Music, like any art form, can be very opinionated, so to insure a good relationship with music it is important to develop a healthy opinion. In developing your opinion, it is good to keep an open mind and try to listen to various genres, even ones that you don’t have any experience playing.
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Influence plays an important role in musical development and the best way to gain influence is to listen. To be a musician is to be a fan of music. If you really want to perform a certain style of music; then you have to listen to it first. I owe a lot of my musicianship to my mentor’s and to my collection of music, and there’s always more out there to hear and incorporate into my own style.
Songs and solos are not merely vehicles for players to show their skill: they are a way to communicate an emotion, an idea, or a conversation to others. It is important to remember that music comes from your soul, and that you need to feel what you are playing.
There is no reason that the drums can not be viewed just as any other instrument: all it takes is a musical approach and the willingness to play a song or melody instead of a chopped out pattern.