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Old 01-01-2008, 01:05 PM
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Re: Difficulty of drums compared to other instruments


I would have to rate drums, piano, and harps among the more difficult due to the fact that they have pedals and require more than finger coordination and timing, they also require hand/ foot coordination. Where drums stand out in difficulty is the timing, dexterity and coordination required from every limb on your body. To be good requires a lot more physical endurance than any other instrument. When was the last time you saw someone sit down at a piano, practice for a couple hours and walk away dripping with sweat? Drums are like living growing instruments ranging from single snares to kits like Terry Bozio's who's pedal array alone would have the most seasoned percussionists scratching their heads. I had to quit playing for over 10 years and thought that because I was once good I would always be good, but after starting over almost from scratch I realized how difficult it can be.... and how much drumming has changed. My hat goes off to every musician who can master their instrument of choice, even more those who master more than one. I've "tried and died" with other instruments and know that none are as easy as others may make it look.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:58 AM
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Re: Difficulty of drums compared to other instruments


Hi

I'm a professional drummer and also
play piano too. I found the piano harder
than the drums but when you get into
advanced co-ordination, grooves, soloing
etc, it get's really hard especially moving
all four limbs. It depends on one's ability
as some people would find drums hard
but maybe piano or another instrument
easier.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:24 PM
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Re: Difficulty of drums compared to other instruments


Yes, it's about the personal aptitude you are born with. Drum set suits me because I hear beats in my head all day long. But I was never very good at jazz vibes or tuning the damn tympanis. I like thinking in terms of high, medium and low sounds. But some people I've known hear musical notes and can play the piano or guitar like ringin' a bell!
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:36 PM
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Re: Difficulty of drums compared to other instruments


I teach a student drums and they find
the co-ordination hard so when someone
says that all drumming is, is to keep
a steady beat going then they are misguided
and especially when playing dynamics
with all four limbs. But you are right,
it's about aptitude for a speciic instrument.
Any of you guys on here tried Gary Chester's
New Breed? Really advanced hard co-ordination
going on here.
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