Q: Need extreme help with timing, keeping time, not loosing rhythm, staying on time… Any techniques or ideas or methods to help learn songs, or even just stay in time when improving?.. my ears don’t seem to listen to drummers at all
A: Being a guy who sits in a recording studio 60+ hours a week I can tell you that I see this a lot. I think that the most important thing is to simply count when you play. Tap your foot if you have to. Play each riff that you are trying to master really slow and keep time with your foot. Then put on a metronome. Make a mental effort to count each beat. Once you get your timing down, it should start coming easier. You can also turn on a CD and tap your foot, tap on your table, or try dancing to the beat. All of these things will help your body get into a rhythm.