Re: Should drummers call themselves musicians?
obviously.. drummer is musician.. Heck, you can call it "art" if you want to. For Dutch law I'm an "art"-maker in the form of musician. It states in my company description:
"Performing art in the form of music and opera"
So, yes.. you can hire me to sing an opera. I don't promise you it'll be good to hear, I do promise my drumming gives you less damage to your ears :-P
In short, ofcouse a drummer is a musician. Why wouldn't he/she be?
Proud owner of a custom Lignum Drums, Sabian crashes, Aquarian drumheads.
My band: Pyrates!