Re: John Favicchia here
'Make sense?? '
Yep! Yesterday I played 16ths on double pedals while accenting the elements. I can see that within a short time using the elements will improve greatly my bass speed and control, not to mention the hands. And, not only playing straight time with the hands as you suggest, but I imagine playing more complex rudiments around the set while playing the elements with the feet will also help with independant coordination. As basic as it is, of the zillions of exercizes and patterns I've read on the forum, this, for me, is by far the best. Thanks for the post.