December 12th, 2007

The joyful day!

That felt good

I am relearning how to play drums. I've been having problems getting my feet in line, and I have been having problems with my hands. I had two big leaps tonight.

My right foot is moving along and I am able to do something other than 4 to the bar with it.

The problems with my hands seem to be dealt with, it was all in where to hold the sticks. With the right hand I need to grip it right at the logo, about halfway up the stick, rather than further back, which I was doing before. The left hand needs to be a little further back on the stick, I get better control on the snare that way. I still need to sandpaper them down, since my ancient hands have more problems dealing with the slickness of them than my young hands did.

I've been playing a lot of acoustic guitar lately as well, which is doing wonders for my hands there as well.

Musically it's been a good week, the rest ... well ...