January 25, 2006

i am already a drum nerd

...as evidenced by this completely nonsensical conversation i had with matt (bf) last night on IM:

BF: how was your drum lesson?
Me: drum lesson was great
Me: well, it was really hard
BF: are you a rockstar now?
Me: closer
Me: i actually said "wow, i sound like a drummer!" during my lesson
Me: like, out loud

BF: YAY!!!!
Me: and i have sooooo much to work on this week
BF: what did he add this time?
Me: sooo much
Me: paradiddles on top of the rock beats
Me: samba beats under the paradiddles
Me: open hat on the 8th / 16th beat
Me: small fill on the 15-16th beat
BF: wow
Me: alternating w/open high
BF: you have a beat with a fill?
Me: it's a tiny fill
BF: I believe that means you finally can serenade me now
Me: it's the 15-16 of the measure

BF: awesome
BF: I'm dying to hear

BF: 'specially since you "actually sound like a drummer"
Me: but it actually sounds pretty cool w/the crash on 1, alternated w/open high, etc
Me: putting the paradiddle on the ride/hat is freaking hard though

BF: wow
Me: i sound so informed
Me: look at me with the drum lingo

11 comments:

  1. Groupies .... think groupies ...


    LOL! My dad got to college on a drum scholarship. He played trap in a jazz band. Unfortunately, I picked up none of his rhythm. AND I understood your conversation!

    Does that make me a groupie or a nerd?

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  2. YOU ROCK DRUMMER CHICK!!!

    GNDTX

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  3. It's time for you to start interviewing for roadies. If I don't cut it as a roadie, can I fall back as a groupie?

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  4. I so didn't get much of that! But it sounds good :)

    -N

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  5. paradiddling is fun ... but these were always my favorites...
    flamacues and triple ratamacues
    Drum on !!!
    :)

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  6. LOL. You need to audio blog your lessons...

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  7. Wow, you at least sound like you understand a bit! Music is like greek to me!

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  8. You sound like you've been a drummer for ages! :) Sounds like so much fun! I'm a tiny bit jealous. hehe

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  9. Oddly enough, I think I had paradiddles on top of rock beats for dinner the other night.

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  10. Alice,
    Very cool girl. Speaking as a Rock Drummer form about 15yrs back now all you have to do to be a ligit is to get some grouppies. Yep thats why I'm still in music. Get yourself a hot 19yr old stud, use him up and spit him out and on to the next town. Rock On.

    JJ

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  11. There was a time when my daughter Lexie wanted to play the drums. She was about 7. And my dear, sweet brother, her FAVORITE (and only) Uncle Bob offered to buy her a drum set. Squashed that dream. We live in a condo, and although from your excitement I am SURE drums are a wonderful form of musical expression, I don't think the association would appreciate a 7 year old's idea of "music." ;)

    Maybe I'll send her off to visit you, and you can give her some pointers. She's 10 now, so I'm SURE she'd be much better.

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