Last time, I answered some of the more common questions I get asked by other drummers. At the top of the list was whether to learn to read music. Another frequent question is about playing drums for a living and whether it’s important to develop a secondary skill to fall back on if drumming doesn’t yield enough income. There’s a lot to discuss on this subject, so we’re going to break it into two parts. This month I’ll address the first part of the question.