Originally Posted by MrInsanePolack
This isn't about inner clock. It is about the perception of time slowing down as we play faster. It's relativity for drummers.
No, I know exactly what it's about because I'm writing a chapter in my book about it. Regarding the "inner spring".
I practice with tracks all the time; stuff that I'm either going to record, or stuff that I've already recorded that is fun to play. Some days I get into the room and it's as if I cannot play fast enough to keep up, or some days I'm just running over the time and rushing everything. It's that perception thing. So when I say "record everything" it's more or less to create a snapshot of your perception of that moment.