Originally Posted by da cheese walks
man...no matter how much many people may disagree,and even tho i love drums more than most things in life,drums arent(unless in the hands of Terry Bozzio),and never will be Musical instruments......theyre percussion...
Seems to me you might have a 1 man definition of what music, percussion and instruments are. Are not marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel and orchestral chimes all percussion instruments? And to play them, do you not read music? And are not drummers also reading...music? Lines and dots and squigly marks on paper. Seems to me, everyone I've ever run into, whether they play an instrument or not, can identify sheet music. And if someone went to the trouble to write music out for those "tuned cylinders" you're banging on, then they might actually indeed be an instrument. Also, just by coloquiel definition, when you want to find a drum shop in your area, look in the phone book under musical instruments.