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Actually, the fact that you've analyzed your playing to the point where you can describe where you're going wrong means you're halfway there, so good job so far. Some additional practice suggestions: Try feeling macrobeats: instead of listening for a pulse on every beat, listen for every two beats, or every full measure--thus de-emphasizing the snare:beat ...


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One idea might be to just play your guitar solo and focus on emphasizing the upbeat. "dana NANA dana NANA" sort of idea. It may be easier to keep track of where you are that way and not phase-shift over. And maybe count out loud at the same time, again emphasizing the upbeat: "one TWO three FOUR" or "one AND two AND" depending. Another option is to ...


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The drum kit does not feature much in Traditional Irish music. Why not sit down at your kit with headphones and play along with some of the pogues numbers or whatever songs you'd like to be able to play? There are apps and software to slow the tune down so you can figure out what the drummer is doing. But as you say, the style is mostly based on rock and ...



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