Thread: Girl drummers
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: Girl drummers

Originally Posted by drumming4life View Post
Was just wondering what you guys thought of all these girl drummers getting loads of views on youtube?
I watch a lot, I mean A LOT, of drummers on YT, so I see more male than female drummers overall, which is "normal" I guess, there's more guys than girls playing the drums...

...what I think of them? If they can play, I watch them, if not, I'll pass (like I would for male drummers) :)

...but I have some favorite female drummers: Cindy Blackman,Terri Lyne Carrington, Emmanuelle Caplette ... and of course Grea & Mary :)

Cindy Blackman

Terri Lyne Carrington

Emmanuelle Caplette

Originally Posted by MaryO View Post
Were there drums in that vid? :)

Originally Posted by MaryO View Post
Because most women just aren't as brave, fabulous and tenacious as Anon and myself :)
There you go Mary :) absolutely correct!!!

Originally Posted by Bo Eder View Post
I never understood that "feminine" or "masculine" role of drumming. Playing has more to do with coordination than strength. Humans are silly.
Agreed, but drumming and drums is more a "guys" thing, generally speaking - how many female lorry driver, plumber, carpenter... do you see out there? There's some for sure, but it's always "noticeable" when you see them, and I'm sure they're as good as the male counterpart in the same job

Originally Posted by RockNGrohl View Post
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.
Meytal's certainly playing the gender card, the sexy outfit, the teasing eyes, the smiles at the viewers, the wind in her hair... it feels all very calculated to seduce a male audience (and it works), but once you seen one vid, it's a bit repetive, she can play, no doubt about it, but it's quickly tiresome, I would like to see her in a band, playing original songs.

Emmanuelle Caplette is also doing covers, but they feel more focus on the drumming side, and it's her band who play these covers, not just playing over the original drummers.

Originally Posted by keep it simple View Post
Links please caz :)
You've seen them :)

Originally Posted by Odd-Arne Oseberg View Post
They're just drummers. How the rest of the world reacts can't be blamed on them.
That's probably resume this topic really well, I totally agree with you man :)
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