A good drummer can help shape the direction of the music: The dynamics, the style, the attitude. Everything!
With recorded music today, the drums keep getting turned up hotter and hotter in the mix, which is great for us drummers. I think it’s all about an aggressive beat, but still being musical and letting the song speak for itself. Let that story come through.
Commitment means giving yourself over to the music-making process and the whole experience — actually being in the music.
Music is all about communicating, almost in a metaphysical way. When we put on our instruments, we don’t have to talk. We just know what to do. That can only happen from showing up every day and communicating in that special way that music provides. – Rich