This week I transcribed and made a practice arrangement of Sigrids "Strangers", bassline and Hi-hat on 2 and 4, and had a lot off fun improvising over that song. I also did some melody play-along to Frank Sinatra and John Coletrane versions of the jazz standard "I love you". I did scale motifs and arpeggi over a 2&4 hi-hat backing track, and I feel that my playing is begining to tighten up. I am beginning to be able to do pauses, triplets and some sixthenth runs and still keep time fairly in synch with that merciless backing track. I have programmed a few walking basslies to do some chord changes/improvisation and train my ears to fill in the harmonic gap. Finally I have been writing/working on a really difficult progressive/djent metal riff a lot of 32th notes, syncopated 16th and some 16th-triplets and gruelling position shifts, occational Palm muting. Guess I have to use a month or three to get it into my blood and up to speed. But I see small improvements day to day. So I look forward to make a recording of it someday soon! For next week I will take a little time working on 3:4 and 4:3 polyrhythms. How did you guys do this week?