Depends on the teacher.chachaman02":35pul8m8 said:a teacher will make you work on what he wants you to work on.
I find this statement lacking veracity, but I suppose if you're satisfied, there's not much to argue. "Good" is a relative term.chachaman02":35pul8m8 said:I've played drums for 5 years and I know, for a fact, that if i were being tought for 5 years i wouldn't even be half as good as i am now because i learn what ever i want to learn.
This is also a good way to get trapped into plug-and-play drumming. If you don't have a broad education, it's difficult to take someone else's licks and make them your own.chachaman02":35pul8m8 said:For self teaching, listen to some drumming that you like. learn how to do it and then incorporate it into your playing.
I have a problem with the notion of being "self-taught," for one. I don't think there's such a thing. Even in your most remote, isolated way of learning, you still have to listen to other drummers, and I'm guessing you've got more than a few DVDs. So I'd be careful about being proud of that method.chachaman02":4rzka25n said:Thats all true...
I guess i'm mostly for it because it worked for me
Also, it even broadend my horizon. I used to play only punk rock. But now i play anything from Metalcore to prog rock. funk, jazz. I play anything that comes to mind.
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