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View Poll Results: Where do you fit?
Professional - I play my drums for a living 34 6.71%
Semi-Pro - I have another job and I play my drums for money 193 38.07%
Hobbyist - I play my drums strictly for my own enjoyment 244 48.13%
Student- Pro - I'm in school but I still play gigs 36 7.10%
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Old 04-24-2018, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by dobbles View Post
Hard to believe its been over 15 years since I was a 2. Just a middle aged 3 now! Depressing!
Same here. Havenít even played my kit in 15 years. Just played here or there any chance I got on any available kit . Had no time or space raising my family . Am now getting back into it as far as sitting down at the kit regularly and actively searching out a good used kit , but Iíd put myself between a 2 and a 3 since I never stopped bag pipe bands and playing paid gigs ....weddings and other functions ..... with a bagpiper. So the hands are up to snuff but my kick work is horrendous at the moment and am just generally rusty around the kit . Not gonna lie......itís frustrating the hell out of me , but Iím gonna stick it out because I use to enjoy it so much and would like to at least jam with other musicians and play the occasional small gig money or not because I just enjoy it that much .
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:53 AM
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I have a day job, but my drumming job pays more per night than I make in a week!
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:55 AM
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That sounds like a good gig!!!

Or you don't make squat at your day job.
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Old 06-22-2018, 11:55 PM
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Occasional small gigs
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:28 PM
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Default Re: Where Do You Fit? - Poll

A current thread reminded me of this poll, so I looked it up and saw I never voted in it.
I'm a 3 - hobbyist.
After making a living by drumming for a bit, I decided early on to earn a living at something I like,
and to put a 'Not for Sale' tag on the things like drumming that I really love.
While it was fun, overall there were more negatives than positives for me.
I wouldn't mind doing some jamming a bit again just for fun though.


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