Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by bubbles, May 2, 2003.

  1. I've been doing some recording lately and noticed, some inconsistencies in my groove and rhythm, nothing major, but i was wondering if you have any excercises you do just to generally improve your sense of time and rhythm. I was given one once by alex dean, a sax player. He told me to set the metronome and clap on the beats, if you're getting it right on, the metronome dissapears, do you guys have anything else you do?
  2. jdombrow

    jdombrow Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
    When I'm playng with a drummer, I try very hard to match not only his rhythm, but his intensity. By "intensity" I don't mean how loud or hard he is playing in a general sense, but the intensity of his individual sticks and pedals, so that he and I sound like one unit. At least try and lock in with his bass and snare. When it's working, everyone will feel it.