“You’re a good drummer!”
I have heard this phrase often. And I appreciate it every time. It lets me know that I am pursuing a craft and excelling at it. Unlike Rudy, the 15 second football player, I am putting time and energy into something that is worth my time and energy. So whether I am practicing, transcribing drum charts, coaching drum students, playing various shows and gigs, or even studying the philosophy of drumming, every time I hear a compliment I am reminded that I am not wasting my time and energy.
So if I am a good drummer, am I worthy to be supported to continue in this craft? Does my work and contribution to your music experience add value? If so, would you consider supporting me this craft?
Although I am a drummer, my end game is not to be the world greatest drummer. Buddy Rich already filled that spot. And there are many closer to filling that spot than I anticipate being anytime soon. However, supporting me as a drummer is also supporting me to continue to improve as a drummer, increase the quality of the content I contribute to the drumming community and to do some other unrelated tasks.
If you haven’t already, please watch the video below and visit patreon.com/johncarterdrummer to pledge your monthly support.
John Carter Drummer