Originally Posted by Swiss Matthias
Well, to be clearer: Imagine all the drumming greats now in their fifties or so. When they were young and got their musical and technical chops together
they had NOTHING, no youtube, no educational or performance videos. But still they got to the point there are now.
Well it's great that we have all of that nowadays, but sometimes I actually wish we hadn't, because with all the information overkill it's hard to actually focus,
and it's harder to actually really work things! In the early days when young drummers had 10 vinyl records at home, and that was it, they listened to it
forwards and backwards, analyzed it, played along, figured everything out. That way they really learned, they really internalized and connected.
Today we can jump from one video to the next, from one song to another in no time, but do we actually learn more? Do we learn better? Is it more profound?
This is one of those things I did everyday. Album after album. It taught me 8-12 tunes at a time because you had to play the whole side of the "Vinyl Disc" or keep getting up to walk across the room and pick up the needle. If you placed your drums next to your record player, it would skip the album. So, you had to do it with your "Stereo" on the other side of the room. Put on "Urban Renewal " or "Roar Of 74' " and go to town.