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Old 07-24-2003, 05:27 PM   #1
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Why Do You Play Drums?

DRUMMING KEEPS ME SANE . Thats all I have to say.
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Old 07-24-2003, 05:39 PM   #2
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Drumming...well, it's a great medium of self expression for me because it combinds both physical and mental artistic points. In other words, it's a very physical way of artistic expression.
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Old 07-25-2003, 12:41 AM   #3
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b'cos of tommy lee...... started playing at the age of 10 ..was into glam rock and all b4 i discovered progressive..then discorvered Dreamtheater..then virgil....thats why im playing the drums
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Old 07-25-2003, 04:40 AM   #4
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I felt the need to hit things.
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DT...oh plzzz!!! Wise up guys and get a true master of drums (pointing at VD hehe) while you still can!!!
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Old 07-27-2003, 07:03 PM   #5
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This is a good topic to descuss...too bad for the lack of responses
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Old 07-28-2003, 01:00 AM   #6
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Because I have a natural born talent to play inherited from my dad.

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Old 07-28-2003, 09:21 AM   #7
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Drumming is such a spiritual outlet. It allows you to be free. and when do you have the best days of YOUR life? WHEN YOU PLAY DRUMS OF COURSE!! We rule the world!! We pound out our deepest most darkest thoughts(or at least I do.Im a troll what can I say.Its not easy being a troll)and we listen to it come out in pattern form!! THE VOICE OF THE DRUM IS HERE TO STAY!!! YOU HAVE A VOICE!! SO EXPRESS IT TO THE FULLEST!! and take in mind that everyday you play those drums you are pushing the music world to live on and you are further benifitting the natural energy of universal drum to live on..........whatever that means.
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Old 07-29-2003, 09:07 PM   #8
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i'm almost in tears reading that rythmtroll....hehehe..oops now i'm grinning.

seriously, without drumming my life could have been such a total bore.
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Old 08-02-2003, 09:23 AM   #9
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I might be the elder statesman here, as you'll be able to see by my reply.

I play drums professionally in a band because after doing so for nearly 47 years now, I really don't know how to do anything else!
I began drumming at age 8 when drumheads were still 'calfskin'!!
I turned pro at age 16 whilst still attending High School(Yeah I looked old enough to play in niteclubs & bars back thenand have never looked back.

I'm now 51 & play every week with the band i've been with for almost 10 years now. We get alot of work & play an array of music from Prog type stuff(Niacin-Tull-King Crimson ect)to blues(Stevie Ray Vaughn-Johnny Winter-other blues) & retro heavy music, Led Zep-Blodywn Pig-Savoy Brown-Foghat-Jeff Beck-Hendrix, the list goes on & on! We have a play list that contains over 700 songs we've built up over the 10 years.

Plus as someone else mentioned, I like to HIT THINGS! Anyway,
won't bore you guys anymore than I have already. Hi to Jeppe &
Jimi & all others out there who know me already, all else i'll see you in here somewhere!

Thanks Blackzoner.

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Old 08-02-2003, 01:24 PM   #10
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Drumming is such a spiritual outlet. It allows you to be free. and when do you have the best days of YOUR life? WHEN YOU PLAY DRUMS OF COURSE!! We rule the world!! We pound out our deepest most darkest thoughts(or at least I do.Im a troll what can I say.Its not easy being a troll)and we listen to it come out in pattern form!! THE VOICE OF THE DRUM IS HERE TO STAY!!! YOU HAVE A VOICE!! SO EXPRESS IT TO THE FULLEST!! and take in mind that everyday you play those drums you are pushing the music world to live on and you are further benifitting the natural energy of universal drum to live on..........whatever that means.


wellsaid rythmtroll...i so agree with you!!!
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Old 08-02-2003, 03:09 PM   #11
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Drumming makes me feel good, the theory side is very intersting for me and i love polyrhythms and odd groupings. it's an obssessive passion that takes me away from the real world everytime i sit behind my kit. all that said though, Virg is my inspiration
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Old 08-04-2003, 09:37 AM   #12
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Plus as someone else mentioned, I like to HIT THINGS!

wow, i'm so inspired. you're on the age group some of my local mentors.
cheers!
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Old 08-04-2003, 09:42 AM   #13
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Got hooked when I was 3.... kept hitting everything,- and got my first kit when I was 7. My dad used to be a bassplayer,- and encouraged me to get into drumming. I have never looked back since... now i am seeling drums and percussion, and ofcourse still playing aswell...BTW...love this place!!
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Old 08-04-2003, 10:58 AM   #14
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Got inspired from watching parade/marching bands in my young teenage and from then I have played and played. Everything from congas to mallet percussion to drumset to piano...but now its only drums
And like everyone else here, Virgil is a big influence to me.
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Old 08-05-2003, 08:29 AM   #15
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well, me and my girlfriend had a little discussion on this
She plays the piano, and i asked her what did she feel when she was playing it. She said she felt like she was in touch with herself. Though she didnt feel "free", she felt as if she could express her emotions on the piano.
I told her, that on the contrary, when i played drums, i felt free and liberated of my true self, i could do whatever i want and give so many different feels of the drumming.
Well, thats why I play drums... they rock!
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