27 minutes ago
I see post after post of got licks played with garbage quality of sound, ‘rolls’ that aren’t rolls, and beat after beat with little or no consistency of stroke, usually by self-described “clinicians” aiming to sell you their thoughts. Hell, today I even saw a “pro” hot shit drummer in an insta post showing how to play 8th notes, and no two were in time with each other or the same volume. Literally.
People ask how to “make it”. I’m not really sure what the answer is anymore but I caught this tonight as a good example of how to really PLAY. Pay attention to the space between the notes. The kick drum is dead center of the beat, and the hi hat is a little on the front side, to push the song forward, while the back beat is on the back side for that slink.
Russ Whitman is a redneck assassin, doing it for real, not throwing away a single space between the notes. Just my opinion, but that’s where it’s at! Great job in the Opry tonight @russdrums - come over to the Palace for a drank when you’re done. #drum #drummer #drumlessons at Grand Ole Opry