Here’s a very cool video from drummer Chris Smith of The Drum Hang YouTube channel. A bunch of ideas for things you can practice when you are away from the kit. No sticks required. Shoop boom bee boop! It’s all about the voice.
Here’s an idea I know about already but I didn’t know I know about it. I play from the foot but I can’t say that I’ve ever articulated this to myself, it’s just something I do that probably relates to playing a lot of funk, or something. Anyway, a great video from Rob Brown explaining how focussing on the placement of our bass drum strokes will tighten up our grooves.
Here is a very insightful post from Inspired Practice about working on coordinaton. Sometimes I think that a teacher is just a person who isn’t afraid to say “slow it down” a lot.
If you want to get good at your instrument, practice is the key. Not just any practice, mind you, but well planned and focused practice is required in order to make good steady progress. Here is a great article I came across with some great advice from a fellow drum teacher in Australia. Practice; what it entails and how to do it effectively PT1 Practice; what it entails and how to do it effectively PT2