How did you fail today? This is a great question to ask daily. This may seem negative at first, but harvesting your failures is where your greatest lessons lay in waiting for you. Wear them as badges of honour! This takes courage and humility, and is not for the faint of heart, but this is Read more about What I Learned From One Of My Biggest Failures[…]
Dom has been my mentor for many years now.
I admire his passion, intensity, communication, and of course his amazing drumming!
I once saw a very young student enthusiastically sit down at the drums and start jamming, smiling and having a blast! But in stepped in his well meaning parent, ‘correcting’ him by crossing his arms to play in the traditional way, because he thought it was ‘right’. Don’t forget the 2 rules in drumming: #1 Read more about Challenging Tradition: OPEN HANDED DRUMMING = Freedom & Creativity[…]
Welcome to Chris Lesso LTR Studio! Connect with Chris from anywhere in the world, either in person at the studio, or live on Skype! Learn the language of drumming to take your rhythmic expression to the next level, optimizing your focus, confidence, and self expression along the way to realizing your goals. one on one Read more about LIVE DRUM SESSIONS | IN PERSON AND ONLINE[…]
We often hear about staying in the NOW, the ever changing present moment. To do this, let’s use our focus to zoom IN and OUT. The micro, the granular, the mundane small baby steps, is ZOOMING IN. I use this when I feel overwhelmed, and ask ‘what small action can I do right now in Read more about The Focus of your NOW: Zooming IN and OUT[…]
To enter the ZONE, it is our technique that will either open the door, or slam it shut. TENSION is the enemy, and this can prevent us from reaching our true potential on our instrument. How you move is how you groove! *This clip was taken from the masterclass ‘Drum Technique to FLOW STATES’, watch Read more about Drum Technique For Flow – RELAXED INTENSITY[…]
Doing more with less, leaving space, and playing with simplicity comes with maturity over time. This is the Jedi part of what makes music powerful! Another variation on ‘Be Like Water’ theme in taking Bruce Lee’s philosophy to music, this is about getting rid of your ego, and being a servant to the song; this Read more about “Can You Play A Whole Note?” Serving The Song with Leland Sklar | Bruce Lee Mindset To Music[…]
The drums are an extension of your body. The groove starts in YOU. We want to have our drums as our ally to get to EFFORTLESS MASTERY. This is playing with RELAXED INTENSITY, because when you’re drumming you’re like a boxer: mentally razor sharp, ready for any challenge and flowing with the ever changing moment, Read more about Set Up Your Drumset Angles for EFFORTLESS MASTERY[…]
In the NFL, the difference between the best in the league and the worst in the league is only a margin of 2%! This is because the standards in that arena are so high; we can take these same standards and hold ourselves accountable to these as well in our daily practices. The difference between Read more about 2% Variance – THE PATH | Chris Lesso[…]
The basics are sometimes the most overlooked part of any craft. I use the word ‘mundanity’ because this the effort, focus, and patience we need to get the 10,000 reps to program our muscle memory. The rewards of this are great: access to THE ZONE, or flow states when we drum. This means you turn Read more about Work Your Basics To Perfection | The Long Roll 4-6-8 Exercise Ritual[…]