Re: The "how" thread
Music- The Police, Journey, Steely Dan, Toto, Van Halen, Billy Joel, *cough* Loverboy, ZZ Top, Elton John, Iron Maiden, Alan Parsons Project, Chick Corea Electrik Band
Drummer- Dom Famularo, Steve Smith and Billy Cobham..the first clinics I remember
Person- My high-school private instructor and college drumline coach, Alan Keown
Style- Funky rock, bluesy rock, accoustic 'adult oriented/album rock'
Inspirations- Learning music on violin for 6 years before touching a drumstick. Having a high level of musicianship already as a beginning drummer. Placing in State competitions in orchestral snare and mallet percussion, earning a scholarship to play in College, making the tenor line as a freshman, and again, my old instructor Alan Keown.
The real reason I play drums is because my Freshman year I wanted to play Bass guitar (keeping the strings thing going). I was pretty good, but the band director didn't have anyone with enough coordination to play drums. I tried it and was kind of naturally good, so drums it was! To this date, I suck at bass.