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Which is harder?

Rudimental playing
0
No votes
Double-bass playing
1
11%
Soft playing
0
No votes
Time keeping/Steady tempo
2
22%
Knowing what fits where
6
67%
 
Total votes: 9
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Homki890
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Post Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:31 pm

...do you all feel is harder?

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Post Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:29 pm

"Knowing what fits where" is the only one of these that requires playing and listening experience.

All of these can be refined and worked on without any knowledge of music except "knowing what fits where". To truly develope this sense you need to have extensive playing experiance in many situations so that you will have had time to develope your philosophy on what a good drummer should be (I view this as constant refinement rather than a road with an end.) Only then can you attempt to play with what I call "relative objectivity".

This "relative objectivity" is the culmination of all your experiances with a desire to shield yourself from as much of your ego and subjectivity as possible in order to create a drum part that you can honestly say fits the music surrounding itl
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Qbs
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Post Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:55 pm

Flatliner wrote:"Knowing what fits where" is the only one of these that requires playing and listening experience.

I totally agree. You can work on the first 4 everyday by practicing, but knowing what to play and when to play requires a lot more than just practicing your rudiments :)
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Post Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:23 pm

knowing what fits where, because you can learn all that but u need to learn how to apply it musically!!!!
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Post Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:37 pm

I gotta say knowing where it fits, because I have a hard time playing very slowly and lightly, and I have to know when to wail on stuff and when to lay back and *sigh* Keep it simple. Or *SHUDDER* be tacet.