1000 thank yous to @justoverbrokecrew for capturing this. Thank you to @dj_wicked for letting me perform at @wickedwedns . Go over to the Just Over Broke Youtube Channel to catch the full 20 minute performance along with everyone else who performed that night. And if you’ve never seen me live you should rectify that. “Absolute Zero” is available on all streaming platforms and bandcamp.com.
I know I post a lot of the weirdness and “out” things I’m working on, but I want to be clear that I spend time in every practice session on functional time. That’s modern CCM beats, modern pop/trap beats, modern rock, and then all of the classic feels. This is an uptempo fatback thing. I usually pick a groove, pick a tempo, and sit with it for 5-10 minutes. Stick on just the beats for the first half and spend the second half exploring some small variations and fills that fit the style and phrasing, as if you were accompanied by a band. It’s a crucial element of practice that is mostly looked over by most of students (until they start their lessons with me, that is 😎) so I hope this encourages you to go to your kit and sit with a groove and feel for a while. Oh, yeah, use a metronome. 🤩