As I listen to more of other players' la pompe, I'm hearing I'm doing something wrong but I can't figure out what it is. Is the upstroke too long? Maybe it gets gallopy at faster tempos? I've attached a sample of at two tempos. I don't know how to describe this, but sometimes I feel like my rhythm inverts at faster tempos — what's going on here? Also, the whole thing sounds really wet, which I don't like as much.
I don't know whether I'll ever be an excellent player if I keep practicing, but I'm absolutely sure I won't be if I stop.