Healthy Drumming

Avoiding Back Pain When Playing Drums

I just watched this very comprehensive video by a guy called Jai Es (pronounced J.S. as far as I can tell) about looking after your back when you’re playing the drums. I always emphasise good posture and learning how to play in a relaxed fashion. Young people in particular don’t seem very interested in the importance of maintaining good posture and playing without harming themselves because turning 40 is still a long way off and our natural frailty is almost… Read More »Avoiding Back Pain When Playing Drums

Tinnitus Awareness

I just discovered last week was Tinnitus Awareness Week from a fellow Tinnitus sufferer. I think we can remain aware of Tinnitus even after the week is over. Tinnitus is a noise you can hear which has no external source. I have a high pitched whining in my ears which is loud enough for me to hear even during conversations. Fortunately, I find it reasonably easy to accept although the absence of silence can be distressing at times and some… Read More »Tinnitus Awareness