Coordination behind the drum set is one of the biggest challenges that we face as drummers. After all, coordination is the foundation of everything that we do behind the instrument. This book presents a comprehensive method that helps you to develop a high level of coordination. Each chapter guides you through a systematic process that you can utilize to develop any idea – from beginning to advanced – and gain control over it behind the kit. Once you understand the process, you will be able to apply it to your own ideas and open the door to the endless world of possibilities.
FOREWORD BY SEBASTIAN LANSER
When it comes to drum set coordination and four-limb independence, the possibilities are almost endless. This makes it hard to get a grip and start improving on that topic. In this book Ray provides a great method, which leads you through different concepts and aspects of four-way independence. This book is about building a solid and strong foundation that enables you to explore and master more progressive territories, as there are tons of progressive concepts throughout the book. It also motivates and trains your creative side as you can use the given framework to work on your personal ideas and develop your own voice as an artist. In the end this is the most important part to me – “developing a musical voice” on the instrument and NOT playing exercises while playing music. However, it will take time, focus and patience to reach this ultimate goal. Take your time and go slowly through all of these exercises. Keep in mind that it is the quality and articulation of the execution that matters the most. With careful and ongoing application, results will follow.