Analysis paralysis is a very common occurrence for beginners at “beat juggling”. It’s a state in which you overthink the simplicity of a move and end up overcomplicating the hand choreography it takes to land said move. In my latest “beat juggle” tutorial, we see my student Steven conquer his need to get the hand movements perfect in his head first, and eventually let his ears guide his hands.
Use these 3 steps to get out of analysis paralysis when “beat juggling”.
1. When encountering a technical problem (i.e., understanding the sequence with which you want the drums sounds off a record to play), first mouth out the pattern you want to create.
2. Then, by eyeing your record marks on the vinyl’s label, take a visual picture of where each kick, snare, hi hat, etc. falls within the measure you’re working with.
3. Gradually begin to transfer the pattern you mouthed to the hand movements on your turntables.
Your goal as a “beat juggler” is to be somewhat unconscious of the physical maneuvers you’re performing (moving in autopilot) but highly conscious the patterns you’re producing as a result of your maneuvers.
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