Approaching the Instrument


Platinum Member
I think if you have a static approach to your playing then you are not serving the song and immediate situation.

You must feel an appropriate 'feeling' for the song and application of the song in the present moment independent of the past and future.

One Up One Down

Senior Member
I love my drums -- when I see them get a little rush like a kid with a schoolyard crush.

When I practice I begin with no expectations. I have no idea how my body will perform or whether I'll be able to 100% focus or be distracted by whatever thoughts enter my mind. I do the best I can and adjust my plan according to how things go. It's sort of the way I do things generally.

My lawn has a lot of flowers in it, and the grass doesn't grow much this year because it's so hot and dry. This all suits me fine!