BOOKS: Anatomy of Guitar Playing and Anatomy of Drumming Perfect for the musician in your family!
Both available on Amazon
Anatomy of Guitar Playing
Anatomy of Drumming
An example of an amazon review:
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book, vital for longevity
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2018
Injuried from drumming and down and out I bought the paperback version. This book saved me. Thank you John Lamb! The info in this book is vital for playing correctly and how the body and drumset should be positioned to prevent injury. My knee issues have been on going for 15 years. I played yesterday pain free! Get this book even if you are not injured because there might be something you can fine tune before you get injured.
L’il John Roberts (Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, George Benson) says “John Lamb’s knowledge helped me think a lot differently when it comes to “correct” ergonomic drumming, along with how to maintain good posture, especially for someone like myself who has to play huge arenas for long periods of time. Thank you John!”
Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta) says “This book is amazing!”
John “J.R.” Robinson (Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire, Quincy Jones) says “I love it!”
Gerald Heyward (Godfather of R&B and Gospel drumming) says “I love this book, it is great.”
Chris Dave (D’Angelo, Robert Glasper) says “Itz mad cool.”
Clayton Cameron (Jazz Great) says “Anatomy of a Drumming gives us the topography to healthy and lengthy careers.”
Drummers are athletes. Playing the drums requires the skilled use of your entire body. Unfortunately, most books on playing drums focus exclusively on what notes to play, and give little or no attention to how they should be made. This leaves drummers with a problem. Misunderstanding the mechanics of movement leads to frustration, because it makes learning new techniques harder, limits your abilities when techniques don’t work like they should, and causes injury when unhealthy technique wears down your body. The solution is simple: Anatomy of Drumming is your guide to moving well, learning faster and avoiding injury. When you understand the mechanics of moving, you will know for yourself how techniques work. Anatomy of Drumming is both a description of how the body works, as well as a prescription for how to move better, taking you through what you need to know about the body in order to use it more effectively. It covers the anatomy and physics of pedal technique, grip, Moeller technique, set up the drumset to your body and many other important topics. Through learning about the proper use of the body at the drums, you will be able to learn faster, play with better facility and reduce injury.