Originally Posted by Derek Roddy
What they didn't show (from all of the drummers) and, I knew they wouldn't....
Was when us drummers threw out some complex and confusing stuff to see what THEY would do with it.
In my case.... I threw out a layered rhythm (2 over 3) and not a one of them had any idea what to do with it. Haha.
But, you know they aren't going to show that! Haha.
This is a really important point, I think, regarding the "competition" element involved here.
The player who best fits this particular band's idea of the ideal drummer gets the gig. The guy who gets hired for this gig may not be the best fit for some other band, and the guy who doesn't get some other gig might be the best fit for this one.
Everyone who ever tries out for a gig and doesn't get it, or gets fired from a gig, should keep this thought in the foreground.