SELECTING AN INSTRUMENT
The Guitar or
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They're loud, they take up a lot of room, and they are nearly always at the back of the stage. (Also, parents won't like them.)
[I should know; the first instrument I ever bought was a set of drums. My parents went off for a week, leaving me some money to buy food, and instructions not to be too noisy.
As soon as they are gone, I pedaled to the post office, got out of my life savings, added them to the housekeeping and bought myself the first set of secondhand drums I could find, which is how I know that parents don't like them. There again, I was an awkward child.]
Those are some of the bad points; now let's look at some of the good points about the drums.
They are incredibly enjoyable to play, not too many people actually want to be drummer (so there's not a lot of competition), and they are the engine of the band, the thing that keeps it motoring along, and holds it together, which is a very pleasant feeling.
Those are the facts, now it's time to be honest with yourself. Can you be bothered with all the trouble that owing, banging and transporting a drum kit is going to bring you? If not - forget the drums. Otherwise you will find yourself playing them badly, in awful bands, for the rest of your life, and hating it.
[If you can be bothered with the drums, you are in interesting company. Most drummers I ever met are, to put it mildly, slightly weird.
In fact, the first drummer I ever went on tour with used to carry at least seven toothbrushes with him, wherever he went. Apparently, he used all seven of them every time he brushed his teeth. I don't think it affected his drumming - just his breath.]
About the Author: Stan Cullimore -- was the guitarist and co-songwriter for a band called The Housemartins. This group was around in the mid-eighties, had numerous hits around the world (including at least one No. 1), and released several albums (which sold lots and lots of copies).
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