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Upping Your Tempo, Week 6: Target Practice

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Grooves | 0 comments

We’re halfway Home. Week 6 of our 12-week course on Uptempo Studies builds off the “Economy of Motion” concept by applying a little accuracy drill to the whole kit. I call it “Target Practice.”

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Phoning It In: Pad Work for Low Stick Height

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Phoning It In | 0 comments

After working with one of our members on the “Low Stick Height – High Velocity” lesson, I decided to follow up on that and talk some about how to practice hearing and feeling the difference between playing with a lower volume, but the same intensity, and just playing softly.

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Easy fix for better time and rhythmic accuracy

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Phoning It In | 1 comment

I see this all the time and it affects your balance, your control, and most importantly your ability to feel steady time and rhythm. Key word being “feel.” Luckily, it’s an easy fix, and you can practice it on gigs.

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