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Old 02-27-2009, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by drummerchick435 View Post

Firstly, I think you're so freaking awesome! You kick some serious butt!
Why, thank you! I try.

Originally Posted by drummerchick435 View Post
I have a question. Did you ever learn jazz? My drum teacher right now is trying to get me to play jazz, but it's not working out for me. We've been at it since August. I understand why he wants me to learn jazz, but I just don't think it's worth it. I prefer to play rock, metal, punk, alternative, and funk from time to time.
Well, I started on Jazz, Big Band and Blues, so yes.
Jazz isn't something you just "learn" anyway.
What I've found most effective... when trying to "learn" different styles is.... to forget about the drumming and learn "the Music".
If you can learn what type of structure (it's different than Rock and Roll, or metal, punk, etc) you'll have an easier time getting the "music" down..... Then worry about the chops part of it.
It's like learning another language.
I think it's necessary to learn all the different styles of music because you never know what you'll get called to do.
You want to be able to play everything right?
If should. It will keep you working longer than the people who don't.

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