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Post Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:53 am ... ularo.html ... tials.html

and don't forget about the most important book - Stick Control for the Snare Drummer :)
Rhytm is a way to transmit a description of experience
in an emotional and not abstract way.
It is more than a metaphor:
It is a physical experience as real as any other.
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:57 am

The Stick Control is a great book! You can practise it for years. It is a must for every drummer!
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:01 am

and also practice it with your feet!
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:09 am

...and mix your hands with feet, e.g. play L with your left hand and R with your left foot
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Post Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:14 pm

Don't forget to add accents to those exercises
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Post Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:07 am

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i find that getting rudiments to sound better and faster involves practicing strokes leading with both hands and not only the one you are comfortable with. Also be sure you are using your fingers not your arms also!
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Post Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:26 am

One great book I teach from works from how to hold the sticks to beginning concepts of independence and moves to basic rock beats and fills:

I would highly recommend it:

You Can Teach Yourself Drums - Mel Bay Publications

Having a strong percussion background, I find it useful to be proficient on snare, with proper technique before starting on a full kit:

Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1 by Sandy Feldstein and Dave Black
Skill tempered with relevance and simplicity.