Here’s a stellar article from Modern Drummer that takes on some of the biggest drumming myths we believe.
Ever wondered what drives one of the greatest rock drummers of all time? What keeps such a successful musician like Neil Peart motivated and pushing for excellence? As it turns out, it’s about always being a student of the craft.
“In 2007 I studied with Peter Erskine because I was doing a Buddy Rich tribute concert and I wanted to take my big band drumming up a level. I went over to Peter’s house with my sticks, feeling like a 13-year-old again. I was going in there to the master and I told him at the time, ‘As far as I’m concerned you’re a surgeon and I’m a butcher.’
Here he is with the Benny Goodman Quartet. Man… Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, and Lionel Hampton in one group?!
It’s interesting how science is continuing to prove how music is a great benefit to our mental state.
According to The Journal of Neuroscience, “Children who completed 2 years of music education had a stronger brain mechanism linked to reading and language skills.” Children who are given music lessons have a better advantage to learn more quickly than their peers.