Originally Posted by Baddstuff
well, I hear what you're saying but I believe even if someone takes the time to learn something and puts in an honest effort they still may not grasp it or communicate it to the degree of someone like Gadd. Maybe that's where the saying "often imitated but never duplicated" comes from. :)
I agree, but I'm sure Steve wasn't born with his knack for divine drumming -- he worked his butt off and played, played and played
with a whole bunch of great musicians. Sure, there may be a small genetic factor involved, but again, mastery and musicality are gained through hard work and experience. Nobody's going to sound like Gadd, and Gadd isn't going to sound like anyone else...
...and hooray for that!