Drum Book

The practice pad is the ideal way to develop and refine your hand technique. We can use a pad to work on our fingers, wrists and forearms, our dynamic control, accuracy, speed, power, and of course rudiments and licks.

To get the most out of our pad practice, we need a plan and a direction.

Many people want more speed, power, endurance, and control. And that is the entire purpose of Machine S.P.E.C.

During the course of 4 weeks you will learn 3 practice pad routines that will focus on key areas of hand technique. The routines will each be played once per week and last between 45 to 75 minutes.

Every week you will make minor speed and duration adjustments to the routines, and at the end of the 4 week program, you will increase the tempo of every exercise and repeat the process for another 4 weeks. These subtle tempo increases, will allow for a continuous development of speed, power, endurance, and control for many months. I even recommend that this pad routine be practiced for at least 6 months in order to achieve the best results possible.

    The purpose of this course is to give you a clear, simple weekly routine that will dramatically increase the speed and power on your practice pad and ultimately, on the drum kit. 
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    Machine S.P.E.C. is a 3 day per week practice plan that can be slotted into your weekly practice routine and used to produce increases in speed, power, endurance, and control every month. By utilising subtle metronome increases every 4 weeks you will see a constant improvement, and due to the plan only taking a few hours per week, it can be maintained for many months. 
    • Easy to learn
    • Only 3 days per week. Simple to slot into your lifestyle
    • Can be used for several years to develop crazy speed
    • Focused on the goals of speed, power, endurance and control. No fluff exercises
    Q) How will this book help you? 
    A) This book structures a practice routine for you. This routine works uses effective, easy to learn exercises on various playing surfaces to develop the muscles need to play hard and fast. 
    Q) How does it work?
    A) The plan is designed to be very easy to follow, with easy exercises that will be performed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 
    Monday - Wrist Power and Speed
    Wednesday - Finger Strength and Control
    Friday - Balance, Unisons, Endurance
    Q) How long does each routine take?
    A) Each routine takes between 60 and 90 minutes. This will vary depending on the rest times you take between sets.
    Q) I'm not very good at finger control and I can't do the exercises on day 2, what should I do?
    A) Spend this time working on your finger control. There are plenty of tutorials for finger control development on the Internet, for free.