Hey, I’m Riccardo Merlini and I invite you to my Killer Speed Secret’s Masterclass in Person in which I will explain through all the necessary steps how to develop and accelerate the single strokes with the hands in order to achieve the maximum speed with both hands and at the same level of coordination and control between them with singles and alternates strokes with and without accents, and above all without the aid of the rebound. I created this method 15 years ago and I’ve been developing it for every single day throughout my experiences and those of my students, getting today to have a broad knowledge of the subject and hundreds perhaps thousands of feedback from drummer students all over the world, who just like me have achieved sensational results. Obviously, it is essential that we practice daily, that we believe in our abilities, that we challenge ourselves, because the sole potential that this technique allows us to develop does not guarantee the best results.
I can safely say that this technique will be very different for each and everyone of you (beginners or professionals, talented or not). No matter what techniques you have previously studied and used, this, the Merlini Technique as the great Virgil Donati called it, is something that will surely lead you to experience new mechanics of movement, therefore different sensations along the entire forearm, such as a muscle warming (burns) and tension in the wrist area. You will be able to generate and release an enormous elasticity that will allow you to reach speeds that are extremely superior to the BPM that we are all used to call “fast”. I want to say that with this technique it is possible to easily reach 300 BPM with alternating strokes while with the classic “Finger Technique”, “Moller” “Wrists” etc. you can only achieve 200/220 BPM on average. There are also unique cases but in general these are the speeds that even a very skilled drummer can reach with standard techniques. Many people ask me how I managed to develop and implement this technique: the answer is simple, I needed to speed up the single stroke without stiffening the forearm or using the fingers which I consider dangerous movements for tendons and muscles in general, besides the fact that, however, as already mentioned, it is not possible to accelerate much above these thresholds. In 2005 I realized that despite intense study and the application of numerous techniques, I was struggling to speed up both the right hand and especially the left hand.Shop Book Now