Drummer Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Amit Kalantri” float=”none” width=”100%”]Music shouldn’t be just a tune, it should be a touch.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bill Bruford” float=”none” width=”100%”]Drummers haven’t managed to develop their individuality quite as well as guitarists have. We can be so focused on the nuts and bolts that we overlook the importance of individuality – the broader picture, if you will.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Billy Joel” float=”none” width=”100%”]Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm – walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Brody Dalle” float=”none” width=”100%”]A drummer is usually like the backbone.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Buddy Rich” float=”none” width=”100%”]Average band with a great drummer sounds great, great band with an average drummer sounds average.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Buddy Rich” float=”none” width=”100%”]Average band with a great drummer sounds great, great band with an average.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Buddy Rich” float=”none” width=”100%”]But primarily, the drummer’s supposed to sit back there and swing the band.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chet Baker” float=”none” width=”100%”]It takes a pretty good drummer to be better than no drummer at all.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Christopher Mintz” float=”none” width=”100%”]If you drum open handed, you automatically look like a better/cooler drummer than every other drummer.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Damien Chazelle” float=”none” width=”100%”]As a drummer, you’re always fighting for a level that you never quite attain.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”E. E. Cummings” float=”none” width=”100%”]There is no music unless the drum and the drummer are one.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ed Thigpen” float=”none” width=”100%”]Do you know why they call a drummer’s seat a throne? Because drummers are kings and queens.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Elvin Jones” float=”none” width=”100%”]That’s what the drummer is supposed to do. Keep the time. If you can do something else besides that, fine. But the time is essential and non-negotiable.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry David Thoreau” float=”none” width=”100%”]Every man must walk to the beat of his own drummer.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry David Thoreau” float=”none” width=”100%”]If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, owever measured or far away.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry David Thoreau” float=”none” width=”100%”]March to the beat of your own drummer.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ian Paice” float=”none” width=”100%”]To be a drummer you also have to be a musician.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jo Jones” float=”none” width=”100%”]The drum is the heart of music. The saxophone can play and then rest, as can all of them except the drums; the drummer keeps going – he can’t afford to stop.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Miles Davis” float=”none” width=”100%”]Drummers – sometimes they play and they listen. And that little listen takes a speck away from the right tempo.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Miroslav Vitous” float=”none” width=”100%”]There is no roles. No one is keeping any roles. The drummer is also answering everybody and everything. So it is a constant conversation and communication between musicians on an extremely high level with extremely valuable material, motifs, and melodies.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ringo Starr” float=”none” width=”100%”]The drummer’s always going to be there. They’re the floor of the whole deal and everyone can stand up on you.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Shannon L. Alder” float=”none” width=”100%”]Music is the beat of a drum that keeps time with our emotions.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Srikumar Rao” float=”none” width=”100%”]Before you can follow your own drummer, you have to hear the drummer.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Steven Adler” float=”none” width=”100%”]Drummers are conductors, we set the pace for the music so if you’re not relaxed and feeling right, the whole thing goes out the window.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Stewart Copeland” float=”none” width=”100%”]Drummers shouldn’t just think of themselves as drummers. If you’re going to be a musician, you should expand your horizons, compose things, and work with other instruments.[/wpsm_quote]