For this week's lesson, I discuss how to practice playing drum solos. This is not a lesson about rudiments. I have a ton of rudimental exercises for free elsewhere on the site. This is about how to use those rudiments you've been shedding in a musical way during a fill or solo. I spent two weeks trying to figure out the best way to teach this, and in the end it came back to something I talk about all the time: well, time. That's right - don't practice soloing first and time second. Practice playing in time, and use the exercises in the video to work your way gradually up to more "chops" in your solos.
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