Updated: Jun 13
One of the best ways to improve your parts behind the kit is through repetition. I know this may seem like a really lame answer but hear me out:
Many drummers think that once they've memorized a certain part that they'd like to implement into their playing, they're done; they've reached the finish line. What they don't realise however, is that it's not good enough to just know your parts. You need to internalize them. You have to be so incredibly comfortable and familiar with that part in different placements and contexts that when it comes time to use it; it naturally flows through your playing.
Not only will internalizing your drum chops give you more confidence in your abilities behind the kit, it will make you sound so much cleaner and smoother in its execution and won't just sound like you've tried to shove a quick fill you learnt off a YouTube video into your playing.
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Thanks for reading and I sincerely hope it helps :)