By Dom Famularo and Stéphane Chamberland Drumset Book Item: unequal abilities between a drummer’s dominant and weaker muscle sets in. [FONT=”Lucida Sans Unicode”]Roland td w/exp – pd 10/12/12 – cy-5/8/8 – vh- 11 – kd-8 – tascam 8 track digital recorder – peavey 6r mixer. The Weaker Side. This book addresses the common problem of proportionally unequal abilities between a drummer’s dominant and weaker muscle sets in.

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While playing the exercises, keep in mind to always watch your technique in the mirror, use a metronome, a clock and keep track of your ddom and your improvement. As you can see, this is about balance. We must plant the seed, water it every day, and be patient as it grows. They were okay, but not what he needed. Username Password Remember Me Lost your password? But we will keep at it, if for no other reason than to have the energy to practice longer!

A challenge we see with our students is that one hand or one foot is weaker than the other. It affects the th you play, the way you sound and also the way you set up your drums.

The most common challenge they have all asked about is developing equal balance between both their hands and equal balance between feet. Do things like brushing your teeth with your weaker hand, open doors and try writing.

I have just ordered and I was wondering if anyone has gotten it and used it? If you have any other issues, or cannot sign in, please visit our Forum Talk Section for famulwro remedies.


Where do you feel you need work? The emphasis on freedom is important to both of us too. Having said all that stuff though, I do look forward to hearing your review of the book.

If you cannot post, please visit this topic for your solution. The ultimate objective is to be able to perform any idea you hear in your head. That means, not crossing your arms to play your hi-hat, use your weaker hand and play open. The strategic exercises are designed to develop the under-used muscles to cultivate a more balanced ability for controlled movement and a fluid and consistent sound. Use this page as a resource for education. Your emphasis on both personal creativity and the mainstay sticking moves has set him free and he is finally enjoying his hobby.

The third point will be to start playing more open-handed style on the drum set. The primary goal is to work on technique, but you could also use many to develop other skills as well. Having decided once again to give it a try, he had me search out books and instruction disks. If I find some great tips I will be glad to share them. After about two years of frustration he gave it up. Technique is a tool that will help you express what you feel, and good technique will prevent from pain and damaging your muscles.

You can’t be a Marco Minnemman in 1 month! Performing music creates new challenges. He tried taking up drumming about 20 years ago with a drum teacher and he got nowhere. The sticking methods are easy to follow fom worth the effort. Alan website youtube facebook group newsletter twitter message It is very helpful for musicians to know our strengths and weaknesses.


Here is an observation of many drummers relationship between their stronger and their weaker side. Search in titles only Search in Famularl only Search. We are in an evolution of drumming. I guess sometimes we look at getting results in our weak spots like people that go on fad diets.

Its the same thing with weight loss.

The first point is to start using your weaker hand more in your life. That make one full year of working on yhe aspect.

does anybody have “The Weaker Side”, by Dom Famularo? – VDrums Forum

Organized for gradual strengthening through daily practice, the exercises can be used for both hands and feet. I’d be keen to hear your thoughts on the book. We decided to write a book called The Weaker Side.

We both find your book easy to understand and follow. In our global travels, we have met thousands of drummers. Stay with it, follow a plan everyday…every week and the year will pass quickly.

You have to eat quality food, control what you intake, and work out daily and the results will come everyweek. Click here to download this article as a pdf! This page features educational material for both technique development camularo the drumset. It has to come from the feelings and passion of the artist, and that is what you emphasize. Included are two cartoon-style flipbooks to illustrate motion. Also check out www.

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