PatternsInTheIvy wrote:Timekeep69 wrote:Both are hard to play but for different reasons. Metal drumming is more physical because you have to play harder and faster. Jazz is difficult because it requires the drummer to train his body to do things it's not used to doing ( I just saw Jason Bittner show some 3 way independant stuff).
btw, Bittner is a Berkley grad and while he plays metal, he also can impressively play jazz drumming.
Why does everyone think metal has anything to do with playing "hard"?
because you're cutting through lots of distorted guitar. when I go see a metal band and the drummer's just tapping, I feel it doesn't have quite the same punch as going to see a band where the drummer's putting some force behind it. the music's loud, play dynamically to fit the rest of what's going on.