You Lose Lick Lick at full speed (1:07-1:12 mark of video) Lick at 35% Speed Lick at 70% Speed SHEET MUSIC SIGN UP FOR A MEMBERSHIP Be sure and leave a comment below! 19 comments on “You Lose Lick” Leslie says: September 4, 2019 at 6:05 am Thank you for this! I’m just getting back into drumming after many years away from it, and this is a great lesson to not get wrapped up in the drumming. Play the song!! (And your lick is very cool, too!) Reply Stephen says: September 4, 2019 at 7:09 am You bet Leslie! Reply kirk peters says: September 4, 2019 at 9:16 am The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education,it does not matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop,and Stephen from your education to my learning I feel as though we can accomplish great things.Thank you for the motivation! Reply Stephen says: September 6, 2019 at 2:21 pm You bet Kirk! Reply Kevin Roberts says: September 4, 2019 at 10:37 am Hey Stephen, great videos and lessons, on a different note… pun intended, what notation software do you use? Keep on keeping on, best, Kevin Reply Stephen says: September 6, 2019 at 2:21 pm Lol…we use Finale for all of the sheet music here at SDS. There is a free software called Musescore that I used to use as well. Reply pista says: September 4, 2019 at 11:04 am Hi Stephen and drummers…I like to think of fills (licks) in the terms of “phrasing”…much like singers and lyricists use as a way to create and “rhythms” ..,.where and when the “lick” is placed I think is sometimes more important than the Lick itself….example: the many two beat fills found in classic Motown or jazz phrasing…it’s just something I thought of once I’m not sure if I explained it very well..anyway..Break a Leg yall !!!! Reply Stephen says: September 6, 2019 at 2:22 pm Yep, totally agree with ya! Reply Todd says: September 4, 2019 at 11:13 am Wish I saw this 5 years ago when I started my band. I have since learned to think about the dynamics of each song. Keep the beat, lower the volume during key vocals and use my drum voice when it feels right. Feedback from audience has been that we sound even better and my joking comment to band mates was…”i’m becoming the best drummer know one can really hear most of the time” :) Reply Stephen says: September 6, 2019 at 2:22 pm Ha! Reply Alex says: September 4, 2019 at 3:03 pm Spread the word I would say! Reply Leonard bodner says: September 4, 2019 at 7:47 pm I totally agree! I just had a conversation the other day about this topic! It’s awesome a player can play a ton of notes at warp speed! But the feel,the melody gets so lost! Clarity and the right fill which usually has some breathing room,will win all the time!!! Reply Stephen says: September 6, 2019 at 2:23 pm 100% agree. This just gets looked over a lot of times…especially on the internet lol Reply Kelvin says: September 4, 2019 at 11:15 pm Very good convo Steve, And Your right. Even though i get sick of the bass player and the guitarist and the keyboard and the horns getting to play more notes than me and I’m stuck holding that 2 & 4 groove with the musical fill, i never let my ego come out. Its hard but you have to play the music ??? Reply Erwin says: September 5, 2019 at 1:41 am Great lesson, Stephen. Especially because this is not just for drummers but also for guitarists and bass players. Reply Stephen says: September 6, 2019 at 2:26 pm For sure…it’s for us all Reply Arthur Dempsey says: September 5, 2019 at 2:14 am Hi Stephan, I don’t know how often i say to fellow drummers forget all your fancy fills and play the song, but unfortunately they don’t listen. I sent them the link to this video so hopefully the’ll listen to it and take it onboard. Regards, Arthur Dempsey Reply Stephen says: September 6, 2019 at 2:27 pm It’s something that some never learn. For me it came with maturity and experience Reply Peter Klarfeld says: September 6, 2019 at 12:15 am Hi Stephen, I love your drumming and teaching the art how to do it properly. I used to be pro drummer in R&B band when I was young. I was working as a pro musician for 15 years in former Czechoslovakia. After because my love of communism we left Iron Curtain and defected to Australia. I had played music with bands till last year. I am 73 and I still practise. I think that today drummers mostly just show off and they don’t work as a team. A technic is important, but feel is the music. Breaks or licks if you like must fit in song like finger in the bum. Otherwise The Beatles wouldn’t be The Beatles. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment.