Got Rhythm?

Drummers worldwide listen up:

People who score high on intelligence tests are also good at keeping time, new Swedish research shows. The team that carried out the study also suspect that accuracy in timing is important to the brain processes responsible for problem solving and reasoning.

Well that certainly puts a new spin on the old proverbial drummer’s joke. Got any good ones? Feel free to share in the comments. How many drummers does it take to change a light bulb?

4 Responses to “Got Rhythm?”

  1. Hugh says:

    My friend/schoolmate is an excellent drummer. In his final year of grammar school his grades included 4 F’s, a C, and 2 D’s (I changed the “F’s” into “B’s” before he showed it to his father). He was such obnoxious kid they gave him his diploma anyway just to get him out of their hair! He also has 2 illegitimate children from two different woman. So much for “problem solving and reasoning”!

  2. Michael Pabst says:

    This is not a joke but a true story:

    I once played with a drummer who counted 7/4: one – two – three – four – five – six – se – ven. :-(

    M.

  3. boleskine says:

    How can you tell there’s a drummer at the door?
    The knocking speeds up

  4. Jamez says:

    Dont forgot Neil Peart of Rush. As well as his amazing drumming, he writes most of Rush’s lyrics. He seems to be one of the most intelligent musicians ever.

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