“This book is amazing!” – Thomas Pridgen : “I Adore it!” John – “J.R.” Robinson : “Itz mad cool” – Chris Dave : “I love this book, it is great” – Gerald Heyward : “I found it in reality informative, useful and visually interesting.” : Clayton Cameron Drummers are athletes. Playing the drums well requires the skilled use of all the body. Unfortunately, most books on drumming focus exclusively on what notes will have to be played, and give little or no attention to the how they will have to be played. This leaves drummers with a problem. When you misunderstand technique, you are going to experience frustration when new techniques aren’t as easy to be told as they will have to be, limitation in what you’ll be able to do because the techniques don’t work like they will have to, and injury when the extra wear and tear caused by bad technique builds up. The solution is simple: Anatomy of Drumming is your guide to moving well, learning faster and avoiding injury. When you have in mind the mechanics of moving and how they apply to the drums, you are going to know for yourself how techniques work, so you’ll be able to use them effectively. Anatomy of Drumming is both a description of how the body works and a prescription for how to move better. Starting with the mechanics of movement, Anatomy of Drumming takes you through what you wish to have to know about the body and how to use it effectively. It covers the basics of anatomy and the physics of drums; how to set up the drums for your body, Moeller technique, matched grip vs. traditional grip, and many other important topics. Through learning about the proper use of the body at the drum set, it is possible for you to to be told faster, play with better facility and reduce injury.