Steve Smith Back in Journey

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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Pocketplayer » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:33 pm

Is this the SS thread? Kinda...

This is really good...especially the grip talk pertaining to his history...why
he still positions his snare to a trad grip angle playing matched after an injury
and the concept of "flow" (although not directly stated that way) regarding muscle
memory and over practicing, the wisdom of slow practice, preserving fast energy
movements to a small percentage of your practice, etc.

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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Paul Marangoni » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:44 pm

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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Pocketplayer » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:49 pm

Good int above...Steve really has either grown a lot in his style of communicating or just was very quiet
early on...this is a totally different guy than the one I would meet at NAMM or elsewhere.

Old Smitty...this is just monster power drumming from a guy who not really a rock drummer...even in 83 this was so sophisticated from a guy who played in a rock band if you didnt know his story. around this time a friend of mine was at PIT and when steve came by, he said, "Big deal, the drummer from Journey...a rock drummer" then he said everyone's jaw dropped after the first few minutes! they must have saw something like this...this set-up was SO pre-Freddy...I mean radically so!

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