13 years ago I wanted to create a darkwave album of music I would enjoy. I knew it would be very niche and not sell much, but I wanted to do it for me. I met a singer and made it happen.
6 years ago I vowed that was the last time I was getting laid off, and started my own business from...
For me, it's easily specialty cymbals.
I love bells, stacks, chinas, pangs, and any other non standard cymbal. I'd love to have tons of each of them.
But outside of having one main china, I don't really need or use the few specialty cymbals I have, and I certainly don't need more of them...
Yeah, but the OP's question is not about being a hired a gun. It's about joining an original band
as a band member.
Being a hired gun is being an employee. Of course, you do what you're told cause you're getting a regular paycheck for it.
Being a band member is being a partner, and you may...
This is an interesting topic, and there is no right or wrong answer.
There was a time when I would have certainly said "diverse" was the most correct answer. And certain, diverse helps greatly if you want to be gigging every weekend and take every gig. And I certainly admire those who can play...
The context isn't cover bands, but an original band. And it can get weird in original bands.
I've met some brilliant songwriters who didn't know the difference between a whole note and an eight note. Heck, some famous songwriters really don't know much about music, but they can hear...
I do agree that style has something to do with it. And also if the band already has professional recordings out or just some demo's.
The hard part is knowing what the band/artist wants. Some bands want a note-for-note replication, and other bands are looking for someone to change stuff up...
I met him briefly at NAMM once, somewhat randomly. We just started talking walking down a hallway, and I didn't realize who he was at first. He seemed like a nice guy.
Of course, his playing career goes without question.
Krupa was particularly involved in the early days of establishing the standards of what Slingerland offered as drum sets.
Belson was very involved in drum configuration design.
Rich was so popular for a time he briefly has his own TV show.
If any of them wanted a different color, drum...
I'm right-handed, but I've been slowly teaching myself open-handed playing.
I injured my right side neck/shoulder area some time back, and while it's mostly better, playing open-handed reduces the pressure on my right side.
It's really just about putting in the time.
But there are no rules...