Top Five Drumming Quotes

Top Five Drumming Quotes

Drumming quotes can hold some great wisdom and lessons from legendary and influential drummers. Quotes can help generate ideas and inspire, essential to us as drummers! 

We’ve compiled some of our favourite drumming quotes from famous drummers, including Buddy Rich, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Williams, Neil Peart, and Stewart Copeland!

These are my top five drumming quotes from the masters:

Best Drummer Quotes

  • “Playing fast around the drums is one thing. But to play music, to play with people for others to listen to, that’s something else. That’s a whole other world.” – Tony Williams
  • “Anytime you strike the drums, you have to be aware that you’re creating a musical event.” – Vinnie Colaiuta
  • “I’ve heard the stories. Like, Eric Clapton said he wanted to burn his guitar when he heard Jimi Hendrix play. I never understood that because, when I went and saw a great drummer or heard one, all I wanted to do was practice.” – Neil Peart
  • “Drummers shouldn’t just think of themselves as drummers. If you’re going to be a musician, you should expand your horizons, compose things, and work with other instruments.” –Stewart Copeland
  • “You only get better by playing. If you think you stink, you probably do. I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence, in every way.” Buddy Rich

Round Up 

There you have it! Use these top drumming quotes to open your mind to new ideas, reassure you that you are heading in the right direction and you will succeed as an artist!

Have you been inspired to dive deeper into your drumming? We want to recommend you check out our article on the 10 best songs to learn on the drums to make you an even better player!

What are some inspirational quotes that comes to mind for you? Leave us a comment below!

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