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  1. Appleseed

    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    Here is a link to dictionary.com's definition of trance. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/trance It seems it's a hard concept for the majority of Westerners (such as those who write dictionary definitions) to grasp because trance is in not typically used in our versions of spirituality as it in...
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    We write songs together. Sometimes it takes a while.
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    Anyone try the Evans Black Chrome heads?

    Another update: Evan's Black Chrome heads liked to be tuned up high. At least on my kit they do. Otherwise there is a "ping" sound at the end of the resonation. Doesn't seem like they have much of a span of pitch to play with. I like a much deeper tone. I ordered some Remo Coated Emperor's to...
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    Anyone try the Evans Black Chrome heads?

    Update: all heads are tuned to 75 and they sound terrible. The floor tom still has slight wrinkling when I press on it with my hand. I've been feeling a little frustrated and decided to give it a break. Away from home until Tuesday when I shall try again. Idk why I'm having such a hard time...
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    Thank you for sharing your personal experience and thank you for the welcome! It's been great!
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    It's certainly much appreciated. I'd hope to learn something's from you all instead of being made fun of for not already knowing. I love to study. I have been looking things up for years but haven't come to any real answers in the way I've been getting help here just within the last few days...
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    I also play frame drum (Tar) while singing which is used in the manner you / Ravi Shankar describe. Shamanic drumming is a subject that interests me. I've done some reading about it and have also come to the conclusion that it can be "harnessed" as you say. While playing with the band we try and...
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    Yes fortunately. I'd still love to train in person. I really want to learn jazz and Latin. Not that I have much interest in playing those genres but I want the skill. I see what you're saying. I'm at musician stage. I was asked if I wanted to be on a list for back up drummers for the local...
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    I live in a small town in which I have been searching for years for a teacher. Found one that couldn't teach me much. I am going to have a Skype drum lesson with Brian Viglione (from the Dresdon Dolls and Scarlet Sails) but not for a couple weeks. It will be nice to have things corrected and...
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    I was a very shy kid and was instantly drawn to the arts. Words have never been my strong suit. Music is my deepest passion. I don't think I can function without it (with out going a bit nuts). Being able to communicate a feeling with sound and energy is incredibly healing for me and creates the...
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    Hmmm...I have never considered that! I have been diagnosed with ADD which is the internalized version of the disorder. I'm not into meds, however.
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    Yes and yes. As far as I can recall it's just during the really long jams while we are developing the song. So when you put it that way I don't feel so bad. Still something I'd like to be able to control. I will definitely be employing some tricks I've learned here tomorrow at practice.
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    I am literally taking notes. This is what I have so far: - breathe and sing along - be physically fit and get sleep - keep eyes and ears open - sheet music with personal notes - look up Vinne Colaiuta (quotes) - feel solos - look up Mike Mangini -pick something in playing to focus on - look up...
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    Hey, man. I am the person who doesn't let their pride get in the way of asking questions. Have you never heard of someone entering a trance state or are you trying to make me feel stupid? I've gotten a lot of good advice on this thread that will definitely help me to be a better player. If you...
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    I can dig it! Good advice!
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    I hear ya. That's exactly what I'd like to prevent. My bandmates are my long time friends who are often drunk and very forgiving. However I foresee myself making a career out of drumming so I am asking for advice on every thing I can. I appreciate your being blunt because this is a very serious...
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    I will definitely look up Mihaly Csikszentmihal. Thank you for the suggestion! I would love to know what books you are reading as well! It makes me feel better to know I'm not the only one who struggles. Thank you for sharing your personal experience! Drumming is all about precision yet we are...
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    THIS! This is gold right here. The advice I've been waiting for! Thank you!! That makes sense! Sometimes I do focus on specific body parts just to observe and strengthen my technique and at those times (now that I think about it) I'm definitely not trancing! I will employ this tactic next time...
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    It is a good feeling when that happens. Hopefully it starts to be that way for me more often. Would be nice to pick and choose when a trance happens...also I sort of feel for you for not ever experiencing a trance. Maybe you have but just didn't know it and are skilled enough to not let it...
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    How Do You Not Trance Out While Drumming?

    What style do you play? Do you have a band? And HOW do you not mess up when you come out of the trance while still playing music? Thanks!
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