the shed Diana!

    #38186
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    Hey again Ryan!

    I’ll get Stephen involved in this. I know he has some great insight on stick control / how to take care of your hands.

    #38185
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    Hey Ryan!!

    What is up my friend, welcome to the shed! What a great way to get started on the drums. That’s definitely the first time I’ve heard of someone getting started like that! Very cool.

    I think you are definitely going to love Stephen’s teaching. He’s great at taking large / difficult ideas, and making them understandable for his students.

    Also, I’m quite jealous. I wish I played more than just the drums. I think that will add a very cool dynamic to your playing, Being able to hear a song from both the guitar player’s and the drummer’s perspectives will make you a very well rounded musician.

    If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email: help@stephensdrumshed.wcsitepreview.com. I’m always here to help!

    Also, feel free to jump into our Student Facebook Page! We have an awesome community of students that loves to encourage one another.

    Welcome to the shed Ryan!

    #38161
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    Hello George!!

    Welcome to the shed my friend! We are so happy to have you with us. It’s great to hear you have been able to chase that childhood dream, and make learning the drums a possibility for your kids as well. Very very cool. The Warrior Way is an awesome place to start. I think you will love it here at SDS. Stephen is an amazing teacher, and we have a great community of students here.

    If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask, I am always here to help. Feel free to shoot me an email if you ever have any questions or have difficulty with anything on the website: help@stephensdrumshed.wcsitepreview.com.

    Also! Feel free to jump into our SDS Student Facebook group. We have a great community together, everyone is so encouraging and helps one another in our drumming journey.

    Welcome to the shed George!

    #38152
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    Glad to hear you are feeling more comfortable with the challenge Walt!! That is awesome. Keep it up, these situations only push you to be a better player. Let us know if you ever need anything else bud!

    #38127
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    Great point! The Zildjian Gen 16 are AMAZING. Here’s a link to them demonstrated! CLICK HERE

    The only thing to note about utilizing the Gen 16’s or even the Zildjian L80’s, is there will be a difference in volume when you’re practicing. Electronic drum kit cymbals tend to sound like you are hitting a practice pad, where as the Gen 16’s sound like a real cymbal, just much quieter.

    Just important thoughts to keep in mind if you are in an apartment or townhome!

    #38125
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    Hey Mike!

    Great to hear your thoughts and great questions. These are not “noob” questions, these are super valid and are going to help you be a better drummer once you have some answers.

    What you have heard is correct, electronic drums feel quite different from acoustic drums. However that’s not necessarily a bad thing, they are just very different. Electronic cymbals for instance are not nearly as sensitive as real cymbals, while electronic drum pads can be way more sensitive than actual drums.

    However, combining acoustic and electric drums is actually super common! Especially in the professional world. Drums tend to use acoustic kits, while implementing aspects of electronic drums. For instance, if a drummer is playing for an artist or band, and the artist wants to use claps in the verse instead of a snare drum sound, a drummer can use and electronic drum pad, set it to sound like a clap, and bam the song is very different.

    This is a very fun world to explore and one I would definitely suggest you look into. Feel free to try anything! The worst that can happen is it doesn’t sound like you expected it to, then you’ve just learned another aspect of your craft.

    Lets us know how it goes Mike!

    #38123
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    Hey again Jon!

    When it comes to improve lessons, there’s nothing completely dedicated to that topic at the moment, but that’s a great idea. I will pass that on to Stephen and see if we can make that happen!

    If you go through the Samba lessons track, there is some coverage on improvising as you go through the lessons, but you will have to start from the beginning of the course.

    Thanks for the great idea Jon!

    #38121
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    What is up Shaun!!

    Welcome to the shed my friend, we’re so happy to have you with us. I can definitely relate to the struggle of searching Youtube for drum lessons. There’s just so many options and so much noise on the internet, it can be very difficult to have a plan in place that works.

