"time-tested concept" of which Jacob is a former student of Jim Chapin (20th century's most influential drum set educator). Chapin studied with Sanford Moeller, himself in 1938 & 1939. This technique is a MUST for every serious student of the instrument. Regardless of drumming style, age , student or professional, male or female. This technique is a prerequisite for advanced studies.
For well over four decades, "the Chapin book" has been considered the definitive study on coordinated independence as applied to jazz drumming, and generations of drummers have struggled to master it. "I started studying from Advanced Techniques when I was about thirteen, and it was the first really frustrating thing I had encountered," says Dave Weckl. "That book definitely put me through changes. It was helping both my reading and my coordinated independence, and it brought me to a new level of concentration and ability. I went through it again with Ed Soph in college, and Ed had some different approaches using the same material, so it was the same thing all over again at a higher level. I always recommend that book."
"(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
Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer
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Moeller Method Demo
Quote: "Jacob, you've got GREAT hands!!! ...hands from hell...!" Jim Chapin - (Moeller Method - 20th century’s most influential drum set educator)
"The goal: to achieve a point where The Motion is the message. You made the motion and the stick played it. After a while, it almost plays itself." (Jim Chapin 1981 Modern Drummer article)
"It's been a little over 2 years that I have been taking lessons with Jacob Kaye. I am so excited about my development, I wish I had met him 10 years ago! My technique, reading and independence has dramatically improved. Jacob is passionate about teaching drums with the goal of taking his students to highest level. The only limitation is the student's desire and the availability of practise time. My goal is to play all the styles of music from Rock to Jazz , and with Jacob I'm definitely on my way." Roger Daoud Controller, SAP Canada, Inc. - Up and Coming Drummer (2014)