Michalis Kapilidis - Practicing and Playing From Within

Michalis Kapilidis - Practicing and Playing From Within

Μichalis Kapilidis will use a special approach in improving the drum performance of his students. The workshop’s goal for the attending musicians is to build their internal clock (time), develop the way they hear and perceive rhythm (feel) and ultimately train their body to be able to obey and respond to what their ears and instinct command them to do (technique). It’s a holistic approach which will allow students to become self-critical so that they will be able to build upon their true potential and develop their weaknesses. The workshop will not focus on any music idiom, but rather the instrument itself, allowing each participating musician to interpret their choice of genre with their own artistry and expand on the exercises shown according to their own level of performance and needs. The workshop’s final goal is to provide the drummer with the strongest and most long-lasting results, so that their live performances will focus solely on what really matters - playing music!
-Building internal clock (pulse&subdivision)
-Playing (only) what you can (really) hear
-“Real life” drumset co-ordination
-Improvising effectively
-Expanding/capitalizing on an idea/excersise
-Focusing on the most difficult 20% of what you’re practicing
-Get the most out of your practice time and improve faster
-(Actual) drumset technique (vs. “pad hands”)

Concerns professional and amateur drummers