Are Drummers really Musicians?

Discussion in 'Percussion' started by matthewsa1, Oct 1, 2002.

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Are Drummers Really Musicians?

Poll closed Oct 1, 2003.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. kcpiano

    kcpiano New Member

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    Drummers do read music and so they must be musicians :)
  2. evansst

    evansst New Member

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    I'm a drummer first, but I have played guitar professionally as well. I don't play much guitar now, but I still practice drums, even though I haven't jammed with anyone for many years.:cool:
  3. Will Power

    Will Power Member

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    Of course drummers are musicians..I know keyboard players and guitarists who dont understand scales, but they can play
  4. Sembe

    Sembe New Member

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    yeah right! its not that easy..
  5. scobby1384

    scobby1384 New Member

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    drummer is such a general word....what about a percuusionist!we don't get any credit.i'm in the bandand everyone wants to be in the drumline but nobody seems to look at the pit...dm!we play to we do rythems we do everything th
    ey do!ah w/e
  6. DaronMalakian

    DaronMalakian New Member

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    Of course they are, How The other musicians must have a good beat.If Someone dances, he/she will dance to the beat. The beats from the drums sooooo.........
  7. mikecircus

    mikecircus New Member

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    Not only are they vital musicians. Every drummer I know is a fantastic drinking buddy.
  8. sarahwaight

    sarahwaight New Member

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    what kind of question is that????????????????? of course drumers are musos they provid a rythem and rythems part of music???? i feel sorry of all drumers and us singer cause we are never counted as muso but we are!!!!!!! drummers do also put feeling in to music and the drumers i know al know how to read music and not just drum lines ether!!!!



    drumers rock!!!!!

    so do singers!!!!!!!!
  9. beerbelly

    beerbelly New Member

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    actually, its the other way around. percussionist is the general term for a rhythmic player. drummers are percussionists. so are marimba players, timpani, timbales, congas, kahon, and even triangles.
  10. beerbelly

    beerbelly New Member

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    o yeah...i almost frogot. drummers are, no doubt about it, musicians!
  11. Fadel

    Fadel New Member

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    Drummers are not musicians? ..what next? ..Bassists are not musicians too?
  12. drummerboy1979

    drummerboy1979 New Member

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    one thing to think about, many drummers are expected to play not only drums BUT also mallet instruments and timapni and a thousand other things which require a different techniques. SOme drummer do have to know scales and all that other theoretical material. Besides, what more important to the listener that the must stays in good time or that the the player knows all this other mess?
  13. besty

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    I just laughed my ass off at you Ronny. That was funny!! Hit things in a certain order and remember that next time they play. Ha ha!!! Still laughing!!
  14. Nuld

    Nuld New Member

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    i learn't to play the guitar and keyboard in my teens, saved up hundreds of pounds to purchase a strat, sold that and saved for ages for a korg keyboard, an aquaintence of mine crashed his car, needed some quick cash, he had a Pearl Export kit and i had just one go. from that point i went straight to the bank, gave him want he wanted for his kit and have been playing the drums for 10 years now. not pausing to look or even play a guitar or keyboard........ do i consider myself a musician........f!"£ing right i do.
  15. SKaiba

    SKaiba New Member

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    a friend of mine is a drummer
    they play music, they read music, of course...
    oxxx{====S=K=====>
  16. SKaiba

    SKaiba New Member

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    -_-

    uhmmmm...
    i wish i was a drummer
    not for a band, well
    maybe for aband, cuz that would be soo cool
    but heh, im not
    yeah they are musicians
    :boink:
  17. tokio

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    all music revolves around the bassdrum :)

    you can only do so much without a beat, drummers also help keep the beat for the rest of the band.
  18. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Re: -_-

    Hey SKaiba, small world :D.

    ZR
  19. zang74

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    A basic drumset isn't much of a "musical" instrument though. It's a percussion instrument, but rhythm is different than melody. You can't really create something melodic with a regular 4 or 5 piece kit.
  20. saxmidiman

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    Good drummers are some of the best musicians around. In the area I live in however, there aren't very many good drummers. Ask any band member and they can tell you that a drummer can make or break any song on any given night.

    What's the difference between a drummer and a drum machine?

    You only have to punch it in to the drum machine once.

    Seriously though, drummers are just as much musicians as any other member or any band.

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