hard and dream of being great. But sometimes there are things
that get in the way of progress. Here are the top 5 biggest drummer
I know, you've heard it before. But we need to keep hearing it
until we realize that the music comes first. It's fine to be a
creative drummer but learn to play for the song before you play
for yourself. Your band will thank you. The music will thank you.
Time: Time can be elusive when you're playing with many musicians
but we still have a responsibility to get it as close to "right"
as we can. Spend time working with a metronome as well as drumless
tracks and improve your overall sense of time.
being versatile enough: OK, so you've finally mastered blast
beats and playing metal music at 208 bpm, but do you know any
other styles? The players that tend to work the most are those
that are the most versatile. They can play a metal gig and then
turn right around and play a blues gig the following night.
unreliable: This is a big one! You can be the greatest drummer
in your city but if you have a reputation for being unreliable,
you're not going to get called to do the gigs. Be a team player.
Make the practices and show up on time for all your gigs. Learn
the songs and know your parts. Let your band know they can rely
Disorder: Nobody wants to play with a jerk. Sure, you might
be a monster on your instrument but if you've got a narcissistic
personality, your band mates are going to grow tired of it sooner
than later. Do yourself and everyone else a favor and check your
ego at the door.
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