Which...

Which is harder?

  • Rudimental playing

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  • Double-bass playing

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  • Soft playing

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  • Time keeping/Steady tempo

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  • Knowing what fits where

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Flatliner

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"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
 

Qbs

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Flatliner":1e50zpqf said:
"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 :)
 

Susanboy

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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.
 
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