[30daysv3] Day 14 - Hard starts

  • From: Kristofer Bergstrom <kris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 30daysV3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 09:24:20 -0700

One of the hardest things in percussion is to quickly internalize a
tempo.  When the jazz drummer counts out "One, Two, One Two Three
Four", the band has to immediately set their internal clocks to this
tempo.  Because this is so difficult, much taiko music has a "washy"
beginning as the players adjust to one another as they figure out the
tempo for the first few bars.

Work on improving your ability to jump into a tempo and stay there
with the "Hard starts drill"!  It's a really fun challenge.  You can
even do this one without sticks and a practice pad - do it on your lap
in the bus!


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