I Play Drums

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 361 People

    I Told Them I Could

    I'm a girl. I'm a drummer. It all started in 5th grade, I wanted to do band, just like my friends. Music had always been a big part of my life, I could memorize a whole song about as fast as those stupid spelling words we had. So I was thinking, I was listing to music and the...
    whatislove953 whatislove953
    Sep 9, 2013

    Drummin' Hummin'

    I play the drums. Danny Carey and Jimmy Chamberlain are my idols. I started playing back in the begining of high school. If I were to be part of their music program, I'd get free percussion lessons, and could participate in band. I jumped at the chance to learn how to...
    fetta fetta
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2007

    I Play Drums

    I began playing drums at 7yrs old at a friends house. when i was 12 i got a drumset. I've been playing for 10 yrs now and started playing in my youth band when i was 14. I currently am in two bands. I play a variety of music. Metal, rock, hard rock, alt., Nu metal, christian, and...
    lpfan1 lpfan1
    18-21, M
    Jul 10, 2012

    Trying to start a band.

    Been playing drums all my life
    Shenling Shenling
    16-17, F
    Aug 4, 2014

    I have played since I was 13.

    . I quit for a long time.. I picked the sticks back up 6 years ago. I am glad I did. I am not great, but I have fun with rock and trying jazz.
    WillMan614 WillMan614
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 11, 2014

    Back to Me

    well, i used to play the drums. it was a part of who i was. someone told me the other day it never leaves you. and that stuck with me. so, in an attempt to get a part of myself back i am really thinking about trying again. even though i was never very good, but i loved it ...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Sep 17, 2008

    Last Night...

    Okay so My band was playing for a wedding last night. It was the sister of our lead guitar player and we're all really good friends with her and her husband.  Well I ****** up a little bit, but hey, I'm not perfect I usually **** up some any time I play. I'm still...
    EchoRain EchoRain
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2009
    drummerboyJames drummerboyJames
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 21, 2014

    A Drum Dreamer

    I play a Drum Practice Pad and Snare, I am so cool. (not). My apartment is too small to fit a drum kit in it...damn! When I do play, I can't use my feet due to my type of Cerebral Palsy causing my feet to lock down. Once a pedal is pushed, I can't bring my foot back up fast...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Sep 8, 2008

    Been playing drums since I was in 5th grade

    (I'm 35 now). I have 2 kits. One is a ebony 4 piece Gretsch Catalina and the other is a chrome 9 piece Ludwig. The kick and a few toms I've dated to 1978. The Ludwig is def my fave cuz I'm a big Bonham fan and I've wanted a classic Ludwig kit since I heard him play. What...
    skinsfan69 skinsfan69
    36-40, M
    Mar 14, 2014

    Love playing drums!!!

    :D message me if u are in a band!!!
    murd27 murd27
    18-21, M
    Jun 28, 2014

    I've been a drummer for about 6 to 7 years now

    and I'm pretty good I think. I'm no where close to amazing though. I've recently been asked to join two bands and I might take up the offer. I love being a drummer. That's just who I am. I don't like to brag about it either. A few times I might slip up to impress someone but I...
    TheMonsterCookie TheMonsterCookie
    18-21, M
    Mar 3, 2014
    cardenas20 cardenas20
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015

    I'm thinking of buying this kit,

    tell me what you think c:
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2014


    Just wanted to introduce myself and say I have been playing the drums 30 years this year (started when I was 2). wow! time flies when you are having fun! been in countless bands, and its all been an amazing ride! its awesome to on a group here with like minded drum brothers and...
    Joshua532 Joshua532
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 14, 2011
    18-21, F
    Jan 7, 2014

    I started playing when I was 15.

    I got the hang of it pretty quick and I loved it ever since. I am self taught. I don't think I am expert status but I think I so pretty okay... I post low quality covers on youtube (because I'm not that rich to afford fancy things, lol) and I usually play solo or with songs...
    FFPower FFPower
    22-25, M
    May 14, 2015

    Got my first kit when I was 6

    and it was probably one of the best presents I've ever had πŸ‘πŸŽΆπŸ‘Ύ
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    Jun 21, 2014
    BrandanDR BrandanDR
    18-21, M
    Sep 19, 2014

    The Feel Of It

    Its a great feeling listening to the thuds and crashes of a drum set. I own a double bass with 6 tom toms, 2 crashes, 2 rides, a snare and a high hat. Iv had that set since 1999. I was excited when i first got it. i played it more than i played the piano or bass. When i got...
    Dragonlovr Dragonlovr
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 7, 2012

    High School Marching Band

    This marching season is coming and I have been marching with alto sax. I have been playing drums in high and I'm in middle and have been playing full set for two years out of school and I asked to be moved to the drumline. The director agreed and said I can play bass drum and I...
    drummerboy13 drummerboy13
    18-21, M
    Feb 26, 2013

    I started playing when I was 13 years old,

    I'm now 19 and want to play them as I type this. I got my first drumset on my fourteenth birthday but eventually had to Craigslist it since my neighbors complained. I have since been the proud owner of a (low-end, but still nice) electronic Roland kit. I fear that playing for so...
    driveexcited driveexcited
    Jun 25, 2015
    MidnightMeraki MidnightMeraki
    18-21, F
    Jan 12, 2016

    R-gasms (r = Rhythm)

    It's indescribable, the feeling a drummer feels when "in groove". Nothing else matters. The world around us shuts down, rhythm and life flowing through each limb. Beautiful patterns of beats and time signatures... it's an out-of-world thing. The drummer. The heart and soul of...
    Jbirdx Jbirdx
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 9, 2012

    Winter Drum

    I call this one Snow Drum.
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    Dec 23, 2007

    Drums Are Close to My Heart..

    Here is one of my drums.It is a 16 inch hand drum that I decorated to honor horses.
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    14 Responses Dec 18, 2007

    Playing Drums Changes Anger Into An Art Of Rhythm

    Yeah i know XD even though you see in my profile picture that i have a bass guitar instead of drums, i also play drums occasionally especially when i am mad. When i feel like i just want to smash things up (but thats just how i feel), i play the drum kit which is a good relief...
    ThelaughingSky ThelaughingSky
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 10, 2012

    Does Rock Band drums count?

    O_O. If so, i'm a pretty ******* good drummer. *wipes off shoulders*
    deleted deleted
    Jul 26, 2015

    When people say playing the drums doesn't count

    as playing an instrument. -.-
    laxprincess laxprincess
    16-17, F
    Aug 12, 2014

    Black Fire Perc

    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2008

    I Love the Beats of Drums

    I love the beats of drums. Ever since I was young you could see me moving to the beats of the drum. When I got older I bought myself a djembe drum and I go to djembe drumming sessions. I don't claim to be a good player but I can hold my own, especially, in a group. I practice to...
    Rayegod Rayegod
    Apr 4, 2008

    I love playing my drums it's like a getaway

    from everything it makes me feel good
    luvps luvps
    36-40, M
    Jan 18, 2015


    This is a large drum suitable for several drummers to play at the same time. This drum is special to me because it reminds me that firewalking empowered me and changed my life....  
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Dec 18, 2007

    I started drumming at 40.

    Now 44, in a band and I practice 12+ hours per week outside of the band. I'm still learning but I love it! Never too old to rock and roll!
    DontLetItWin DontLetItWin
    46-50, M
    Nov 17, 2015

    I have been playing since i was quite young.

    My Uncle is a professional and my Dad played as well. Its become a wonderful therapy and release for me and the band I play in currently is like a family to me.....joyful travelers on rocks highway..... :D
    maddie32 maddie32
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Jul 5, 2015

    My Thunder

    I started playing drums when i was 15 years old. i am 27 now. i took lessons for twq years, appeared to hold me back more than anything. I contue to this day to practice rudiments almost daily, and over the years have learned certain songs that i found to be great warm ups that i...
    belialx27 belialx27
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 26, 2008

    My drum set has been in storage

    for about a year now because I have no where to put them. I feel like an addict. I'm craving playing the drums.
    KathrynJeanne KathrynJeanne
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2015

    I love playing the drums!

    !!:) I try to put my drum covers on youtube and the sound that my drums makes!!!!! Ohhhh I love it!!!:)
    drummerboyJames drummerboyJames
    22-25, M
    Feb 14, 2014

    I Hit objects With My Hands and Tap With My Feet

    Something is happening to me. I have always thought that I would suck at playing drums and that I would never be able to learn it and it has never appealed to me to begin drumming but I think that's just because I have never really tried playing them. I have played the guitar and...
    Wraither Wraither
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Dec 30, 2007

    Peavey International Series

    I don't claim to be awesome, but I do play for fun. Joining a band would be fun but that's gotta wait until I get better
    DieselWolfcub DieselWolfcub
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2011

    Any decent metal drummers around in the UK?

    I'm trying to get my band restarted but we're one man down currently.....hit me up!
    fireymuso fireymuso
    36-40, M
    Nov 2, 2015

    I'm rusty as all get out,

    I've been going to hospitals for the past 3-4 years for serious stuff and now I want to get back into the groove. I have to play at church in a couple weeks and I'm nervous..... Advice?
    baspain23 baspain23
    41-45, M
    Aug 28, 2015

    Thanks, Dad

    I thank my father for buying me a pretty good starter set for Christmasa long time ago. I have been playing ever since. Have been in a few amteur groups along the way. I really just love playing them, especially brushes. Into jazz now a little more but still love playing the...
    NorthernDancer NorthernDancer
    46-50, M
    Feb 17, 2008
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