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”

Forward Steps for Avenged Sevenfold

The death of ┬áJimmy “The Rev” Sullivan in 2009 left many Avenged Sevenfold fans to question the band’s future. Although his charisma, technical abilities, and extraordinary talent will be remembered as remarkable assets, he (as most people are) is certainly replaceable. Arin Ilejay became the permanent guy for the job earlier this year and isContinue reading “Forward Steps for Avenged Sevenfold”

Work the weak hand

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”

Japanese Drumming – The Art of Taiko

The recent disaster in Japan has me stricken with all sorts of emotions. The obvious feelings of sadness and anguish stood out the most, but another one was curiosity; not about the hurricane, but about Japanese culture in general. Maybe it takes something major like this to probe a desire to learn something, but asideContinue reading “Japanese Drumming – The Art of Taiko”