Wow! Thanks for sharing! You do so much to help others here. I'm glad it happened for you.
Yeah, Lar, first time having any kind of communication with him. I was extremely nervous! I have had a few chances to meet musical heroes of mine in the flesh and let's just say it was obvious I was nervous. But Steve put me at ease right away.Very happy for ya Lar, I know how big of an influence Gadd has been for you. Is that the first time you ever spoke to him? Were you nervous?
Good one, 8! What did you pick up from him?
I talked to him about an array of things but I had a couple specific questions about grip. Steve is the only "name" drummer I've ever seen who used to use the Bobby Thompson/Les Parks grip. He demonstrates it on his first instructional video, Up Close. I wondered whether he found it necessary to abandon that and take a different approach when playing drumset (which I did), and he said yes.Anything in particular you picked his brain about?
Steve's such a living legend, I wouldn't even know where to begin.