Finger Drumming: Finger Independence
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    What are some good practices for getting good finger independence going with finger drumming? I bought that mad zach tutorial but it just kind of throws it out you..

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    follow it until it comes natural to you. practice practice practice
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    ^ Truth.

    Take it slow and with a metronome. Yes, the tool that everyone hates because it makes you sound bad.
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    Yes on the metronome. Any instrument you want to learn, do it with a metronome, especially any form of drumming.
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    Tap the shit out of everything you lay your fingers onto
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    I tap on dashboards, office desk, telephone keypads, my wife, basically everything i lay my hands on.
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    If a guy really wants to start doing it and he has never done it in his life, start with lower-bpm tunes, put on headphones and, for example, on one hand try to follow the kick rhythm with your fingers, and with the other hand try to follow the snares at the same time. This is very basic and initiatory but it will start to teach the brain to focus on two beats at the same time, and as time goes by it could start to be natural for you. Once you "master" it, you could switch to a drum machine controller (if you just want to see if that is for you, buy an Akai LPD 8 or the MPD 18: it has nice pads and it's good for starting). And always take it easy, one step after another. Don't want to turn a Jeremy Ellis from night to day

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    I used this vid for years to help my guitar/piano playing.


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