There's another criteria following how to spot and advanced player from an intermediate or beginner.
IMO in order to be considered a "player" you must know the basics like stay in tempo.
For a begginner you must know some cultural background (i.e. know where this comes from and how is it called, know some rhythms and its meanings etc.)
For intermediate, you know rhythms, can play to dance, know solos and play often.
Ask any player who fills the intermediate criteria to show muscles
, I mean, only a few cases like Weedie Braimah are a little overweight and still advanced players, and IMHO to be an advanced player you must have it all, knowledge, stamina, swing, culture, muscles don't lie! you have to play fast, strong and long to build and cut your muscles, a djembefola or dununfola
is not similar to a bodybuilder in any sense, a djembefola body is a djembefola body
, strong arms and shoulders, sharp cuts on the chest, developed abdomen (not a six pack but strenght in the zone) and the back of Hércules or hulk depending on your favorite wood
This criteria applies to girls in dance too
just adding something to the equation guys, sharing my toughts
Sorry for my poor english, Saludos!