Preferred Grip

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Which Grip do you prefer?

Traditional
12
31%
Matched
27
69%
 
Total votes: 39
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ClintKelly
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Post Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:55 am

matched...traditional doesnt feel comfortable to me and its hard for me to manuver around
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Post Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:56 pm

i started out playing matched and still plays the same...
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Post Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:05 am

I like the feel of Traditional.
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Post Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:53 am

matched, because its how i've learnt, but traditional looks amazing when you watch someone use it if you ask me
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Post Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:33 am

I noticed a post earlier where the old argument about traditional utilizing fewer muscles was brought up. That may be true, but the muscles it uses are much larger.

I play matched most of the time simply because it's what I'm used to. I started my percussion training on tympani and mallets, as well as snare drum. I'm familiar with all the variations on matched grip (french, german, american). I like playing traditional for jazz, but my rudimental playing is a million times cleaner with matched.
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Post Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:47 am

matched because thats what I started out with and still use.
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Post Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:12 pm

mostly matched in french grip, although i do use trad for some jazz (not much). i learnt matched when i started and never really switched. :D
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Post Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:00 pm

i use french and german depending on circumstances
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Post Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:17 pm

matched- more control for me, though i haven't ever formaly learned traditional.
i do a type of traditional when i play a more funky rythem sometimes just cause it feels right :D