Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am a Drummer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 215 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A Dog, a Cat, a Barrel of Monkeys

    I have been drumming since I was a teenager. I have even taught others. I love it. It is as pure joy to sit at a drum kit and bang out a rhythm. I love all percussion actually. I recently aquired a Box Drum- it rocks. It's such a free feeling, for instance on the kit, all your...
    FrozenFire FrozenFire 21-25, M Oct 30, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Annoying!

    Can you believe my annoying neighbour knocked on my door at 2:30 in the morning? 2:30am! Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums.
    RaceCarrington RaceCarrington 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 22, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 8 Responses Oct 16, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    RaceCarrington RaceCarrington 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    Ludwigdrummerboy Ludwigdrummerboy 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    You're A Drummer?

    Yep, I'm a drummer I played most of the 80's in rock bands touring Canada and some in the U.S. I had some strange times that I wouldn't have experienced otherwise. Like the time a party ended with just me sitting on a couch with a strobe light going and a hot nude girl swinging a...
    RaceCarrington RaceCarrington 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Playing drums has pretty much made me

    who I am. My only happy memories of high school revolve around being in all the bands I could. I was center snare in marching band, principal percussionist in the symphonic and concert bands, and I loved playing in the percussion ensemble. Now, I'm lucky enough to have a full...
    seattledrummergirl seattledrummergirl 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    murd27 murd27 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 13-15, M Jun 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 16-17, M Apr 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Love Drums.

     ever since i was little i was tapping on my legs and stopping my feet to drum beats. About two years ago i got a guitar and i horribly failed at it. Then 2 months ago, i got a Tama Imperialstar drum set for my B-day. Once i started playing it was like second nature me. i...
    wolfbane570 wolfbane570 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 26, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 5 Responses Dec 8, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm a rnb and hip hop drummer.

    Love drumming to The Weeknd and the The Weeknd covers.
    Echoesofsilence93 Echoesofsilence93 18-21, M Apr 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 3 Responses Jan 11, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Gymnastic Drummer

    I am in the high school marching band, with a very small group of drums.  We have two snare drums, three base drums, and one cymbal.  I am a snare drum player.  In our band show, we had to use cans attached to a cart.  Both of us snares had to go...
    iNinja iNinja 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    "What people think of you is none of your business" Be true to yourself. People who place judgement on others will find reasons to dislike you regardless if you are trying to...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Tangrerine Dream Electric Mandarin Tour Germany After listening and watching a whole bunch of their videos this one is the best as far as a seamless presentation and the best...
    OkCountryBoy OkCountryBoy 66-70, M Nov 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Tonight decided to watch my Rankin and Bass Cartoons in s christmas mood for sure. I have Rudolph, Frosty, Littlle Drummer Boy, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. Pinocchio Chistnas...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M Nov 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    BrandanDR is the most awesome person I have messaged on this sight!!!! He is amazing, funny, sweet, a great drummer, and someone I am proud to call my best friend :)
    rottenroses rottenroses 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I want to know what people think when they see me, perhaps it may help me figure out why finding someone to love is eluding me. I'm 16, Five feet seven inches tall, I weigh about...
    wildmike1998 wildmike1998 16-17, M Nov 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    1. I play guitar and ukulele and when I'm bored, I just hang out alone and sit in our garden then I'll play my instrument and sing along with it. 2. I hate it when someone calls me...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    6 people, 1 drummer, 2 vocalists, 2 guitarists and 1 music gizmo specialist. I am handling the drumming.
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F Dec 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am in my 40's now, raised my daughter by myself and worked 4 jobs to put myself through college. I have always danced to the beat of my own drummer and I am happy knowing I am a...
    WindWalkingDreamWeaver WindWalkingDreamWeaver 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The drummer looks just like my boyfriend hehe , stay weird Austin . I really like this song . http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wkJXTQXmIbY
    Sjenka Sjenka 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
More Stories