Enough said, suppose ill start learning all the styles from tomorrow then.YES, there absolutely is. The more open minded you are, the better - I remember when I first started playing drums I shunned jazz because I thought it was just hours of going 'ding ding da-ding ding da-ding ding da-ding ding" on the ride cymbal and nothing more to it (and didn't like it as a music style outside of drums either). Then I truely investigated it and realised how horribly wrong my assumption was; that was years ago, now I love jazz and basically every style of music except the top 40 crap you hear in the charts.
Not only will you discover a whole new world of music which you'll love as a listener and a drummer, but learning all the different styles will give you better chops (think metal, gospel.etc), independence (latin) and creativity (jazz) (+every other genre of music for all of them). Funk music is heavily influenced by jazz as well.
Fundamentally, learning different styles will increase your technical ability and creativity and you'll be a better drummer; influences from other genres will creep their way into your drumming.
You say you only like funk and rock now, but give it some time and I reckon you'll realise you like all the other genres too
could not disagree more with every word said right hereIf you intend to learn rock, other styles will surely help you, but to learn rock you must do some real syncopation with the bass drum and no other style teaches you that like rock itself does. So to be a rock drummer the influence of other styles is quite smaller.
Thanks a lot. I didn't really know this and about the history of drums. Very useful information. Sorry for giving incorrect information OP.could not disagree more with every word said right here
every style of music played with a drum kit at it's core stems from jazz......the drum kit was created to play American jazz music
syncopation played between limbs on a drum kit was created in jazz
so your statements above hold very little water with me
in my opinion having an understanding of rock drumming....and rock drumming only creates a very shallow drummer with limited vocabulary
learn everything out there....
to maximise coordination around the kit there is nothing better than jazz and latin drumming
these two styles alone will make any style you play regularly flourish
most of the time...anything you take the time to learn that is out of your comfort zone will greatly improve the player you are