Been reading through some marching-style snare drum music lately - then remembered this one...
... using a slow tempo tune to practice getting around on the toms.
... 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.
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.
... still don't have the muscles to make it through a whole tune (well)... but having fun trying -- 'Solar Angels'
"You Should Be High Love" -- Considering I just put this tune on today and started playing (without much pre-meditation) - I'm happy with this first effort. -- I realized from this session that I need to focus on more independence with the left hand. I notice that when I move it away from the snare drum... things tend to fall apart more often than not.