Again, my only concern is for young drummers that are hoping to glean information at how to become a successful, professional musician by reading forums such as this. If one wants to do that, assuming you are not going to be one of the very small percentage of musicians that “makes it” as a member of one band for your entire career, you have to learn to play to a click.Read about how they must artificially speed some parts up, and slow others down.
So we can make sure shi""ty drummers make for boring mediocre drummers... And, potentially make exciting drummers not too competitive. Its become musical socialism. Control freaks win...at least from the drum throne
You know we have to control those wild drummers everyone knows they can go off at any moment can't be trusted ; /
That is how it happens. Control freaks don't care what it is. If it can be controlled, they get their rocks off. They are the superiors in their own eyes and will offer self justifications for their need to control. Music is about life. Music can inspire the feeling of freedom... or conformity. Creativity is best when its unpredictable and solves the problem in a new way. Makes you smile when you see it done.Freedom 's disappearing incrementally ; )
Great point. If you're designing pop music, most of which is based on rhythmic repetition, I guess most creators don't want their work mangled by human error.Yes. And we all know creativity establishes and abides boundaries. Some function best where their are more limitations and less chance of floundering repetitiveness.
What do you mean.. "floundering repetitiveness?"Yes. And we all know creativity establishes and abides boundaries. Some function best where their are more limitations and less chance of floundering repetitiveness.
The click gigs I've had, I was the only one with it. When I had rests I just kept time on the hats while otherwise silently hating the gig.Usually the entire band gets the click. For one thing, there are parts of some songs the drummer doesn't play. You're going to trust guitarists and singers to keep you in time while you lay out? . Second, there are occasions where you might play with backing tracks, midi controlled stage lighting, keyboard sequences, automatic guitar effects changes . All that stuff would be a disaster without everyone having the click in their ear.
I know there are some bands that only have the drummer playing to a click, but I would hate that. Time is everyone's responsibility, not just the drummer's.
Again, my only concern is for young drummers that are hoping to glean information at how to become a successful, professional musician by reading forums such as this. If one wants to do that, assuming you are not going to be one of the very small percentage of musicians that “makes it” as a member of one band for your entire career, you have to learn to play to a click.
It's a go-pro camera.Bit hard for me to judge the music as the recording quality was extremely poor and the drums dominated everything else. Found it boring and regimented : rhythmically and dynamically monotonous the whole way through. Certainly not an argument in favour of clicks!
Just listened to the original studio recording: I just haven't developed an aesthetic appreciation for that style of music. So please everyone, completely discount my response to that video.It's a go-pro camera.
I think the drumming is fantastic. It grooves like hell and the little touches he brings in now and then are superbly played.
If you know the actual song 'Black man' it is easy to imagine how great his playing is.
In short, I completely disagree with your post
So true that. A relaxed state in any situation and most decidedly for me in my approach to drumming or any of my musical endeavors- is essential. To me. Is it to anyone else? Listen, learn, play, perform. Equal but totally different parts of my knowledge base expansion when learning say, a new tune. Even at nearly 63 years old I never stop learning. Never stop adapting to new challenges. But separate listening, learning, practicing and finally performing. To an empty room or a crowd of 50k. Know your stuff. Enjoy it. You’ve got the best seat in the house, right?No, it's just practice or lack thereof. Take out the outliers on both ends of the spectrum, and all you're left with is those who put their time in intelligently, and those who didn't.