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Stick Control: For the Snare Drummer Staple Bound – April 1, 2009
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Furthermore, the introduction is a dryly wonderful piece of writing; pragmatic, no-nonsense, economical prose imparting essential advice on practice. This book makes an ideal "workout" (emphasizing that "control" is the gateway to strength, endurance, coordination, and all else that drummers crave). Practice Stick Control daily, and meditate on the craft of drumming.
Note to beginners - this book is not an overview of how to begin playing the snare drum. There are no diagrams, or detailed information about the snare or drumming style. It is mainly an exercise book reminiscent of those used by school bands to increase skill and technique. To get the most benefit, a basic understanding of how to read music (rythmically) is needed. But it truly is geared toward students as well as the professional drummer. The theme of this book is practice makes perfect.
I will admit, first glance this book looks very boring; the first few pages are plane 8th notes with different right and left stickings. As you read on and play through the book you will quickly see the depth behind the practice exercises.
I highly recommend Stick Control to anyone from advanced players looking to tighten up on speed and technique, to beginners who are looking to develop the basics to build on. However, it is important to note that this book does not explain music and the proper technique of holding the sticks or playing the instrument. A beginner's book providing that information would be beneficial to start with first.
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A great book to help with teaching my future drummers the correct wayPublished 1 day ago by Bill Mangus
This book shares cool mastery tips for drum stick handling and control.Published 1 month ago by Jollygreen
I've been drumming for over 12 years on a drum set, primarily in a church setting. And though this book doesn't specifically teach you how to play the drum SET better, it will... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Samuel Park
I have been playing drums for more than 20 years and studied with different books. So far, nothing can compare with the techniques that a drummer develops with this method. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tony P.
Just beginning drum lessons and this book is apparently the one to get. Working through the first couple pages, it's great so far! Read morePublished 1 month ago by FilmComposer
I'm just learning...starting out on drums and this has been the easiest practice book to follow. It helps you be more comfortable and natural with stick control and beats. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BTA