I write about this topic semi-regularly. I didn’t anticipate the health benefits when I started playing the drums but here I am 22 years later and the they are obvious. Check out this cool video by TED-Ed to see what other beneficial results have been discovered.
Rhythmic stimulation has a profound effect on the human state of mind. Drumming actually induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress, but contrary to what the 60’s taught us, this enhanced state of mind is achieved without the use of mind-altering chemicals. A study by Barry Quinn, Ph.D. demonstrates that a brief drumming session can doubleContinue reading “Drums Not Drugs”
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”
Ive learned its not so important which notes you play as long as they feel good. This concept has taken my musical journey in a much less analytical direction. My brain is now able to do less work to make music sound the way I want it to. As a drummer, my focus is toContinue reading “Groove is more important than notes…”