Yesterday Josh Jones made the case for appreciating the subtle genius of Ringo Starr. And as if to second that, Dirk K. sent this video (above) our way.
Asked what separate good drummers from bad, drummer Brandon Khoo gives a short demonstration that puts Ringo’s talents in the right light. It’s not about the flash, the shock-and-awe display of technique. It’s about his ability–as Dave Grohl echoes below–to “sit in the song” and “find the right feel,” true to the philosophy that sometimes less is more.
Thanks Dirk for sending this our way. And thanks Ringo for putting on a great show in Marin on Saturday night.
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