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Old 06-08-2009, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I dont about all you drummers out there, but as a drummer, i always felt very limited. playing in a band, i was always the one hauling the most stuff around, putting together/taking apart my kit while the guitarists/bass player were socializing. i also felt limited in the sense where i could not play my instrument whenever or wherever i like. AND...i felt somewhat powerless, especially to the guitarists (felt inferior). i cant even explain the feeling...but I loved and still love playing the drums, it is my passion. However, the insecurity did not leave so I picked up a guitar and started jamming...WOOHOOO. next is bass...but any drummers feel this way or am i just an attention-seeking w****?
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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^That's the price you pay for being the most important part of the band.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i was taking one for the team lol. whats your primary weapon of choice?
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Guitar.



Rhythm guitar actually..






The second most important part.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sam, I always have been and always will be a drummer. I've been guitarist, singer, bassist... but Drummer is the only position I capitalize on.
You don't need an angel shining a light on you.. Drummers make the backbone of the music, and believe it or not, girls dig drummers.
But none of that is really important.
Being a drummer, to me, is the most rewarding experience in a band. You are ultimately the most flexible person in the band, but the most needed. Eventually your band-mates realize it and it's really you that calls all the shots, rhythmically.

And honestly... from experience... Drummers have the best sense of song structure. So when you argue with your front-man, you're probably in the right.. because front-men don't know fucking shit.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I dont about all you drummers out there, but as a drummer, i always felt very limited. playing in a band, i was always the one hauling the most stuff around, putting together/taking apart my kit while the guitarists/bass player were socializing. i also felt limited in the sense where i could not play my instrument whenever or wherever i like. AND...i felt somewhat powerless, especially to the guitarists (felt inferior). i cant even explain the feeling...but I loved and still love playing the drums, it is my passion. However, the insecurity did not leave so I picked up a guitar and started jamming...WOOHOOO. next is bass...but any drummers feel this way or am i just an attention-seeking w****?
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sam, I always have been and always will be a drummer. I've been guitarist, singer, bassist... but Drummer is the only position I capitalize on.
You don't need an angel shining a light on you.. Drummers make the backbone of the music, and believe it or not, girls dig drummers.
But none of that is really important.
Being a drummer, to me, is the most rewarding experience in a band. You are ultimately the most flexible person in the band, but the most needed. Eventually your band-mates realize it and it's really you that calls all the shots, rhythmically.

And honestly... from experience... Drummers have the best sense of song structure. So when you argue with your front-man, you're probably in the right.. because front-men don't know fucking shit.
^ Thats the reason I love what I do, and you put it very nicely. At the same time however, as a drummer, I always felt the need to have the "power" to produce melodies also. I felt limited in another sense since you can only produce beats with percussion while most musicians can produce everything else. I love drumming, but I guess this had more to do with me than with drumming only.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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^ Thats the reason I love what I do, and you put it very nicely. At the same time however, as a drummer, I always felt the need to have the "power" to produce melodies also. I felt limited in another sense since you can only produce beats with percussion while most musicians can produce everything else. I love drumming, but I guess this had more to do with me than with drumming only.
But you have to know that drummers have the power to make music out of drums. Look at Rush. Neil Pert stole every bit of that spot-light and he deserved it. Danney Carey of Tool, etc.
I'm not saying the rest of the band is obsolete, I'm just saying that drummers have the opportunity to make their instrument more than some cylindrical objects that produce various thuds.
If you can create a vibe with your drumming, then you're accomplishing more than a guitarist creating a vibe with notes.
Look at it that way.
We drummers are often underrated...
But most of us aren't really tapping into our potential half the time.

It's more than a rhythm section, man.
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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and if you practising on the road is a problem, get soem practis pads ;P
but i agree with your whole statement, im in grade 11, and i bring my guitar to school to play during lunch, and when ever, i just wish there was some easy portable drums i could bring around
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