Anatomy of Drumming

Anatomy of Drumming : Move Better, Feel Better, Play Better

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L'il John Roberts says "John Lamb's knowledge helped me think a lot differently when it comes to "correct" ergonomic drumming, along with how to maintain good posture, especially for someone like myself who has to play huge arenas for long periods of time. Thank you John!" Thomas Pridgen says "This book is amazing!" John "J.R." Robinson says "I love it!" Gerald Heyward says "I love this book, it is great." Chris Dave says "Itz mad cool." Clayton Cameron says "Anatomy of a Drumming gives us the topography to healthy and lengthy careers." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Drummers are athletes. Playing the drums requires the skilled use of your entire body. Unfortunately, most books on playing drums focus exclusively on what notes to play, and give little or no attention to how they should be made. This leaves drummers with a problem. Misunderstanding the mechanics of movement leads to frustration, because it makes learning new techniques harder, limits your abilities when techniques don't work like they should, and causes injury when unhealthy technique wears down your body. The solution is simple: Anatomy of Drumming is your guide to moving well, learning faster and avoiding injury. When you understand the mechanics of moving, you will know for yourself how techniques work. Anatomy of Drumming is both a description of how the body works, as well as a prescription for how to move better, taking you through what you need to know about the body in order to use it more effectively. It covers the anatomy and physics of pedal technique, grip, Moeller technique, set up the drumset to your body and many other important topics. Through learning about the proper use of the body at the drums, you will be able to learn faster, play with better facility and reduce injury.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 12mm | 454g
  • English
  • 1511590041
  • 9781511590044
  • 114,851

About John L Lamb

John Lamb is a drummer and music educator based in Portland, OR. He has a B.S. in Music, Biology and Psychology and a Masters in Education. He has also studied with Bernard Purdie. He writes for Drum! Magazine and for Computer Music Magazine. His other titles include Anatomy of Drumming, A Matter of Time: The Science of Rhythm and the Groove and Start Playing Drums: A Method for Adults to Learn to Play the Drums. He has been performing the drums professionally around the U.S. and Asia since he was 15 years old. John proudly endorses Remo drum heads.
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