This week we were set a task in the Weblogs class to answer questions about a skill we may possess.
After thinking long and hard I decided to write about my hobby of playing the drums. I have been playing for nearly 6 years including at school which technically didn’t count because we were only taught simple rhythms for the first two years.
I started off with a very basic and standard Premier kit. A standard kit basically consists of 7 pieces. These are;
- Bass Drum
- Snare Drum
- Two Tom Tom Drums (the two drums built in to the base drum)
- Side Drum
- High Hat
Then two and a half years and 5 sets of drum sticks later, I traded my 250cc off road Motorbike for my next member of the family, and also pocketed some cash for the exchange, A (?) drum kit which I then combined and spray painted to give me:
- 2 Bass drums
- 4 Tom Toms
- 5 Symbols (although 3 broke)
- 2 High Hats
- 2 Snare drums
- 1 Side drum
With the extra set I now practise 5 songs a day from my favourite band Metallica, the songs I practise daily range from;
- Master Of Puppets (obviously),
- For Whom The Bell Tolls,
- Sanatarium (welcome home),
- St Anger,
- Some Kind Of Monster,
- All Within My Hands,
- The Thing That Should Not Be.
Below is a picture of a drumkit the same make as one of mine.