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  • #16
    Yes there are different types of drums. There are many who call themselves singers or drums but only have a 5 to 10 song repetoire! Then there are those who can sing songs for any occassion and the proper songs for each occassion. This usually takes along time and shouldn't (can't) be rushed. The songs tell the story of the people and to tell that story right, you need to know alot of info about each song or type of song. Anyone can beat on a drum and yell out some vocables but there is so much more to know about singing these songs that you would only be depriving yourself of a great and enlightening experience by singing only in that fashion.

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    • #17
      Well said Rabbitbelly!

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      • #18
        It just seems like there are so many people out there who want to learn, but they get hooked up with people who don't know anything.

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