Female Drummers

Bam Bam

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mouse":331i1156 said:
foolscapfire":331i1156 said:
I'm a female drummer. my band's space is myspace.com/foolscapfire. I don't think I'm a great drummer, sometimes I think I try to do to much because I began as a strictly punk rock drummer and kinda taught myself(no lessons or help from anyone). So I didn't get a lot of the basics that I needed....now I'm working on those so it's like learning to play backwards. I always feel intimidated by most male drummers, and I go to see a lot of live bands so I get intimidated a lot....but then I'll see a male drummer who isn't even as good as me and(I know it sounds mean) but it makes me feel better. I wish that I didn't feel like my drumming will always be inferior to most male drummers. Maybe someday I won't. I do know that I started at the age of 28, whereas most guys I know started at around age 14, so I have an EXCUSE!. I don't like being referred to as a chick drummer, or playing a show because they want to book a band with a chick drummer, I just would like to be appreciated as a drummer..period, even though I think I have a long way to go in the skills department. that's all. whoooo long ass post! tori castellano from the donnas is one of my favorite drummers ever!
word of advice from one female drummer to another- play on the fact your female!!!!!! It's a great way for getting your band noticed and remembered. Even if you hate it, use it to your advantage!!! You'll get more than you think... :wink: 8)

Sarah x

Im sorry but that is really awful advice that will lose you respect in the long run... If you're really interested in being a drummer and a musician you should use your drumming and music to get noticed.
 

Cloth

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Completely agree with Bam Bam....if you use your gender then you will never be taken seriously as a musician.
 

fashioned

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phoenix7289":2syt2j0l said:
fashioned":2syt2j0l said:
thats just an opinion.
Good thing you recognized that. But come on, we don't want any fights, so stop yelling at me for stating my opinions... FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
i'm not yelling, just discussing.
 

mouse

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Bam Bam":2j4gbu9u said:
mouse":2j4gbu9u said:
foolscapfire":2j4gbu9u said:
I'm a female drummer. my band's space is myspace.com/foolscapfire. I don't think I'm a great drummer, sometimes I think I try to do to much because I began as a strictly punk rock drummer and kinda taught myself(no lessons or help from anyone). So I didn't get a lot of the basics that I needed....now I'm working on those so it's like learning to play backwards. I always feel intimidated by most male drummers, and I go to see a lot of live bands so I get intimidated a lot....but then I'll see a male drummer who isn't even as good as me and(I know it sounds mean) but it makes me feel better. I wish that I didn't feel like my drumming will always be inferior to most male drummers. Maybe someday I won't. I do know that I started at the age of 28, whereas most guys I know started at around age 14, so I have an EXCUSE!. I don't like being referred to as a chick drummer, or playing a show because they want to book a band with a chick drummer, I just would like to be appreciated as a drummer..period, even though I think I have a long way to go in the skills department. that's all. whoooo long ass post! tori castellano from the donnas is one of my favorite drummers ever!
word of advice from one female drummer to another- play on the fact your female!!!!!! It's a great way for getting your band noticed and remembered. Even if you hate it, use it to your advantage!!! You'll get more than you think... :wink: 8)

Sarah x

Im sorry but that is really awful advice that will lose you respect in the long run... If you're really interested in being a drummer and a musician you should use your drumming and music to get noticed.
one can not understand sarcasm when one sees it then, I take it? lol :roll:

unfortunately it is based on an element of truth. You can never really be taken seriously as a drummer because you're always described as a 'female' drummer, rather than just a drummer. This thread proves it. How often do you see 'male' drummer threads? It's not a defining factor for the male side of the species.

And anyway, you can play on it. If it's something that makes you different and stand out from the rest, why not use it to your advantage? Unique selling point and all that 8)

Sarah x
 

Bam Bam

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mouse":3w14beu1 said:
Bam Bam":3w14beu1 said:
mouse":3w14beu1 said:
foolscapfire":3w14beu1 said:
I'm a female drummer. my band's space is myspace.com/foolscapfire. I don't think I'm a great drummer, sometimes I think I try to do to much because I began as a strictly punk rock drummer and kinda taught myself(no lessons or help from anyone). So I didn't get a lot of the basics that I needed....now I'm working on those so it's like learning to play backwards. I always feel intimidated by most male drummers, and I go to see a lot of live bands so I get intimidated a lot....but then I'll see a male drummer who isn't even as good as me and(I know it sounds mean) but it makes me feel better. I wish that I didn't feel like my drumming will always be inferior to most male drummers. Maybe someday I won't. I do know that I started at the age of 28, whereas most guys I know started at around age 14, so I have an EXCUSE!. I don't like being referred to as a chick drummer, or playing a show because they want to book a band with a chick drummer, I just would like to be appreciated as a drummer..period, even though I think I have a long way to go in the skills department. that's all. whoooo long ass post! tori castellano from the donnas is one of my favorite drummers ever!
word of advice from one female drummer to another- play on the fact your female!!!!!! It's a great way for getting your band noticed and remembered. Even if you hate it, use it to your advantage!!! You'll get more than you think... :wink: 8)

Sarah x

Im sorry but that is really awful advice that will lose you respect in the long run... If you're really interested in being a drummer and a musician you should use your drumming and music to get noticed.
one can not understand sarcasm when one sees it then, I take it? lol :roll:

unfortunately it is based on an element of truth. You can never really be taken seriously as a drummer because you're always described as a 'female' drummer, rather than just a drummer. This thread proves it. How often do you see 'male' drummer threads? It's not a defining factor for the male side of the species.

And anyway, you can play on it. If it's something that makes you different and stand out from the rest, why not use it to your advantage? Unique selling point and all that 8)

Sarah x
Sure I recognise saracasm, you just didnt appear to be using any!
Yeah sure you dont see any "male" drummer threads, and yeah, if you are a girl then you're generally lumped into a "female drummer" category. Unfortunately changing stereotypes doesnt happen that quickly... give it 50 years and there will be just as many famous/good/whatever female drummers as there are male and no-one will give it a second thought.
Its just my opinion at the end of the day but i dislike playing on something that seems so unimportant as gender... ah fuck it everyone should do things their own way... whatevaz!
 
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