I love this post from Todd Bishop of the Cruise Ship Drummer Blog. Resting the sticks on the drum or pad is a terrible habit. Why are you putting your sticks on the head when you are not playing your instrument? Are the sticks so heavy? Are you sufferening from muscle atrophy? Are you not aware of what your body is doing? Learning an instrument is about awareness of yourself. I am perpetually telling my students off for doing it… Read More »Resting The Sticks On The Drums – Todd Bishop Understands
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Todd Bishop of the Cruise Ship Drummer Blog has released his Book Of The Blog 2015 which is a dead trees compilation of drumming exercises and transcriptions from the past year’s blog output. Todd is a prolific blog poster and I really enjoy reading the blog and learning the exercises and concepts he writes about. Buying the book is a great way to support the blog and get a diverse bunch of exercises in one handy volume. Go to www.lulu.com/shop/todd-bishop/cruise-ship-drummer-book-of-the-blog-2015/paperback/product-22534835.html… Read More »Cruise Ship Drummer’s Book Of The Blog 2015
I really loved this post from Todd Bishop of the Cruise Ship Drummer blog. Go have a read, he very succinctly summarises a bunch of stuff that’s essential to be aware of. Go read here – http://www.cruiseshipdrummer.com/2014/12/advice-for-novices.html Meanwhile, I’ve had another Skype lesson with Todd and found it very enjoyable and am planning to do an actual kit lesson with him soon to see what it’s like. Oh, and to get some pointers on my jazz playing.