The Moeller stroke drum technique is named for the drummer Sanford A. Moeller, as described in his book The Art of Snare Drumming, also called The Moeller Book. It is believed that he described the method after observing drummers who had fought in the Civil War in the 19th century. He later taught the system to Jim Chapin in 1938 and 1939. Chapin worked to popularize this method until his death in 2009 (from Wikipedia).
The Moeller stroke is a powerful drumming tool. The key to it is the drum whipping motion that allows the drummer to improve hand speed, power, and control while also allowing the flexibility to add accented notes at will. When combined with other techniques, it also allows the drummer to leverage the natural energy created within the stroke for multiple bounces with very little effort!!
I hope you found this technique lesson helpful, please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!!
Make sure you check back next week for another video!!
In the meantime, please sign up for my free program "30 Days to Better Doubles."
Also check out my website and my YouTube channel for more lessons!!
Stephen Taylor - MU Educator
Stephen on Facebook
Stephen on Twitter
Stephen on Instagram