Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lessons to Live By

For NaNoWriMo, I am working on a novella about a girl drummer. The downside is, of course, that while I am indeed a girl, I am not indeed a drummer. Commence research!

...I love research.

Lesson One:

Always Respect the Classics.

Drumming research Lesson Two:

It doesn’t hurt to have more than the standard two arms & two legs.

Drumming Research Lesson Three:

There is not one DURN thing wrong with simplicity.

Drumming Research Lesson Four:

Joy is essential.

(Being Cobus is pretty sweet, too.)

Notice that all of these drummers are guys? Yeah, there are girl drummers out there, in the wide world, but they're not as prevalent, unfortunately. 

On that note, come back tomorrow to sample two excellent female drummers and Lesson #5.

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