Thanks Slingerland, so fai I've been able to incorporate some of the rithms that I used in the past. I think cowbells, claves or either wood blocks are a must on any style of music. Must of what we play is Texas country music, Rock & Roll and some melody rock from the 80's and so far everything is working. Thinking like a pecussionist while playing drums has been a great help. I'm glad I'm not the only one that think like that.