Coordinated Independence & Moeller Method
"Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer"
For well over four decades, "the Chapin book" considered the definitive study on coordinated independence... generations of drummers have struggled to master it.
Moeller Method Demo
Regardless of drumming style (Funk, Latin, Hip Hop, Fusion, Rock-n-Roll, Jazz or Gospel) age, student, college student or professional, hobbyist, weekend warrior, male or female Moeller Method is a prerequisite for advanced studies.
"Moeller made you play things with a continuous motion," Chapin said in a 1981 Modern Drummer article. "The motion was themessage. You made the motion and the stick played it. After awhile, it almost played itself."
"(Sanford) Moeller analyzed everything and stressed taking everything apart. If you played a paradiddle, you would learn what each hand did by itself. So from the time Moeller showed me that, I was able to think in terms of doing one thing with one hand and one thing with the other. That was the reason I got into the things that later developed into my book, 'Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer'." Jim Chapin