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Post Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:26 am

Do you often make drummer faces? They are very strange to me. Is there any way I can avoid them and still continue to progress as a drummer? :wink:

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Post Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:07 pm

I sometimes make drummer faces, i got loads of different ones haha nothing wrong with them, just shows your a drummer :D but the only thing i could really say to prevent them is to 'Concentrate', which can be quite hard sometimes when u just wanna 'Flow' on the drums, but thats the only advice i can really give sorry :(
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Post Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:43 am

Hmmm, for me drummer faces are part of drumming. I like to watch other drummers make them and I know I make them, too. They're kind of funny and I don't think you should try to avoid them. The truth is you make drummer faces while playing something difficult for you. So if you are better and better drummer you will probably make less drummer faces because less things can be difficult for you.
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Post Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:07 am

I don't get the problem :? but I'm sure I'm makin some nasty drummer faces while playing... :D
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Post Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:50 pm

ah.. Marco Minneman great drummer... but he has the worst expressions ever check it out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmWAI1hYYE4&mode=related&search=
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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:40 pm

i dont know how but...i just usually make serious faces throughout the whole set! sumtimes i laugh haha idk y....is that bad?? :(
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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:45 pm

No, watch the video on the previous post. Thats bad
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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:48 pm

hahahaha!!!! yea that is bad.....hahaha ok im good then
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Post Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:37 am

I`ve been told I look like I`m bored to death even when I`m playing the most difficult of our tunes. Apparently I look like I~m making no effort at all. If they only knew :P !
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Post Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:35 am

I do. I know I do.

I do it on purpose though.


I sing along to the music. Make crazy faces. And whatnot.


Ive been told that I look evil sometimes. Then ive been told I look like I am having a blast.

Which I am.


Im about the performing aspect of playing drums as much as the playing itself.

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Post Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:22 pm

i'm known for my faces.
i'm not too sure where abouts they come from, some i aim to do, others just come from concentrating too hard, or the pressure that comes from doing fills or etc.

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Post Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:27 pm

I don't really know if you can avoid them. Some people have different twitches when they make certain movements, or have to focus in weird ways. I don't make weird faces, tho I do make angry rock out faces when I hit the peak of energy! LOL
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:24 am

mapexdrummer wrote:hahahaha!!!! yea that is bad.....hahaha ok im good then


He looks stoopid alright, but so what?

If we had a closer look on; say guitarplayers, I bet there a larger amount of stupid-looking guitarplayers than stupid looking drummers.

Anyway, it all comes down to commitment to the music, I think.
Any musician that makes stupid faces, is more concerned with the musical side of his performance than what the f**k he/she looks like!

Of all the drummers I've seen, Brian Downey (of Thin Lizzy fame) is probably one of the coolest drummers I have ever seen. He doesn't move his face or his body (except the minimum movements, obviously) at all! And he plays great! The exception that confirms the rule. Stupid faces are just a way of showing commitment to the music you play, no problemo! 8)
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Post Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:18 pm

there's no way to avoid drummer faces! we all make them, especially the drummers that have hella chops.. there's nothing wrong with makin' screwed up faces as long as you throw down the notes!!....
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Post Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:25 pm

People tell me I look pissed off. I'm not. I just get into it like that. My eyes roll into the back of my head and looks like I'm mad at someone. LOL! Whatever. That's why i usually wear shades when I play. Not to look "cool" or anything. LOL!
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