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Building Your Weaker Hand

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

Whatever the level your strongest limbs are at, your drumming will suffer greatly if you neglect the weakest ones. You see, you’re as fast and controlled as your weakest limbs. The more you work on developing your weaker hand and weaker foot, the more speed and control you’ll acquire. This will not only reflect on your facility with those limbs but also on your drumming as a whole. As you may already have guessed it, this free drum lesson focuses exclusively on developing the weaker hand. Jared Falk goes about this by charing five practical applications that you can use around the drum set or on a practice pad.

It’s well known that we humans show an innate preference for one side of the body. This means that the limbs on that side are used more often and predominantly than the ones on the other. Over time we acquire great facility with the main limbs while the others become more weak. This leads to lack of control, strength, and coordination. To overcome this hindrance you have to start using your weakest limbs more often, not only in your drumming but also in your day-to-day activities. Brushing your teeth, opening doors, and writing–if you’re really hardcore–are great ways to start working on your weaker hand while not on the drum set.

This free drum lesson is filled with great exercises for developing your weaker hand. If you’d like to work on your weaker foot as well, we encourage to take the exercises from the free drum lesson “Developing The Left Foot” and incorporate them into your practice sessions. Although that lesson has left in the title, it’s aimed at every drummer who wants to work on their weakest foot.




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  • Aniekeme Jeremiah

    I’d like to play different hand beat
    but I’m still in needs of more skills

  • رامین دلربا

    آموزش های شما خیلی عالی است.تشکر.من یک
    سولو درام زیبا در ۴/۴میخواهم تا آنرا تمرین کنم ودوستانم از دیدن آن متحیر شوند…….م

  • karekla

    say me please who is the right notation beacuse you say in old drumlessons.com snare is in third line and now is in second space.

  • rob ferrara

    fantastic segment its vital and it brings out the best in hand coordination. I would like to submit videos and introduce a course could you help

  • hardeymorlar

    Lov d secret u viewed out

  • victor john

    wow dis really helped me a lot and i need more of them

  • Almeida Ngoca

    Good exercises. I liked becouve i have had many dificults with my left hand.

  • Triệu Bảo

    Thx so much !

  • jp

    Dude.. You don’t even have Matt Cameron on the famous drummer list… it’s disgraceful. How could you not have him on there?

    • jp

      Or Josh Freese WTF.. Freese can drum circles around people… watch Nine Inch Nails This One Is On Us – The Gift. shame shame!

    • jp

      oops nevermind.. Freese is on there :) One of the baddest drummers on the planet.

    • Jane

      I wanna be your friend

  • Jono

    Thanks Jared. These lessons are really awesome, even the simple stuff really just gives drummers of all levels something to work along with. Keep up the great work!

  • Jonathan

    Do you have an app?

  • Emily

    I am new to percussion. I am doing it for DCI and high school marching band. Also because I want to extend my musical talent and love for music. A good friend of mine is teaching me. Though he is very excellent at his drumming, i need some more tips to assist my drumming.

  • Victor Pat

    Im new in the system what can i do?

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  • Andre

    Can you give more exercices on weaker hand and speed exercices ?

  • Jean-Philippe M. Jonathas

    I know how to play drum but I want to get better at it, even-though I don’t
    have a drum still I want to learn more.


      You don’t have to have a drum-set to get better. You can buy a practice pad , a drum-set practice-pad that does not make any noise, more on this you can find on awomnpercussionistsblog , or as I first did before I had any money to invest, I practiced on an improvised chair-pillow drum-set . These days you do not have any excuse , not to practice :)
      Hope this helped :).

  • James

    Weaker hand is something all we drummers should work everyday!! :S