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 … More Stick Control – Accent Combinations
Here’s another exercise based on George Lawrence Stone teachings. The following workout is designed to build endurance, speed, and accuracy between your hands… a daily work routine useful to warm up before a gig or a studio session. In addition, put the accents on the downbeat or on the upbeat of every beat.
Ted Reed’s “Progressive Steps to Syncopation” (in particular the exercises in the middle of the book, pages 37 to 44) is a great resource to study different things on drums: stickings, linear phrasing, coordination and music styles (jazz, latin, rock, shuffle, funk). There are many interpretations and the possibilities are endless… playing Afro-Cuban 6/8 moving … More Reed Interpretation: Afro-Cuban 6/8 Counter-Rhythms
Murray Spivack was a Russian born American sound engineer. He was also a drum teacher whose students included Louie Bellson, Joe Morello, David Garibaldi, Phil Maturano, Josh Freese, Vinnie Colaiuta, Chuck Silverman, Chad Wackerman, Ed Shaughnessy and many more. Some years ago I was at the masterclass of the drummer Phil Maturano (he also studied … More Murray Spivack Technique