Ahoy there drum killers! Last week found me back in the shed continuing to check out and refine Thomas Pridgen's drum vocabulary. For this lesson, I focussed on the Drum Channel solo, which provided me two great things: a jumping off point for muscular linear playing, and some great new fills. As your faithful trailblazer, I experimented around until I got 3 key takeaways to share with you guys-
- A cool way to practice linear vocab, and the "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" approach that will add power to your playing without costing you more energy.
- A bunch of jaw-dropping fills that will get the audience on their feet.
- All this stuff works even if you wear a shirt. (Sorry, Thomas, I had to:P)
Anyway, you're likely here for the transcription!
Do you agree with Thomas that your playing ability increases slightly after the removal of your shirt? Leave a comment below!