When i say achieving mastery i dont mean learning everything so that there is no more to learn and nowhere to grow. I guess the better way to say it is mastering the goals that i have at this moment and then being able to do that on any other goals that i see that i want to master at anytime.
When i say master i mean guys like Dom Famularo and virgil donati and George Kollias and guys like that. They are not masters at everything by any means, but they are considered to be on that master level. Thats what im shooting for in the areas that are important to me (and that list of things that i want to master will never stop growing im sure. And thats a good thing!).
Yep, I'm guessing their response would be...."I'll let you know how to achieve it when I get there".You are right, there arent enough hours in a lifetime. If you talk to any of these 'masters', they'll tell you they are just as far away from their musical goals too and are chipping away at it, like you & me.
Isnt there a great book on the subject that everyone except me has read?What does it take to achieve true mastery on the drums? This is something that im thinking about. I know that most people will say just practice a lot and then you will achieve mastery. But there seems to be something more to it to really achieve true mastery on the drums.
I think in a sense all of us are far away from our goals. I think of mastery as an ability that allows me to express my music effortlessly. Without thinking, without pre-meditation, just pure naked, emotional instinct. I think the trick is to perpetually have short term goals, and to keep plugging awayThis is an important question for me personally because one of my real goals is to be able to achieve true mastery on the drums in the areas that are important to me. As is im an SO far away from that goal and am on a quest to find out how to really achieve that goal.
You are right, there arent enough hours in a lifetime. If you talk to any of these 'masters', they'll tell you they are just as far away from their musical goals too and are chipping away at it, like you & me.Its something when you see someone that is just a master in their playing. They just flow and can express themselves in such a fluid manner. I know that a lot of practice is a key to getting there, but what is that extra X factor that allows these guys to achieve that level of mastery?
At times it almost seems that there are not enough hours in a lifetime to reach the level of mastery that some of the greats have reached. But i know that that can't be true. So i continue my quest of achieving mastery on the drums.