Re: Physiology and Anatomy in application to percussion?
I have been showing students at my school how to play rudimental snare. The very first thing I do is look at their hand structure. From there, I can then decipher the best way they can hold the sticks in accordance to their hand structure.
The phrase, "Do what works best for you" is throwm around a lot, but how many people are out there that doesn't know that this means, "Do what works with your body." Drummers are always injuring themselves because they push their bodies' limit or are using a damaging technique that only works for some people, but not others. In the study of the human anatomy, it may be possible to perfect technique for every type of body structure out there, and maybe even create new ones.
Who would support this endeavor and any ideas how I might go about this?
"I fear a world where the rich and poor do better than the middle class." - Christian W.