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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A drummer is someone who gets a lot of stereotypes. People assume that Drummers are dumb people with no musical talent. When in reality, drums are the backbone of most music. Drummers keep time and keep the beat going. Drummers also do have a lot of musical talent. It takes a lot of coordination to be a good drummer. They also have to be able to feel the music. And yes I am a drummer :-P
Dumbass: haha you're just a stupid drummer with no talent.
Drummer: Oh yeah you try playing the drums
Dumbass: Ahh crap i can't do it. Well you're still dumb.
Drummer: Which is why you're failing more classes than me right?
by MASSIVE LOAF June 30, 2004
Rarest member in a band, the most important person to a guitarist, used to hide mistakes of guitarist
A:dude we just ran over someone maybe we should turn back
B:That guy deserved the darwin award for stepping in our way, keep on driving
A:Dude we forgot the drummer!!!!
B:what the shizniz?!?!!? YOU IDIOT, TURN THE BUS AROUND NOW!!!!
by shitastic October 11, 2004
Comes from the musical instument (Drums) played by the member of a band, usually sits at the back of the stage. Without this godlike creature there would be no rythem to the music and havoc would incurr.

Plays with the precise action that only a master craftsman can obtain. Thats right, with sticks. Only people with the right personality combination can become a drummer. That person blessed will also probably have to owm some sort of 'kit' to play with. And although guitarists are cool, there're one-hundred a penny. Sadly.
Dom Howard is drummer. He's lovely.
by Han April 01, 2005
Someone who plays drums well. They are as essential to rock music as guitarists if not more. Drummers, along with Bass players, rarely get as much attention as singers and lead guitar players.
Mike Portnoy is an amazing drummer.
by Rusty Shackelfurd August 18, 2005
A drummer is a person who belongs in a band, and along with the bassist, tends to be unappreciated. As the prime majority of the "band curse" the drummer is ususally the first member of a band to leave or be kicked out. Usually responsible for keeping beat and band in line. Without a drummer, the band is lost.
Guitarist: I'm so cool Ive got straigt F's and I don't know how to read my music, but i'm the best known and the richest.
Singer: I'm not so cool I can read music but dont play and insturment, I am pretyer than the guitarist.
Bassist: No one knows my name but me and the drummer are best freinds and the band depends on us to keep them on the right line.
Drummer: Me and the bassist pay the bills, find the gigs, and are never given any credit for being in the band.
by Random useless voices February 19, 2006
the coolest kind of peole on the face of the earth!
"im a drummer" **all bow down to ultra asomely coolness**
by kimbo June 29, 2003
Although we drummers are the best. There are some disadvantages:(1) Hauling equipment sucks. We have the set, cymbals, hardwere, pedals, mikes and a bunch of other stuff. (2) We cannot move around on stage. (3) Sticks are to drums as strings are to bass and guitar. Only these things break ALOT easier.
But other then that. We rule.
Drummers CAN read music.
by saveyourbfbangme June 30, 2006
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