Why Superman Has Nothing On You

Superman is legit. He has superhuman strength, superhuman hearing, perfect memory, amazing combat skills, excellent speed, and best of all…the ability to fly. I mean, come on. Who doesn't want those things? If I had them I'd probably fly to every DCI show. Could you imagine watching BD warm up in the lot and then all of a sudden I come crashing down in the middle of line, give SCOJO an epic high five, and then take off again. It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's…Pat giving SCOJO a high five? Whaaaa???? Anyway, it's clearly better that Superman has the powers and not me. But even with all the great powers, Superman has a crippling weakness… Kryptonite. And despite all his superhuman traits, if he's exposed to Kryptonite he's completely vulnerable. And that's not a good situation for Superman to be in, is it? But you know what? We're all kind of like Superman. We all have things that we're really good at. And we all have weaknesses that we try to avoid. Because if our weaknesses are exposed, it can hurt - a lot. So the best thing to do is address them. If you know that you're really good at flams and drags but your rolls aren't so hot, spend time improving your rolls. If you're accent tap exercises are jammin' but your double beat exercises are hurtin, take the time to improve your double beat. It's no superhuman trait. It's not as cool as flying. But I'm willing to say that it's better than those things. Why? Because the difference between you and Superman is the fact that you have the ability to turn your weaknesses into strengths. And THAT, my friend, is a pretty impressive power to have. After all, I bet Superman wishes he could turn Kryptonite into a strength. Unfortunately he can't. But YOU can. And if you want proven exercises and video lessons to help you turn your weaknesses into strengths, become a Drumline Chops Insider today: http://drumlinechops.com/signup To Your Drumming Success, Pat McLaughlin Founder of Drumline Chops  

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Pat McLaughlin

19 July 2013 in Education
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Pat McLaughlin

Pat McLaughlin is the founder of Drumline Chops.  He graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in music education and is currently the percussion director at West Bloomfield High School.