INSTAGRAM / YOUTUBE DRUMMING CULTURE: LOVE IT? HATE IT? WHY?

BrokenStick

Junior Member
Drumming culture on YouTube and Instagram bores me in terms of watching yet another drum solo featuring gospel chops from a 9-month-old baby who can't even walk yet. (I swear it's not jealousy; it's just that I don't really like drum solos anymore).

However, when it comes to getting good deals on used gear, I enjoy those videos on Facebook and Instagram. I REALLY like drum demos and "shoot-outs" on YouTube from Drum Center of Portsmouth, and I'm pretty sure that Nick D'Virgilio from Sweetwater's videos could sell me a swimming pool in the middle of winter. I like his presentation and personality.

Agree with everything here. I skip the drum solo chops smorgasboard display in almost all videos, but I do mine the informational stuff regularly.
 

BrokenStick

Junior Member
As for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms, I've never used them, and I don't wish to. What happens therein has no impact on my life. My opinion of them is beyond neutral. It's embodied by total indifference.
Ah, but it does impact your life. It's like shoplifting. You may not practice it yourself, but you are victim of it nonetheless. It influences the World around you and you as well if only by reflection--unless you are a hermit. And forums are a form of social media as well.
 

BrokenStick

Junior Member
I normally don't care for 80:20 (the content to me is a bit meh and just meandering) but that video was pretty funny, haha.
Not a big fan either, and that video went right over my head. Guess not seeing means not seeing the humor in that. It was supposed to be funny, right?
 

BrokenStick

Junior Member
Regarding (educational) drumming content, i prefer people who just play drums or educate or both, like for example Rick Dior, in a normal way..

Meaning, what i consider normal (which may be different from others), meaning not with a million dumb graphics, “jokes” or any other crap like that..

If i want to see a clown, i will search for a clown and not a “entertaining” drumming video..
Exactly. Recently discovered Rick Dior. He's become my favorite of late even if most of his stuff is way beyond my abilities to dissect or play.
 

C.M. Jones

Well-known member
Ah, but it does impact your life. It's like shoplifting. You may not practice it yourself, but you are victim of it nonetheless. It influences the World around you and you as well if only by reflection--unless you are a hermit. And forums are a form of social media as well.
Yes, social media has peripheral yet pervasive effects on all of us. That I don't use it in a direct sense doesn't mean I'm immune to its machinations. And while this forum, by strict definition, might be a branch of social media, I treat it as a purpose-driven, topic-specific mode of exchange, not as a marketing tool.
 
I'm pretty sure that Nick D'Virgilio from Sweetwater's videos could sell me a swimming pool in the middle of winter.
I think I've said this before, but I wish wish wish there were a way to hear all of Nick's various demos over the year, back to back—I listen to music when I work, but it almost always has to be instrumental, and a few hours of just Nick playing would be heaven. Hell, collect them all, toss 'em up on Soundcloud or Bandcamp and I'd buy an album of just his playing.
 

C.M. Jones

Well-known member
I think I've said this before, but I wish wish wish there were a way to hear all of Nick's various demos over the year, back to back—I listen to music when I work, but it almost always has to be instrumental, and a few hours of just Nick playing would be heaven. Hell, collect them all, toss 'em up on Soundcloud or Bandcamp and I'd buy an album of just his playing.
Nick is awfully good. He seems humble too. I always enjoy his demos.
 
I fear we are encouraging a generation of "drummers" and not "musicians" whose primary instrument is the drums. But that may just be me.

Just started reading this thread and the quote above is from page 1 but I felt compelled to reply to it.

My only instrument is the drums. I've tried others, starting with Classical guitar in 2003, but they didn't work out, and none of them made me as happy as the drums do.

Fear not though, my interest in being a drummer stems from a sincere drive to create my own music and help educate others. I also want to cover my favorite songs.
 

oldskoolsoul

Silver Member
This is #cypresshill and nearly 50.000 likeeees in the pocket..

Yep..🙂

Her groove is not too bad btw..

 
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