Originally Posted by aaajn
This is interesting to read. My drum teacher has worked me solely on the pad for 6 months. A few weeks ago he said: Lets sit down and play some drums. With that, he had me play the ride in a swing on 2 and 4 only. I am extremely focused on the 2 and 4, keeping it even. He doenst let me leave anything to chance. its like Paint the Fence.....
for someone just starting you absolutely want to take the Mr. Miyagi approach
Thaard is a pretty experienced player so I don't believe going completely to the drawing board is necessary .....quarter notes are a great place to start with the understanding that skip notes will be added shortly