I was to tell you that many problems with drumming stem from one little "Secret",
would you beg to know what it is?
The secret is REPETITION.
young drummers (and even some old ones) underestimate the importance of this word.
But many simple problems are solved relatively easily by incorporating just this
one little secret.
PROBLEM #1: My arms tire while playing for long periods of time.
REPETITION.! Practice single strokes for LONG periods of time. Get them EXTREMELY
fast to where they become "very" comfortable. If the rest of your technique
is relatively good, your arms will not tire after that.
PROBLEM #2: My feet are slow and can't do half the things my hands do.
FIX: REPETITION.! Isolate your feet and practice nothing but them
for extended periods of time. Play the samba bass drum rhythm "allot".
That's always been a good one for getting your right foot in shape.
PROBLEM #3: I can't play in odd time signatures.
Vinnie Colauita once said, "Just play in 7 for like an hour". This is
especially insightful as we can often get caught up in studying things too closely
and miss the point. Sheer repetition will help lead to more comfort in odd times.
PROBLEM #4: I can't do a proper double stroke roll to save my life.
FIX: REPETITION.! Play that thing slowly, properly, and for "long"
periods of time, while gradually increasing your speed. DO NOT CHEAT. Make yourself
do intentional, defined doubles. Chart your progress by playing to 16th's on a
metronome. In no time at all, you'll be GETTING IT.
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