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Old 04-01-2013, 07:05 PM
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Default Re: Hand technique concepts - Jojo Mayer vs. Bill Bachman?

Originally Posted by EvilDrummer View Post
I take skype lessons from Bill and if you are asking who is the better teacher then Bill Bachman easily. Jojo is a great player and I have watched his DVD a while back, it did nothing for my technique.

However when I saw the Bill Bachman clinic videos on youtube my hands had changed forever after like one week (this was before I took lessons with him).

I was self tought for 2 years before I took the skype lessons and there were kind of 2 milestones during that time that really changed my hands. The first was when I watched the great hands of a lifetime video and the second one when I saw the bill bachman clinic on youtube.

I don't know what the deal is with jojo's video, it's not a teaching DVD so whats the point really?
His shoulders and sound are what I'm talking about. His elbows are almost always held out from his side ( Shoulder tightness). His wrists are not straight at impact. His arms are going downhill at impact, past parallel to the ground. All things that are signs and causes of tightness or rigidity. These types of habits also make sound ridged and very hard to flow and swing relaxed.
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