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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 725
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Drumming and tennis

Roger Federer and Ringo Starr have about the same net worth
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 682
Posted By John Lamb
Re: My physical issues and my drumming

As with any kind of technology, there are True Believers that think that a particular thing is the absolute best thing ever, for everything. As with others that believe a type of thing is always bad,...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 682
Posted By John Lamb
Re: My physical issues and my drumming

Rolfing is generally considered to be pseudoscience. While I know some talented chiropractors and massage therapists who love it, my opinion is that they use a lot of sciencish words to explain what...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 682
Posted By John Lamb
Re: My physical issues and my drumming

To be fair, he said "most major styles" ... neither Indo gamelan nor Aborigonee percussion qualify as a "major style" and even then he gave him an out saying he's done most of them ... a claim I'd...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-06-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By John Lamb
Re: What is your main struggle?

Overthinking. I am very analytical by nature, It really helps me in school, but not so much on stage. The worst part is I didn't understand why may playing was so inconsistent until a few years ago....
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 984
Posted By John Lamb
Re: How to stop playing slightly ahead of the beat?

What is different about these kinds of songs that could be contributing to your rushing?

Thats the issue - you won't find a lot of solace in practicing with a metronome, except insofar as the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Max Weinberg and Paul T. Riddle: The Role of a Drummer in a Band

I love that - it goes along with a bumper sticker phrase I recently heard that I also really like: that when performing, thoughts should be located outside the head.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By John Lamb
Re: The sound of the stick resonating when hitting the drum

I was taught that it was "10% of the sound" ... but i don't know where the number came from :o

Personally I don't care whether it does or not, because it feels great in the hand when you get...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 682
Posted By John Lamb
Re: My physical issues and my drumming

It sounds like your feet are fine but your posture isn't. The way you sit and stand makes a ginormous difference in your pedal technique and would cause all of the symptoms you list, while "running"...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 714
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Talking to the doctors now....

I'd recommend looking into Alexander Technique. The type of stuff I do (Andover) comes from it, as does Feldenkrais. Andover is specifically for musicians, and has the idea that when you learn about...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 725
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Drumming and tennis

I've heard that you should hold the racket like a small bird: tight enough to keep the racket in your hand, but no tighter (same with various swordfighting techniques, too). I was always crap at...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 725
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Drumming and tennis

Vestibular system is only balance - it is what gets all wonky when you get dizzy: think of it like a glass of water: you can tell which way is up no matter which way it is tilting. When you stir it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 725
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Drumming and tennis

YES! The physics of hitting a ball is VERY similar to Moeller technique. When I was researching the biomechanics of Moeller technique, (and the shoulder in general) for Anatomy of Drumming...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-06-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Foot Pedal :: Too Painful

The pedal setup may contribute, but its less important than seat height. How you sit is much more likely to be the culprit to pedal technique problems, insufficiencies, and injuries than how you...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-28-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Anatomy of Drumming

Yes, exactly! There is new research on injury rate from performing, and it is worse than people thought. Several studies are putting it over 60% for professional musicians. I'm amazing at how it has...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-28-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Anatomy of Drumming

What led into the journey is a long standing interest in how we perceive things and how we turn those perceptions into actions. I saw a class offered when I was still getting my B.S. called "Body...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By John Lamb
Anatomy of Drumming

Hello all! I would like to announce the release of my new book, Anatomy of Drumming: Move Better, Feel Better, Play Better (http://amzn.to/1LLDGAq). The book covers basic anatomy and physics of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,461
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Let down by a drummer with chops but no ability

yeah - some people are born knowing it, others take a really long time to figure it out. Took me longer than I'd like to admit :o ... science can actually measure it now, believe it or not.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By John Lamb
Re: How to improve your internal time - you ideas

Tempo isn't a muscle. You can't approach it like it is weight lifting, just put your 10K hours in and it will get better. Tempo is a state of mind. To make a long story short, you have to "think" in...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Keeping Time doing a (buzz) roll as a fill

The same way you keep time when not playing rolls: By feeling it. Sing the roll as loudly as you can in your head and feel for time passing by, and feel the release point - you must think outside...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 50,742
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Matched Grip vs. Traditional Grip: Pro's and Con's?

I cover this in my book: Anatomy of Drumming: Move Better, Feel Better, Play Better. (http://amzn.to/1HhdSwe)

The short version is that traditional grip has some big mechanical advantages -...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-14-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Techniques for bass drum

The problem with heel down technique is the heel. The structure of the ankle makes it really inefficient to use heal down technique with most pedals. You can, but you have to be pretty quiet. Check...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Ludwig Breakbeats vs. Sonor Player kit

I've used both kinds extensively... I've found them to be comperable overall, and recommend both, but I like the Breakbeats. The hardware isn't as good, but I thnik they sound better to my ears and...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-11-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By John Lamb
Re: how to teach a toddler?

toddlers have no self control. They will do what they want to do, so my philosophy is very Montessori style. I have a TON of different instruments from around the world for my younger students to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By John Lamb
Re: tom mounts on cymbal stands

I mount the toms off the cymbal stands, msotly to save weight. I'm beginning to question that, though, and try out the ultra lightweight cymbal stands. It is a pain in the butt to get the toms just...
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