Robert Glasper Trio taking some inspiration from Radiohead :)
What a good combination!
Chris “Daddy” Dave.
After a year of playing I have finally formed practice habits that help every practice session be as quality, fun and challenging as possible.
Step 1: Practice Diary
Every time you practice simply write down: Each exercise/song you practiced, what BPM you practiced it at and for how long did you practice it.
Step 2: Monthly Focuses
Write up a plan for the next few months on which areas of your drumming you want to focus, make each month different so you don’t get bored and so you move forward.
Step 3: Metronome
ALWAYS practice to a metronome, if you’re not playing along to music or with other people then do it to a click, you can find online metronomes that are great.
Step 4: Dynamics
Make sure that everything you practice you practice with different dynamics, if you can play everything beautifully quietly you’ll be amazed at your playing when you allow yourself to move through the volumes later. Don’t just hit the drums, “tickle” them :).
These are the general ideas that fall behind how I go about every practice session. If you apply these concepts to your own drumming practice, regardless of style or genre you will improve at an inspiring rate.
Goal - Drum like this as soon as possible.