1 month ago
Was listening to Coltrane’s “Dear Lord” which made me wanna shed a little bit since it’s been weeks. Then had the idea to play the song each time with a dif 24” ride and see how it affects the way I interact with the song.
The order is
-new Sabian Artisanish custom shop 24
-60s Zildjian A 24
-Sabian HHX style custom shop 24
It’s not too fair since I found more chops towards the end as I got warmed up, but the difference in feel and the way I approached dynamics was vastly different. One of the best mind shifts in developing a more interesting expression on the drums was approaching each piece of the kit as an individual instrument. When I play each piece and appreciate each one’s unique voice, I find myself playing with more care because I want to highlight the depth of the specific instrument’s character.
**TLDR: play your instruments with intentionality and care.**
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