In this article I will be talking about how to possibly avoid pain (or at least cut down on it) in your drumming as well as some possibilities if you are already having pain. Weather you are young or older it’s always a good idea to be prepared and here are some preventative methodologies, strategies, ideas and techniques to preserve your body in healthy ways so you can enjoy your drums and drumming your whole life. The first thing to realize is that if you don’t have pain, start to plan for avoiding it now. I am 59 and playing since I was a pre teen. We are all different and some things I talk about here may be useful and some may not be useful. Take what you need …
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My first drum teacher used to chant repeatedly, “minimum input maximum out put” when it came to the topic of playing techniques and how to hit the drum. It was true over 30 years ago and it is still true now. What he was talking about is that it is not important how hard you hit the drum but it is about the technique you use.