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Drum Clinic with Max DeVincenzo

Learn the basics of drumming with Max DeVincenzo, a professional musician who has been playing drums for over 12 years in addition to composing music for film.                       

Session 1: ‘How to Practice’ (1-1:45 p.m.)

Goal: Discuss common issues with practice and how to practice intelligently and efficiently

Will cover:

-How the brain retains information

-Best ways to comprehend a drum groove and break it down

-How your limbs interact

-Breaking habits


Session 2: ‘Facets of a great drummer’ (2-2:45 p.m..)

Goal: To demonstrate what traits are necessary to be a musical drummer and how to develop a good foundation

Will cover:

-Dynamics and how and when to use them

-Tempo and groove

-Playing in an ensemble


-Different playing settings and genres


Session 3: ‘Hand technique and application’ (3-4 p.m.)

Goal: To demonstrate how fingers, hand, wrist and stick motion create power and speed in drumming as well as prevent injury

Will cover:

-Why good form on drums is essential

-How to prevent injuries

-Exercises to develop hand strength

-Several stick techniques and when to use them


Saturday, Aug 26 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Canyon Theater
Main Library
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