Here is the video:
Current youtube'er norms demand that participants quantify and rank everything. It's a societal problem that we're currently looking into a solution for.Cant's say I'm a fan of all those color coded 'drummer attributes' and 'minimum drummer level' requirements for the different parts... Its aimed at young folks playing video games, right?
Yeah, his other videos he does a decent job emulating other drummer's parts and vibes without copying them and having his own spice to things, but I didn't really feel Moon in this video. He's so unorthodox that you really have to let go of a lot of "schooling" in order to ape him.
Agreed. But if it weren't for Moon's playing, many of us—even hardcore music fans like us, and certainly the larger population—wouldn't have heard those songs; his playing (and Entwhistle's) was absolutely integral to their success, both artistic and commercial. (Strange as it is to those of who raised on classic rock and AOR, the Who were never the sales behemoths of the Beatles or even the Rolling Stones, never having a #1 song or LP, and only a single Top 10 single—Moon's playing [and perhaps his off-stage behavior] is absolutely every bit as big a reason for the Who's fame in the 60s and 70s as Townshend's amazing songs.)The music he made with The Who. If it weren’t for the songs, we may have never heard of him.
I think this also applies to progressive rock/metal (which i love by the way). It's about breaking through barriers and doing things that aren't the 'established order'. But like all human things; stray too far from the main flock the flock and you'll be criticized.As some of you have said, Moons drumming does not fit into normal drumming rules. The music The Who created was written with the drums in mind. Lots of drum fills are an integral part of the songs. Unlike any other music. Playing Moon style with non-Who songs sounds terrible.
One of the secrets to Moon's playing is that he was playing the melody and the guitar parts. Listen closely, most of the time his fills mirrored the melody and the guitar riffs of the song. In order to play like Keith Moon, you need to hear the song like Keith heard the song. You need to play fills that mimic Townshend's guitar playing and Daltrey's singing.
I love playing Who songs. It's totally liberating. It's drumming heaven !