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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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. Marco has also developed technically amazing, visually exciting soloing skills with this advanced technique.

Originally Posted by diosdude Hey man, Marco is one of my favorite drummers and definitely a giant among this generation’s greats. That book is two lifetimes of work unless you’re Marco Minnemann! Has anybody made it through this whole book? For the first couple of years, I sounded really stiff. I hear ya on that. For example, I would play the foot pattern and then add the ride cymbal part and then add the snare part. When I began to get it, the feeling was amazing.

Miguel in the middle of September and started practicing the book. How long has it taken you to really feel comfortable with the majority of your interdependence techniques?

BUT after each exercise you become more and more aware about the key to independence. It sounds cool to start with one part and then add another, and then extrene another.

Graeme Ramsay of The Wedding Present. Does it become more of a spectacle than an educational event? C – Canada my native land when I was there spending my vacations. When I started this I found that it was very difficult to break these patterns down and play—for instance, double stroke—roll patterns on interfependence left side against triple-stroke combinations on my right.

Marco Minnemann: Beyond Chops

One of the guys came into the room to see who was playing. And I strongly recommend this book! His performances on that tour solidified his place atop the list of modern-day drumming geniuses. Will be used according to our Privacy Policy. I know that on my posts about which book would I suggest would usually be the first one that I advise form some time is Marco Minnemann’s Extreme Interdependence book. I had two weeks off and decided I would start working on all of the various combinations that I could imagine against one another.


My journey on Marco Minnemann’s Extreme Interdependence.

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But 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 and etc. When and why did you begin your pursuit of interdependence?

But his real magic is that he makes even the most complicated rhythms sound and feel as smooth and relaxed as his emotionally driven, rock-solid, basic grooves. So it all began with the first chapter of course: I find this very helpful. It’s going to be my next long-term commitment or ‘project’ book.

Did that book by any chance come with a dvd? I am not having any problems at all with the Hands or the Feet when played separately and many of the warm up exercises feel very natural to me. Send a private message to FunkyJazzer. So while writing down all of these ideas, I practiced until I felt comfortable with them.

This technique was developed to be fun and challenging, not designed for us to challenge each other like some type of athletic competition. I remember doing a session with the band H-BlockX, and during the breaks I started practicing a paradiddle on the right side and a ratamacue on the mihnemann. That way I was learning how all the parts went together.


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The time now is 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. Find all posts by h3r3tic. Seems like it would offer more control and independence in the long run So I know that the next chapters will help me more not only in my independence but my creativity as well.

Send a private message to Anduin. This was quite a challenge, but it was fun. Find all posts by Anduin.

Then I began the next chapter of adding triplet combinations and playing them against the 16th-note groupings. Hi all, Just some questions for others interdepeneence may have worked through this book, or may be So when did I bought this book? His challenging instructional books Extreme InterdependenceUltimate Play-Alongand the latest, Maximum Minnemanna recent thirty-six—song double CD set, Contraire De La Chanson Marco plays all the instruments and singsand DVDs Extreme Drumming interdependfnce the brand new Marco Showlay testament to his tireless pursuit of developing some of the most innovative, musical, and highly advanced drumming techniques of our time.

Hey man, Marco is one of my favorite drummers and definitely a giant among this generation’s greats. I feel that when you have a special talent, you should take it as far as you can. Do you feel that most drummers come to your clinics really wanting to learn anything, or are they mostly there to see a superhero flash his superpowers?

I never intended to write any books or try to influence a new generation of drummers with this concept. October 03, I hope you get the general idea of what I am saying.