Daniel Glass Show

332 – [Daniel Glass Show]: The Importance of Form

In this session, Daniel makes a strong case for the importance of fundamental concepts like posture, grip, and playing on a practice pad.

What’s covered in this session:

  • An exploration of the “Master-Apprentice” relationship, and how it has played a role in the development of drumming over many generations.
  • How the explosive popularity of rock’n’roll in the 1960s led to a loss of that relationship.
  • Defining the term “Form,” learning why drummers who understand it “speak” more clearly than their peers.
  • Understanding key terms: “Clarity,” Consistency” and “Articulation”.
  • Posture – understanding how control of the pelvis can change the feel of our groove.
  • How playing on a practice pad can teach you more about sound.
  • Why grips make a difference.

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4 replies
  1. Powell Randolph
    Powell Randolph says:

    Great vocal demonstration of the importance of form and nice explanation of how through history form has lost its importance in musical education. Daniel, you have a great way of explaining your thoughts without a lot of awkward pauses or “ums”. I look forward to much more content from you. Thanks, Powell Randolph

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