That's because you are applying proper technique to your teeth clicking.It doesn't cause my jaw to tense up at all, instead it actually relaxes it. You need to let your jaw remain relaxed and flexible when doing teeth drumming.
I'm doing it now, in fact. I wonder what it's done to my teeth after all those years.
Thank you, Polly. I have a DVD in the works.That's because you are applying proper technique to your teeth clicking.
Kids, take note: if you practice your tooth rudiments under the guidance of a trained tooth drummer, then you too can get your teeth chattering with the ease and grace of Uncle Jay.
Yup all of that. Like construct said its more of a jaw movement..not chomping up or down or grinding...its more the flexing of your jaw to enable different areas of teeth to...well to play? I do a lot of triplets and doubles. and just cool funk beats...its hard to explain...I have had my wife try to listen but she cant hear it...I can only hear it in my head....an no I am not crazy...Better with your teeth? I'm assuming that you're only playing single strokes (single clicks?). How about doubles ... paradiddles ... flams ... ruffs (haha). Or how about tooth independence - being able to hold down a kick pattern with your molars while overlaying other rhythms with your incisors?
If you could control your farts you could lay down a bass groove and jam over the top with your teeth
And if your toothing is tense and limited, you could refer to Jay's DVD (with Stan as technical consultant) that would inevitably be titled, Cut the Chatter and Just Click, for Goodness Sake!