Definitions for drummer
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word drummer.
someone who plays a drum
One who plays the drums.
Etymology: drum (the instrument) + -er
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
He whose office it is to beat the drum.
Etymology: from drum.
Drummer, strike up, and let us march away. William Shakespeare, H. IV.
Here rows of drummers stand in martial file,
And with their vellum-thunder shake the pile. John Gay, Trivia.
A drummer is a percussionist who creates music using drums. Most contemporary western bands that play rock, pop, jazz, or R&B music include a drummer for purposes including timekeeping and embellishing the musical timbre. The drummer's equipment includes a drum kit (or "drum set" or "trap set"), which includes various drums, cymbals and an assortment of accessory hardware such as pedals, standing support mechanisms, and drum sticks. Particularly in the traditional music of many countries, drummers use individual drums of various sizes and designs rather than drum kits. Some use only their hands to strike the drums.In larger ensembles, the drummer may be part of a rhythm section with other percussionists playing. These musicians provide the timing and rhythmic foundation which allow the players of melodic instruments, including voices, to coordinate their musical performance. Some famous drummers include: Max Roach, Ringo Starr (The Beatles), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Ginger Baker (Cream), Keith Moon (The Who), Neil Peart (Rush), Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Brian Blade, Jack DeJohnette, Tim "Herb" Alexander (Primus), Phil Rudd (AC/DC), Roger Taylor (Queen), Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Travis Barker (Blink-182), Phil Collins (Genesis), Rick Allen (Def Leppard), Alex Van Halen (Van Halen), Tré Cool (Green Day), Dave Grohl (Nirvana), Joey Jordison (Slipknot), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), and James “The Rev” Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold). As well as the primary rhythmic function, in some musical styles, such as world, jazz, classical, and electronica, the drummer is called upon to provide solo and lead performances, at times when the main feature of the music is the rhythmic development. Drummers tend to possess considerable stamina and hands-eyes-legs coordination. There are many tools that a drummer can use for either timekeeping or soloing. These include cymbals (china, crash, ride, splash, hi-hats, etc.), snare, toms, auxiliary percussion (bells, Latin drums, cowbells, temple blocks) and many others. There are also single, double, and triple bass pedals that drummers may use for the bass drum.
A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, typically as part of a band or orchestra. This involves striking various parts of the drums with sticks or hands to produce different sounds and rhythms. A drummer can play a range of instruments including snare drums, cymbals, bass drums and other percussion instruments. They may also use electronic drum kits and may be involved in songwriting, singing or other forms of musicianship.
one whose office is to best the drum, as in military exercises and marching
one who solicits custom; a commercial traveler
a fish that makes a sound when caught
a California sculpin
a large West Indian cockroach (Blatta gigantea) which drums on woodwork, as a sexual call
A drummer is a musician who plays drums, which includes but is not limited to a drum kit and accessory based hardware which includes an assortment of pedals and standing support mechanisms, marching percussion and/or any musical instrument that is struck within the context of a wide assortment of musical genres. The term percussionist applies to a musician who performs struck musical instruments of numerous diverse shapes, sizes and applications. Most contemporary western ensembles bands for rock, pop, jazz, R&B etc. include a drummer for purposes including but not limited to timekeeping. Most drummers of this particular designation work within the context of a larger contingent that may also include, keyboard and/or guitar, auxiliary percussion and bass. Said ensembles may also include melodic based mallet percussion including but not limited to: vibraphone, marimba and/or xylophone. The rhythm section, being the core metronomic foundation with which other melodic instruments, including voices, may present the harmonic/melodic portion of the material.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The marine who beats the drum, and whose pay is equivalent to that of a private of fourteen years' standing. Also, a singular fish of the corvinas kind, which has the faculty of emitting musical noises, whence it has acquired the name of crocros.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The soldier who plays a drum. The majority of drummers are boys, generally the sons of soldiers. In former times it was the part of a drummer’s duty to flog men sentenced to corporal punishment.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Drummer is ranked #14050 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Drummer surname appeared 2,143 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Drummer.
57.9% or 1,242 total occurrences were Black.
37.6% or 806 total occurrences were White.
2.1% or 46 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.7% or 37 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of drummer in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of drummer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
I love my brother and respect his talent, but his present demand that I must give up my equal share of the band and that our drummer for 28 years and original partner, Steve Gorman, relinquish 100 percent of his share, reducing him to a salaried employee, is not something I could agree to.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, how ever measured or far away.
Today I'm at a loss for words but I just remember Bob being a funny guy, my heart goes out to his family and God bless him and them in this sad time. He was a great great drummer.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
I love my brother and respect his talent but his present demand that I must give up my equal share of the band and that our drummer for 28 years and original partner, Steve Gorman, relinquish 100 percent of his share, reducing him to a salaried employee, is not something I could agree to.
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Translations for drummer
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- барабанчик, пътуващ търговец, барабанистBulgarian
- Trommlerin, Schlagzeugerin, Trommler, SchlagzeugerGerman
- vendedor intinerante, baterista, bateríaSpanish
- طبل زنPersian
- rumpali, kauppamatkustaja, rummunsoittajaFinnish
- taistealaí tráchtála, drumadóirIrish
- trommari, trommuleikariIcelandic
- ドラマー, 鼓手Japanese
- kramer, drumspeler, drummerDutch
- trommeslager, trommis, batteristNorwegian
- коробейник, барабанщик, барабанщицаRussian
- batterist, trummis, trumslagareSwedish
- deprekçi, depçiTurkmen
- hitruman, trumanVolapük
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