I'll admit it: I didn't touch brushes for three months. Even now it's painful to write this.
I can make excuses: It was tough between two practice spaces. I was working on a lot of gospel stuff, then transcriptions and drum covers.
But mostly it was fear.
So this week I got back on the brush wagon. And luckily, all the work I did on other aspects of my playing seemed to function like "cross training".
And I decided to bring you a sequence I practiced over slow swing. Oh: and it's in 7. Before you throw up your hands, though, don't worry: it's all applicable over multiples of 4 as well.
Slow swing is one of the hardest things in drumming, and slow swing with brushes can be death. If I were Carl Allen, sitting on the Juilliard audition committee, and I wanted give some hot-doggers a wake-up call, I'd ask for slow swing with brushes. Not a ballad, mind you: slow swing. Adult Drums ;)
For the comments, are you happy to have me coming at you twice-a-week, or is it "a little much"?