I heard something that really bothered me. I heard someone say or imply that drummers are not musicians. I believe they say this in ignorance because no melodic sound is made when striking the drums. I primarily play in my church and have seen that most church view the bass player and especially the pianist or organist as being more valuable to the music department than the drummer. In fact from what I have seen in most churches the organist and bass player get paid two times more than the drummer does. I was wandering if this mentality was jus in the church or is it like this in other arenas as well. Your thoughts will be greatly appreciated.