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How can i fix my timing issues on drums?

My timing is like Lars Ulrich’s timing. Apart from the obvious ( practicing with a metronome ) when can i do to build my internal clock and get a sense of time so i’m rushing or dragging?

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  • 2 years ago
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    To get a greater sense of rushing, find a better mentor than Lars Ulrich. What timing do you want if you won't risk blowing in order to grow:

    To get a greater sense of dragging, experiment with friction versus non-friction in normal everyday life (outside of your drumming sessions):

    The secret to drumming however is annoyingly taking your time (i.e. just like Muhammad Ali with his boxing, the better he gets, the slower the punches coming toward him seem to appear): | |

    This is probably the last seemingly unrelated thing you'd wanna hear, but if it is often said that "the best defence is offense". In which case the inverse might as well as also be true here that "the best offense can be defence" (i.e. like Michael Jordan's playing/dribbling style):

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    the ABC’s of drumming:




    how can you say your timing is like someone else who is a famous drummer but than say yours sucks? unless you meant you’re trying to play his songs but you aren’t getting it just right. more practice and than some more practice and when you think you have it practice some more

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  • Me2
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    I find a drum machine or simple rhythm box much better than a metronome.  The key to maintaining tempo is to concentrate on it continuously; fatigue or distraction causes lapses in concentration that make for irregular meter.

    It can take a few months of serious daily practice to get a really stable meter.  Over time, your awareness of meter becomes less conscious, and the need to deliberately focus on it diminishes tremendously.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Try not to get frustrated and take your time. With practice and determination you can do it!

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