But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that's written, he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom.
My soul is that of a drummer.... I didn't do it to become rich and famous. I did it because it was the love of my life.
A good groove releases adrenaline in your body. You feel uplifted, you feel centered, you feel calm, you feel powerful. You feel that energy. That's what good drumming is all about.
There is no music unless the drum and the drummer are one.
I told people I was a drummer before I even had a set, I was a mental drummer.
It takes a pretty good drummer to be better than no drummer at all.
I'm not a singer who plays a bit of drums. I'm a drummer that sings a bit.
Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm - walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers.
Thank God that I had the ability to understand that I had a different beat and that I was a drummer.
If it doesn't come from your heart, music just doesn't work.
I want to keep pushing the limits for drummers and expressing myself.
A drummer is usually like the backbone.
March to the beat of your own drummer.
But I think that any young drummer starting out today should get himself a great teacher and learn all there is to know about the instrument that he wants to play.
Drumming was the only thing I was ever good at.
Every drummer that had a name, had a name because of his individual playing. He didn't sound like anybody else, So everybody that I ever listened to, in some form, influenced my taste.
We were always going to dump him when we found a decent drummer.
I've gotten hernias from drummers when they drop tempo.
It doesn't matter what songs we sing. I'm a drummer. Chicks dig me.
That's what the drummer is supposed to do. Keep the time. If you can do something else besides that, fine. But the time is essential and non-negotiable.
I'd just play 'til my hands fell off. My parents would yell at me to stop because they couldn't stand the noise any more! I was terrible! It must have been hard for them to listen to me as a beginning drummer.
Michael Giles the first drummer of King Crimson, never agreed to the name King Crimson. But then, if you'd knew Michael, you would know he didn't agree to the album cover either. So maybe Michael didn't agree to the point of definition with many things.
I try to keep my ear to the streets without sacrificing who I am as an artist. If a song needs a drum machine I'll use a drum machine. If it needs a drummer, I'll use a real drummer.
Where I come from we say that rhythm is the soul of life, because the whole universe revolves around rhythm, and when we get out of rhythm, that’s when we get into trouble.
To be a drummer you also have to be a musician.
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