Playing with music
So far we've covered phrasing and timing but at no point so far have I directly referred to the most important aspect of playing an instrument: music. If you were to play a fill with the best timing in the world but in the wrong place in the music, then all of your hard work will have been completely wasted and no one will call you up to play any credible gigs. You want to play? Well, get listening. From here on in, all of your fills must be played with music.
About the instructor
Alex is a freelance musician who has performed live and in the studio with artists as diverse as Dizzee Rascal, Unkle, Bat for Lashes, Guy Garvey and Elbow. He has played headline slots at all the major UK festivals, including televised appearances on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage, Oxygen Main Stage and T In The Park. International TV performances also include Live on MTV, the Jools Holland Hootenanny and The BBC Electric Proms with Dizzee Rascal.
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