Those who build houses have to be fed.You can't build a house with chops.
Pointless.I’ve been doing a lot of analysis on some of the premier drummers today, and am working to categorize them into two groups. These two groups are pocket drummers, and chop drummers.
Tony Royster has ridiculous chops. Both as evidenced by various Gospel Chops vids and instructional videos where he shows what he learned from Jim Chapin. I've met Thomas Pridgen and watched him play with friends in local shows and he can groove like a mother ^$(&%. Just his typical clinic and Mars Volta public persona is of the wild man. Buddy could swing like everything. To do what Steve Jordan does takes serious control and facility with the sticks, or chops.Howdy guys, I’m Rich Abidor, a 17 year old drummer from AZ. I’ve been drumming for 10 years, working to develop an eclectic taste for music.
Some drummers are well known because of a type of music (which doesn't imply groove vs chops) and could be classified into a genre, like many other instrumentalists.I know I’ll get flak for my drummer examples, just wanted to show drummers from different genres who could be classified together.
extremely narrow minded "rule of thumb" if I may say soI have rule of thumb I apply to drummers. It's the Ringo/Neil rule of thumb and it says that all drummers are either Ringo Starr or Neil Peart at their core..
Mmmh... interesting thoughts.It's the Ringo/Neil rule of thumb and it says that all drummers are either Ringo Starr or Neil Peart at their core.
So where do Latin drummers fit in?This is the best thread yet. Great answers from the yays and the nays. First a question; Has any of the big national drum contests gone on to be a member of a platinum selling band? I have rule of thumb I apply to drummers. It's the Ringo/Neil rule of thumb and it says that all drummers are either Ringo Starr or Neil Peart at their core. I have recently modified this scale to include Bonzos. These occur as the bastard offspring of Ringo and Neil. Essentially it amounts to cat people vs. dog people. Some drummers are all about feel. These are Ringos. Some are all about technical ability. These are Neils. And right in the middle is the Bonzo. Perfecly marrying feel and technique. This only a rule of thumb.
I never thought you wouldn't have heard of some of the greatest players alive today nor was it intended to be impressive ....News flash! You are not the unique little snowflake you think you are. Name a few more drummers that you like and I've never heard of. Then i'll name those I like that you've never blah, blah blah. I don't care if you like the analogy. It's meant to be comical (and true). Showing how some emphasize feel while others emphasize technique and how most fall somewhere in the middle. The fact that you didn't get that from my previous post is truly comical. I don't think every drummer is actually Ringo or Neil. That's called being purposely generic. And I'm not impressed with all the "really great drummers" you've heard of Tony.
WhoIsTony?; now you are trying to back out and say it was a joke . you think cats sit around saying.... ok I'm a groove guy and this is my friend he is a chops guy..... [I said:that[/I] is comical my friend
..... oh by the way.... since you haven't heard of those guys... you may want to go check them out....
there are more drummers out there than the ones on the cover of MD magazine.....
Okay... rule of thumb... analysis of your so called rule...This only a rule of thumb.