I Am a Drummer

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    I've been playing since a very early age

    and I currently play in two bands. :) my influences range from the drummers in Africa via Jazz and Blues then finally into Rock! My fave players are, Ginger Baker, Phil Collins, John Bonham, Brian Downey, Simon Kirke, Ringo Star, Keith Moon, Chester Thompson, Art Blakey, Elvin...
    carrington65 carrington65
    31-35, M
    Aug 2, 2014

    It Is My Life

    When i was a kid i was extremely jittery. i could not keep my legs straight no matter what i ever did. we even tried a bungee chord at me feet on my desk in school. now skipping ahead. at the beggining of fifth grade i was in my church and got bored. the drummer was there and i...
    a7xdrummer a7xdrummer
    13-15, M
    Dec 6, 2011

    Just Give Me A Chance

    I've been drumming for about 5 years now. Although I practice literally all the time, I apparently suck according to others. Its my true passion though. I just don't know what's wrong with me.
    Live2Drum Live2Drum
    13-15, M
    4 Responses Jan 11, 2013

    Drummin'

    I've always liked drumming. Ever since I started listening to music, I thought drummin was cooler than anything else. I mean, u play like 10 different instruments. And drums are super essential to a rock band. I mean, u can't have one w/o the drummer. And if you did, u would...
    iSweatChlorine iSweatChlorine
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jun 22, 2008
    omindigo omindigo
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    Drummer

    Drummer,That's me,Playing away,Makin' a din,Such a racket,Drumming out the neighbors,I don't care,I'm havin' fun.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Nov 30, 2011

    Okay so I have this love

    for Alex Van Halen's snare sound. It's so throaty and full, I love it!! The only problem is, I don't know how to get it out of my snare. I tune drums really well, I can get my drums to sound like any professional's drum without a problem. I can get a Bonham sound out of my snare...
    wildmike1998 wildmike1998
    16-17, M
    2 Responses May 10, 2014

    I Hear It...

    At stop signs, rail road tracks or the sound of my own heart beating. Rhythm is everywhere.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 23, 2013

    Drums

    I've played for 3 years and am in a band. I also play a little guitar. I currently have a 5 piece sound percussion set, but once I get paid for working this summer im going to get a tama silverstar 6 piece with 9 meinl hcs mcs and generation x cymbals. Its gunna have 3 crashes 2...
    jwo2 jwo2
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 27, 2012

    I love playing drums.

    I'm self taught from a very young age. First just make noise of course to been in a couple bands. Played in Boston, St. Louis, all surrounding areas. I love being on stage and seeing people dance and just have a great time.
    TheR0ckStar TheR0ckStar
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    Band problems :/ - so basically I'm in band

    and we are supposed to do a gig. We are all really looking forward to it but the guitarist is putting us of by making fun of us if we mess something up or do something stupid. Band practise now feels like a chore and most of all, it's not fun which it should be. Any suggestions...
    murd27 murd27
    16-17, M
    Jun 14, 2014

    There's no other thing like it.

    To be behind my Tama rockstar kit, and playing it in front of people, that's one of the best feelings in the world. I started off playing Metallica, then Rush, then Tool and so on. It seems like every time you play along with a new song, you learn something new. A new fill...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 6, 2015

    Hey All Tryin to Start a Band

    hey lookin for anyone in the uniontown area 15 to 18 message me on myspace davesabeast92@yahoo.com  
    kelsielynn kelsielynn
    18-21
    Mar 19, 2009

    So I am female drummer

    who just quit a very toxic band situation and I now can't even bring myself to play drums at all for 3 months now
    drummbumm1978 drummbumm1978
    36-40, F
    Apr 19, 2015

    It has been a long week.

    Tonight I will have my own version of a meditation session. Loud music and playing drums for 3 hours. I love having the studio to myself sometimes.
    imalright71 imalright71
    41-45, M
    Jun 28, 2014

    It's Been 2 Years...still Love It :)

     Yeah I've been a drummer for two years now...I always thought the drummer was the coolest part of the band :P but seriously...I've just now started to feel confedent...I used to be scared to even get in front of people let alone play music...but I think I'm over that...
    Mindfreak3015 Mindfreak3015
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2009

    Tomorrow if the weathers nice,

    I'm going to go to my local supermarket to busk! My brothers totally against it, he says if anyone we know sees me then it's going to make him unpopular ­čśĺ. Pfft see if I care, I want to be a musician! Why not start now?
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jul 7, 2014

    Life Is Rhythm...

    After a long day at work. A pair of sticks and a 5 piece kit is all I need. Some people need massages or a good book, no sir not me. Getting lost in the "pocket" with eyes closed. It's my drug. I need it.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2013

    Drummer 4 Life

    I started taking piano lessons when i was 7 and kept them up until I was about 14, when i had to choose between piano and drum lessons. I started drumming when i was 11 and (thanks to the piano experience) picked up really quickly. Being able to read music helped the most but I...
    TheOnlyBenis TheOnlyBenis
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Dec 8, 2010

    End Of The Road

    I was 15 when I decided I wanted to be a drummer. That was 1965. Songs like "Wipe Out" and "Caravan" were hot to me, and so was a drummer named Sandy Nelson. Google him if you never heard of him. His syncopations and accent work kept me practicing for hours. Each lick, till I...
    BendairDundat BendairDundat
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2013

    Adam & the Ants Tribute

    Any drummers here interested in joining a UK based Adam & The Ants tribute band? We've had two drummers in the past (which sounded great) but at the moment I'm on my own. Anyone interested and capable, please contact me as soon as possible.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 9, 2009

