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I just watched a snippet of an interview with the great Eric Harland - one of my drum heroes - and he was talking about "grounding" a song - bringing it "back to Earth a little bit." This is a great lesson to learn: when the song gets too far out into space, bring it back around to simple time and establish a solid groove.

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Hey everyone! I get a fair amount of e-mail from all you drummers out there, asking me for advice on your drumming; questions like "What can I do to improve my ear?", "What advice do you have for somebody just starting out?", and so on. I'm no authority on drumming... I'm just a guy who does it and enjoys it! So, with that in mind, here is my most sound advice to all who drum. 1) LISTEN TO EVERYTHING. When I say listen, I don't mean passively give something a "once over" while out for a jog or riding your bike. I mean, sit down with your MP3 player in a quiet place - where you won't be distracted - and just really ...

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