Well, today I was thinking, how is it that so many drummers out there are playing the same s*it yet it sounds so different on each one?
…As it often turns out, it’s just a matter of style!
Every single drummer thinks a beat in different terms, puts different force on the backbeat, approaches the hi-hat in a different way, mas o menos all the elements can be different when you consider different players…but there’s also something big which doesn’t get mentioned quite enough.
INTENTION, that’s what really makes a performance shine.
That’s why this video of Tommy Clufetos stroke me in a big way (small clue: he’s the 2013 Black Sabbath drummer!). He plays stuff I’ve heard countless many other drummers play, and yet he’s nailing it down in a way pretty much unique!
Have a look and let me know what you think.
Thanks to Nicodominion for upping this, by the way.