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Ostinato drumming
How do we learn ?
What is an ostinato?
Where it began,where is it going?
How do I do that?
Player examples
Four way co-ordination
Independence day
How do we learn ?
Paradiddle ostinato "how to"guide
EASY START (ish ) gulp!
NEW Para grooving
V DRUM practice pad (V =cheap version )
Power Practice
Mind work outs
What am I working on?
The musician drummer?
Accent ostinato
Sound clusters
Over odd time
Poly page
Odd times ahead
Pedal swing?
Make mine a double?
For the art
Pedal Physics
Guest book
Link page


How do we learn ?

A quick look into how the mind copes with the new and strange..


It's said we learn at a faster rate as a child than at any other time in our lives.
I believe this is down to two main reasons.

A: We are open to new ideas with out fear doubt or

B: We make an awful lot of mistakes and have to repeat
until we get it right.


When we learn a new skill the mind must make new connections.
Making these connections memory is not an instant process
many reparatitions must be made to generate these memories.

The repartitions must be performed at a speed that the mind
can comprehend and without stress or tension or the mind will
learn this as part of the pattern.

Points to note:We remember;

10% of what we read

20% of what we hear

30% of what we see

50% of what we hear and see

70% of what we say

90% of what we say and do

So it's clear from this list that if we sound out the parts
we are trying to perform we will get there quicker.

To finalise by combining our senses we can learn more efficiently.

So next time you see a drummer sniffing his snare whilst playing a
new part you will know what he is doing............

Looking very stupid !!

Im off now to forget 100% of what i just wrote!