Yes. The producer doesn’t like parts where some of the “drummers for hire“ have not paid enough attention to the music. The drummer whose part he likes best has grasped where to “play shots”, where to lay back, or intensify. Listening is an important skill.You get what you pay for.
He states pretty clearly that he thought they all did fine and that the criticisms were just his personal choices.Oh I know that girl he selected at the end. Didn't know she was in the video.
Idk, I think every drummer is going to play a song differently and that's ok unless it's a pre-existing song that you're covering for a gig or something, then you should try to stick to the original. I also don't like that this YouTube hack is being given a position where he can tell people that what they're playing is wrong or bad or whatever. I mean is he even a real producer?
great thread!IMO, when you call yourself a pro drummer and solicit work as such and accept money for a job the person paying you has every right to criticize your work - just like a "day job" boss. The drummers in the video put themselves out there as "pros". Don't like criticism don't put yourself out there for hire. The "youtube hack" (endorsed by Tama & a good player IMO) wasn't "given" the producer position, he paid for it. Any one of those drummers could've returned the money and said "no thanks" but they took it. They now have a boss. I do agree that if someone buckles under pressure or doesn't like people telling them what to play then professional studio work probably isn't for them. They wouldn't get many call backs anyway.
He who writes the check is the boss. Same goes for bandleaders. Unless it's just you and your buddies ripping through tunes at the local bar for tips while your other buddies tell you how awesome you are someone's paying you. The bandleader, the venue, the production company, whoever. They are your boss. Seems self-evident, but maybe not....
Here's follow up he posted. He hired three Nashville PROS:
Great educational video and I'm sure the presenter is a nice guy etc etc BUT he's so annoying. Shut up man and let us hear the tracks in peace. I kept cursing him every time he quips in with some unnecessary comment.Here's follow up he posted. He hired three Nashville PROS: