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Old 02-13-2020, 11:49 PM
DrumBob DrumBob is offline
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Default Re: I Want to Play Better

I know how it feels. After over fifty years behind the kit, I can't do all the stuff I wish I could do. I can't execute blinding single stroke rolls, for instance. That's why I've accepted limitations with some regret (that I didn't practice more as kid) and just do what I do the best I can. My strength is playing time with a good feel and making each song work. I've found satisfaction in that. And it keeps me working. Playing great solos will not keep you in 98% of the bands out there...but you already know that.
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