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  • #37523
    Colby
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    Thank you very much man, I will check that out right now. I appreciate you speaking to me and giving some advise, often times it seems like common sense but I just need a 3rd party to tell me so I get it done. Thank you again. I can tell this website is going to help me greatly, the community is great.

    #37525
    Marcus
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    You are most welcome.  Supporting and helping each other is what we are all about.  We are here if you need us!

    #37526
    Colby
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Of course man, thank you again.</p>

    #37618
    Grant
    Keymaster

    I can totally relate to that Colby!! I’ve been there, long work days and you just want to veg and do nothing for the rest of the afternoon. However, goals can be a great motivator. You seem super motivated to achieve your dream of your band making it…I think you can do it!! Just don’t give up, remember the time you invest now is so valuable to you and your band later.

    #37676
    Colby
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    Your right man, it really is everything to me. Im going three days strong on the program! working on the reading music and groove lessons currently. I do have a question, with these groove lessons i am supposed to take these grooves Stephen is showing and work on them on my own right? if so should i go through them for like 20 mins and then watch a lesson every practice?

    #37678
    david
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    I usually look for the area on the lesson page where it says test yourself. So if you can honestly tell yourself that you can do it then try adding something or working on different aspects of it. For example..I’m working on the My First Beats track in Beginner 2. It says to play at 60,85, and 105 bpm. I’m now able to do that so I started to play leading with my weak hand. Watch the practice breakout videos too.

    Dave

    #37700
    Colby
    Participant

    That makes sense I will for sure do that. My area of difficulty seems to be the lower tempos so I will start to attack that more. Thank you man!

    #37732
    Grant
    Keymaster

    Oh I hear ya on lower tempo issues! Anything below 80 BPM usually takes a good amount of patience and focus for me. There’s so much space in the lower BPM’s and a lot of room for mistakes.

     

    Let me know how the lower BPM’s go for you Colby!

    #37738
    Colby
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    I have noticed if i have any mistakes in my drumming they most certainly come out with the lower especially if you do 16th notes on top of it. I missed three days of practice because i got two new tattoos in sitting over the weekend so i was a little preoccupied and excited about them. but i am back on the grind today!

    #37744
    Marcus
    Moderator

    When working slower tempos, try using a metronome set to a subdivision like 16th notes.  It makes those spaces so much easier to feel.  So if your tempo is 1/4 note = 60, set the metronome to play 1/8  notes or 1/16 notes.  Once those spaces between the clicks get shorter, it is so much easier to stay in time.

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    Colby
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    Thank you very much man, I will check that out right now. I appreciate you speaking to me and giving some advise, often times it seems like common sense but I just need a 3rd party to tell me so I get it done. Thank you again. I can tell this website is going to help me greatly, the community is great.

    #37525

    Marcus
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    You are most welcome.  Supporting and helping each other is what we are all about.  We are here if you need us!

    #37526

    Colby
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Of course man, thank you again.</p>

    #37618

    Grant
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    I can totally relate to that Colby!! I’ve been there, long work days and you just want to veg and do nothing for the rest of the afternoon. However, goals can be a great motivator. You seem super motivated to achieve your dream of your band making it…I think you can do it!! Just don’t give up, remember the time you invest now is so valuable to you and your band later.

    #37676

    Colby
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    Your right man, it really is everything to me. Im going three days strong on the program! working on the reading music and groove lessons currently. I do have a question, with these groove lessons i am supposed to take these grooves Stephen is showing and work on them on my own right? if so should i go through them for like 20 mins and then watch a lesson every practice?

    #37678

    david
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    I usually look for the area on the lesson page where it says test yourself. So if you can honestly tell yourself that you can do it then try adding something or working on different aspects of it. For example..I’m working on the My First Beats track in Beginner 2. It says to play at 60,85, and 105 bpm. I’m now able to do that so I started to play leading with my weak hand. Watch the practice breakout videos too.

    Dave

    #37700

    Colby
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    That makes sense I will for sure do that. My area of difficulty seems to be the lower tempos so I will start to attack that more. Thank you man!

    #37732

    Grant
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    Oh I hear ya on lower tempo issues! Anything below 80 BPM usually takes a good amount of patience and focus for me. There’s so much space in the lower BPM’s and a lot of room for mistakes.

     

    Let me know how the lower BPM’s go for you Colby!

    #37738

    Colby
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    I have noticed if i have any mistakes in my drumming they most certainly come out with the lower especially if you do 16th notes on top of it. I missed three days of practice because i got two new tattoos in sitting over the weekend so i was a little preoccupied and excited about them. but i am back on the grind today!

    #37744

    Marcus
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    When working slower tempos, try using a metronome set to a subdivision like 16th notes.  It makes those spaces so much easier to feel.  So if your tempo is 1/4 note = 60, set the metronome to play 1/8  notes or 1/16 notes.  Once those spaces between the clicks get shorter, it is so much easier to stay in time.

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