I love it when a drummer can keep a pulse going in one part of his brain, while freely exploring other (arbitrarily dissonant) rhythms in some other part of his brain. It can really open up the music.
The 4-5-6-7 thing is a means to an end.
It’s doctorate level “circle on the stomach, tap the...
Any of your cymbals seem fine. 13 Mels are soft and buttery, 18 A Custom fairly bright, 20” Bos a bit dark. I’d pick the one you like most and build around that. Of the three, what one is your favorite?
I usually switch things up regularly, but this setup has stuck for quite a while now. I'd bring this set to any gig.
14" Paiste Proto hats
20" 2002 Flat
19" DE Crash
21" Masters Medium Ride
21" Sig Light Dark
18" DE Crash (with a bunch of metal removed, trashy)
I know jack about air flow. But ...
Everybody needs a break after a couple hours. Just swing open the doors, step outside and have a smoke. By the time everybody's ready to reconvene, viola, new air. Am I wrong?
There are genres that are "easy" to play. Blues, Rockabilly, Rock, Pop, etc. What is not easy, is playing them very well.
It's easy to write off lots of music because on the surface it seems overly simplistic. I've been guilty of this for decades as it relates to (almost all) Pop and Rock...