The Troupe
This drummer's journey with other drummers.

Posts Tagged ‘Technique

Drilling Down to the Good Stuff

January 21, 2016

Drills are the practice of working on getting a particular tone, or working on a hand position, or focusing on a counting drill of some sort. When I am doing Drills I focus on these three ideas:   1) Stay Relaxed. It is very important to focus on proper technique. That includes posture, hand position, […]

Separation of Senses

January 21, 2010

“Separation of Senses” is essentially the ability to play different rhythm parts with the left and the right hand simultaneously.  When done confidently it gives a very distinctive feel to a rhythm, and really brings out a lot of dynamics in a groove.  Middle eastern doumbek playing is literally filled with this and it is […]

Variations: How to make it fun

August 10, 2009

Fun psychology experiment # 21: The coffee shop! Here is the game:   Go to a coffee shop that you are not well known at, and don’t mind never going to again.   Grab a mocha, or hot chocolate, and find a table where you can sit with your back to the wall and facing the room.  […]

The sidebar over there. ->

August 3, 2009

Underneath the “A Quick Introduction” heading on the sidebar are pages with titles such as, “Rhythm: …”, or “Technique: …”   The idea is to give a very basic overview of what the troupe is actually drumming, and provide a bit of basic knowledge to anyone reading this that might be curious. I will be updating […]