10x Your Drumming: Mastering Through Exploration

10x Your Drumming: Mastering Through Exploration

June 14, 20242 min read

Ready to take your playing to the next level? Let's talk about a powerful concept: "10x-ing" your drumming ideas.

The Idea Avalanche:

We all experience this: We learn a new drumming concept, master a lick, or discover a cool groove. But what happens next? Often, those ideas get tossed onto a mental pile of "things I can kind of do." Meanwhile, our "go-to" drumming toolbox remains relatively small.

The Power of Repetition (with a Twist):

Here's the key to unlocking your drumming potential: take one of those "kind-of" ideas and explore it ten different ways. Yes, ten! This could be something as fundamental as a paradiddle. Challenge yourself to play it ten unique ways:as fills, in different styles, across various grooves, switching between limbs – the possibilities are endless!

Benefits of 10x-ing:

The magic happens when you truly internalize a concept. By exploring it tenfold, you develop a deep ownership of the idea. It becomes second nature, not just a memorized pattern. Suddenly, you're not just playing a rhythm – you're actively manipulating it, injecting creativity, and pushing boundaries.

From Practice Room to Performance:

The benefits extend beyond practice sessions. Imagine yourself in a jam session or a live performance. A familiar musical situation arises, and that "10x-ed" concept instantly pops into your head, ready to be unleashed. You have a wealth of variations at your disposal, allowing you to react, improvise, and truly shine in the moment.

The Learning Curve Advantage:

Let's face it, the initial learning curve for any new drumming concept is steep. But once you conquer that initial hurdle, the path becomes smoother. 10x-ing builds upon that initial foundation, transforming it into a springboard for exploration and creativity.

The Call to Action:

So, drummers, are you ready to 10x your drumming? Pick a concept you've been working on, and get creative! Explore ten different ways to play it. Share your experiences and discoveries in the comments below – let's inspire each other on this drumming journey!

Here at Grant Drums Academy, we believe in pushing boundaries and unlocking your full drumming potential.Embrace the challenge, 10x your ideas, and watch your drumming skills soar! Happy drumming!

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Grant Collins

Grant’s influential and inventive dedication to the instrument has spanned over thirty years, in which time he has developed new techniques and instrument combinations. This extensive commitment has also seen him make significant global musical contributions, not only to the drums, but the music industry itself as his dedication extends from professional drumming, to corporate motivations, keynote presentations and also the highest of quality creative educational instruction.

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