Just wondering what the best tips are for learning ghost notes
I never seen your playing, could a post a VIDEO, please?Technique training was the key that made it possible for me to throw my hat in the ring and be a contender drumming-wise. I wouldn't be posting here now if it weren't for what my first 2 teachers imparted to me. It allowed me to be in the "club".
A person on your level would never consider me a contender Alex. But in my local (non jazz) music scene I am.I never seen your playing, could a post a VIDEO, please?
Thanks a lot!
Posting a video of yourself doing them to the best of your ability, is the best place to start. How can you help someone without seeing what the issue is? You could be well on your way, and just need a little tweak, or you could need a bunch of new techniques and training, or you could be somewhere in between.Just wondering what the best tips are for learning ghost notes
While I won't say it isn't true, I will say that from my experience, ghost notes sound better and work better if you have control over them rather than just letting it happen without thinking. It helps with the whole "mean what you play and play what you mean" thing.In my experience, ghost notes just happen by themselves.
Practice groove patterns with a hand to hand sixteenth note ostinato on the hi-hat (the right hand also plays the back beats).
Then play the same patterns, your right hand still plays the hi-hat and the snare, but your left hand plays very lightly on the snare-drum.
Then don't try too hard, just let it happen.
The perfect structure to work on this concept is my Time Manipulation Drum Book, have a look at it!
For sure you're right, and I also worked on the concept.ghost notes sound better and work better if you have control over them rather than just letting it happen without thinking.