If this issue you're having is what I think it is, a mental coordination block, this exercise should remove it, if you work at it. It did with me. Try this. It takes a few minutes of focus.So a problem for is having my kick and my hands be more independent so that I can play different kick patterns without messing up my hands. Is there any exercise I could do to improve my kick-hand independence
How long have you been playing? Are you talking about development of normal drum technique and independence/interdependence, or are you talking about more complex stuff - polyrhythms and that sort of thing?So a problem for is having my kick and my hands be more independent so that I can play different kick patterns without messing up my hands. Is there any exercise I could do to improve my kick-hand independence
No time like the present to learn! Watch these:Sorry i do not really know how to read notations
Yes, I get it. I help students through it all the time; it's literally my job.to go more in depth what i mean is whenever i try to play something with my hands, my foot does it to on the kick, i can't do one thing differently on either.
That's a pretty strong indication that you should probably focus on that first. You have to know what you're doing and exactly what you know or don't.Sorry i do not really know how to read notations
We have a winner!Purchase, beg, borrow, or steal a copy of Jim Chapin's "Independence, The Open End - Vol 2." It is a huge 3 ring binder that uses clear overlays and window pages to teach your mind and body 4-way coordinated independence. This book is available on a few internet sites for about $100.00. Is is worth every penny. I purchased a copy in the mid-1970s and use it to this day.
Dom Famularo (one of Chapin's notable students) sold it on his website.
The Chapin book was the best $$ I ever spent. If you take care of the book, it will last a lifetime. You will never reach the end of the material presented in that book. If you master the first 6 pages with ALL of the transparent overlays, you will notice a shocking increase in your coordinated independence. Don't get disappointed when you first start using the book. Keep at it and never look back. As my USMC friend said to me, Improvise, Adapt, Overcome!We have a winner!
Had lessons on this stuff from one of Jims proteges and the man himself. Get a good teacher to get you into it as you'll encounter some serious mind f*cks along the way. You have to train your mind and body. Takes a lot of practice and frustration but when you get something it's so rewarding.
Master Studies Joe Morello is another great book. Great for the hands and the book says switch the exercises to your feet. It will add a great fluidity to your playing, it's really cheap to and if you're struggling with reading it starts at the basics.
There are a couple of different schools of thought when it comes to knowing how to read music as a drummer.That's a pretty strong indication that you should probably focus on that first. You have to know what you're doing and exactly what you know or don't.
It's already hurting the OP though.Apparently the inability to read music hasn't hurt this guy much.