- Jun 5, 2011
- Reaction score
- Goodyear, AZ
3 except for the "practicing regularly" part.
Good to have you here with us in number two. Basement Bashers of the world uniteI need a different category. Something like…
Garage Hack Playing Covers After Years Away From Drums So I Mostly Use My Terrible E-Kit To Get My Chops Back In Shape But Occasionally Get Sidetracked Because My Wife Gets On My Kit And Plays Billy Squier and Cure Songs For 3 Hours Which Makes Me Lose My Motivation To Play So I Go To The Liquor Store For Booze To Help Me Cope With Her Terrible Fills But She Lets Me Back On My Kit After I’m Half Drunk So My Playing Never Improves.
Thanks! I think about 98% of my musical experiences have occurred in basements. Literally part of the underground music scene.Good to have you here with us in number two. Basement Bashers of the world unite
AgreedI just briefly skimmed the article.
The distinction between 'studio drummer' and 'performance drummer' is wrong in any case.
Most of the top players can comfortably do both. There are challenges to both tasks.
As I keep saying on this forum and others - the term 'professional' is often skewed or misinterpreted.
Professional attitude is a short cut term. yes, you can act like a professional and only play at home or in a local bar twice a week, but ACTUAL professionals report all or the vast majority of their income from music to the tax office.
As such I try to steer away from describing part time or hobbyist drummers as 'professional' just because they have a great attitude and can play very well.
And yes, the article author's different levels of commitment value judgement is completely off.
Be that as it may, studio drummers still can benefit from a lot of studio fairy dust (edits, splicing of different takes together, very creative processing and whatnot) and are generally afforded a few do-overs. Live drummers just have the 1 go (although they generally have a bit more rehearsal with the band going in, but sometimes not). Not giving any more credit to one or the other, both have their challenges.I didn't read it. I just went straight to the rating system.
I gotta say I didn't like how they seemed to rate touring/performing drummers above studio drummers. I would rate them the same, or even rate the studio drummer even higher. A touring drummer is in and out - their performance is one and done. But a studio drummer...their performance is analyzed for years on end.
Or like a clickbait troll practicing its writing.This article reads as though it was written by a non-drummer; like a first-year intern with more of a background in golf or something other than actual drumming.
I agree, the word “hobby”, especially in the title messes it up. It should stay in the first category and that’s it. I know a lot of people who have a drum set in the garage and just hit a tom or snare once or twice a year when their relative or friend sees the kit in their garage and says “oh you play drums!?”For these types of people, drumming could be a hobby, just like going hiking every now and then throughout the year.I do take offense to the word "Hobby". Like a lot of us here, I have been doing this since I was 11 (I'm 52) and it has been a major part of my life. I may not have made the big time but I have also never had any kind of break from it. It is what I do and who I am. I feel like the term hobby makes it almost sound like we just goof off and have fun. A lot of time, money and effort goes into what we do.
Nooooo, can people stop posting this myth.Be that as it may, studio drummers still can benefit from a lot of studio fairy dust (edits, splicing of different takes together, very creative processing and whatnot) and are generally afforded a few do-overs.