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- If you could learn to play a musical instrument, which would you choose? Why? See all answers
- December 31, 2012 by Anna_Sasin
- Pa, rum, pa, pum, pum ...
The Drums for sure!
When we look at the drummer and his placement on the stage in comparison to the other members, the drummer is usually in the back. This is mainly due to the size of his instrument and equipment, not because he less important than say, the lead guitar or singer--who at times can come off as glory hounds.
It is quite the opposite of inferior when it comes to the drummer. Without this vital piece of equipment and the person behind it, music would sound like a symphony tuning its instruments all the time. Why? The drummer is the leader, No one starts until the drummer has set the tone, time and rhythm of the music. If you have ever been to a concert or watched them on M-TV or YouTube you may have noticed the band members glancing back from time to time at the person with flailing arms to confirm they are all in sync.
So, the drummer may "seem" upstaged by other members of the band more often than not, but in the back of their minds know's the vital roll he plays on the finished product.
*It's also a great way to release any frustration or stress; 30 minutes of random beating can do wonders for a person! ;)