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Old 02-12-2017, 01:33 AM
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Default Re: Why Do I Play Drums?

Ok, ok, settle down now.

Originally Posted by larryace View Post
That's easy. I like making people dance...I play for everyone else's benefit, period. Meaning the singer, the lead player, the rhythm section, and the dancing public. Then drumming becomes greater than the sum of it's parts, that's my goal. That's my secret weapon, to play for the others benefit...

I even have an equation: 80% listening 20% playing. Listening to everything else is #1 in my head. It dictates what I play, at what volume.

Excluding myself from the playing equation brings me everything I seek, in abundance...
Yes. Totally agree. I say that drumming is social event with the sole purpose of lifting others higher.
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