My whole thing is that I practice all the time and I still do practice all the time. All day every day. And I just wanted to be so good that I could play anything. I think that’s really important. And it’s also really important to have your own style. If you just try to be someone else that may be cool but that’s not going to get you noticed or get people to want you to play drums for them.
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Whether you’re looking to play the field or hoping to have a passionate love affair, dating someone who marches to the beat of his own drum has some major perks
KickStrap found a large audience with drummers who are sizing down their drum kits. Gone are the days of the Neil Peart gonzo kit.
Welcome to what is perhaps the most subjective topic ever: the best drum sounds on record.
For drummers the art of sizing down can be especially challenging. From smaller “cocktail” kits to no frills 3 and four piece set ups. The less to haul the better.
Sizing down my drum kit also sparked some wonderful creativity for me. I had fewer drums with which to speak and so I became more creative in the way I played, the dynamic with which I’d hit the drum to get varying tones/sounds out of each.
Musicians are sizing down these days. Guitar players are carrying smaller amps, bass players smaller cabinets and very small heads. There’s even a great sounding ukulele bass guitar. Drummers are sizing down big time! No more hauling massive drum sets. Even the carpet or drum rug is eliminated!