Topic: Drummers And Guitarists: It's Time To Talk
First, I realize I'm on a site dedicated to "The Strings" (forgive me that name, but every band I have played for I called them either "Strings" or "Percussion") ...... but I need to say something.
Speaking for the rest of us drummers/percussionists, we think it's great that y'all can play your six-strings and "slap" the body of your guitar to make it sound like you have a drummer backing you up. Really it's great you can do that, and for a while I thought it was nice, but now.....
....you guys are starting to get on this drummer's last nerve.
We drummers already are being replaced by "drum machines", "electronic drums" and drums available for download with various music programs one can purchase on eBay.
Back in the 60's, when I was just a little boy of 12 playing a parade drum in a high school marching band, along came The Beatles and I felt it incumbent on me to grow out my hair and beg my Dad to buy me a drum kit: My Ludwigs.
After that and for many years thereafter, we drummers were depended on to play "time", look nice and stay behind the band and we were okay with that....
We got these "hot-shot git-tar players" who think it's just sooooo wonderful they can provide a "thump" on the body of that Six-String every once in a while during a song. Cool, but we can do that for you as well and give you the time you need to play some really great stuff on your GIT-TAR, dammit!
So, I am here to let you know we appreciate the fact you can do that stupid "thumping", but it isn't necessary!!!!
That's why you have us!
So just stop it! We learned long and hard to get our rudiments down and we don't need you to do it for us. Matter of fact, we drummers doubt if y'all even know what rudiments are or how many of them a drummer has to know!
PLEASE MY FRIENDS. -------
The above is just a little satirical piece and is not meant to hurt anyone here, okay? Y'all know I now play guitar (or try to) and wouldn't EVER hurt any of my precious friends!
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