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View Poll Results: Where do you fit?
Professional - I play my drums for a living 20 7.43%
Semi-Pro - I have another job and I play my drums for money 106 39.41%
Hobbyist - I play my drums strictly for my own enjoyment 122 45.35%
Student- Pro - I'm in school but I still play gigs 21 7.81%
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:48 PM
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Where do you consider yourself in the Wide-world of drummers?

1. Professional - I play my drums for a living
2. Semi-Pro - I have another job and I play my drums for money
3. Hobbyist - I play my drums strictly for my own enjoyment
4. Student- Pro - I'm in school but I still play gigs

I'm sure there are some other categories that could be included. These are the only four I could think of.

1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4
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I am a 3. Not by choice but at this time that's where I fit in.
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You could have used the poll option for this thread so that responses and percentages would be shown at the top... I did it for you. :)

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Old 08-29-2012, 06:52 PM
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Where do you consider yourself in the Wide-world of drummers?

1. Professional - I play my drums for a living
2. Semi-Pro - I have another job and I play my drums for money
3. Hobbyist - I play my drums strictly for my own enjoyment
4. Student- Pro - I'm in school but I still play gigs

I'm sure there are some other categories that could be included. These are the only four I could think of.

1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4
I guess I'd fall into category 2. It's not much money, but it is money.
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You could have used the poll option for this thread so that responses and percentages would be shown at the top... I did it for you. :)

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I'm a 3 at the moment, but this time next year I'll be a 1. Army all the waaaaayyyy
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2 and 4.
I'm studying, but I earn money through my drumming. So I guess you could say I play drums for a living.
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None of the above... Yet.
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I'm a two. But I occasionally still do things for free ;)
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I suppose I am a 2. Peace and goodwill.
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I'd be a 2. Hopefully I'll get that to a 1 soon! :)

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A solid 2. Never want to be a 1.


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I'm a 4 going for 1 ... Have some odd jobs here and there and I play in 3 bands regularly, in addition to my classical studies at the conservatory :-) And yes, I can't vote either :-(
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The poll won't work for me, but, I am in category #2
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Solid #3 and enjoying it. Nonetheless, I know probably way too much about old drums to serve any purpose. Maybe I'm a 3.5 = hobbyist aspiring to know as much as steve b. or harry about drum history.
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The Poll doesn't work

I'd be a 2. Hoping to be a 1 soon :)
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I'm a 2, but my day job element is also drums, so does that make me a 1?

I hope not, as that's a damning inditement of those who actually know what they're doing ;)
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I'm a 3.

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Hobbyist.....for now.
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I'm just a three dressed up as a nine.

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I'm a 1. Almost became a 2 a few times over the past few years, but been a 1 now for awhile.

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No voting for me :*(

But I am a 3...although there are times it's more for my own enjoyment than others.
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Used to be #1 then it went to #2 now mainly #3 - all by choice.
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#2 - but I still do it for my own enjoyment. :)
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Where does "I play drums to get a college scholarship for music" fit in?
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3 at the moment, hoping to be a 2 soon.
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Hey,

Have bounced around 1,2, and 3 but now a 3...
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Right now #2.

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Was a 1 for a few years in the 80's but now I'm nothing but number two lol.
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Well I play weekly for my church, not a paid gig so I guess that doesn't make me a professional, so I fall into #3 and I'm o.k. with that. I play because I want to and still enjoy it after 30 years.
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I was a 2 through most of the 80s but otherwise 3 - now doing home recording and playing in a hobby band that's sometimes thrown a few dollars. Guess that makes me 2.99
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I guess I'm a 2.

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I'm a 3.

I don't think anybody would actually pay to hear me play. My wife trys to pay me... but that's to stop playing. ;-)
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I'm a 2, but my day job element is also drums, so does that make me a 1?

I hope not, as that's a damning inditement of those who actually know what they're doing ;)
Great comment. Maybe you are a 1.5 ?
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