Silent Drumming

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Introduction: Silent Drumming

A way to practice drumming anywhere silently for, pretty much, free! :)

Step 1: Materials and Junk

What you will need:

Drumsticks
Tape, or fast drying glue
Scissors, or craft knife
An old mouse mat
A London After Midnight album (I prefer Phycho Magnet)

Step 2: Chopalot

Put on the London Afer Midnight album and allow it to play for the duration

Then cut about 2-3" x 0.5" off the mousemat

Then cut that in half.

Step 3: Taping

To finish all you need to do is wrap the pieces around the end of the drumsticks (the end you drum with) and tape (or glue) it tight.
If you can be bothred you can make an end piece and glue it on, i carnt be bothered.






P.S. I lied at the beginning, i dont think you can take them onto planes, because they're such a deadly weapon.

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    I started learning to drum by practicing on a couch cushion. Zero rebound, but extremely quiet.

    You can take these on a plane. I took my drum pad and sticks on my trip to europe. On the way back I accidentally left them in my carry-on. Security looked at them, but they didn't take them away.

    Could you mute the kick with that?

    If you want to mute a kick drum, the easiest way is to fill the inside with something. A couple pillows or a big fluffy blanket works best. Still makes noise, but not quite as much.

    i shove old winter jackets in it

    I already have that in my Bass, to dampen the sound, but then if you are using the cusioned sticks then your bass will still be much luder by comparison

    yea i already do that because i Hate an echoey bass drum.

    hah no. most drums still make noise felt tipped sticks or not. sorry mate

    I guess you missunderstood exactly what I meant, I didn't mean completely mute it, I know the felt tips wouldn't completely mute it. I just meant could you do it to the bass drum to make it a little quiter too?