Voicing the left hand
This month I’m presenting something you can use in one of two ways; either as a standalone lesson, or you can use it – and this is what I’d suggest you do – as part two of the independence study we did in issue 285.
If you cast your mind back this lesson, we are taking the same idea but moving the left hand around different Voices thus creating more melodic type patterns, something that also helps to build up your ability to move around the drumset as well as train your ear in a way that’s really important.
The key thing here is that you approach this month’s lesson really slowly. The exercises should sound very relaxed, they should flow and everything should be in time and in the correct place in the bar at all times. Don’t practise it without the click until it’s nailed down! Only once that’s all set should you begin to speed it up to develop the dexterity of the exercise; which by that point will be becoming part of your everyday drumming vocabulary.