PROG: Music for Musical Minds

I was surfing around on the Modern Drummer website as I tend to do most mornings… Instead of useful tips on drumming or upcoming events I’d consider attending, my eyes drifted to a link titled 20 Classic Prog Albums and I sure am happy they did. It’s easy to get lost in contemporary music when it’s forcedContinue reading “PROG: Music for Musical Minds”

Great Modern Drummer Article on Feel

Great Modern Drummer Article on Feel

Can feel be taught? Do some just have it while others don’t? My personal opinion is that it takes a lot of development to bring unnatural instincts out of a person. While not everyone is born with certain emotions and feelings, they can be improved on with practice. Listen to others, listen to yourself, and take in as much advice from credible drummers as possible. Start with the ones on the link provided.

Finger Technique for Speed and Control

Finger technique is frequently overlooked but VERY important. We are taught at an early stage to use our wrists and improve technique from Moeller-related studies. While this is an area that should always be focused on, we must look towards developing all of the muscle groups that are involved with drumming. Since playing a drumContinue reading “Finger Technique for Speed and Control”

Def Leppard Drummer Heals the Wounded

Rick Allen experienced a career changing event in 1984 when he lost his arm in a car accident. Years later, he continues to perform, utilizing his strong attributes to replace his lost appendage. His understanding and compassion for people dealing with post-traumatic complications inspired a partnership between Rick and the Wounded Warrior Project in 2009. The focusContinue reading “Def Leppard Drummer Heals the Wounded”