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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When he saw me, he was shocked. October 02, Marco has also developed technically amazing, visually exciting soloing skills with this advanced technique. October 01, 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? Nothing in the world can buy that or replace it.

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 my left side against triple-stroke combinations on my right. Did that book by any chance come with a dvd? 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. Logged roguephp Guest Re: I like to add or subtract the parts at will.

It sounds cool to start with one gy and then add another, and then add interdepnedence. Send a private message to FunkyJazzer. That way I was learning how all the parts went together. When and why did you begin your pursuit of interdependence? Find all posts by Anduin. BUT after each exercise you become more and more aware about the key to independence.

Hi all, Just some questions for others who may have worked through this book, or may be My journey on Marco Minnemann’s Extreme Minjemann. Will be used according to our Privacy Policy.


Marco Minnemann: Beyond Chops

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?

So it has been only today that I finished the minneman chapter Warm-ups!

Find all posts by FunkyJazzer. Originally Posted by diosdude Hey man, Marco is one of my favorite drummers and definitely a giant among this generation’s greats. Then that gives me the motivation to move ahead to the next challenge.

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And to be honest they didn’t look to hard at first to execute but the farther you go, the more complex the exercises become.

So it all began with the first chapter of course: 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 Send a private message to diosdude.

Because I don’t have the benefit of being able to practice my instrument when I want. And how can so many phenomenal players survive in such close proximity to one another?

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I found that there were endless combinations that I could work on. One of the guys came into the room to see who was playing. Minnemann has been a prolific songwriter and producer for many years, covering a spectrum of diverse musical styles between his early years with his band, Illegal Aliens, and his six eclectic solo recordings. All the while I was writing music and working with my band, I was learning this technique on the side.

Seems like it would offer more control and independence in the long run But that doesn’t matter because I achieved what wanted till now and I’ll be continuing this mraco because I exxtreme 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.


And new ideas keep coming and coming and I’m being able to execute them with less difficulty than before. I remember this began in between tours, while I was in Spain. So when did I bought this book? For the first couple of years, I sounded really stiff.

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That book is two lifetimes of work unless you’re Marco Minnemann! I really sounded bad at first. Graeme Ramsay of The Wedding Present. I am having better luck working the patterns with all the parts together.

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. For example, I would play the foot pattern and then add the ride cymbal part and then add the snare part. C – Canada my native land when I was there spending my vacations. This was quite a challenge, but it was fun. In fact, one could argue that he has been instrumental in developing the advanced concept of complex interdependence.

I feel that when you have a special talent, you should take it as far as you can. I am not having any problems at all with the Hands or itnerdependence Feet when played separately and many of the warm up exercises feel very natural to me. It’s going to be my next long-term commitment or ‘project’ book.

Rising to the top of this short list is German super-talent Marco Minnemann. His performances on that tour solidified his place atop the list of modern-day drumming geniuses.

Hey man, Marco is one of my favorite drummers and definitely a giant among this generation’s greats.