It began as an exercise to save time. "Just ask my viewers what they want to hear about, then I won't have to invent a lesson," I thought. Ha!
The good news is, like most self-challenges I accidentally get myself into because I think they'll be "easy", recording this one both pushed me to consider a lot of what I do more deeply, and gave me a (virtual) ream of good ideas for lessons. Anyway, in this lesson I discuss...
1:26 - how to practice playing over a tune form, how to practice drum solos
6:33 - can you learn drums or are you either born with it or not, and what to do when the band has crappy time
10:01 - respecting the tradition, and choosing a grip
13:21 - how to play the bass drum faster, play off the head
(14:50 - roadmap;)
17:08 - what's my background, and what advice would I give a young jazz drummer looking for career success.
Resources mentioned in this episode -
- How to play like Mark, Part 2 (advanced soloing)
- Stablemates, by Benny Golson
- The 8020 Roadmap
- The Tropical MBA Podcast - Make money without working for the Man.
Guys, if you want to continue the discussion about any of the issues I'll be in the comments of this post. Love your feedback!