WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO IMPRESS?

I’d like to begin this article by thanking those who have offered feedback on previous drum tips. You know who you are. Thanks a Lot!

Several years ago I had an epiphany (short for “an episode of instantaneous, profound realization”). One of my musician friends asked me, “Who would you rather impress? Other drummers or the guys you play in a band with?” This question really made me think about something I now see as very important. Who WOULD I rather have think of me as a good drummer?

PERFORMANCE PERCEPTION

Recently, a few of my peers have talked with me about having had a bad drum performance. These guys were devastated and desperate to be sure that they would never have such a bad gig ever again. I know that feeling all too well so this month’s tips will address this issue that affects us all at one time or another.