Stick Control – Accent Combinations

Hi folks, in the previous months I shared some exercises using the book Stick Control by G. L. Stone to play different accent combinations (single, double and triple) on the famous pages Single Beat Combinations. Now all of these combinations, the first 12 exercises of the Stick Control, are available for free in a one printable PDF file.


george lawrence stone stick control accent combinations

While playing the entire page without stops is a great challenge, every single line must be played at least four times putting the foot (hi-hat or bass drum) on the quarter notes and one last important thing: playing with the metronome at a slow speed. This is a great way to focus on different aspects, such as dynamics, sticking and the rebound of the sticks, especially when the accent is followed by an unaccented note played with the same hand. Good work!


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