I work on brushes a lot because I suck at them. Seriously. I believe they’re the single most difficult thing in the drummer’s tool kit.
But that’s precisely why I may have some insight. If I can help myself get better at brushes, I can help anyone.
Anyway, I finally felt confident enough to circle back to brushes this week and tackle one of the more popular subjects I get asked about: up-tempo brushes. Since I’m working on specing out a practice regimen for my course, I thought I’d take just a bit of the approach I’m using there and explain it in this lesson.
Bottom line: we’re trying to make your playing cleaner, and bust you out of ostinatos and make you feel freer at up tempos.
Anyway, you’re probably here for the transcription.
Do you have any tricks or hacks that have worked for you to make up-tempos “click” better? I’d love to hear about them below!