Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Watch how an audience reacts to a drummer grooving his ass off, as opposed to how they react to a drummer throwing in everything but the kitchen sink into their performance. And I'm not talking about just the drummers in an audience, but the audience in general.I'm happy that there lots of guys who are interested in the flash, for a number of different reasons.
Let them beat their heads against the wall learning difficult, unemployable skills, while ignoring other "more important for the music" skills.. Drums are not a lead instrument. Chops and licks are the tourist traps for drummers. I know that with basic skills, a lot of heart, and the right mindset, I am very employable. Drums are not a lead instrument, they are support. This could be the hardest realization to make. Young drummers just want to show themselves off basically speaking. It's part of the journey we all go through. For a new a drummer to embrace the role of what a drummer is supposed to be...that just takes time for most of us.
Shame is a choice. It doesn't make up what I consider a healthy mindset.
that just made LOL in front of my colleagues!! Love it!True, working pros know both money beats!