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Alfred Stick Control for the Snare Drummer (Book)

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George Lawrence Stone's Stick Control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named the book on...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

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  • ISBN 10: 1892764040
  • ISBN 13: 9781892764041
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AlfredStick Control for the Snare Drummer (Book)
 
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  • Improves technique (6)
  • Challenging (5)
  • Easy to follow (5)
  • Improves musicianship (5)

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5.0

Working Well So Far...

By Glynn Montemayor

from SoCal

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great book

By D-Tron

from Carpinteria, CA

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

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    • 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.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Every Drummer should have this book.

    By william olsen

    from Hayward, California

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    Pros

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    • Easy To Follow
    • Improves Musicianship
    • Improves Technique

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    • 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.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
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    By Music lover

    from Lubbock area

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

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      Best Uses

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

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

      The desscriptions above are of my daughter. I ordered the book for her. She will be attending a University majoring in Music Composition. And she is already very talented at composing music, singing and playing many instruments...

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By Outside Girl

      from Murrayville, GA

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

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        • Improving Skills
        • Learning To Play

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

        This was recommended by my drumming instructor...I love it!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Stick control book

        By Debi

        from Florida

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        Pros

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

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

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

          So far, so good. Helps with coordination of hand movement.

           
          5.0

          a classic!

          By BDDrummer

          from Ohio

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          • Difficult To Follow

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

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

          This book is a good practice tool to improve speed, accuracy, and technique. It's a nice when you want to practice and don't want to just do the same rudiments again.

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