To be accomplished you have to work the "process," which requires time and effort!!!APSdrums said:What concept do you find most difficult to teach / explain?
Assuming we're talking about "on the drum set" - I've always found it much less "frustrating" if the added weak hand involvement comes from the musical approach being worked on actually demanding it - rather than "now lets try and play the same thing, but leading with the other hand" with little more reason than that.APSdrums said:The dominant hand ALWAYS wants to dominate...
Soon I am going to push some students into leading "weak handed." I know frustration will prevail in the beginning but the ROI is more than worth it in the long run
Hopefully I'm not hijacking. Here are a few related thoughts based on my own "learning journey" since the beginning of the year. This year, I decided to start all over again and abandon things I've been leaning on for a long time. Thus, I tossed out traditional grip and tore my drum kit apart.Titus Pullo wrote:
That's true, but what I was driving at is that both rote and reward-based methodologies will likely work better together than using only one or the other. It's great to be in a position to say I only spend time learning what I want to when I want to, but that's an extremely narrow way to approach learning anything. Memorizing the alphabet in grade school was rote to extreme, but I can't think of a better way to get on with the business of learning to read and write. If we were to use Dcrigger's method, that would be tantamount to increasing our core abilities on an as-needed basis, effectively setting the student up for a series of self-inflicted plateaus.
Shortly, I'll be doing set up and sound check, so I don't have much time presently. However, I'll come back and add detailed thoughts, if you'd like. The quickest answers I can come up with at the spur of the moment are:How would you convey that to a student? I went through a similar self-inflicted experience about five years ago and now play open all the time. All my students are reluctant to push their weak hand, and understandably so. I look forward to hear your ideas. Excellent real-world info my friend.