... releasing the snare wire is a great way to 'smooth out' the sound of the kit while developing the hands. The ears 'open' to the tuning of all the toms. -- Two things I realized today: 1) I've spent a lot of time developing reflexive strength in the fingers (that was for speed). 2) When more 'power' is needed (for controlled movement) - the wrists are not 'there' like they need to be... the elbows and the shoulders are attempting to compensate. Note to self: time to focus on the wrists (that means some hard hitting on the practice pad).
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Began studying drums in February 2018. Loving every minute of it!.