BillRayDrums wrote:The last word-
Nobody EVER got fired for playing too much groove.
Absolutely true Billy. And in your case you're the real thing, and it's pretty obvious to anybody that you have groove coming out of your ears and the chops too. But far too many people now are believing their crap technique is a sophisticated groove that the drummers who actually practice don't understand. To me it's just a lot of BS. Take this rant for instance.
lordofthunder said:IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!DRUMMING,FIRST AND FOREMOST IS AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A MUSICAL JOURNEY NOT A PHYSICAL ONE(ALBEIT IT IS TO A POINT!!)WHILE I'M NOT SO SURE A WORLD'S SLOWEST DRUMMER CONTEST WILL ESTABLISH A RELEVENT POINT,IN MY OPINION,THE RELEVENCY OF THIS IS AKIN TO THE WORLD'S FASTEST DRUMMER CONTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!MY POINT IS TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE FUCK YOU ARE DOING FROM ALL ASPECTS OF THE KIT .KNOW YOUR RUDIMENTS,TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN HOW TO READ.COVER ALL ASPECTS FROM COVER BANDS TO ORIGINAL MUSIC TO LIVE AND STUDIO WORK!!!!!!!IT'S BEEN SAID THAT LESS IS MORE.THIS IS TRUE IF YOU HAVE THE WHOLE VOCABULARY IN YOUR ARSENAL,IF YOU DON'T LESS IS LESS AND 0+0=0.POINT STATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now what is this exactly?
It's a lot of convenient fenced in assumptions coming from somebody who has never seen a WFD, and feels capital letters and exclamation points makes his post true and accurate, when all it does is make said incorrect assumptions easier to see. The implication is obviously that we don't read, can't get around a kit, possess no musical background, and know nothing of rudiments, when in fact the contest he uses as his prime example is about nothing but rudiments. And he is right, in many cases less is more, but in this way of thinking it's nevermore.
Besides, you have to have the chops first not to use them. Anything else is just a guy with no skills, and yes you can hear the difference.
I like soliddrummer's suggestion in the last post.
But you can rest assured that most groove cops will think it's beneath them to work on their chops, when they're exactly the ones who need it.
You can always tell it's two weeks after a WFD. They just start coming out of the woodwork. And there's always a guy who comes up with this world's slowest drummer line as if he thinks he's the first to say it. Yep, speed is overrated...I agree. But why is there always this assumption that those who actually have it are addicted to it like heroin, and idiots besides? Yeah there are speed nut jobs out there, but to me this whole groove guru act got old a long time ago. It's just too easy to pretend you're part of all that when you're not.