Originally Posted by Mediocrefunkybeat
But it simply is the case that a lot of artists meeting with great success do NOT read music. Why is that? Is the question we should be asking.
I guess it just comes down to what you want to do as a drummer/musician, what sort of career you're after, what sort of life you want to live.
To not know how to do something that could at some time figure into or impact upon your musical career is to limit yourself.
For myself, I can't imagine not wanting to know everything there is to know, and I'm still learning because I can't stand not knowing.