Confused Drummer

Discussion in 'Percussion' started by scarlethawk, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. scarlethawk

    scarlethawk New Member

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    Hey,

    I'm a 13 year old drummer who got his drum set like 9 months ago. I guess I could say I'm pretty good (but I'm probably not GREAT.) Is it Ok if I play the set with a right-handed setup, but play the hi-hat with my left and snare with my right? My Crash is on the right side and my Ride is on my left by the hi-hat.

    Is that Ok? Or should I correct this problem?
  2. him

    him New Member

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    Yeah im a lefty, and thats how i play cos i was tought on a right-handed set up kit, its totally fine I think, unless u want to learn how to play the opposite way on an actual left handed set up, which would take some getting used to if you have been playing a while
  3. volcanorob

    volcanorob New Member

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    There's no set way to play, Scarlet! Set them up the way you feel comfortable, the way that allows you the easiest flow.
  4. scarlethawk

    scarlethawk New Member

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    yeah.. im getting used to crossing my arms over although the chorus to one of my songs is too ahrd crossing over..

    my ride is in "proper" position along with my crash.

    there is hope.. but I am self taught for almost 11 months. I have thought of lessons, but I seem to always forget about signing up.
  5. voice of god

    voice of god Prodigal Pyjamas Pervert Staff Member Super Mod

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    have you thought of moving the ride to the left, above the hi-hats ??

    maybe experiment a bit

    I always thought it looked cool to do it the way you are, it looks more open or something..
  6. scarlethawk

    scarlethawk New Member

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    yeah thats what i used to do before, but I'm trying to learn to play in different set-ups so it wont matter in the future.
  7. tyger25

    tyger25 New Member

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    Your comfort is more important than technique. There is no "Right" way to play, but there is a right sound.
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    ...you can't get the right technique if comfort is lacking

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