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John Otto
 
Date of birth: 22 March 1977
Date of death: Alive (or unknown)
Country Of Origin: America
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Drummer

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But I've gravitated more towards the drum set.

John Otto
But the one thing that I don't really agree with is that everybody and their mother just does every standard ever.

John Otto
Even on the drum level, it's all about stating your theme, going back to certain things that need to be emphasized, not doing fills for the sake of doing fills.

John Otto
I had thought about trying different drum sets, but it was just too time-consuming, and we spent so long just getting the tone.

John Otto
I learned more or less to keep my hits consistent - to get everything locked in.

John Otto
I liked how it came out, and that's one thing I really was always thinking about, my meter. It's got to groove. It's got to move people.

John Otto
I really didn't understand what I was learning until I got a little bit older - then it all started sinking in.

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I really just wanted to play the drum set and match that. I was never really into the percussion thing.

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I think jazz is a wonderful learning tool.

John Otto
I usually go with the first instinct, and then build upon that.

John Otto
I want to live with it, and I want it to be right. I get a little bit more critical, but I don't blow it out of proportion.

John Otto
I was really conscious of that when I went in because I felt that I was pretty solid on the first one, but I didn't have the groove exactly where I wanted it.

John Otto
I'd take the syncopation and play swing, and then read the syncopation lines with my left hand.

John Otto
I've always liked funk and rock and everything.

John Otto
I've seen regular rap acts that play with a DAT, and then they have a live drummer.

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