1 definition by Shorty the drummer

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a person who plays the drums usu. a drum kit. It is a common misconception that drummers are unintelligent and have no musical ability whatsoever. They get alot of flak from guitarists about not having tuned instruments. this is because drums are a percussive intrument rather than a melodic instument. but they can be tuned, personally i have my toms tuned to a perfect fourth in acending order starting from the floor tom.

The problem with saying that drummers have no musical ability is that though we have no moving melodic structure we do have "notes". these notes can and usually are written on a staff with the lowest line or E (treble clef) representing the bass drum and the middle line or B (treble clef) representing the snare the remaining lines and spaces are normally reserved for toms while the Ledger lines and spaces above F are used in conjunction with Xs and stars for cymbals.

drummers do indeed drive the band as the heart beat and "time machine" of the band. though often disrespected and unappreciated the drummer sits in the back with a smile on his face knowing that without him the band would be screwed.

P.s i also play guitar, piano, bass, and im a vocalist, so suck on that people who say we arent musicians
guitarist: lol ur such a noob for playing drums ur not a musician at all

drummer:Ok do you realize that you were playing an ascending Phrygian mode during your solo while it would have made more melodic sense to play a descending Mixolidian

Guitarist: what the hell is a Ascending Phrygian mode

Drummer: exactly........im going to go hang with the bassist and talk about music theory while practicing rudiments

Guitarist: what are rudiments

Drummer: lol fag............
by Shorty the drummer February 14, 2011

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