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Drumming in All Directions
A System for Achieving Creative Control (Volume 1)
Series: Percussion
Format: Softcover
Author: David Dieni
Frustrated with tackling coordination at the kit? Limbs tangling in the heat of battle? David Dieni's Drumming in All Directions is a whole new approach to achieving all-limb freedom and creative control. It's for drummers of all styles who want to reach the highest level of performing!

All-limb freedom is when our four limbs work harmoniously together to execute anything we want while playing. That's the goal, but all-limb freedom is often elusive for two reasons:

• There's a gap or deficiency in our limb training.

There are 25 ways our four limbs combine into alternating motions. Every motion is important but drummers often master a few at the expense of others. Practicing all 25 motions trains our limbs to work together in a relaxed, efficient way.

• We're not using natural motion techniques for all limbs.

The natural motion techniques of free stroke and Moeller are about making relaxed throwing motions and using the rebound energy of stick or beater. The beauty of all limbs using these techniques? It equalizes them within a framework of fluid, relaxed movement!

See the problem? Our default approach to all-limb freedom is pattern coordination. If there's a deficieny in limb motion training and we haven't integrated the free stroke into all limbs, jumping in at that point leads to overall tension. Limbs fight each other instead of working together. All-limb freedom isn't even on the radar!

Drumming in All Directions solves the problem by starting at the beginning: integrating natural motion techniques into our playing using the free stroke to train our limbs with the 25 motions. It's a simple but powerful approach opening a whole new world of possibilities.

The key to Drumming in All Directions is the Limb Matrix – a progressive ordering of the limb motions. The motions are developed by a series of Control Workouts and Groove Solos, each based on a unique rhythm-melody. These elemental figures occur in all music. Finally, the limb motions are played with time keeping ostinatos to cover all the ways we play drums.

By combining fundamental limb motions with figures basic to drumming, your reflexes will be sharpened and tuned. You'll develop the muscle memory and playing experience for a solid coordination technique. You'll achieve a new freedom of expression that really is drumming in all directions!
$19.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00241179
ISBN: 9781495099694
UPC: 888680703349
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
104 pages
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