Hand Drums & Percussion Technique


Hand Drums & Percussion Technique – Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Hand Drums & Percussion Technique for Spirit Music Meet-Ups



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If playing with Sticks on Drums & Percussion, see Stick-Control Technique


The Spirit-Drums-Practice page has so many revealed techniques that will help you tremendously


See also “General Techniques common to all Categories” section on the Technique page


Common Skill-Set Techniques – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4


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Role-Guidelines for Hand-Drums & Percussion Technique


See more Role-Guidelines for all Drums & Percussion other than these videos below:


Video:  Role 1 Father-Drum Pulsation – Dead-sticking & Hand-muting for quieter Muted tones v. Louder Open Tones, pitch-bending


Video:  Role 2 Steady-Time – Metal bells & Wood claves/blocks. Greater Tonal separation/contrast, cutting through to help the band’s temp.  Muting vs. Open tones.  Add motion, add more backwards motion


Video:  Role 3 Mother-Drum Hand-drum Open & Muted tones.  Adding body motions.  Heel-toe floating hands or rolls


Video:  Role 4 Child-Drum Support + Counter “chatter” rhythms:  Offbeats, setups, echoes.  Count so no delay.  Air fakes to help your timing


Video:  Role 5 Advanced Time-Keepers Guidelines


Video:  Role 6 Solo-Drum Guidelines Part 1


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