Author Archives: Peter Ronick

Mindfulness – Improve Your Drumming Skills By Being In The Moment

Mindfulness. Wiki defines mindfulness as the psychological process of purposely bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment, which one develops through the practice of meditation and through other training. Mindfulness derives from sati, a significant … Continue reading

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Slowing Down Your Speed To Improve Precision

Nothing cures poor form better than practicing slowly until it is ingrained your muscle memory. It’s astounding how we, as drummers, pick up good and bad habits. I, for one, have a bad habit of practicing my rudiments and other … Continue reading

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Celebrity Drummer Online Interviews – Debunked

Celebrity Drummer Online Interviews – Debunked As a drummer who has been influenced by countless professional drummers over the years, I am always eager to watch or listen to their interviews and master classes available throughout the mobile/web landscape. The … Continue reading

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Cowling Exercises

Cowling Exercises – Finger Strengthening and Carpel Tunnel Curative One of my current drum instructors, Jim Rennier, introduced me to a hand strengthening exercise that has literally transformed my drumming skills and aided in alleviating my carpel tunnel issues. The … Continue reading

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Its the Notes You Don’t Play

It’s Not the Notes You Play, It’s the Notes You Don’t Play Drumming is every bit an instrument of “feel” as it is “technique”, but it’s also an instrument of “complement”. Everything in life complements something else. One thing plays … Continue reading

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A Drummers Blog on Instagram

New Instagram Feed – Please Follow For those of you who follow this blog, you will be pleased to know that there is an official “adrummersblog” Instagram feed you can follow. On this Instagram feed, you will find short video … Continue reading

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Cuíca Samba Drum

Cuíca – Samba Drum known for its high squeaky sound I just purchased my first Cuíca Samba drum, a Brazilian friction drum known for its high squeaky sound resembling a small possum, and is used in Samba music and during … Continue reading

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Music Minus Drums – Discover Gems Amid Your Music Collection

Music Minus Drums – Discover Gems Amid Your Music Collection Some, or most, of you know about the variety of instructional music-minus vinyls, CDs, DVDs, and YouTube clips that provide us drummers with an opportunity to play along with our … Continue reading

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Hand Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Hand Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Your 5 Step Workout What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The medical community sometimes refers to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) as Repetitive Motion Syndrome (RMS). CTS is an epidemic of dynamic proportions and can be … Continue reading

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Advice from Kenny Washington

Kenny Washington on “Taking Your Drumming to the Next Level” Not unlike many musicians, I, too, am always looking to take my playing to the next level. What does that really mean?  What is the next level? Well, for me, … Continue reading

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