    Ooh,ooh,meetoo!bedoobedoo

    drumming is a language,heartfelt. motivating motion,moving mountains crash to the sea swells roll to the rythm earth's heart in the rythm lose self in the rythm become whole-immersed in rythm
    dubkebab dubkebab
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Oct 16, 2009

    It's Been 13 Years Already

    I have always been musically inclined, since I was really young. I didn't always play the drums, I experimented with many different instruments before I even discovered a drum kit. First there was the violin, the clarinet, saxaphone, and even the piano. But, when I was eight...
    cole87 cole87
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 26, 2008

    I've been playing since a very early age

    and I currently play in two bands. :) my influences range from the drummers in Africa via Jazz and Blues then finally into Rock! My fave players are, Ginger Baker, Phil Collins, John Bonham, Brian Downey, Simon Kirke, Ringo Star, Keith Moon, Chester Thompson, Art Blakey, Elvin...
    carrington65 carrington65
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 2, 2014

    Have been in several garage bands,

    but they always break apart cause of the lead singer/guitar player being a ****. This that common or is it just me being unlucky or what?
    Othkurik Othkurik
    18-21, M
    Apr 17, 2014

    How I Started Drumming

     well im 16 a girl and been playing drums 4 a bit over a year now. i LUV it & i think about 90% of my thoughts r about drums! it all started wen my friend told me i HAD 2 learn drums so she could get 2gether a band. So i told my step dad that i wanted 2 play drums...
    feliciasthoughts feliciasthoughts
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 31, 2009

    Hello drummers here! whats up ?

    Introduce yourself !I've been playing drums since age 13 !now i do sessions,clinics and workshopi love to play everystyle of music !trying and experimenting new things always !But in the end of the day nothing makes me happy than playing Drums!
    karki93 karki93
    22-25, M
    Jul 5, 2015

    I'm a drummer in a hard rock/ heavy metal band.

    My biggest idols are Bonham, Van Halen, John Fred Young, Arejay Hale, Dave Grohl and Matt Sorum. With those names as influences, you can probably tell I hit pretty hard. I'm using Vater Fatback 3A drumsticks right now. However every crash and China cymbal I've ever owned I've...
    wildmike1998 wildmike1998
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 4, 2015

    Pedal Question

    I just ordered a Gibraltar Intruder Direct Drive-Double Pedal, I have never owned a direct drive before, just chain drives... can anyone tell me what I should expect as far as difference in performance. Im hoping to push my speed to the next level, im not much of a metal...
    dann042O dann042O
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 8, 2012

    Any decent drummers in Northern England?

    looking for one for my band, we play rock and metal.
    TheGreatWizard TheGreatWizard
    36-40, M
    Nov 2, 2015

    Being And Playing = Two Different Things

    I just joined "I play the drums" but I wish I would have seen this group first. Being a drummer is something you can't change. It's in your bones. I miss my drumset but haven't been in the right living situation to buy a new one. I still have my sticks and play with them...
    araneidae araneidae
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2011

    Well

    i have been playing(well trying) drums scence my confirmation i bought them  with the mponey people gave to me !!! ive been trying too get someone to give me lessons but theres noone whear i live to give them to me!! its quite depperissing:(
    geraghty geraghty
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2008

    Just a Bit of a Wannabe!

    OK, fess up time; I am a guitarist who also loves playing the drums. Therefore, maybe I am not a proper drummer; but let's face it - with all the stick and jokes that drummers are on the wrong end of in bands??? ;-) I have a Mapex M-Birch kit; hybrid for jazz and rock A 7...
    hawk2002 hawk2002
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2009

    I love drumming, have been doing it

    since I was little and I'm 17 now. Every time I hear a song I'll drum on my legs or for that matter even thing of a song and I'll drum on my desk.. tell I get yelled at. -_- (messing up my jam...) I play the set for my highschool and I love every minute of it, people come to...
    oOitsallgoodOo oOitsallgoodOo
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 11, 2014

    I'm a rnb and hip hop drummer.

    Love drumming to The Weeknd and the The Weeknd covers.
    Echoesofsilence93 Echoesofsilence93
    22-25, M
    Apr 17, 2014

    Started At 12

    I’ve played the drums with varying degrees of passion for about 7 years now. I occasionally get into a style or type of drum and will want to do nothing but jam. Other times I’m just a ridiculously skilled tapping annoyance. Thanks to the first few years of my ...
    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy
    22-25, M
    Nov 25, 2008
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 12, 2014

    I have been a musician

    for most of my life. Initially a guitarist, I have since switched to drums. I am currently not in a band. However, I have been in many in the past, I have toured, met many great people and excellent musicians.I am still in the music business. I work for a major drum company and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2015
    murd27 murd27
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

    More Than Playing Music

    being a drummer to me is alot more than just playing music. when i started playing rock than ended up being it punk, it changed my life style. instead of being a quite kind of kid to a more **** you additude. it provided me with a way to vent my anger from my ****** up life and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 16, 2011

    Do Any of You Have Vintage Electronic Drums?

    I have a pearl X  kit, and a Simmons kit. I always liked the way they looked. I just upgraded my sound module to an Alesis D-4. Of course I have an acoustic kit too because I play Rock and nothing compares to acoustic for hard Rock.
    BigHeart BigHeart
    36-40, M
    May 3, 2009
    SuchHorribleThings SuchHorribleThings
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015
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