Guitar Lessons: Do You Think I Should Become A Drummer?

This is a video lesson for Skinny Love by Bon Iver. Tuning is standard and a capo on the 5th fret. I hope this video is clear and easy to understand. Feel free to leave any comments or song suggestions.

I started playing guitar hero and thats how I started listening to that type of music. I don’t want to be known as the wannabe drummer. Out of boredom as a preteen, I mastered the guitar and drums on expert levels. (And please don’t say I don’t have a life, because I have a job in the library and many talents but not a very close family. Not to brag, obviously.) I really feel I want to become a drummer..but I don’t fit in to the main group at all. The type of people don’t accept me and then there’s another option to become an artist or some type of formal musician. I already took my first lesson and I was complimented by the instructor that I am a natural and not many of his students did everything perfect on the first day. (Please don’t think I’m bragging because I’m really not trying to, I’m just giving details to influence your opinion. I dislike the idea of bragging..) I can play the guitar as well but I don’t want to become as good as Slash. I want to become as good as like Dave Grohl or Taylor Hawkins or something.. Lol and ya I know I already started lessons but do you think I should take this path totally seriously or just get a stinking day job (that’s figurative language, btw). A girl like I seriously don’t fit in but that’s what I truly want to do. So I guess please give me your honest opinion. So do you think I should be a drummer that bizarrely stands out, a manga artist that comfortingly fits in, a random C.S.I. detective for some bucks and adventure, or useless hobo with no life and eats salted cashews as a main course?


  1. Amber says:

    Drummers can be stereotyped as being mentally challenged etc but that is complete bull most of the time (im a drummer myself). You get over the jokes like that and its a really great way to blow some time and have fun :) go for it

  2. Chrá´‰s says:

    If you want to be a drummer, be a drummer.
    If you do decide to be a drummer, keep a day job. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, as they say.

    If you don’t want to be a drummer, don’t.
    Just because you’re a “natural” at something doesn’t mean you should base your life on it. I’ve been called a natural when it comes to snowboarding, but I’m not gonna try and get sponsored or go pro. It’s just something I like to do in the winter.

  3. Kim says:

    I say that if you enjoy it, go for it. Don’t worry about that “group”, any real musician would be happy to hang out and jam with a good drummer. Good luck!

  4. Guitarpicker says:

    You can become a drummer, but don’t move next door to me. I am surely amazed that you had mastered the guitar and the drum as a preteen. Mastering the guitar is a life’s work; not a few years banging away as a teenager.

    I assure you–learning a few chords and strumming patterns on a guitar does not qualify you as a master of the instrument.

    Stop worrying over the groups that intimidate you. Focus on your school studies and your sessions as a novice drummer. You may wish to take a course in creative writing to rid yourself of writing in an immature manner. If you don’t understand my point, read your narrative again. I was not joining with you at all the “laughing out loud” abbreviations.