I am a big proponent of recording yourself for learning. We talk a bunch about using it as a short term tool (listening right away or the next day) but I also try to revisit the live recordings I have made over a longer period and see if what I was working on in a given time period had, in fact, improved. In listening back to the past several months I realized that I have been fortunate to play with some great drummers. The relationship between bass and drums is one that can either make or break a gig. If it is happening it can make you play differently, deepen the groove, and make our jobs so much easier and more fun. I also think there is some learning on the parts of both parties to get really good at playing together. Bass has a very interesting role in a band. It is a rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic instrument. Learning to play with a drummer is like learning to hear changes, or intervals, practicing being lyrical and melodic in our soloing, having great time, and all the things that go into being a great bass player. I was hoping to get some stories, thoughts, and experiences from TBDB. We disparage drummers, and some deserve it, but I wanted to give them some love too.