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Which of the following is your favorite instrument?
Snare 28%  28%  [ 11 ]
Bass 28%  28%  [ 11 ]
Tenor 13%  13%  [ 5 ]
Pit 28%  28%  [ 11 ]
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Pit!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 12:45 pm 
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Tenors are my favorites, and not just because I play them.
I think all the drums have their purpose and cool points.

tenors
Really fun/ tough/ cool licks
Sometimes follows melody
Colorful additive
Fun features
Sometimes doubles split bass parts, and even adds on.
Sweeps and Crossovers
Good weight distribution
Not one drum...but 5!

snare
tough licks
Familiar
Easy to pick out
Crazy features
Class of it's own
Competitive
Small and easiest to get around with (save cymbals)

bass
Personally, i think it's the hardest...
Split parts
Depth
Colors the band and drumline
Sounds REALLY cool

Pit
Runs
3 words: Porgy and Bess
Fun accessories
Accentuates/is accentuated by the drumline
Requires the most versatility

That's all I can really think of for now, but I know there's a lot more. I really have a lot of admiration for each individual player, as well as the whole line when everything comes together. :D

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PercussionAndAllThatJazz has a great point, that's why i voted tenors. Where are all the other tenor players out there?


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I've played bass, pit, and snare in school and I do play some quads for fun, but I don't really think of any one section as my favorite. Each section has fun stuff:

Bass: Playing bass 3 last year helped me so much, rhythm-wise and chop-wise. Never before did I have to play just the second note of an eigth note fivelet, or just play the e and the uh for a whole bar. Before I played bass, I had never had to roll on something like that before, so my chops improved tenfold in just one season from having to play triplet rolls on bass 3. This all helped me out when I began playing mallets.

Tenors: Have not played seriously so I probably shouldn't say anything. Tenors can do some nice visuals though.

Snare: Snares play a lot of tough rhythmic parts, and you can't hide a dirty roll on snare. Also snare has lots of cool backsticking and that sort of thing.

Pit: In pit, you definetly have to be the most versatile. Most auxillary percussion insturments look easy, but in terms of tone quality they are much harder than they look. Timpani are something to be mastered in themselves, just because of the tuning. It still amazes me that people in my band walk up to timpani and think they can just play them without any sort of ear training what-so-ever. As for marimba, it is a very fun insturment to play and I love doing runs and playing four mallets, so that's pretty high up.

I don't know, maybe a tie between Pit, Bass, and Snare is in order for my vote.

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i have played bass drum for 3 years now and loved every minute of it. I played in the pit for winter drumline once and snare is my next target. I always thought tenors was cool but, it doesn't look that interesting. Snare looks awesome and makes me want to practice my but off to make on the line but bass is still by far the best. A drumline can have the tightest upper battery ever but its the basses that everyone hears and if they are doing crazy 32nd runs or whatever people are gonna be like "damn thats a tight line" but if the basses struggle to keep 16th or 8th the people will think the line sucks and the drumline wont be that cool to check out. Basses also have to use each others head like there is just one. snares and tenors just have to be clean. 4th bass is by far the best!


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go Basses!


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PercussionAndAllThatJazz has a great point, that's why i voted tenors. Where are all the other tenor players out there?


lol i voted tenors!!! Us quint drummers got to stick together eh? :P

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PercussionAndAllThatJazz has a great point, that's why i voted tenors. Where are all the other tenor players out there?


lol i voted tenors!!! Us quint drummers got to stick together eh? :P


Seriously, it looks like we are the minority, :P


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Seriously, it looks like we are the minority,


lol, as the marines say... The Few, The Proud :cheers:

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