Growing a channel, yet keeping the quality high. And other adventures in drumming.
It's stopped being novel that some lessons - like this week's - have to strike a balance. I need new eyeballs, and many of those folks will watch videos like "Hamster vs Pro Drummer on Kick Drum Speed - The Stopwatch Doesn't Lie"...
...and "Pro Metal Drummer DESTROYS Vintage Camco Kick Pedal"...
...and "the REAL Fastest Double Bass Pedal Exercise for PURE SPEED".
Then, probably, a bunch of Mike Chang's Six Pack Shortcuts.
And, eventually, probably a few lines of coke.
What I'm saying, folks, is this channel needs to appeal to the young, hip, trendsetters...
...and those folks want SPEEEEEED. (On the drums, that is.)
But let's be honest: who hasn't watched Devon Taylor's VF Jam while in mid-comment on the Stop The Chop page, and just lost their enthusiasm for finishing that comment.
"Guys, it's not all about choooooooooooooo [closes laptop]"
Or, Stop The Chop is like that girl whose hand the dude is holding, and Devon's VF Jam is like that other girl.
What's I'm saying is, we've all dreamed of playing faster solos.
And, for those of you who are on the list for my sober meditations on deep subjects, rest easy: you'll get your brussels sprouts, in addition to your candy.
It turns out, there are two ways to increase the speed of your solos, and most people only talk about one.
To see the other, just watch the lesson.