GoAndPractice wrote:Dave Capuzelo wrote:He seemed to think that the new slew of Internet-based teachers were really dumbing down the younger and/or less experienced drummers.
Interesting thought. Did he elaborate more on that? Sometimes I wish I had YouTube when I was getting started instead of just my VHS collection, but I suppose if you get caught up in the "lesson guys" instead of live clips from the greats you could miss the point.
I would have said video games/internet overload have changed things... If Tony Williams had a PS3 in the house do you think we'd be listening to him now? I once heard Dennis say after a show that we won't be seeing as many super drummers because they're all picking up controllers instead of instruments.
I know I'd practice a lot more if playing drums were literally the only thing to do for fun in my house besides board games and basic cable...
All this type stuff makes me think of Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers
What are people's thoughts on this matter?