Once in a while you get called for a last minute gig, which means you’ll probably have to learn 30 songs in 3 days and or course, you also have a million other things going on. I used to cram everything in my brain, only to forget half the stuff I practiced once I got to the gig. I’ve since developed a system that has served me well over the years. This system is great for learning a ton of songs in a short amount of time. Think of it as the cliffs notes version of song learning.
NOTE: This ins’t how I learn tunes for a tour or a situation where I have more time to learn the tunes and/or there are multiple rehearsals involved.
[Click the play button above to listen]
Drummer’s Resource Podcast is free thanks to support from:
Dream Cymbals: Dream Cymbals are a different kind of cymbal company because they keep it simple. Their approach is simple: Make high-quality, handcrafted cymbals and gongs and sell them for a reasonable price. Their new Ignition Series cymbals are hand hammered from cast bronze discs making for professional quality cymbals at entry-level prices. The 3 piece pack includes 14” Hi-Hats, 16” Crash, 20” Ride PLUS a 22” bag to help protect them. Check them out at DreamCymbals.com
Musicians Institute: Tackle your technique hangups by having experts address topics such as grips, independence, coordination, mobility and creativity. The Drum Technique courses offered by The Drum Program at Musicians Institute will set you on the right path to growth. Enroll now at mi.edu. Musicians Institute, instrumental in life!