Tag: exercises

Independence Exercises!

Oh man. It’s time to talk about every drummer’s favorite aspect of practicing: developing limb independence! You know when you sit down at the kit after a hard day and you just can’t wait to tear into some slow, methodical, awkward grooves? Listen, I’m sorry, I don’t like writing about this stuff as much as …

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How To Develop Foot Speed!

How To Develop Foot Speed!

Looking back on my early percussion education, it’s now apparent that lessons covering bass drum technique weren’t particularly in depth. In fact, they didn’t really go much further than the introduction. “Do that bit with your foot,” was pretty much the only instruction I received. A few years later, a friend of mine bought a …

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Develop Hand Speed!

Develop Hand Speed!

There must be something in a drummer’s DNA that makes them such fiends for improving their hand speed. Every drummer seems to want to be the fastest, despite the fact that, in your day-to-day drumming life, you very rarely need to be the fastest. Who am I to stand in the way of your quest, …

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