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Old 12-27-2010, 05:49 PM
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Hmmm...Accidental describes it best, I think.
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Efficient. ("gets the job done").
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:41 PM
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Really, is a whole word even necessary? What is this, the collected works of Proust? The single syllable "BWAH" is ample to describe my playing, thank you. That's me being lavish- I could instead just give you the broad strokes with the letter W and leave out the raft of incidental detail. Leave that to the literary types.
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:51 PM
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Freaking awesome!!!

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Old 12-27-2010, 07:57 PM
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OK, since everyone else is taking this more seriously than I did in my original post, I'll revise my original "scrumptious" and say powerful. I've never strived to dazzle people with my insane technical chops or breathtaking speed, but as a (primarily) backbeat player I'm always trying to make every hit count, and be a powerful engine driving the rock & roll train.
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Adaptable .
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Chameleon. I blend happily into a group of latin musicians, or a death metal band, or a funk situation, etc.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:20 AM
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Musical

Told to me by a bass player who is well beyond who I should be playing with. I said that I was a pretty basic drummer and he said "But you're very musical". Which coming from him I took as a compliment.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:22 AM
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I described myself in a CL add as "semi-badass drummer" which got me a lot of responses from bands claiming to be "semi-badass bands!"

I know this is going way past the one word descriptor, but I'm either one of the very best crappy drummers, or one of the very worst good drummers. Somewhere in there...
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Thaardy(as people here on DW usually say) or Curtain'ish.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:21 AM
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Thaardy(as people here on DW usually say) or Curtain'ish.
Since you use curtains instead of a blank wall your word could be "flamboyant" ...
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:03 AM
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It appears a lot of drummers, jokingly or not, have a very low opinion of their playing.
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That's because many musicians suffer from low self esteem.
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That's because many musicians suffer from low self esteem.
the same with other artists or even some athletes.

people in these fields are in a constant state of self improvement and this often makes it feel like your not performing/creating/playing to your potential. and often people's views on their own palying are misconstrued by thinking that u have to be a professional to sound good.
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I have always felt that I wasn't good enough.
No matter what level that you play at, there is always someone that you feel is better than you.
I think that even high level pros feel this way sometimes.

People will sometimes compliment my playing and I always feel in the back of my mind that I should have played better.
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:19 PM
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I have always felt that I wasn't good enough.
No matter what level that you play at there is always someone that you feel is better than you.
I think that even high level pros feel this way sometimes.

People will sometimes compliment my playing and I always feel in the back of my mind that I should have played better.
I totally agree with this. Call me dour, but I think its a really good thing to never be satisfied with your playing. It does something to your openness to learning new things and and the ability to work hard on your weaknesses.

I think when you dig your own playing too much, you're done for. Its for others to say " Hey, man, you played great". Its for me to say to myself what should've/could've done better and what I dont dig about my playing.

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Since you use curtains instead of a blank wall your word could be "flamboyant" ...
But that makes it sound like I'm a snobbish douchebag. I think I'll go with "Thaard'ish" until I find a better word.
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:56 PM
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I totally agree with this. Call me dour, but I think its a really good thing to never be satisfied with your playing. It does something to your openness to learning new things and and the ability to work hard on your weaknesses.

I think when you dig your own playing too much, you're done for. Its for others to say " Hey, man, you played great". Its for me to say to myself what should've/could've done better and what I dont dig about my playing.
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Big +1 on this. I like the general direction my drumming is going, but I'm miles away from where I'd like it to be. That's what keeps me going.

But also, I'm not a big fan of the chest-thumping competitive "I'm great" attitude that exists in some - unless you're Bernard Purdie or Muhammad Ali who can pull it off with some levity.
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But that makes it sound like I'm a snobbish douchebag. I think I'll go with "Thaard'ish" until I find a better word.
Okay, since Thaardish says SFA (Polly-ish would make me sound like I should be playing polkas) I'll say your style is flamboyant and expansive. You would probably prefer "lively".

And you are NOT a snobbish douchebag - no one thinks you're snobbish :)


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I think when you dig your own playing too much, you're done for. Its for others to say " Hey, man, you played great". Its for me to say to myself what should've/could've done better and what I dont dig about my playing.
But it's a fine line between being acutely aware of your flaws and eroding your confidence. IMO confidence is absolutely key to playing well - the confidence in your ability to make a positive contribution to the music. I'm acutely aware of this because I struggle with variable confidence in everything I do. Then look at Purdie - he thinks he's the best thing since sliced bread and it totally works. Unencumbered by doubt he just goes in there and does the business.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:30 PM
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But it's a fine line between being acutely aware of your flaws and eroding your confidence. IMO confidence is absolutely key to playing well - the confidence in your ability to make a positive contribution to the music. I'm acutely aware of this because I struggle with variable confidence in everything I do. Then look at Purdie - he thinks he's the best thing since sliced bread and it totally works. Unencumbered by doubt he just goes in there and does the business.
Pol, I tend to agree with Mike. With Purdie as with Muhammad Ali, it was a more of a 'schtick' and gamesmanship than anything else.

Purdie's whole game was to market the the heck out of himself and corner as much of the sessions pie for himself as he could. Which he did quite successfully. Ali wanted to be a media darling and scare the crap out of his opponents before they even got into the ring.

I guess at some level one gets to a point when you believe you could cover the gig even on a bad day, and that is confidence I suppose, but I personally dont want to be up there and not be somewhat nervous.
You cant be afraid of mistakes. If you are worrying about what might or might not happen that to me means you are thinking way too much on stage. Listening, feeling, getting into the spirit of the music, surrendering is what makes music. For me... sorry this got way more philosophical than I meant it to be.

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Old 12-28-2010, 09:38 PM
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"Square" but that's my own opinion.
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as one of my band members said- Passionate
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"Aggressive" - Not in the Metal since, but all business.
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Pol, I tend to agree with Mike. With Purdie as with Muhammad Ali, it was a more of a 'schtick' and gamesmanship than anything else.

Purdie's whole game was to market the the heck out of himself and corner as much of the sessions pie for himself as he could. Which he did quite successfully. Ali wanted to be a media darling and scare the crap out of his opponents before they even got into the ring.

I guess at some level one gets to a point when you believe you could cover the gig even on a bad day, and that is confidence I suppose, but I personally dont want to be up there and not be somewhat nervous.
You cant be afraid of mistakes. If you are worrying about what might or might not happen that to me means you are thinking way too much on stage. Listening, feeling, getting into the spirit of the music, surrendering is what makes music. For me... sorry this got way more philosophical than I meant it to be.

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Not always easy to avoid drifting into philosophy ... that's where everything inevitably ends up once you start digging :)

That shtick thing is interesting - Ah'm the greatest! etc.Agree that there was gamesmanship, but I also feel like they were psyching themselves up - like using creative imagination to visualise themselves as being infallible - always in the zone. Maybe an element of mental de-cluttering?

Loved to have been a fly on the wall in their private practice sessions as they worked on developing new chops. When they tried something and screwed up then I guess you'd find out how deep the boasting went ...
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Okay, since Thaardish says SFA (Polly-ish would make me sound like I should be playing polkas) I'll say your style is flamboyant and expansive. You would probably prefer "lively".

And you are NOT a snobbish douchebag - no one thinks you're snobbish :)
Lively and expansive, I like that!
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Loved to have been a fly on the wall in their private practice sessions as they worked on developing new chops. When they tried something and screwed up then I guess you'd find out how deep the boasting went ...
That's one of the things I like about watching youtube videos of Thomas Pridgen. He's just going for it, having no idea where a lot of stuff is going and he's just kind of hanging on for the ride having a ball. You can see him screw up or paint himself into a corner all the time. It's funny because he just laughs like a kid and either chases that idea, or gets distracted by some other shiny object. Seems to me that he has more fun playing that most.

I don't know how boastful he is about it, though.
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i just re-read my post and thought that maybe some will take it as arrogant...in NO WAY was it meant to be that way. what i meant was that that is what im trying to achieve and hopefully that is what i sound like. when i get it right, i think i do and the people that have heard me think i do ok. everyone knows im a noob. i dont have a wide variety of styles and techniques. im a guitarist who wants to play drums for my own songs. some are trickier than others. i spent 5 years trying to count a beat that i heard in my head once (back in the 90s) for one of my favorite drummers. it seemed to be in a really odd time...then one day i realised -- its in 4/4. <<grin>> but whats laid on top of that back beat is a little tricky. : )

but back to arrogance. as a guitarist im pretty well respected, but ive always had a pretty humble reaction to accolades. i feel its the song that counts and if i acheive my objective of getting the song right, mission accomplished. patting myself on the back only blows my head up with air. and believing the hype only takes me away from the work. i have no time to posture. theres too much work to be done.

so you wont find me at the after party. : )

but i have found that drumming is making me come out of my shell more.
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That's one of the things I like about watching youtube videos of Thomas Pridgen. He's just going for it, having no idea where a lot of stuff is going and he's just kind of hanging on for the ride having a ball. You can see him screw up or paint himself into a corner all the time. It's funny because he just laughs like a kid and either chases that idea, or gets distracted by some other shiny object. Seems to me that he has more fun playing that most.

I don't know how boastful he is about it, though.
Having met and hung out with the man, he knows he can play, but he's definitely not boastful. At that level, and I've been around him with other cats at his level, there is a certain "inside" thing where there is a distinction between average folks and real players. But it's not a looking down, ego thing. More of just an acknowledgement of a certain reality. They are happy for, and supportive of the average players, but they're not going to call one for an important gig of complicated music. That they are going to keep within the circle of folks they know who can hang with them musically. But for the most part, they are also willing to take gigs (when they are available) with average folks and still enjoy themselves. I think Thomas is a great example of someone for whom drumming and music is just joyful. Doesn't matter what it is, he's making a joyful noise.
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