We’ve had some fun with the recent posts about how to relax while playing the drum set. You saw a picture of my chipped teeth from playing drums in Relax…It’s Just a Drum Set! Scumbag Steve made a cameo appearance in I’ll Practice Drums on the Weekend!
I wrote an Alaskan story about meeting jazz drumming great James Zitro in How Whale Blubber Improved My Drumming Posture. You also read a review of Speed, Power, Control, Endurance by Jim Chapin, which I consider to be the best DVD for learning drum set hand technique. And then you got to see my feet: The baby footprint from my birth certificate in Bass Drum Foot Technique – How My Feet Have Evolved and my current day hi-hat foot in My Left Foot – Hi-Hat Foot Technique.
Now it’s time to get serious: Serious about relaxing while you play the drums. And please excuse me as I get a little “preachy” because I’m passionate about this subject: Not relaxing while you play is the number one reason most drummers never progress beyond a certain point in their development.
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