What to do with a rogue left hand?
As a drum newbie, no challenge is as frustrating as my rogue left hand. I've spent weeks just trying to get it to bring the stick straight down on the snare so that the tip bounces back up to the same place it started. Heaven forbid I should let my attention wander to the kick or hi hat. Who would have thought simple up and down would become the source of such aggravation?
Anyway I'm looking for practice tips to zero in on this problem. Some variety would be nice. I've sat there for 15 minutes doing nothing but 1-2-3-4 with the left on the snare, and it often turns learning into something like punishment.
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