What to do? Practice the songs one more time? We had a good rehearsal last night so, in a way, I didn’t want to spoil that moment, so I opted for some solo explorations. Many of the elements have appeared in previous versions of this but I felt that my speed, at least, had improved and, hopefully, a little more ‘tuneful’ work was coming out.
I actually did a longer version of the solo, just extemporising and then thought, ‘sod, it, I may as well record it’!
A few mis-hits and I think the hi-hat goes out of time in a few sections, plus, of course, the tinny sound from the practice kit (my old snare) and the small room. But hey. The cross sticking is more fluid and the double bass pedal work a little more integrated.
- Bands on the Run (rattledrum.wordpress.com)