Drummer Talk

Drummer Talk 232 – Tips and Exercises for Faster Hands

We discuss some tips and exercises for helping to increase hand speed.  In the news, we talk about the Drummers Journal contest, Chad Smith’s advice to Katy Perry, Larry Mullen Jr’s  accounting snafu, how Lars was almost fired form Metallica, Tré Cool’s nuptials, and what it was like for Phil Collins to become a front man.

Intro

  • We’re going to PASIC!
  • Dave’s RAWR Spotify Playlist

News

Topic Notes

  • It’s about speed as well as clarity
  • Control
    • Stick Control
      • Listen to the consistency of the stroke
    • Paradiddle Time Check
      • Right lead: 4 Paradiddles, 3 doubles paradiddle, 3 triple paradiddles, double paradiddle
      • Left lead: 4 Paradiddles, 3 doubles paradiddle, 3 triple paradiddles, double paradiddle
      • Use a metronome, but you’re not super relying on it due to the shifting accents
      • Pull the singles, bounce the doubles
  • Strength
    • Strength comes from technique, not raw muscle
      • Smaller muscles make faster movements
    • Rudiments
      • Inverted Flam Taps especially!
        • Unnatural Movement
      • Drags
      • Swiss Army Triplets to Flam Accents
      • Flamacues
    • Getting the most out of a stroke
    • The “52”
      • 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16

Music from this week’s Show:

In closing…

  • Find out when new articles and next episodes hit by following us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/drummertalk) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/drummertalk)
  • Want to support Drummer Talk and help us to continue to bring news, reviews, articles, transcriptions, and videos to free to you? Please consider becoming a Drummer Talk patron. You can find out more information including patron rewards (like shout-outs, stickers, T-shirts, and more)  at drummertalk.org/support.  Patron levels start at just $1. Remember, every donation helps keep us on the air and ad free!
  • Have a topic suggestion or question for the show?  Let us know at www.drummertalk.org/contact

Next week: PASIC 2014 Preview!

Thanks! You've already liked this