    I think you made a great choice in joining the DBD program. Stephen is an amazing teacher. His lessons are understandable, he is great at explaining concepts, and he uses systems. All this makes for a super straightforward learning process.

    Feel free to join our SDS Facebook page to get even more plugged in! Also if you ever have any questions or issues, please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email, I’m always here to help – help@stephensdrumshed.wcsitepreview.com.

    Welcome to the shed Shaun!!

    #38117
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    Jon this is awesome!!! It’s so great to see student’s make such huge leaps in their playing like this. When you treat the drums like a task or chore, it’s easy for it to become boring. But it sounds like you found that spark to reignite the love for drums that got you started. That’s so exciting to hear man! Also, I really like the way you are approaching improv and the creative side of the drums. This is not an easy task and in some ways is one of the hardest hurdles to overcome. Nice job.

    Happy for you man, keep making progress!!

    #38116
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    What is up Jeff?!

    Welcome to the shed my friend, we’re so happy to have you with us! It’s great to hear that you already have musical experience, I feel like that’s always very helpful. I always wished I had learned how to play piano or guitar along with the drums to give myself a better understanding for the band. That will add a very cool aspect to your playing.

    I’m so glad you took the plunge and are joining the SDS family. I think you’ll love it here. Stephen is an amazing teacher, and we have a wonderful community. If you have any questions at all please feel free to shoot me an email: help@stephensdrumshed.wcsitepreview.com. I’m always here to help.

    Welcome Jeff!

    #38115
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    Sounds great man, I love it.

    #38107
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    Those sound UNREAL even through an iPhone! Also I love that stack. What’s in it???

    #38105
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    Oh man, just looked up a video of those hats. They are SO NICE. Congrats man, great cymbals to have in your cymbal bag.

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    I have to agree with Paul. I would say the hats and ride are the best part of that line of cymbals. The crashes can sound a bit too metallic for my taste.

    #38187

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    Hello Diana!

    Welcome to the shed my friend!! We are so happy to have you with us! What a wonderful way to get into the drums. It sounds like you already have a sense of rhythm and experience with percussion already as well. I think you will absolutely love it here, and be able to get going quickly with the experience you have already!

    If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email, I’m always here to help! help@stephensdrumshed.wcsitepreview.com

    Also, feel free to jump into our Student Facebook Page! We have a wonderful community of students, all who just want to encourage one another.

    Welcome to the shed Diana!

    #38186

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    Hey again Ryan!

    I’ll get Stephen involved in this. I know he has some great insight on stick control / how to take care of your hands.

    #38185

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    Hey Ryan!!

    What is up my friend, welcome to the shed! What a great way to get started on the drums. That’s definitely the first time I’ve heard of someone getting started like that! Very cool.

    I think you are definitely going to love Stephen’s teaching. He’s great at taking large / difficult ideas, and making them understandable for his students.

    Also, I’m quite jealous. I wish I played more than just the drums. I think that will add a very cool dynamic to your playing, Being able to hear a song from both the guitar player’s and the drummer’s perspectives will make you a very well rounded musician.

    If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email: help@stephensdrumshed.wcsitepreview.com. I’m always here to help!

    Also, feel free to jump into our Student Facebook Page! We have an awesome community of students that loves to encourage one another.

    Welcome to the shed Ryan!

    #38161

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    Hello George!!

    Welcome to the shed my friend! We are so happy to have you with us. It’s great to hear you have been able to chase that childhood dream, and make learning the drums a possibility for your kids as well. Very very cool. The Warrior Way is an awesome place to start. I think you will love it here at SDS. Stephen is an amazing teacher, and we have a great community of students here.

    If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask, I am always here to help. Feel free to shoot me an email if you ever have any questions or have difficulty with anything on the website: help@stephensdrumshed.wcsitepreview.com.

    Also! Feel free to jump into our SDS Student Facebook group. We have a great community together, everyone is so encouraging and helps one another in our drumming journey.

    Welcome to the shed George!

