Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ensemble Playing

You know, it wouldn't take that long to become technically as good a drummer as John Bonham was. The key word there is "technically".

Sure, he could do some fancy double-kick triplets, but if you practiced steadily for a few years you could indeed pull it off.
What would set you (me) apart is getting the drums to actually sound that good. And to think of the parts in the first place.
Really the same thing is true with most any instrument.
But that's not what I'm here to talk about.
Many players get so up in their own world that they don't get good at playing with others. And you know, blending and making a "sound" -- that's an amazing thing. And it takes practice. You know, practicing with others.
Which brings me to Tyrannosaurus Mouse. We ain't been practicing near as much as we should. You know. With each other.

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