How to Get Better (the LAZY way)

Goal setting, self-improvement, advancement, augmentation, progress, development... It's a constant and insatiable chase to an over-glorified, vague end game.  I like activity, but I don't like that race. So, here's what being a lazy drummer taught me about getting better at stuff.

And when I mean lazy drummer, I really mean it. When I discovered that relaxing my muscles helped me do more and be faster, I was amazed! Young drummers have a tendency to grasp the stick very tight. And they usually use larger muscle groups than they need to, such as using their arm for a stroke instead of fingers. In a drumline, the most common stuff we would do was either short exercises repeated over and over, slowly increasing in speed... or we would take a very small chunk of the music we were working on, and just repeat it over and over and over. And over. Guess what? We got better. 

So do you know what? You don't even need to set goals. Just keep doing those small chunks you are already doing that are working. 

Simply by relaxing and repeating, you can get better at stuff the lazy way.

  • 29 April 2018
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