Apr
14

Dynamic Blasting

Author // Lukasz "Lucass" Krzesiewicz
Posted in // Drumming Lessons

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The perfect way to full control

So, my dear drummers, after a goddamn long break caused by the change in my living circumstances (yeah, I had to put my beloved drumming aside for a year :/), I’m back to full-time drumming. What comes after that, I’m about to play as much as possible, tour, record, make videos, share my thoughts, tricks and hints with all of you. This will be fun, I promise! 🙂

Let us start off with something I came up with just the other night: it’s the ‘dynamic blasting’ method. Of course, blasting off live or in the studio is NOT about playing soft, the thing I’m presenting here is just a means of practice, an efficient way to perfect control over the sticks in rapid tempos. You should be the Lord of your kit, no matter what speed, volume, etc. so why not in the ‘piano‘ range?? 🙂

To me, to play quiet is to be able to lower the use of energy and distance of the stick to travel in between the strokes. I’d like to encourage you to reach out for exaggerated, minimal level of noise possible. Being able to lower the amount of force put into causing the sticks to move can be achieved in, at least, 4 ways:

main ways:

1. minimalize the movement of the wrist/fingers
2. use more rebound/stick weight

side ways:

3. chose the RIGHT stick size/tip for your anatomy
4. set up your kit elements in the most EFFICIENT way for you

Being able to apply both 1 and 2, and still – not forgetting about 3 and 4, we’re more likely to last longer while blasting: spare more energy and stay relaxed.  Those are the 2 key factors describing the notion of STAMINA, which except for speed is the most difficult aspect of extreme drumming to achieve. Playing high and low in an alternating pattern will make us work really hard, it stimulates the muscle memory, which makes them less vulnerable to strains and pains, it also encourages creativity and, all in all, is FUN TO DO! 🙂

Here is the video showing an example of such routine:

I hope you like this idea, stay tuned for more posts and videos, they’re comming SHORTLY!

regards,

Luc

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Lukasz "Lucass" Krzesiewicz

Hi everyone! My name is Lukasz Krzesiewicz – but people know me as Lucass. I am the drummer of Polish death/grind band GNIDA. Besides, I'm a drumming educator and a live/studio session musiacian - I play various music in different Polish and foreign bands. I was born in 1986 and I’ve been playing drums since Mai 2000. My favourite genres are death metal, grindcore and heavy metal. Enjoy the page and don't hesitate to get in touch with me! Luc

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