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How your body and brain learns during practicing | jazz drumming inspiration | on Jazz drumming

How your body and brain learns during practicing

All musicians struggle with practice and how to practice effectively. What to practice is very much dependent on your level and your playing goals. How to practice usually means focusing on what you can't do, or at least on what you can't do well enough. But few of us know why practising works and what is going on in the body and brain.

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Chick Corea's Wise Words | jazz drumming inspiration | on Jazz drumming

Chick Corea's Very Wise Words

Jazz legend Chick Corea passed away unexpectedly in February, but he leaves beyond a treasure trove of great music, and some profound advice for all aspiring musicians, including jazz drummers.

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Solea: Flamenco in Seville | jazz drumming inspiration | on Jazz drumming

"Paco died learning" - Soleá: The flamenco of Seville

"Soleá" is a short documentary about a flamenco guitarist living and playing in Seville. It has some interesting insights into the life of a musician and one can see parallels with jazz musicians.

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Wayne Shorter's Advice | jazz drumming inspiration | on jazz drumming

Wayne Shorter's Advice

Now into his eighties Wayne Shorter is one of the living legends of jazz music. He is one of the great jazz composers as well as tenor saxophone players, so when he gives advice it is well worth listening to. And what’s his advice? Read a lot.

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two ways to listen | jazz drumming inspiration | on jazz drumming

Two Ways To Listen

In Roy Peter Clark’s “Writing Tools” he mentions that as a writer there are two types of reading: reading for content and reading for analysis. By reading for content he means just the usual type of reading to learn about something or just for enjoyment, by reading with X-Ray vision, as he calls it, you read to understand the what the writer is doing and how. Of course, these two levels of reading for writers are applicable as two levels of listening for musicians...

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How to practice jazz drums

Practice, practice, practice. That’s what they say and it’s true. The key to getting good at anything, from jazz drumming to languages, is to practice. However, any old practice won’t do, you need to pay attention to how you practice. In this post, I will give you a few tips on how to get the most out of your practice sessions ...

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