Good posture

C.M. Jones

Well-known member
Phil Collins is paying a dear price after decades of poor posture while drumming. His spine has assumed an unnatural curvature, placing pressure on various nerves. Playing is now painful for him, and he has mostly disengaged from drumming. It's an object lesson in maintaining a strong core so that your neck and back don't bear the bulk of the burden.
 

Benthedrummer

Junior Member
I think the best example of good posture in terms of drumming is a drumeo video with Sonny Emory.

That guy is a total cat.

His posture on that video was just fantastic.
 

Neilage

Junior Member
Charlie Watts continues to excel due to his perfect posture at 79.

Danny Carey just turned 59. Check out his posture from this March show:

 

Dr_Watso

Platinum Member
Ugh, I wish Danny hadn't switched to those frame toms instead of shell ones. I hear the difference both live and on album and I'm not a fan of the sound. Lacks something. Not that big of a deal I guess and it let's him put stuff where he likes it.

At least he's still a monster player.
 

Neilage

Junior Member
Ugh, I wish Danny hadn't switched to those frame toms instead of shell ones. I hear the difference both live and on album and I'm not a fan of the sound. Lacks something. Not that big of a deal I guess and it let's him put stuff where he likes it.

At least he's still a monster player.
Apologies for temporarily hijacking the thread...
Although Danny plays the mandalas during the song "Pneuma", he primarily plays his Sonor Bubinga kit throughout most of the show.

On his previous tour, he played this monster kit made from melted down bronze Paiste cymbals. I'd hate to be the roadie carrying that thing. It must weigh a ton.

 

Dr_Watso

Platinum Member
I mean the toms without shells he mounts up front. I read that it had to do with placement particulars but clearly he doesn't hate the sound or he wouldn't do it anyway. It's just preference.

I didn't mind that melted bronze kit for sure but man that just seems like more trouble than it's worth in almost every aspect.

Anyway, on topic, sitting more correctly would be a good thing for me to do I think.
 
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MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Drumming, driving, and sitting at the kitchen table, my posture is pretty good. I make sure I pay attention to it. Everywhere else, my posture sucks. I do stand up straight.
 
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