Re: A warning to potential drummers
I was at a outdoor local rock music festival last weekend. No nationally known or really famous bands, just young local bands trying to make it. I listened to the whole band but kept staring at the drummer. I would look at the lead guitarist and singer now and then but most of the time looked at the drummer. I did this with every band. I also started playing along with the drummers in my mind and tried to anticipate when they would play accents on the cymbals and BD. Anyone else play along with the drummer of a band they are watching?
The audio mix at the festival was so bad you couldn't help but just listen to the drums. They overpowered the other instruments. All the drummers snares sounded like someone cracking a whip and the BDs like claps of thunder. It was LOUD and I loved it!