NecroPost: Learning how to play: Drummania
As I’ve said before, we like to revive the dead. We’re Umbrella Corporation and those sicks archaeologists plus Ankhesenamun from The Mummy combined. In true necromancer fashion, here’s an old post courtesy of our lovely editor from way back in 2009 that should inspire you noobie gamers a bit about stepping into uncharted territories:
During one of my many random days, I felt the urge to go ahead and start playing Drummania V5 found on Timezone MOA. To be quite honest, I wouldn’t have even touched the game if Guitar Freaks V5 was working.
(Yes up to now the darn machine is not yet fixed >.>)
So I got myself a pair of drum sticks (worth 60) at the nearby RJ music store and decided to finally play the machine I’ve been dreading to even touch.
My history with the machine was really– shall we say not that good. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the drums before but I would often freeze whenever im sitting in the drummers chair and add the fact that I fail when it comes to rhythm.
You can even ask my former gf who tried to teach me how to hold the sticks properly (yes, I was taught how to HOLD MY STICKS properly by a girl lol you green-minded people you LOL).
My recent bout with the darn machine when a friend of mine let me play the blasted machine. The whole set was supposed to be for me but I got frustrated with the first song and let him finish it.
One of the main reasons why Im scared shitless whenever I play Drummania is that unlike in Guitar Freaks where you can team up with a friend, Drummania is a one man show. Meaning all eyes are on you. You don’t have anyone’s support but your own and I get really paranoid that whenever someone watches me play they would either humilaite me in their minds or something like that.
When I came to Timezone MOA with my brandly bought sticks on hand I was really relieved that there wasn’t anyone playing or even watching. Thankfully, my first solo set was decent enough that I survived 2 songs until the dreaded STAGE FAILED popped on the screen.
I’ve become comfortable with the whole setup though Im not as confident in Drummania as I am in Guitar Freaks, I can proudly say that I can fairly finish songs ranked between 17-18. I know, I know those are not really fast paced songs, but cut me some slack ok?
I am still starting XD im not like a lot of people who play the thing on Extreme with their speeds up to 6 you know.
So right now the mainstays for my song list on Drummania is somewhat similar to my guitar freaks play list, though I”ve added Tentai Kanzoku and some other songs to the mix.
I’ve still a long way to go, and thankfully Jhade-san, an MHUPH friend and musician taught me the proper way of handling those sticks– and with an explanation as to why they should be handled that way.
When it comes down to it im still learning and I think its still a long way till I get to play in extreme mode (mind you, I’m still struggling in the adv stages in guitar freaks, and I’m supposed to be playing better there)
anyway that only means that I have to keep on playing–
AND I’d like to welcome myself to the club “I bring drum sticks cause I play drummania” group XD
mada mada dane
Sep 16, ’09 4:09 PM