These are the nine circles I sit before when I drum, which is pretty much every day. Note that I have a djembe where the snare usually resides, between my legs. I’ve taught myself to play with open instead of crossed hands. I’m still learning how to get my feet working so that they are the dominant force, the foundation of my beats, and my hands are the icing on top. Getting my left leg moving has helped a lot; it was always static, and rolls are much more in time now that the left leg is doing double time.