Why Do Drummers Get A Bad Rep

Posted by Jam Addict Staff

Here let's explain why drummers have a bad reputation in our culture and why it's not true!

As someone who has always loved to play drums and was a regular in his school orchestra, I have always had the reputation of being a horrible drummer because most of my "serious" girlfriend's parents have decided I was not the guy for their daughter.

When we break up they say "well at least he knows how to play the drums!" I have even had parents say "I like this girl because she has nice taste in guys.

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I would never date a drummer, they have terrible rhythm." Having had this reputation for the majority of my school life I can say that I hate it.

It has caused me to not pursue my dream and I feel as if it is something that needs to be changed. I wanted to talk about the problems in this whole perception, so let's look at why it happens and what we can do about it.

Before I get started I will clarify that drumming is a very easy way to stay active

Street Drummer 2

Being a drummer requires very little to no coordination, but that can be a bad thing.

You don't really need to be good at your craft, because if you are it is still a very social activity that requires you to listen to music and drum along.

But if you're bad at it, it is something you are going to do just to get out and hang out with friends.

I also think this is the reason why drums are such an easy option for young kids; there is no real set time commitment so they can just start jamming with their friends.

Now that I have set up my background to let me explain what the problems with the drumming culture are, let's get to why it is inaccurate and why we should stop blaming drummers for the mistakes of their parents and others.

First of all, in the past 100 years or so, there have been many great drummers.

The music industry has always been in love with the drums. Without many great composers and performers, we wouldn't have many great musicians.

Just think about popular bands like the Beatles, Elton John, Elvis, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Pachelbel, Mozart, and many more.

These all use a particular type of rhythm in their compositions.

Drums are an important part of music so if we stop looking at them as an option and look at them as an option we will have more creative people who actually enjoy the instrument and don't consider it a chore.

This can encourage more people to pick up drums and to develop their skills positively.

Drums are also used in many different musical compositions and are all highly popular in the electronic, pop, and rock genres, and as a result, are played by many different types of people.

So why do we make the stereotype of the terrible drummer?

black and white drum set

It is difficult for me to put a finger on it. I can see it coming from the people who don't know how to play the instrument or just see it as an activity and not something they would want to do.

Also, I have noticed that there is anxiety or nervousness in people when they start learning to play the instrument.

This is because they don't know what to expect, they don't know what to do and are afraid to make mistakes and they might look silly.

It is really hard to come across a person who enjoys playing the drums, especially a beginner. They feel self-conscious, they look silly, they get no support from their peers and they feel like they aren't very good.

To make it worse, some people are really just not interested in playing the instrument but rather in listening to the music.

So people that are not interested in the activity are just as much of a problem because they create a lot of energy around it and fuel it.

I also think that it is more a self-conscious thing than it is a lack of ability because there are so many people who start playing and end up being really good.

As I said, there are a lot of people that are really bad at the drums

man playing drum set

In fact, for many people, the drums are just not that fun, so we look at the instrument as something that has to be perfect and not fun and, in turn, because we don't want to play it, we become self-conscious and are unable to relax and just enjoy it for what it is.

It is really easy for someone to pass judgment on an instrument that is not enjoyable for them, even if they were good at it because the association is there.

I think that a big reason why we tend to make these quick judgments is that we don't know much about music at all.

When we don't understand the instrument and we don't know about music, we take it upon ourselves to try and figure it out and judge it to suit our expectations.

This is one of the reasons that people think it is hard to learn drums.

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