Re: Should drummers call themselves musicians?
Maybe I've taken the old joke too seriously, but I do see a distinction between operating in the realm of rhythm-only vs. operating in the realm of melody and harmony (which still includes rhythm). Copyright law also sees a distinction and music degrees aren't awarded to drummers who only know drums.
If drummer is worried about not being considered a musician, then drummer should consider learning another instrument.
Last edited by MikeM; 01-23-2013 at 01:28 AM.