1. Do one thing at a time. Learn one thing, one lick at a time. Play one instrument at a time. Work on one concept at a time. Learn one rhythm at a time.
2. Play it slowly and deliberately. With focus and intent. Start slow. Don’t speed up.
3. Play what every you have learned, practice or are working on completely. Fully. Inside and out.
4. Do less. Play less. Leave more notes out of your playing and solo. You can play 50% less and be 100% more effective.
5. Put space between between notes. Use space in your solos. Instead of a constant barage of notes, use space to frame the notes and make phrases. Space is your friend. Space is creative. Space is the final frontier.
6.Develope a practice. Rituals. A way to connect with your drum and playing.
7.Designate practice, playing and focus.
8.Devote time to your drumming.
9.Smile when you are playing. I know it sounds corny, but it relaxes your whole upper body and helps you to play easier and freer. It helps other to feel more comfortable and smiles spread rapidly in positive ways.
10. Your drumming is your meditation. The repetitive patterns are mantras.
11. simplify things