Re: Drum Lessons
posted at 6/21/2013 5:33 PM EDT
In response to GreginMeffa's comment:
Play drum is not a big deal
Oh yes it is. Rhythm is music's atomic level. F that up and harmony and melody die. Cool place to start, but you will need observational instruction. The trick here is, your "internal metronome", your clock. If thats broken, it just ain't gonna happen. Like myself trying to teach guitar, or worse, voice, if you're tone deaf. BAsically, if you can't tune a guitar, you're scrwed. MAYbe take up piano, and make sure its in tune - but you still will never understand why a C in the melody on top of a C maj 7 chord is gonna sound like sht.
Rhythm is god.
Learn on ONE drum. The RUDIMENTS. Then it gets hard when you add 2 pedals (kick and high hat). I teach my guitar students Honkky (can you believe that word is banned?) Tonk Women on the drums (hands on thighs and the floor). Anyone can do any 2 of the lines, but and the 3rd, and the world falls apart. Thats the jazz. Now try complex time . . .
Wow. All due respect, you are very eloquent here. You really do know about music, and how to communicate it in a post.
Wish I had come here before.
Maybe others know, but your avatar. What guitar is that?
ps...you even inspired me to listen to RadioBDC for the 1st time. Have you tried it...if so what do you think?