Recently I have learned about a practice routine where you set the metronome 1/4 speed of a song and try to keep up with the beat that way. To get most of the challenge I tend to put the beat on 3 instead of 1 ! A real mind f**k to be honest…
Thinking of riffs that has regular notes (like all quarters or eights) for some unknown reason Billy Jean kept coming back to me!
Here is a video of my progress from tonight. Since it is all eight notes I put the beat on 2 and 4. And it is not at full speed (slower speed is a better challenge to be on the beat for me.)
Humming the riff before starting to play is a big help. I also put high hats to all other notes to practice the sensation a bit before dropping them.