Work Hard, Work Smart
If there is something every drummer agrees on, it’s to play relaxed. There is a difference in playing when you’re playing relax or tensed up, and there’s of course a body reaction to it. If you’re like me, you have to worry about other people complaining about how loud drums are. There are a few solutions. I have chosen to get pads to lay on top of my drums to quiet the...
Control of the weaker side
Drummers have an age old battle against their weaker limbs. We are told to practice everything equally with our dominant and weaker side, especially our weaker side to keep things even and build our control. But how far should we take this? In a perfect world, we would be able to play drums ambidextrously. It is best to get equal control on both sides, but should we really spend the extra time to...