Whether it is music or business, the fundamentals are important. Understanding rhythmic values and counting are essential for mastering any instrument. Comprehending the essence of what service or product you offer and why people need it is the foundation for your business.
Rudiments are the anatomy of drumming. Broken into recognizable phrases like singles, doubles, flams, and ruffs, rudiments can be combined in any rhythmic phrase and used for expressive creativity, and ultimately, music making. Reading rhythms has saved my career countless times. I couldn’t begin to count the number of times an artist or band has asked me to leave for a tour the night before a run (without a rehearsal) after losing their drummer.
By the same token, knowing the fundamentals of your chosen field will make you versatile, valuable, and sought after. The business landscape is constantly changing. But whether it is sales, engineering, marketing, finance, or some other discipline, being adept at the building blocks will enable you to pivot and grab opportunities as those changes happen.