Johnny Rabb

226 – Johnny Rabb on: Touring, hand speed and the freehand technique

This isn’t the first time I’ve had Johnny on the podcast and it surely won’t be the last. Johnny has been playing for Collective Soul for the last 5 years so I thought it’d be good to dive into his ongoing balance of life on the road. Johnny shares his unique perspective of the parallels and pros and cons of playing locally versus touring and we even get tactical about pracrice.

Johnny Rabb talks about:

  • Balancing home life and touring
  • The need to stay adaptive
  • Defining your success
  • Advice for developing hand speed (including specific exercises)
  • New Freehand Technique material coming soon
  • Much more…

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