David Dieni

Drum­ming In All Di­rec­tions

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Bet­ter co­or­di­na­tion through nat­u­ral mo­tion tech­niques

Let’s face it, we all at one time or an­other had to over­come the chal­lenges of limb co­or­di­na­tion in order to feel like a ‘proper’ drum­mer, and could well be the rea­son many would-be drum­mers get de­terred early on. US drum teacher David Dieni’s book grew out of his teach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, and the frus­tra­tions he wit­nessed with his stu­dents strug­gling with co­or­di­na­tion. He iden­ti­fies the prob­lems as that a drum­mer’s train­ing is hands-first, feet sec­ond – and sets about rec­ti­fiy­ing the lack of thought given to ap­ply­ing the same tech­niques for both limb sets, ie: Moeller and Stone. And se­condly, he recog­nises that out of the many ways four limbs can be com­bined into al­ter­nat­ing mo­tions, drum­mers of­ten only master a hand­ful. So the col­lec­tion of ex­er­cises pre­sented in Drum­ming In All Di­rec­tions of­fers a more in­te­gra­tive ap­proach to limb mo­tions via mo­tion tech­niques, the idea be­ing that a new free­dom and proper mus­cle mem­ory will be de­vel­oped. A com­mon sense idea, but one which here makes a re­fresh­ing ad­di­tion to the many works of drum ed­u­ca­tion al­ready in print.

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