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As someone that was in an almost identical position a couple years ago, I'll tell you what worked for me. 1. Self-learning or Teacher? Teacher. In my case, I had plenty of experience with other instruments before I decided to pick up drums. Even so, they were all melodic, music-reading type experiences. Drumming is obviously very rhythm-based. My teacher, ...
The "cool air" vs. "warm air" question is a valid one, but doesn't have anything to do with your diaphragm. Diaphragmatic breathing is all about supporting your breath and airstream properly. The issue here is that when your lungs expand, they need room to do so, and expanding down into negative space created by your diaphragm will allow the diaphragm to do ...
You can't control you're diaphragm; it moves involuntarily. Your teacher has given you incorrect information, which I will outline and correct below. Also, air cannot "come from the diaphragm". That is physiologically impossible. Your air comes from your lungs; nowhere else. Your diaphragm is a muscular membrane that sits below your lungs and above your ...
Just maintain a proper technique while you're learning, even through the frustrating stuff. Maybe you've seen your favorite drummer go ham and at times you just wanna bust out and do that *. Take your time with the form being taught to you and then, sooner than later, you'll be busting out sick fills in no time.
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