An Introduction to the Murray Spivack Technique

Murray Spivack was a Russian-born American sound engineer. He was also a drum teacher whose students included Louie Bellson, Joe Morello, David Garibaldi, Vinnie Colaiuta, Chuck Silverman, Chad Wackerman, Ed Shaughnessy, and many more.

Some years ago I was at the masterclass of drummer Phil Maturano and he spoke about the Spivack technique, I had never heard this before, it was very interesting and caught my curiosity

Recently my drum teacher spoke to me about this technique, explaining the fundamentals, and the grip, introducing a series of exercises playing the Stick Control (Single Beat Combinations) at very slow metronome speed, focusing on the grip and the mechanic of the stroke.

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Murray Spivack: A Lesson with Louie Bellson

Basic Snare Drum Technique – Chuck Silverman

Watching this video will help you to understand the grip.

2 thoughts on “An Introduction to the Murray Spivack Technique

  1. I’ve been applying the Spivack grip by watching some very useful videos. I favor the French grip (as I know the Spivack technique can be useful whatever the grip you choose), but I have one doubt about the angle of the stick respect to the forearm in the said position. Do you have information about this particular issue?

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