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Old 05-30-2017, 03:37 PM
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what kind of drummer you are, what would you say?
I usually just tell people that I'm "punctual."

If they press on, I say something like, "Although I've been playing drums for over a couple of decades, I sound like I've been playing for a solid 4 years."
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Old 05-30-2017, 04:58 PM
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Look at you guys falling all over yourselves to be as humble as possible. C'mon!
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Old 05-30-2017, 05:27 PM
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Another answer would be: "I have no clue". What kind of [singer, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist] are you?
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Old 05-30-2017, 06:22 PM
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Maybe a more honest question would be, "are you good?"

The question works well because it's a yes/no answer that can be asked back.
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Old 05-30-2017, 06:27 PM
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I hand them my business card. In the four corners it says.....Rock, Soul, Funk, Studio. :)
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:36 PM
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I hand them my business card. In the four corners it says.....Rock, Soul, Funk, Studio. :)
That studio genre is so boring though!
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:36 PM
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The few times I've been asked, I just tell them to go check out Noodle Muffin, and draw their own conclusion.

At a Steve Smith drum clinic in 2003, the late Freddie Gruber was there, and he asked one of the young guys working at the drum store what kind of music he liked to play. The kid says, "Rock, pop, funk, jazz, soul, country, blues... just about anything."

Freddie replies, "Ah, so you're full of sh*t!"
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:09 PM
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For all the years I've been playing, I've been asked many times what kind of music I play or my band plays, but never what kind of drummer I consider myself to be. What a weird, existential question.

The kind that holds sticks and hits things? That kind?
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:25 PM
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I've always heard the question this way:


"I play drums."
"Oh you do? What kind of music do you play?"

And it always seems like an odd question. I play what the band plays!
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Old 05-30-2017, 09:06 PM
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The kind that holds sticks and hits things? That kind?
Roaring with laughter! You said it! :)
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Old 05-30-2017, 10:11 PM
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I would say that I don't know what kind. Perhaps I am the kind of drummer that no matter what music we are playing, I try to make it feel good.

For all that I lack in experience, technique and talent I try to make up for with solid groove, appropriate for the music parts and enthusiasm.

Another answer might be "a drummer that never phones it in"
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Old 05-30-2017, 10:40 PM
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That studio genre is so boring though!
Not as boring as your posts.
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Old 05-30-2017, 11:30 PM
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Not as boring as your posts.
BOOM! Got me with a good one! Gonna need more than just aloe for that masterful burn. Long recovery time forecast and I'll be sure not to mess with a bad ass like you in the future!
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Old 05-30-2017, 11:38 PM
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Experienced professional.
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:00 AM
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Experienced and dependable

I try to play what the song needs...little or much. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:39 AM
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Look at you guys falling all over yourselves to be as humble as possible. C'mon!
Noticeable .. When did drumming get all PC?
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Look at you guys falling all over yourselves to be as humble as possible. C'mon!
Most of us play drums to some variant of pop music. Is that anything to get excited about? Some people fly into space, lead companies, have amazing families, playing in orchestras or serious touring bands etc.

So yes, Paul me lad, I just record simple instrumental music at home. If you like chest-beating, then I'll splash out and brag that the music is usually fun and/or easy on the ears, even if not quite "pro tight" :)
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Old 06-04-2017, 11:06 PM
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I would say...I dont care how anyone else plays drums, this is how I play.
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Old 06-04-2017, 11:36 PM
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What kind of drummer"?...experienced.
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:18 AM
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I usually tell people I don't play drums but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last nite so I'm wingin' it. No one has asked-if they did I'd have to be honest and state "I love playing the drums-I often suck at it but many times I don't." It did come up in a conversation that I played drums and I got one response "You look like a drummer" (I wish I had a picture of the expression that must have been on my face) so that counts for something don't it?
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