Timekeeping, how to play drums with the right groove and time

A lesson on timekeeping for drummers, by Greg Bissonette: “”The primary job of the drummer is to choose the right tempo for each song and hold the tempo through the whole song. To improve your timekeeping abilities, record yourself playing with a metronome or click-track for 30 seconds, then turn off the metronome but continue playing the groove for another minute or two. Listen to your recording and analyze whether you sped up or slowed down. Did you speed up during a fill or slow down when you played softly? Be aware of your tendencies and work on them.”

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