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 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”
Most people hear drum tracks on recording but haven’t had an up close look at the process of crafting them. As a painfully jealous Carter Beauford fan, I wanted to post this video so people can actually observe the patterns he creates as well as hear them. Carter is one of the most relevant examplesContinue reading “Studio Session with Carter Beauford”
Aside from lobsters being one of my favorite things to eat, they have become one of my favorite descriptions for certain members of the drumming community. Many drummers tend to favor their dominant hand at the expense of their weaker one. Over a period of time, some develop stronger muscles, faster speed, better control onContinue reading “Work the weak hand”
The pressures of life had me a little low today. As I was driving to meet a friend for lunch, I recalled a disc (yes I still have CDs) that was in my car with a mix of acid jazz/electronic songs on it. I threw it on and could almost feel the stress melt downContinue reading “The healing power of music”