Re: Chad Smith
I have recently bought and watched Dave Weckl's How to Develop Technique, and Chad's Red Hot Chilli Method.
Both have inspired me and scared me, but you cannot compare these two drummers. I think it is all down to taste and style.
I connect way better with Chad Smith because I think he is more my style of drumming(He's obviously way better!). I could see myself actually nailing some of his grooves.
After watching Daves I almost want to forget the drums and learn them again. He has an amazing technique which seems effortless. It scares me the hours it would take to get anywhere near him.
A good balance from watching them both though. Time to re-analyse my kit setup, focus my practise and keep on trying to play what is right for the band!