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Craziness at band
I've been on cymbals all season since mid june.
Last week our bass 4 dropped out for personal reasons, and they were frantically looking for a replacement.
They asked me.
I HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN IN SO LITTLE TIME.
Any tips for how to go about this?
Take deep breaths. Focus, and don't get too worked up!
Practice your part at home. Mark whatever you need to to help you get the music down. Write in sets in the music so you can practice step-outs. See if your section leader will help you learn sets before school or after a practice for a few minutes. Don't be afraid to go practice your sets by yourself. IU look kinda goofy out there by yourself, but it'll really, really help.
Most importantly, breathe! If you start feeling overwhelmed, just take a deep breath and relax. You'll get there and by September it'll be like u were there the entire time. Best of luck!
Sounds like our school. :P
Ok, with the music aspect, highlight every note you have (and yours only!). This will help isolate what you play. Play your parts over and over again to the point of memorization, then try and play the certain parts without looking at the music, until you eventually have memorized your whole show.
Coming from a fellow bass drummer, I know it's hard, but it will be worth it in the end.
If you need any more help/questions answered, you can always come to me for advice!
Practice it you'll get it. COUNT COUNT COUNT. Sorry for the caps but counting is sooo crucial in bass drums. But most importantly have fun bass drum was one of my favorite years because its soo much fun. It really us. And come on the crowd loves a good bass run.
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