View Full Version : Drumming in the Future
01-01-2007, 08:31 AM
i love drumming to death and would never give it up, but ive been really wondering, where is there to go with it? I mean I know drumming in college (although i dont know all the different paths i can go with that) is an option and playing gigs as a side job in the future, but those gigs might not be guaranteed despite all the hours i put into practice.
01-01-2007, 04:48 PM
theres an article about this in Modern Drummer, ill see if i can find it and ill sum it up here.
01-01-2007, 05:14 PM
I would think that if you love it that much that you would do as I wish I had done. I stopped for 30+ years for various reasons. And you dont have to make it a job, its a very nice hobby as I would assume most of the members here have done. Its a lifetime hobby. I love soccer but at 58 there arent many avenues to play only watch. But with drumming you can play as long as you can sit up and use your limbs. You see many golfers every weekend that have jobs other than music that are very good at the game. What other interests do you have...what are you majoring in college that may become your profession while drumming becomes a hobby. As long as you can play...keep playing.
01-01-2007, 08:07 PM
yea, its not really all about making money and playing gigs all the time and turning professional. Just play for fun! Whenever I hear a song with drums, I just have the need to play along, whether it be on my lap or on drums. its just natural and fun for me and I think it always will be.
01-01-2007, 11:53 PM
the thing is, i actually want to go somewhere with it i dont want it to just be a hobby ya know what i mean?
01-02-2007, 12:07 AM
Practice for 5-6 hours a day, go to Berkley or some where like that and play pit percussion for
Broadway productions and plays! or join a good band under good leadership, meet the right people can get a record deal.
01-02-2007, 01:43 AM
As much as I love this place, one thing I must suggest is avoiding turing to an internet forum for answers to important life questions. "what kind of gear should I get," "who played on this album" and "can someone tell me how to do this" are GREAT things to ask your anonymous inter-pals but asking life questions like how you should go about your career as a drummer is a questioned better answered by just going out and DOING IT. All the musicians who have had good careers took risks and did what they wanted to do. Of course risk means it might not work out, but that's how it is.
So yeah, do whatever the hell you want, you know yourself and your playing better than anyone around here and you have a very personal question ahead of you.
01-02-2007, 03:34 AM
-Private Drum Instructor
-Drum repair Technician
-Drummer in an other band (assuming you're already in one)
-School Band Director/Assistant
-Percussion Instrument Maker
-Percussion Music Writer
More info in Modern Drummer of September 2006, page 132.
01-02-2007, 10:10 PM
ha, now i gotta choose which ones i wanna do, lol.
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