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Old 03-15-2001, 02:45 PM   #1
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Cool Drum Signals

I notice that some drum groups use hand signals.
That is something new. years ago the singers signaled with the drum.
Examples:
What everyone calls honor beats is just a signal that the tempo will change to a faster beat.( lately some groups hit 'honor beats' on every chorus)
Whoever wants to lead a song - hits the drum once.
Three quick beats near the end is a signal for the women to finish the song.
I can't remember, omakiya po!, i think it was two beat was for the announcer to come to the drum ( that was before they sat up high in the announcers stand, ha,ha)
Any oldtimers remember any more?

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