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Instructional Coordinated Independence

Coordinated Independence
Samples from various Contemporary Drumming Styles

"Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer" by Jim Chapin. the definitive study on coordinated independence... (laying the groundwork for ALL styles of) drumming...

Generations of drummers have struggled to master it. "... and it was the first really frustrating thing I had encountered," says Dave Weckl. "That book definitely put me through changes... helping both my reading and my coordinated independence, and it brought me to a new level of concentration and ability..."



Funk Groove - Left Hand Lead (Using ONLY 2 rudiments)


... and more Video Samples of various styles here

- avoiding antagonistic muscle movements, using principles of ergonomics, gravity, momentum, inertia and rebound to your advantage.

"Applying those principles to the 'stick-to-hand-to-instrument' relationship. Similar application to pedal(s), each has its own balance and tension. When all is set in motion, they require little energy to propel. Once in motion you learn to control it, moving beyond the body and affecting musical groove and feel." F. Gruber

Click to continue to Coordinated Independence Video Samples for a variety of styles.

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