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Old 01-06-2018, 12:27 AM
camondrums camondrums is offline
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Default Micro Timing

When it comes to being a drummer, we need to be able to play tightly in time. In this video iíll show you an exercise to help strengthen your micro timing.

A lot of drummers do not understand what it is to play IN TIME. Really fast drum passages over a long period of time tend to get sloppy and are very exhausting. Working on, and understanding micro time, will help with inconsistent drumming. Micro timing refers to the consistent distance between your subdivisions. What I mean by this, is that all of your notes (no matter the subdivision) are all the same volume and distance apart. If youíre playing 16th notes ( 1 e + a ), they are to be played that way and not before or after the beat.

Tighten up your drumming with this simple exercise:

https://youtu.be/tbjZxd4Uzyo
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Old 01-24-2018, 12:28 AM
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That's it the way I think of micro-timing at all. I think of micro-timing as expression. By moving around my subdivisions, I can get different feels from the same basic grooves.
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Old 01-31-2018, 07:46 PM
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That's it the way I think of micro-timing at all. I think of micro-timing as expression. By moving around my subdivisions, I can get different feels from the same basic grooves.
Like most drumming ideas they are interpretative. Also, sure you can move your subdivisions around to get different feels, but having the ability to play them tightly in time is much more important. Especially if you're dealing with several different subdivisions. If you're gonna make it complicated, play it tight.
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Old 01-31-2018, 09:04 PM
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I think not rushing or dragging 16ths is just regular timing.

Micro timing is typically thought of in my circles as the stuff that's difficult to measure with standard sub-division values. Like the difference between playing one side or the other of a specific 16th note rather than just playing the 16ths without wavering.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:07 AM
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I think not rushing or dragging 16ths is just regular timing.

Micro timing is typically thought of in my circles as the stuff that's difficult to measure with standard sub-division values. Like the difference between playing one side or the other of a specific 16th note rather than just playing the 16ths without wavering.
Totally agree, which is also why practicing to a metronome should be standard.
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