Improvised jam with Ian DeSouza. (This session is an excerpt from the online course LTR METHOD) One of my favorite bassists in the world to play with is Ian DeSouza. His time feel and groove, razor sharp in the moment listening skills, spectrum of world rhythms and beats to draw from, authenticity and originality, and Read more about LDM Soundscape Jam | Chris Lesso & Ian DeSouza[…]
Improvised jam with Ian DeSouza. (This session is an excerpt from the online course LTR METHOD) One of my favorite bassists in the world to play with is Ian DeSouza. His time feel and groove, razor sharp in the moment listening skills, spectrum of world rhythms and beats to draw from, authenticity and originality, and Read more about LDM improv (with Konnakol) | Chris Lesso & Ian DeSouza[…]
There is something I call ‘The 4 Offenses Of Drummers’ (see the separate blog and video lesson on my website and Youtube) where drummers must be aware of the four greatest offenses they can do to at worst get fired, or at the very least highly annoy the other players in the band. This list Read more about The Drummer’s Best Friend In The Band: THE BASS PLAYER | with Ian DeSouza[…]
Our body language influences our behaviour and STATE, which shapes our drumming. They are so connected! There is no bad body language, only results that you wanted or didn’t want. Remember, there are no rules here, only consequences! We want to engineer our lives and drumming to get the results we want, and to have Read more about The 7 Levels Of Intensity For DRUMMING | Chris Lesso with Mark Bowden[…]
Here’s the big secret: you don’t need any gear! The instrument is not as important as the player. Your sound is in YOU. That’s why I’m so big on the study of MOVEMENT, because in the end I only care about one thing: UNLOCKING YOUR SOUND. This starts in the soul, manifests through the mind, Read more about You Are The Instrument: ‘How You Move Is How You Groove’[…]
What does studying body language and the brain have to do with drumming? It has EVERYTHING to do with it! LTR (life through rhythm) is about studying outside disciplines to get better at your main discipline. If you want to improve your golf game, steal from cooking. If you want to improve your martial arts, Read more about Body Language, Drumming, & The Brain with Mark Bowden[…]
Your favorite drummers are actually pieces of YOU that want to come forward into the world. Speak your voice loud and proud! This is what drumming is all about. ‘Don’t Compete, Create’! Great drummers steal from the best, so we want to stand on the shoulders of giants and learn as much as we can. Read more about Drum Groove Breakdown: The Purdie 7[…]
Here is a groove breakdown from my band modus factor I wanted to share with you. Have FUN, take your TIME, and make it your OWN!
Here is a drum video lesson I’m releasing from the vaults! This is a challenging and fun groove to play with a lot of energy, flowing motion, and in 7 which is really fun to play. Check it out, make the idea your own, and show me what you can do with this concept!
We can learn a lot from ‘the fighters mind’. The best athletes in the world work on their mental game just as much as, if not more than muscles only. Working on our FUNDAMENTALS is key and this takes it all the way to the beginning, BEFORE playing even one note: The Natural Position. Natural Read more about The Natural Position – Adopting A Fighters ACTION STANCE[…]