Well, you Are generous when you say "Quiet...and super loud...". I would said "zero volume...when they are still not here at the practice".... And super loud as soon as they put their ass in the seat!!!!Two things...I wish more drummers understood dynamics doesn't just mean "can you play louder?" I do like a drummer who slams when appropriate, but since Nirvana, so many rock drummers have two volumes...quiet and insanely loud.
I also wish we understood each other's roles a little better. I think knowing how to drum gave me a leg up on communicating with them, but I wish more of them played a chordal or melodic instrument as well, or at least knew something about them. And I wish more bassists knew how to play drums.
That´s a bit of a tall order, don´t you think? How are they supposed to know where Bb is in the bridge (unless they have the sheet music)?sometimes, when you told them "we start in the on the last beat of the Bb in the bridge", they have no idea where we are at...
Your bass player would love it here in Canada. Weed is legal and stores that sell it are as common as gas stations.Quantum mechanics lol.
In my own personal experience:
How to drive
More weed dealers
The closest liquor store
How to fix things
What time it is
Whether or not we have practice today
In all fairness our bass player was a converted guitar player, so these might be more guitar player needs than bass player.
I make the sheet music for them, they have the drums score plus the chords and even the lyrics if they want...Is just that, most of them don't even want to learn the songs and its quirks and would like to play "their stuff"...For the most part of those I met though...I'm sure all the good drummers are on DW!!!That´s a bit of a tall order, don´t you think? How are they supposed to know where Bb is in the bridge (unless they have the sheet music)?
I´ve played the majority of my current jazz band´s repertoire in the past when I was playing trumpet or bass but I no longer know the chord progressions by heart. I mean, I know where Bb is in an F blues, but not where it is in "Invitation" (or if there is a Bb at all ).
I agree with the musical training concept though - it´s always good to know other instruments and different kinds of music.