Playing the Drums

Playing the Drums

A Drum Roll for Drums

Playing the Drums
The very first instrument I learned to play is the drums. I thought it was the coolest instrument ever. When I was just exposing myself to the music scene and started watching live bands, I would always admire the drummer. Sitting behind his cool drum kit, the drummer would always impress me with his moves. Kicking his bass and clapper pedal, while hitting the snare, toms and cymbals, followed by a drum roll was just mind blowing.
Being positioned furthest from the audience most of the time, the drummer is always the less exposed member of the band. Having said that, the drummer is the backbone of most bands, and other musicians rely very heavily on him or her.Therefore, if the drummer is weak the whole band will be weak.
Drums are the loudest acoustic/percussive instrument. Its sound is very powerful that’s why it is used in more ways than one. A song will not be as strong without the drums. The drum beats make songs sound lively, aggressive, and powerful. It would also be hard to identify the song’s change of section without a drum roll. When a drummer counts off with his drumsticks before everyone plays their instruments, he is actually giving the rest of the members the tempo of the song that they’re about to play. It only shows that, before the other members even play a single note, they have to rely on the drums first.
The dilemma of most drummers is they can’t carry their entire kit to gigs. Although some people do, it’s not practical because there are usually drums available in bars. Almost all musicians would rather use their own instruments that use someone else’s. It is indeed convenient to use the instrument that you’re comfortable with. For drummers, they just have to adjust to whatever drum kit the bar provides them with.That doesn’t mean they’ll compromise all the way though. Most drummers carry their snare, pedal, cymbals, and of course drumsticks to gigs.
Personally, my instrument of choice is the bass guitar. To understand the bass, you need to understand the drums as well. They work alongside, hence I love the drums as much as the bass. Without them, music would sound flat.
Drums may not be necessarily important to the world in general, but they are important to the world of music because they give character to many songs.

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