Hello, Recently one of my goals has been to improve my internal clock. Pretty much all my practice is done to a metronome or some form of backing already but when I take it away my timing gets pretty sloppy. One exercise I have been doing is to have one bar with a drum beat followed by nothing. This has improved my timing somewhat. I also have begun regularly recording myself, which is also helping. However, I still am still very bad in the following areas; - I'm not good at playing behind or ahead of the beat deliberately and I have a hard time telling if I'm doing either accidentally when playing. - I don't know what I should be counting (ie. 8ths, 16ths) when I'm trying to my timing. Are there any other exercises that will help me with these areas and improve my timing. Also, who should I check out to get a good idea of grooves that are behind/ahead of the beat. Any advice/suggestions are much appreciated.