[How to Get the Best from Your Percussion and Yourself by Waywood Music]



[DG Chanela Cajon]Getting the best from your percussion involves a lot more than just knowing how to tune and play it properly. The other vital dimension is your interaction with the other musicians in the band.

The following pages will help you with all aspects of of percussion, from selecting, setting-up and tuning to repairing and restoring. You will discover how to warm-up before the gig and warm-down after the gig to avoid those 'morning after' aches and pains. You will also learn ways to increase your creativity as a musician and how to become sought after for your talent, ability and character. Choose
the appropriate heading link (blue) from list below:


Equipment Set-Up & Posture: Maximum impact; minimum effort

Tuning: Make an impact & be heard

Warm-Up & Stamina: The night is long ... Be prepared

Warm-Down Exercises After the Gig: Avoid those 'day after' aches & pains

Working with Clicks: Are we slaves or masters?

Playing Tips: Make it easy on yourself

Something a Little Bit Different: Challenge yourself to be more creative


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