I can see that for sure, it does create a more physical demand to turn your body. And that can cost time that might have kept one in synch without it.I love a 5-piece kit but find a 4-piece physically easier to play.
I like having my ride over the kick drum, and not having to twist to reach rack toms. A simpler, more ergonomic setup lets me relax and deliver a better performance. I value time keeping above all and will happily sacrifice tom fills for steadiness. In my experience, adding drum fills and whatnot just increases the number of opportunities to go out of time, and that's something I try to avoid like the plague.
I see no practical way that using 4 piece rather than a 5 promotes creativity one way or the other.What is the practical answer , I know 4 piece promotes creativity etc ,, however does having another Tom option help your creativity and output ?
How, exactly, does a 4 piece kit “promote creativity?” If anything, it limits your sound options. I get the whole idea of having to condense larger kit ideas down to less voices, but that’s more an exercise in adaptation.What is the practical answer , I know 4 piece promotes creativity etc ,, however does having another Tom option help your creativity and output ?