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A classic "bible of drumming" that teaches drummers everything from control, touch, and speed to developing their weak hand.

George Lawrence Stone's Stick Control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named the book one of the top 25 books of all-time. In the words of the author, it is the ideal drum book for improving "control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution, and muscular coordination," with extra attention given to the development of the weak hand. This indispensable reference book for drummers of all types includes hundreds of basic to advanced-level rhythms, moving through categories of single-beat combinations, triplets, short roll combinations, flam beats, flam triplets, dotted notes, and short roll progressions.


Master vital fundamentals and develop your drumming techniques with this indispensable drum book.

 

Stick Control for the Snare Drummer (Book) Specifications:

  • ISBN 10: 1892764040
  • ISBN 13: 9781892764041
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5.0

Great book

By D-Tron

from Carpinteria, CA

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Pros

  • Challenging
  • Easy To Follow
  • Improves Musicianship
  • Improves Technique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Improving Skills
    • Learning To Play
    • Music Lessons
    • Specific Techniques

    Comments about Alfred Stick Control for the Snare Drummer (Book):

    I would recommend this book but I would also recommend working on the 40 essential rudiments as a higher priority. So many "rock" drummers can only do a single stroke roll if your lucky.

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    5.0

    Every Drummer should have this book.

    By william olsen

    from Hayward, California

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    Pros

    • Challenging
    • Easy To Follow
    • Improves Musicianship
    • Improves Technique

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Improving Skills
    • Learning To Play
    • Music Lessons
    • Specific Techniques

    Comments about Alfred Stick Control for the Snare Drummer (Book):

    If you play the drums, of any shape or form then there's no reason you should NOT have this book in your library. It's [$] and it'll last you your entire drumming career. All you need to do is look at all of the professional drummers who draw their inspiration from the practices in this book. Owned it for maybe 5 months, and not only have I not made it through from cover to cover, but I'm not even half way done. That's how comprehensive this book is.Buy this book.

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    5.0

    Working Well So Far...

    Comments about Alfred Stick Control for the Snare Drummer (Book):

    After 3 weeks, I'm still on page one of the book, and I can already feel good habits forming. Stick to the instructions in the introduction and don't rush and you should be well on your way to better hand technique. I also incorporate hat "chk" on the quarters and kick on 2 and 4 to get a four limbed exercise going. From what I've read online regarding this book, it translates well to the drumkit and lends itself to finding more and more intricate patterns.

    I'm a self taught drummer that is going back to basics, and this book is straightforward and simple. Well worth the money.

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