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ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC PLAYING TIPS OR TECHNIQUES, OR ADVICE, EXERCISES, OR DISCOVERIES YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH DRUM READERS?
"Moeller Technique has completely shaped my playing. It helps my flow, and lifts a great deal of effort that I can now use for little subtleties and weird sticking's. My teacher, when I was young, made me study a DVD that Jojo Mayer put out, all about the science of Moeller Technique, and I couldn’t have found it more boring at the time. It is about patience, and watching your every move. Once it is under your belt though, it stays with you. It’s a technique that has helped me tremendously.
Having said that, while technique is extremely important, something even more critical to my growth has been playing along to records since I started. This helped me develop feel, style, the ability to pick out parts/arrangements, and just an overall love for creating and being a part of the music world. Find music you love, sit down and groove to it. Interpret it however you want."
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