Thread: Girl drummers
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:03 PM
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Default Re: Girl drummers

Originally Posted by RockNGrohl View Post
The way I see it is these female youtube drummers are using their gender as novelty and getting hits based on their looks in a way. It may be working for them but also selling themselves short. I wonder why drummers like Meytal for example don't play in a great band or start one, record their own solos and compose their own musical stuff, when they are obviously talented enough. Why does it has to be covers? All they are doing is copying performances. They are showing great skill, yeah, but not using their own creativity. Where's the art and personality? And when they do lessons it seems like such rudimentary stuff you can get elsewhere. Why not show us something new? or unique? I'd be less inclined to say Meytal is playing the gender card if it didn't feel like she was getting away with average stuff, when she could be doing more. I hate seeing a female coast along and not play up their potential.
This applies to basically everyone doing that kind of thing, male or female. Why are you directing your criticism/concern only at women?

...why do so many female drummers get treated differently for mediocre talent when we as males would be ignored for being average?
Because that's life. Mediocre players get ahead all the time for non-musical reasons. I'm aware of no special rule that says that doesn't apply to women.
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