Agreed. It's a pretty common reflex to try to tighten up to play faster, using the wrist as a fulcrum to increase speed. It's actually counter productive, and one of the bigger reasons so many drummers complain about early stages of carpal tunnel (There was great interview with Joe Morello in Modern Drummer some 20+ years ago that I still have hanging on my rehearsal space wall).Dale":ismgmu0d said:I don't know what to advise really, not having seen you play. One problem I do see these days is people playing too hard and not playing relaxed. Many focus only on wrists and forget fingers. It may also be due to a reliance on single strokes without first having developed other techniques. Or it might simply be the result of a bad habbit developed without having had proper professional instruction.
I recomend getting a very good teacher so he or she can look closely at your technique.