To develop coordination on the multiple percussion set-up that is the drumset, we must think of it in the collective sense, like our body, as one instrument. Coordination is a tool for developing the freedom to spontaneously play what you hear in your head, staying focused on musical expression and not physical mechanics, when performing.
Chapter 2 - 4 Way Coordination
Practice Tips & Applications
Harmonic & Melodic Coordination Studies
Harmonic Coordination Studies focus on building a strong foundation of coordination in any combination of one, two, three or four limbs. Melodic Coordination Studies focus on linear phrasing with only one hand or foot played at a time.
DOWNLOAD the Web Exclusive Coordination Options Supplement PDF, which lists the harmonic coordination options available for interpreting any melodic coordination two-voice “sticking” combinations found throughout chapters 1-5.