Jeremy Haynes

352 – Jeremy Haynes: A metaphoric approach to music

Jeremy Haynes may not be a household name for many, but believe me…he should be! Jeremy is a 5X Grammy Award winner, 80X Stellar Award Winner, American Music Award Winner, and has played on 3 major motion pictures and over 150 records with A-list Gospel acts like Marvin Sapp and Kirk Franklin.

Jeremy Haynes talks about:

  • Why the first take is usually the best take in the studio
  • Removing agendas from your playing
  • How he got his start in church
  • Why you have to nurture talent to cultivate skill
  • The importance of melody and how to practice it
  • Establishing the groove
  • The difference between pocket and groove
  • Challenging your (listening) comfort zone
  • If you can’t sing it, you can’t play it
  • How the mind controls the body
  • Experimenting with many styles
  • Honoring the music
  • His 0-3-5-7-10 rule
  • Much more

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2 replies
  1. Kenneth Taylor
    Kenneth Taylor says:

    Another enjoyable and useful conversation. I have come to appreciate the “laying on of hands” that is part of learning to be a drummer.

    And, I really appreciated the discussion of learning on the stage about accompanying. Some tough lessons about “curbing your enthusiasm.”

    Also valuable is connecting the dots, identifying those master teachers and master musicians to look to for lessons.

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