YOUR BETTER AT BECAUSE OF DRUMS

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Funny, I have to use hammers quite a bit driving staples to secure wires to framing members.

Oddly enough, it's probably my least favorite part of the job.

I don't have a good explanation why either.
Maybe if you shuffle while hammering it would be more enjoyable?
 

Alex Sanguinetti

Silver Member
I´m better at everything because of drums.

Or I should say my perspective of life change completly. For example, because most I read about drums/music I KNOW is incorrect I think most I read on every subject is too. It is also something I spoted at other things I do with some level of deepness that I also confirmed, ´though I´m light years behind comparing myself on drumming, but it´s REALLY A RULE.

In other fields it´s NOT ONLY the missinformation, or the action of repeating things the person who is saying it has not corroborated with personal experience, just believing in something they read, but without bad intention, in other fields THERE IS INTENTION, and normaly related with money, power, etc.

In few words made me realized how little, how insignificant, is my knowledge about the whole universe, that my actions are more determinated from what I don´t know that from what I know... It´s a kind of desolated awarness but still some awarness.
 

J-Boogie

Gold Member
I´m better at everything because of drums.

Or I should say my perspective of life change completly. For example, because most I read about drums/music I KNOW is incorrect I think most I read on every subject is too. It is also something I spoted at other things I do with some level of deepness that I also confirmed, ´though I´m light years behind comparing myself on drumming, but it´s REALLY A RULE.

In other fields it´s NOT ONLY the missinformation, or the action of repeating things the person who is saying it has not corroborated with personal experience, just believing in something they read, but without bad intention, in other fields THERE IS INTENTION, and normaly related with money, power, etc.

In few words made me realized how little, how insignificant, is my knowledge about the whole universe, that my actions are more determinated from what I don´t know that from what I know... It´s a kind of desolated awarness but still some awarness.
That is an awesome answer.
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
In few words made me realized how little, how insignificant, is my knowledge about the whole universe, that my actions are more determinated from what I don´t know that from what I know... It´s a kind of desolated awarness but still some awarness.
I came to the same conclusion, and I couldn't agree more. Your knowledge is insignificant.

OMG I'm kidding, lighten up!

I am in complete agreement with you, I just couldn't let this humor opportunity pass me by.

Are we OK?
 

benthedrum

Senior Member
For me, it's all the other way around.

My personal qualities have made me a better drummer.

Dedication, drive, focus, determination, patience. I've always had these qualities.........now, in terms of how drumming has made me better at things....it hasn't, not one bit. Nothing I improve on in life is from drumming.
 

Odd-Arne Oseberg

Platinum Member
Well, drumming is just another thing I didn't know that much about many years ago when I started frquenting this site. I got a job where it would be wise for me to get deep into it to do my job well. In the cities they have big schools a specialists in everything, but out in the country one person has to do guitar, bass drums, ensemble on all levels. Obviously, there aren't realy anhyone who does these things on the level of a team of specialists, but now there is at least one. Not always appreciated ans my understanding and level of consciousness is so far beyond that of especially my leaders and predecessors, but at least I, my students and their parents know.

It might sound negavtive and I guess in a way it definetly is, but a perspective like what Alex in part is getting at is just sadly the truth. There's a lot of misinformation out there and even in schools it's so much about power, money, status, greed, corruption and there's a big discrepancy between degrees, grades and actual knowledge and competence. It's huge.

Now, I've even decided to start getting a little but political and expose this stuff. All the stuff the unions don't have the knowledge or more likely just not the balls to talk about I'm doing. Not entirely poular at this point, I've lost lots of "friends" who feel threatened by this stuff etc... but it's the right thing to do. I always knew I'd get into this at some point, but the plan was to do it in a very different way.

IN any case, drumming is just one of thise things I'm attracted to mainly because there's so much new stuff for me to learn. It's my nature to challenge my believes, viewpoints and get deeper insigth. I never hide my shortcomings and always want to learn new things. In many ways things are conected. The concept of growth is the same no matter what direction you take. There many paths to enlightenment as they say. When I want to learn new things the method is the same and there are many general routines in place. The way learned about drumming and even more important in my case, how to teach drums, all goes into that bank og concepts in regards to knowledge and general growth.

Drumming is unique in a way also because of the responsiblity it has in most group settings. That responsinbility, the physical nature of the instrument the neuances of keeping a groove etc... makes for thinking about things a bit differently than in other positions in the band. This is obviously very clear to me because of my experience in in those other seats.
 

beyondbetrayal

Platinum Member
Respecting other styles of music.

Giving speeches. I'm used to a large crowd watching me.

Handling stress and working on the fly. nothing like showing up to a house kit missing a tom or cymbal stand or 2 you were told should be there. Or having a back-line provided with something totally out of wack.

Audio and video recording and software.

Social media. If it wasn't for YouTube or my bands I'd spend no time on here and not know how to use it as well.

Turning off work. I go play my kit and lose myself in the moment.
 

Davo-London

Gold Member
I've become more critical and pedantic ...

BTW - the title should be You're better at, because of drums

Peace
Davo
 

Davo-London

Gold Member
Yes, pedant-lite, I like to think.

To be fair, titles should at least be clear. Also, since we no longer talk and only communicate via keyboard, one could argue that punctuation is more important than ever.

: ) Davo
 
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