Bit puzzled if you do, or don't agree with the statements on that listwhat I learend was "not cool", that I still swear by
odd time signatures
liking drumming for drumming's sake
large drum kits
practicing for practicing's sake
not being impressed by Ringo, Bonham or Buddy
I am also The Black Sheep of my world (hence the avatar), so I get where you are coming from.
but man, I love this forum. I have learned A LOT, and gotten some great perspective about playing and teaching drums here, and also have met a ton of great people from around the world. It restores my faith in humanity, or at least our little drumming corner of it, every day!!!
Strictly a (essential) practice tool, imo.funny, that is how I feel Yamaha Stage and Recording Customs sound....(runs and hides)
same...i use them at one of our practice places for the low volume aspect, but every time I play them, it reminds of why I can't get into them
So what is it that you learned to dislike because DW says so?
Troll-ish? Me?Other than some obvious things I don't believe we have unanimous consensus on anything...as it should be...so.....
Far easier to cite what I learned to like...the people.
even if occasionally rude or pendantic (myself included) the very vast majority are folks I would invite to my place for dinner and good conversation.
hope you understand, but i find your post a bit troll-ish.(meant with respect and a helping of my own potential misinterpretation)
I am trying to remember if I have ever changed my mind on a drum related topic because of someone else's opinion.... mmm no I can't come up with anything.
I think another think to add to the lists of things I disagree with is Gene Hoglan's opinion that you don't need good pedals to be a good player... (and to prove that he used very simple almost featureless Camco pedals for years). Sorry Gene, but I have tested many different pedals, and I can definitely feel a HUGE difference when playing with the higher end vs the low end my playing is immediately "enhanced" when quality is available, and no, it is not just a psychological thing it is physically possible for me to accomplish things currently impossible with my cheap pedals.
Another thing to disagree with is the "One size fits all " approach that a lot of posters seem to have here.
As a student, I am slowly, some what grudgingly learning that...
...a good ride cymbal is a precision instrument with a full range and that it should be played in a nuanced manner (and that it will probably take another 500 years for me to play it properly)
I am thankful for the DW discussion on ride cymbals which enabled me to get a nice used Zildgian avedis ride
Bs/Agreed. Just got a TD-30 and love it. Accustics still are "real drums" yet when db challenged, elec is cool. The TD-30 is off the charts, sensitivity, all that, quite impressive from a control standpoint. cadilac of elec; damn right they are. save up, worth it. (obviously superceded by the TD-50, yet, still applicable.)I typically don't care if I'm "in fashion". I march to the beat of my own drum in most things in life. That doesn't mean that I don't recognize when the crowd has a different or unexpected viewpoint.
2. Electronic kits are a waste of time and effort. No, not really. They do need to be dialed in. Sensitivity and velocity curves make all the difference. Is there a big jump from electronic to acoustic in terms of feel and touch? You bet. Similar to driving a Honda Civic and jumping into a 4x4 pickup, it takes a few miles to get comfortable. Not insurmountable.
While I agree that perfect timing is a must nowadays, the truth is that the audience doesn’t care if the song speeds up as long as it sounds good and makes them feel good. Of course there are limits but humans react to passion and tempo variation is a tool to help achieve that.Speeding up. I used to like it when songs sped up as things got more intense. I never knew it was such an problem (and the reason I was not getting good gigs) until I came to DW. These days, of course, failing to keep perfect tempo like a machine is less tolerated by musicians and audiences. You must become one with the metronome ...
It felt a bit like finding out that Santa wasn't real.