Another member requested video this week – practice footage! I recently got my hands on this awesome vamp to practice to. It’s from the song ‘Water on the Brain’ by Allan Holdsworth and it’s so much fun to play to. It’s mostly 4/4 with a 7/8 bar here and there. These are my first few attempts at playing it. I know the song very well from hearing it at concerts and on CD’s but actually sitting down to negotiate your way around the form and accents is another thing entirely. This kind of playing forms quite a lot of my practice and it’s important; learning how to put things together and play around accents and work on sound, feel and dynamics. It’s just as important to try this kind of playing yourself and watch someone else do this kind of practice as it is to work on strict exercises. Any questions, please feel free to post below in the comments.