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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
The coolest person or group of people in any band or orchestra

By far one of the funniest but also the hardest instrument to play
And sadly most drummers are almost never recognized its only the vocalist. John Bonham, and Dennis Chambers are awesome drummers
"Hey was that you playing the drums?"
"Yah, it's a lot of fun"
"You sound like an awesome guy, the band is nothing without you"
"Well I guess I just love being one of the drummers"
by Drumin all day January 01, 2013
1. One whose musical talents are most important for one in a band. They keep time, accent the other players, offer moral support, and look sexy all at the same time during a show. Also the only band member whose instrument is physically tiring.

2. One who's good at banging, and not just drums.

3. Someone who thinks they can play drums but really can't. They are often quite stupid, and are unable to figure out when others don't want them around. They're loud, obnoxious, and give a bad name to other drummers. If you're one of these, then stop, because you will lose all friends and family due to your plague of stupidity.
1. Boy: Have you seen Rush's drummer, Neil Peart? He's so talented!

Girl: Who's Rush?

2. Boy: Travis Barker can play drums like such a boss.

Girl: He can play my vag any day of the week.

3. Boy: God whats that racket?

Girl: Oh its just Lars Ulrich being a drummer. He'll calm down in a few hours.
by pseudononymous12345 June 16, 2011
As the heart started beating a drummer was born.
The drummer is the backbone of the rock band and most
essential to hide guitarists mistakes in a live show whilist twiriling the drumsticks for the crowd's pleasure.

An heavenly creatures that master the ancient
artcraft of hitting "stuff" and make it sound "good"

"Two musicians and a drummer enter a music shop"
by Tiriyon December 29, 2011
The first person to die in a band. Examples include Keith Moon and John Bonham. This fact is demonstrated in the film Spinal Tap.
Marty DiBergi: Now, during the Flower People period, who was your drummer?

David St. Hubbins: Stumpy's replacement, Peter James Bond. He also died in mysterious circumstances. We were playing a, uh...

Nigel Tufnel: ...Festival.

David St. Hubbins: Jazz blues festival. Where was that?

Nigel Tufnel: Blues jazz, really.

Derek Smalls: Blues jazz festival. Misnamed.

Nigel Tufnel: It was in the Isle of, uh...

David St. Hubbins: Isle of Lucy. The Isle of Lucy jazz and blues festival.

Nigel Tufnel: And, uh, it was tragic, really. He exploded on stage.

Derek Smalls: Just like that.

David St. Hubbins: He just went up.

Nigel Tufnel: He just was like a flash of green light... And that was it. Nothing was left.

David St. Hubbins: Look at his face.

Nigel Tufnel: Well, there was...

David St. Hubbins: It's true, this really did happen.

Nigel Tufnel: It's true. There was a little green globule on his drum seat.

David St. Hubbins: Like a stain, really.

Nigel Tufnel: It was more of a stain than a globule, actually.

David St. Hubbins: You know, several, you know, dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It's just not really widely reported.
by Abdax September 16, 2009
the guy in the very back of a band, singer, exc, who's main job is to keep the beat. a drummer doesn't get a whole lot of recognition unless he would have a solo or if he just makes up these insane beats. usually a drummer is a complete spazz or is just crazy in one way or another.
Kieth Moon

Buddy Rich

Neil Peart

Xavier: that drummer neil peart is freakn awesome!!!

Ishmael: hell yeah he is!!
by coheedpowerx3 March 22, 2009
Monkey With Sticks.
Guy 1:you Drummers are brilliant!
Drummer: Mate chill, we're just monkeys with sticks
by Girl_drummer January 24, 2012