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Old 11-14-2008, 10:40 AM
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Default Re: Virgil Donati

I'd like to quote the man himself here, think it fits quite well:

Modern Drummer (June 99): You spend hours every day practicing - don't you want to put it on display?
Virgil Donati: You know what? Not at all. I'm sure there are many people out there who have seen me play at clinics and thought, "Oh, he's a tech head." But I can guarantee you that there are people who have seen me on pop gigs who had no idea I can play the other thing. I can honestly say that I do not desire to play any more than the music requires.

And: "Technique is innocent. It doesn't know any better. It's how we use it that counts. That really comes down to the maturity, the understanding, and the ego of the individual."

Yeah!!
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