locking in with a drummer

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by bass_extremes, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. bass_extremes


    Jul 9, 2005
    Hey guys do you have any tips on how to lock in with your drummer? I only done it one and I realized why they called it locking in with the drummer. my timing was perfect but I ive only been able to lock in with my drummer once. How can I improve this?
  2. thewanderer24


    Apr 29, 2002
    SJ, CA

    You can practice with a metronome on your own. That will help your timing.

    Listen to the bass drum. That is the first thing you need to be able to lock into. Try to always play a note at the exact time the bass drum hits.

    When you get good at that, you can start working more off of the snare and high hat, etc., but your first focus should be getting as tight as possible with the bass drum.
  3. The Clap

    The Clap

    Jan 5, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