To practice one's instrument. It is a term that comes from jazz culture. It originated from drumset practice due to the fact that drum sticks, after hours of playing, start to flake off small bits of wood (usually covering the floor around the drumset). This is reffered to as woodshedding. Although it originated as a drumming term, it is commonly used for any instrument. A shortened form of the word is shedding. Also, people generally refer to a place of practice as a woodshed or a shed
Roy sound great. He's been woodsheddin' lately.
I sound like shit. I gotta hit the shed.
This gig coming up is pretty tough. I'd have to shed my parts.
To store up ideas, experiences, pantry food for future use.
Using a tape recorder she woodsheds song ideas and melodies to work on later.
the house that fights back
Let's go play darts at the woodshed