    #38152

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    Glad to hear you are feeling more comfortable with the challenge Walt!! That is awesome. Keep it up, these situations only push you to be a better player. Let us know if you ever need anything else bud!

    #38127

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    Great point! The Zildjian Gen 16 are AMAZING. Here’s a link to them demonstrated! CLICK HERE

    The only thing to note about utilizing the Gen 16’s or even the Zildjian L80’s, is there will be a difference in volume when you’re practicing. Electronic drum kit cymbals tend to sound like you are hitting a practice pad, where as the Gen 16’s sound like a real cymbal, just much quieter.

    Just important thoughts to keep in mind if you are in an apartment or townhome!

    #38125

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    Hey Mike!

    Great to hear your thoughts and great questions. These are not “noob” questions, these are super valid and are going to help you be a better drummer once you have some answers.

    What you have heard is correct, electronic drums feel quite different from acoustic drums. However that’s not necessarily a bad thing, they are just very different. Electronic cymbals for instance are not nearly as sensitive as real cymbals, while electronic drum pads can be way more sensitive than actual drums.

    However, combining acoustic and electric drums is actually super common! Especially in the professional world. Drums tend to use acoustic kits, while implementing aspects of electronic drums. For instance, if a drummer is playing for an artist or band, and the artist wants to use claps in the verse instead of a snare drum sound, a drummer can use and electronic drum pad, set it to sound like a clap, and bam the song is very different.

    This is a very fun world to explore and one I would definitely suggest you look into. Feel free to try anything! The worst that can happen is it doesn’t sound like you expected it to, then you’ve just learned another aspect of your craft.

    Lets us know how it goes Mike!

    #38123

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    Hey again Jon!

    When it comes to improve lessons, there’s nothing completely dedicated to that topic at the moment, but that’s a great idea. I will pass that on to Stephen and see if we can make that happen!

    If you go through the Samba lessons track, there is some coverage on improvising as you go through the lessons, but you will have to start from the beginning of the course.

    Thanks for the great idea Jon!

    #38121

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    What is up Shaun!!

    Welcome to the shed my friend, we’re so happy to have you with us. I can definitely relate to the struggle of searching Youtube for drum lessons. There’s just so many options and so much noise on the internet, it can be very difficult to have a plan in place that works.

    I think you made a great choice in joining the DBD program. Stephen is an amazing teacher. His lessons are understandable, he is great at explaining concepts, and he uses systems. All this makes for a super straightforward learning process.

    Feel free to join our SDS Facebook page to get even more plugged in! Also if you ever have any questions or issues, please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email, I’m always here to help – help@stephensdrumshed.wcsitepreview.com.

    Welcome to the shed Shaun!!

    #38117

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    Jon this is awesome!!! It’s so great to see student’s make such huge leaps in their playing like this. When you treat the drums like a task or chore, it’s easy for it to become boring. But it sounds like you found that spark to reignite the love for drums that got you started. That’s so exciting to hear man! Also, I really like the way you are approaching improv and the creative side of the drums. This is not an easy task and in some ways is one of the hardest hurdles to overcome. Nice job.

    Happy for you man, keep making progress!!

    #38116

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    What is up Jeff?!

    Welcome to the shed my friend, we’re so happy to have you with us! It’s great to hear that you already have musical experience, I feel like that’s always very helpful. I always wished I had learned how to play piano or guitar along with the drums to give myself a better understanding for the band. That will add a very cool aspect to your playing.

    I’m so glad you took the plunge and are joining the SDS family. I think you’ll love it here. Stephen is an amazing teacher, and we have a wonderful community. If you have any questions at all please feel free to shoot me an email: help@stephensdrumshed.wcsitepreview.com. I’m always here to help.

    Welcome Jeff!

    #38115

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    Sounds great man, I love it.

    #38107

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    Those sound UNREAL even through an iPhone! Also I love that stack. What’s in it???

    #38105

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    Oh man, just looked up a video of those hats. They are SO NICE. Congrats man, great cymbals to have in your cymbal bag.

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