... doing what I can with this tune... it is an extraordinary beat.
Fun to play!
I didn't plan on attempting a tune so early (while getting used to the left-handed set-up) - but woke up with this one in my head and just had to try it. It begins to fall apart after 1:40 - but I accepted a little more 'slop' than usual under these circumstances. The left hand is developing strength (and a better feel) - but the right hand is still like a monkey in a cage.
When I began learning guitar (30+ years ago) - I was naturally left-handed... but made the conscious decision to learn right-handed. I decided to 'start over' with a left-handed kit set-up. With Guitar - the idea of switching - after years of practice - was just unthinkable. But the nature of drumming calls for strong, independent limbs. After 75 days of practice - the right hand is 'jumpy' and the left hand is lax. I see this as the most efficient way to solve the problem... and maybe answer a few questions I've had on the subject along the way.
This tune sounds straight forward (and it is)... but there are a few things going on underneath the hood I want to investigate. Here - I'm just skimming the surface and trying to keep up.
A lot of potential in-between the spaces in this tune... stuff I can't do yet. -- Still working on keeping good time and gathering ideas, skills, and stamina.
...as the left hand becomes a little more assertive - I turned my attention to the left foot today. We accept the hi-hat must 'close' on beats 2 and 4 (in this style)... but it doesn't have to open (evenly) on beats 1 and 3. It can swing too. I got it to swing (in spots) in this video... but (obviously) I'm still having to concentrate quite a bit to do it.
In an effort to develop more liberty with the left hand - I spent some time with my favorite idiom today... Jazz.
... still don't have the muscles to make it through a whole tune (well)... but having fun trying -- 'Solar Angels'
Began studying drums in February 2018. Loving every minute of it!.