beth (bikelovejones) wrote in femaledrummers,
beth
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drum time: lifetime warmup

I was introduced to a very cool exercise this morning, played by former drum corps phenom Tommy Igoe over at the HQ practice pad Web site:

http://www.tothestage.com/MediaDetail.PAGE?ActiveID=1142&MediaType=5&IType=2&MediaId=875

If you go and watch, write down his instructions as he goes along. When you're done, you've got a template for a really nice warmup that can be played at any tempo (start slow and work your way up). Notice that although he tries to keep the 8th notes consistent through his initial time changes he DOES speed up, like ALL drummers!
Hint: begin by breaking down the exercise into workable chunks and practice with a metronome.
Enjoy.
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