BY MARCUS FINNIE & BEN SATTERLEE
FINNIE: Open handed playing is phenomenal for developing your left hand as a leader. Give each exercise a proper opportunity to improve by comparing how your weak hand leads in relation to the sound and feel when your dominant hand leads. You’ll be amazed at how quickly this will accelerate your weak hand’s control and speed.
SATTERLEE: I frequently ﬁnd myself on a gig or session where having well balanced hands is an absolute must. These grooves really help you train your weaker hand to lead and learn from the strengths your dominant hand has developed after years of playing. Get ready to become your own teacher on this lesson. Simply Listen.
Compare your weak hand’s ability to lead these grooves to your dominant hand’s ability. Notice the way you play the hi-hat with your dominant hand, the sound you produce, and the consistency in your groove.
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