POSTURE AND SET UP
The most important element to drum set posture and set up is ergonomics. Each element of the set should be easily reached and placed comfortably. Many great drummers sit quite high on the stool, but as a general rule the player’s spine should be neutral, thighs should be just above horizontal, and the thigh and shin should be in an angle just greater than 90 degrees. Drums and cymbals should be angled in a way that maximizes stick rebound. This usually means angling the cymbals and drums toward the player. The snare drum is sometimes angled down to the right to accommodate players that use traditional grip in the left hand. The snare drum should be high enough to allow rim shots and standard strokes without altering hand technique.