Drumming practice update:
Somewhat morosely, I got my stuff ready for my early morning drumming session down at the beach. All this time and effort, and I'm not sure there is any evidence of improvement.
|Looks like rain.
|The diagonal trek from the end of the steps to the beach
|Looks like a standard lamp.
|The rain is still to come.
|The very necessary brace.
Three books on my Kindle.
Firstly, I've downloaded the readings for Daily Mass so that I don't miss out on that inspiration by not being able to attend Mass.
|Sartre's Transcendence of the Ego
|Stories from the inside of the Beatles' early days.
Currently listening to:
I think one of the reasons my drumming is not progressing is that by drumming alone without the input of a metronome or other musicians or even some kind of accompanying music from earphones, I can't generate a "groove" for myself and so the end result sounds plodding/uniform/characterless/unaccented.
If the weather is fine tomorrow morning (last morning at this camp site before moving south) I'll take earphones and plug them into my Blackberry and drum along to Dabrye.