Re: Vinnie Colaiuta
I need to go through my old boxes and see if I can dig up my old stack of Modern Drummer magazines - there was an issue with a long interview with Vinnie, and it was amazing to read what he had to say. Part of it was really challenging, because he was knocking all the stuff I was working on trying to learn, like fancy licks and fills, and Vinnie was just tearing all of that apart. But the other side of what he was saying was talking about understanding the song your are playing, and playing to the idea of the song and the people that you are on stage with, making the music as strong as it can possibly be. Really next-level stuff. It was challenging, and amazing. I'm going to have to try and find that old issue and scan it so you guys can read it.
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