Health and Wellness Part 3- The Drum Set
This is part 3 of a series of videos on health and wellness for drummers and percussionists. These videos cover health issues that can develop from using improper technique, bad posture, playing too loud or too much and overall tension in your body. I give you my unbiased opinions on maintaining good drumming health and avoiding extreme medical procedures.
In this video I talk about playing the drum set in a way that best allows you to relax your feet, shoulders, arms, and wrists while keeping proper balance on your torso.
I also discuss some more details on protecting your hearing.
I spend a good deal of time discussing bass drum and hi-hat technique and show you how I use my feet to play several ostinatos that will improve your balance on the kit..
I also demonstrate some coordination exercises you can do to build strength and balance with your feet and hands.
The written material used in this video is from my book Advanced Coordination for Drum Set and Hand Percussion. You can purchase this book from me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The equipment I am using for this video consists of: Doc Sweeney Stave Drums in African Olive wood 20″x 16″ Bass Drum Toms: 8″x 8″, 10″x 8″, 14″x 14 flloor tom” 14″x 6.5″ Snare Drum Cymbals are: Sabian Jack DeJohnette 20″ Ride Wuhan 20″ Lion Cymbal Paiste Traditional 16″ and 17″ thin crashes Sabian HH 13″ Regular Hi-Hats Sabian 12″ AA Mini Hats Heads on toms are Remo Pinstripes on toms Bass drum is an Aquarian Power stroke 1 head. Snare is a Aquarian coated head Microphones are a AKG C24 stereo overhead and an Shure Beta 52 on the Bass drum