Nothing feels quite as good as when you finish your practice session and you know it couldn’t have been more productive. I aim for those moments. I don’t always get them, but I try to learn at least why I didn’t meet that expectation.
Usually it’s because I’ll let distractions get in my way. Sometimes my mind is not in the game and I’m focusing on something else. However, most of the time, it’s because I have spent too much energy on something that did not give equal returns.
Knowing what to practice and how to approach it will be the single most effective discipline you can develop. Being clear and strategic on what you focus on will be the main factor in how productive your practice sessions will be.
This lesson is on Motion/Mobility. We practice grooves a lot and rightly so. Most of our job is establishing a solid groove for the music. However, when there is a need/opportunity for a fill that requires the toms, our body will be using different muscles. If these muscles are not conditioned we run the risk of compromising our entire performance. This is why mobility exercises are so important to focus on during our practice.
I know you don’t like to waste valuable practice time. That’s why I want to show you the most comprehensive drum-to-drum motion exercise I know: HOME BASE MOTION. I think it's the World Champion of motion exercises. This has been a staple in my practice for years as well as hundreds of my students to which we’ve all seen amazing results. I know you will too.
“There is no substitute for hard work. Always be humble and hungry.” – Dwayne Johnson
Stay focused and practice with purpose,