Yes, I think so, like in many other fields, some have a natural talent, a gift, it's more easier for them than those who are not.Are there some people who naturally excel at drumming more than others?
I've been at it for more than 30 years, and I'm not to a high standard, on the other hand, I didn't put the correct practice time in it, so there's no surprise here.Or can everyone get to a high standard/ pro level if they are willing to put the correct practice in?
Very good point Matthias, those who excel at ideas, creativity can indeed bring something into music that is wonderful, inspired and extremely musical, without being "monsters" at their instruments.Clearly there are people more gifted with musical
talent - ideas, rhythmic or melodic sense, creativity, understanding.
somehow these two descriptions of the same person do not equate in my mind....he is a super amazing drummer.
he loses time a lot. It's so bad
If he "only" practiced but hadn't any feel and talent for the music whatsoever,gvdadrummasum said:I have heard stories about John Coltrane and how he was not considered a natural player.......but he was a tireless practicer ....not only in the beginning....all the way through his career
Yes, but not just because of talent. Work ethic and persistence are important, and interest, curiosity, a desire to learn. It also helps to be around a community of players who know what they're doing.I've been thinking about this a lot recently. Are there some people who naturally excel at drumming more than others?
Pro level is not necessarily that high, so yes, I think most people who are interested enough to work hard at it for a period of several/many years can achieve that.Or can everyone get to a high standard/ pro level if they are willing to put the correct practice in?
were you under some strange impression that I meant he "only " practicedThere's one important point to me: Every great musician has put hours and hours of
practice into his craft. But: You have to practice "properly", and you have to transform
all you are able to do into music, into art, into some story!
If he "only" practiced but hadn't any feel and talent for the music whatsoever,
he would have sounded on his records like someone who is sitting in his space and
racing scales up and down. ....which he didn't obviously . So he did have the ears
and the understanding of what to do with what he'd practiced.
I don't meant to offend you! You're offended rather fast... My point isn't aboutwere you under some strange impression that I meant he "only " practiced
what musician on this planet "only" practices .....thats absolutely ridiculous
where in the world did this word "only" even come from ?