I’ll admit it. I was ¾ into editing a lesson on a totally different subject when I sat back and sighed. “This is all shit they’ve heard before.” Really, though, I just wasn’t cracking. I wasn’t entertaining myself. So I did what I’m going to try to do more often in coming weeks: I started from scratch, and started simple. I remembered an email I’d received from an earnest student.
“What should I work on? I’m practicing 45 minutes of your course, then….” and it was a laundry list.
I remember the response I’d composed in my head. “Maybe you should try to simplify, and stick to just a couple of things.” The funny part is, that’s what my course is designed to do, and he was taking it! Then it occurred to me - why not make my response to him into a lesson, so that everybody can see it?
So that was the genesis - instead of working your way through 10 books every day, here are some methods I’ve worked out (that I’ve heard some of my drum heroes talk about too) for taking one lick and spending an entire practice session on it.
Anyway, you’re probably here for the transcription.