Hey guys! Thought I should share my thoughts on this BEAUTIFUL book about independence drumming. I know that on my posts about which. Cutting-edge techniques to master 4-limb independence from German drum sensation Marco Minnemann. His method will dramatically increase independence. drummer Marco Minnemann: Beyond Chops His challenging instructional books (Extreme Interdependence, Ultimate Play-Along, and the latest, Maximum .

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So it all began with the first chapter of course: Miguel – Azorean Islands Portugal Posts: I do not have Marco’s book, but have been working on my own ideas along these lines. All the while I was writing music and working with my band, I was learning this technique on the side. Logged roguephp Guest Re: Has anybody made it through this whole book? Yeah it looks great. Nothing in the world can buy that or replace it.

I found that there were endless combinations that I could work on. Find all posts by h3r3tic. At the time the first book came out, I sounded like a complete beginner. Minnemann has been a prolific songwriter and minnemaann for many years, covering a spectrum of diverse musical interdepedence between his early years with his band, Illegal Aliens, and his six eclectic solo recordings.

I am still in the Warm Up exercises. Marco Minnemann – Extreme Interdependence.

Marco Minnemann: Beyond Chops

It was not only his insane drumming that floored me, but also his songwriting and production skills. I was very patient with myself because I really wanted to achieve this goal.

Rising to the top of this short list is German super-talent Marco Minnemann. Hey man, Marco is one of my favorite drummers and definitely a giant among this generation’s greats. Graeme Ramsay of The Wedding Present. What I do is learn the hand parts, then add the feet one foot at a time. A new breed of drummer has emerged over the past decade.


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The energy that I put into learning these difficult concepts comes back to me when I finally learn them. People listening are like ‘hey, how the heck can he do that? I feel that when you have a special talent, you should take it as far as you can. Then that gives me the motivation to move ahead to the next challenge. I’ll probably never get to go through the actual book itself but the warm-ups alone can do amazing things for your independence.

And how can so many phenomenal players survive in such close proximity to one another? Send a private message to FunkyJazzer. I’ve only went through the warm-up exercises they’re hard enough as it is! His performances on that tour solidified his place atop the list of modern-day drumming geniuses.

It really makes your mind work harder because you have to break down the pieces of this “machine” we call independence with the FOUR limbs of course, and then put them back together. Marco has also developed technically amazing, visually exciting soloing skills with this advanced technique.

Send a private message to Anduin. This technique was developed to be fun and challenging, not designed for us to challenge each other interdepnedence some type of athletic competition. And I strongly recommend this book! Hi all, Just some questions for ibterdependence who may have worked through this book, or may be I started playing double-stroke combinations against single-stroke combinations, and once I felt comfortable with that I added paradiddle combinations against different paradiddle combinations.

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There was artistic maturity in his work on many levels that stood out from the other adventurous musical projects of the time that featured over-the-top drumming. When he saw me, he was shocked. The concept of interdependence evolved directly from the fact that I wanted to learn how to play some of the drum patterns that I was programming for my original compositions back in Then I began the next chapter of adding triplet combinations and playing them against the 16th-note groupings.

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Find all posts by FunkyJazzer. I really sounded bad at first. I started to feel my independence on the drums really grow. I like to add or subtract the parts at will. And new ideas keep coming and coming and I’m being able to execute them with less difficulty than before. The time now is Because I don’t have the benefit of being able to practice my instrument when I want.

How long has it taken you to really feel comfortable with the majority of your interdependence techniques? All of that became the first chapter of this new technique.

I do wonder if in the long run it is more beneficial to be able to play each part feet or hands and then drop the other part in or out. Did that book by any chance come with a dvd? These combinations led to very interesting modulations in the rhythm.

Wxtreme that doesn’t matter because I achieved what wanted till now and I’ll be continuing this book because I know that only this first chapter has helped my independence tremendously, it has open my mind more to creativity because since it makes us work with ALL 4 limbs, I came up now with some cool hi-hat foot stuff with ride cymbal maroc etc.