BY LUKE HOLLAND
To further establish our left hand as a leader, we’ll now focus on letting our right hand play along with and fully follow the lead of our left hand. This is one of my favorite exercises, which I use every day on tour. Since I began practicing this exercise I’ve seen enormous improvements in my left hand (weak hand), and have also noticed how much control and speed I now have as a direct result. It’s an absolute must for control. Pay close attention to your timing and make sure to not flam Ex. 3. Try to get your hands as close to perfect as possible when playing at the same time and use a mirror to monitor your stick height.
- Count quarters or eighths while playing
- Ensure transitions between bars are smooth and consistent
- Keep the same volume and speed from beginning to end
- Consistency over speed
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