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 the drummer Phil Maturano and he spoke about 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, the grip and introducing a series of exercises playing the Stick Control (Single Beat Combinations) at very slow metronome speed (40 bpm) focusing on the grip and the movements.
If you are interested to know more about this technique check out this DVD/eBook.
Watching this video will help you to understand the grip.
UPDATE – Here you can find an excellent article: