I don’t think anyone in this thread is ill-intentioned. Alex often comes across as abrupt or rude, but he is a very capable drummer with many years of experience, who also does not speak English as his first language. I myself come across as abrupt and rude sometimes too, but that’s just because I’ve been fed a lot of bad information about drum technique, etc. over the years, and I don’t want bad info being spread around and passed along as truth. I’m trying to keep what happened to me from happening to other people. I’m not ill-intentioned. Just trying to protect the inexperienced among us, and advance the quality of the knowledge and discussion.