If you’re totally honest with yourself, what do you think the biggest obstacle is standing in the way of your growth on the drums? I have an idea what it might be, but think hard for a moment before you keep reading…
Feeling demotivated because you feel like you don’t have enough time to practice nor the right resources to make sure you’re practicing the right things the right way. So as a result you don’t really practice much, and when you do you’re not getting much done.
Now I know I’m speaking to a wide audience, but this is something I’ve personally faced and seen a lot of other drummers face, too. If this is you, we want to help you break past this. Know this one thing:
You have to “show up” to your practice space, and you have to put in the work on a regular basis in order to grow.
Sounds pretty obvious, doesn’t it? But here’s the key. You have to show up and put in the...
We all have our favorite earbuds, speakers, or headphones that we enjoy using to listen to our favorite music. But many of us face the challenge of struggling to hear what the drums are actually doing on recordings.
Sometimes it’s tough to discern the kick pattern, and sometimes it’s really hard to tell if you’re hearing snare ghosting or additional hihat notes. And oftentimes there are so many layered parts on a recording that it’s tough to pick out what you should actually play on the drums.
#1) Explore how a higher quality pair of in-ears or headphones can make detailed listening easier
#2) Teach you strategies for listening more deeply and picking out parts - with whatever headphones you may have
Here’s an important listening / “mixing” truth you need to understand:
Turning up the bass on a recording doesn’t always make it easier to hear...