Decided recently that I would study a few of my favourite drummers. But how exactly do i go about 'studying' them. Has anyone else studied other drummers? Just looking for a few tips and ideas on how to go about it and what to do.
I just did exactly this when I saw Clayton Cameron (another Ludwig guy...) last month playing with Molly RIngwald (Yeah, THAT Molly Ringwald.)
I sat about 3 feet from his kit and studied what he did; why and when. And probably more importantly, what he didn't do.
By the way, an extremely gracious gentleman. We talked for a while after both sets and he was very helpful with some questions I had about his book. This is also something to be studied by watching the pros too. I know others have their horror stories, but the pro drummers I have met were always very professional and gracious, and didn't mind answering questions; just "nerding out" talking about drums and drummers.