If You Want…

If you want to be a better

  • Composer
  • Song writer
  • Music producer
  • Rhythm guitarist
  • Bass player
  • Band member
  • Drum machine programmer
  • Dancer
  • Drum machine designer
  • Musician
  • Empathic human being

then takes some drum lessons.

I’ve started taking drum lessons and I’m wondering why I waited so long. Maybe I didn’t think I could do it.

Feeling the beat, rather than counting it and creating a tension between a straight and a swung/shuffle beat is key to creating a groove that gets people feeling the music and dancing.

It will also loosen you up, as a person, while teaching you how to keep disciplined time.

And…you get to hit things! Hard! (and softly).

It will teach you how to create musical space and how to fill it.

There are few better ways to learn these aspects of music than seeing from the perspective of a drummer.

It always pays to upgrade your musicianship and drumming will challenge your mind and physical coordination in ways you rarely encounter, otherwise. I’ve never met any adult that wishes they took fewer music lessons as a child.

Drumming is hard, but fun hard.

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You can find out more about me here: https://michaeltopic.wordpress.com/. There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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