Drummer Job Description
A drummer is a musician who is an expert at playing the drum set. This is a percussion instrument typically composed of a bass drum, ride cymbal, crash cymbal, tom-toms and hi-hats. Drummers are integral to any band because they are responsible for the rhythm of the song. Thus, they play the role of “timekeeper” by generating the beat and timing of the song for other band members to follow. Without an excellent sense of timing, drummers are not going to make the rest of the members perform at their best. Worse, they may even ruin the song.
Keeping the tempo of the song is just one of the responsibilities of a drummer when they play for a band. They may also need to embellish the song during live performances. This means accentuating the rhythms played by the different instruments or the vocal prowess of the singer to make the song come to life. This requires more than expertise in playing the drums. It also entails speedy reflexes and presence of mind to be able to pull off these additional stunts without losing track of the rhythm that needs to be followed. Drummers who are known for their prowess are able to motivate the rest of the members of the band to perform their best.