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Questions for drummers

Musician playing the drums during an indoor gig in Malta

I bet all of you guys have seen this video
I know it’s very old but I’ve seen it just a month ago and it totally killed me. I’m not a professional drummer and I don’t know, probably it’s not as cool as I see it, but I kept watching it for a week or so. Damn, the dude bangs these cymbals as if they’ve slept with him mother or something! Long story short, the video rocks, Travis rocks, and I want to rock too. Maybe it’s a little late for me to start (I’m 21), but dammit, “it’s not too late, it’s never too late”.
I borrowed a drum set from my neighbor. He used to play in college but he has left the town several weeks ago and gave it to me. It’s not supersophisticated but quite enough for a newbie.
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Ryan Tedder

What are you listening to? I couple of years ago I’ve noticed that most of the songs I really liked turned out to be those of One Republic or written by Ryan Tedder. And it’s still true. I have “Everybody loves me” on repeat in my MP3 player. There are also “Secrets” (even though the song is pretty old) and “Good life”. So I figured how about I write a little something about him: some facts from his biography.

Ryan Benjamin Tedder.

Ryan was born in 1979, in Tulsa, Oklahoma (by the way, it is the city Chandler from “Friends” worked in before he quit 🙂 ). He was raised in the family of missionaries and pastors.

His father started teaching him to play the piano at the age of tree, using Suzuki method (I’d call it “the candy encouragement”). Ryan started singing without any pressure. He was 7 by then and he was copying his favorite singers – Sting, Peter Gabriel, Steve Wonder, etc.

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