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Myths Our Drum Teachers Told Us w/ Dimitri Fantini

January 26, 2021


Today’s guest is Dimitri Fantini…a great drummer and instructor based in Maryland. I personally subscribe to his Patreon and I suggest you do the same thing. Since Dimitri is technically one of my online instructors, I thought I’d invite him on to discuss some myths that we hear being taught that are just wrong. We had a great time, but tended to agree on almost everything…BORING! Anyways, we dissect the following myths:


  • Only practice what you're bad at/If you sound good, you're not practicing.
  • There is one correct way to hold a stick.
  • Learning more "stuff" or patterns will make me a better drummer
  • Drums sound best when hit in the center (rimshots or toms).


Dimitri & Tim Baltes mock drum lesson video HERE


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