Stick control does what any good book in the field should do. The drum can be played by striking it with a drum stick or any other form of beater, including brushes, rute and hands, all of which produce a softersounding vibration from the snare wires. In 1993, modern drummer magazine named the book one of the top 25 books of alltime. It is a little bigger than a medium tom and was first used in war, often played with a fife pipe. Charley wilcoxon the all american drummer 150 rudimental solos. Developing paradiddle speed free drum lessons youtube. When using a stick, the drummer may strike the head of the drum, the rim counterhoop, or the shell. Move better, feel better, play better john l lamb on. You are encouraged to save one pair for performance. Why drummers use stick control musika lessons blog. Accents and rebounds adds accent routines and more advanced rhythms to the basics covered in stick control, adding finesse and control to the players skills. One of the most enduring and venerated method books for drummers is stick control for the snare drummer by george lawrence stone. Hickory is by far the most popular wood used in drum stick making, and is denser, heavier, and more rigid than maple.
In the words of the author, this is the ideal book for improving control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution, and george lawrence stones stick control is the original classic, often called. In the words of the author, it is the ideal drum book for improving control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution, and muscular coordination, with. In the words of the author, it is the ideal drum book for improving control, speed. This followup book to the classic by george lawrence stone, includes sections on accented eighths, accented dotted notes, accented triplets. Below is a reprint of the first page of exercises from stones book. Drum programming a complete guide to program and think like a. For novices, the easiest grip style to begin with is usually american grip. Maple, the lightest wood used for drum sticks is low in density, and lends itself to lowervolume situations and light, fast playing.
Now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips. So far the smartest thing ive done in working to improve my drums chops is buying the george stone book stick control. A snare drum or side drum is a percussion instrument that produces a sharp staccato sound when the head is struck with a drum stick, due to the use of a series of stiff wires held under tension against the lower skin. The only instructions in the book just says to practice each exercise 20 times with a metronome and upping the tempo. George lawrence stone stick control for the snare drummer bazar pdf. He wrote the books stick control for the snare drummer 1935 and accents and.
Stick control for the snare drummer, accents and rebounds for the snare drummer, and mallet control for the xylophone, all available now. Gripping the sticks by mark wessels excerpted from a fresh approach to the snare drum. Try publishing company elementary snare drum studies thomann uk. You will be using the rs and ls on the page as indicators of what to play. In order to produce a full, resonant tone from the drum, it is important that your hands maintain a relaxed grip around the stick at all times and allow the stick to resonate in your hand. Its a book designed to develop snare drum technique.
For the snare drummer by george lawrence stone stick control. Vic firth corpsmaster drum sticks, as well as promarks and innovative percussions marching snare series are great options for this type of percussive drumming. The snare also varies in tonality depending on the location of the stick impact, tuning, andelectronic signal processing. Stick control for the snare drummer by george lawrence stone. Stick control exercises for the snare drummer by johnny lee lane 4. I bought this when i found myself playing drums on music courses. Each of the exercises can not only be applied to the snare drum alone but also orchestrated over the whole. One of the most popular instruments in the world, the basic drum techniques and skills can be learned in an afternoon, but can take months or years of practice and dedication to master. New players will all need to purchase a stick bag as well. Now i have been trying to swap hands to left open handed and i have realized an obvious lapse in stick control and technique, are their any exercises that i can carry out that. For the snare drummer by george lawrence stone and i need some advice as to how to work through the book.
George lawerence stones stick control book is a great book. Ive been trying to do at least the first half of the exercises on the first page every morning and every night, 20 times each. Afro funk groove 2 this week, patrick shares another afrofunk groove from his bag of slick drum grooves. Stick control by george lawrence stone book sheet music. Back sticking back sticking is the visual effect of playing with the back of your stick. Ask any professional drummer what exercises they use to practice and 95% will either be using this book or will have used it at. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Ted reed progressive steps to syncopation for the modern drummer. Working through george lawrence stones stick control book. Drummer magazine george lawrence stones stick control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming it is the ideal book for improving control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution, and muscular coordination, with extra attention given to the development of the weak. Pdf stick control for the snare drummer download full. I recommend memorizing the first thirteen patterns and practicing them daily in a. History the origin of snare rudiments can be traced back to swiss mercenaries armed with long polearms.
Check with your music book seller or click one of the links in the sidebar to the left. Stick control for snare george l stone pdf document. This april, were celebrating the coming of spring by offering you 20% off the pillars of the ez line. This great classic was designed to serve beginners, intermediate students, drum and bugle corps members, and professional musicians of every style. Click download or read online button to get stick control book now. In 1993, modern drummer magazine named it first in the top 25 drumming books of alltime.
Please follow the unt percussion manual regarding private applied percussion lessons. How to improve left hand discipline when drumming right. Stick control for the snare drummer george lawrence stone on. Meaning, an r could represent kick and an l could represent snare, etc. Textbook for use in class with a teacher, suitable as a beginners school or complementary exercises to another drum school, the studies are in logical and progressive order, no information on dynamics or tempo, to allow the student to. Active pamonitor loudspeaker with mp3 player and bluetooth audio streaming, multifunctional speakers for vocal and keyboard monitoring, multimedia, press conferences and home recording, etc. Then i download the pdf file stick control and this was the first time. George lawrence stone 18861967 was an american drummer and author. Stick control for the snare drummer classic llibre dsticking per a caixa.
Progressive steps to syncopation for the modern drummer by ted reed. Download stick control or read stick control online books in pdf, epub and mobi format. Why its important to avoid thumbover left hand grip, demonstrated by pipe band snare drummer and dca champion, wayne oien. Marching percussion information and technique manual. Steve weiss music is your source for percussion, percussion instruments, drums, drum set, drumsticks, cymbals, sheet music and more.
How to practice stick control by george lawrence stone. Aprende a tocar bateria sin estudios musicales previos. Practice each exercise at a variety of tempos slow to fast. And just because the title says stick control, doesnt mean that it cant be applied to the feet. First published in 1935, it has come to be commonly referred to as the drummer s bible, and is used practically universally by drummers and percussionists of all stripes. So,can i ask what is the most effective way for me to practice the book stick control by george stone.
Stick control weber snare michigan state university. In just a few days of doing some of the exercises ive noticed a marked improvement in my hand technique. The bass drums will be responsible to purchase two pairs of mallets. Drum sheet music free download in this page you can find all the drum sheets corresponding to the online basic and advanced video drum lessons, available in pdf format. A classic bible of drumming that teaches drummers everything from control, touch, and speed to developing their weak hand. Marching snare technique guide and exercise packet implement grip a great quality of sound and approach to the drum begins with the grip of the stick. The snare drum seems to have descended from a medieval drum called the tabor, which was a drum with a singlegut snare strung across the bottom. Although one could usejust about anything including hisher hands, head, or feet, most drum machine samples were producedusing a stick. Snare drum sheet music book by george lawrence stone. So,can i ask what is the most effective way for me to practice the book stick control. Lil john roberts says john lambs knowledge helped me think a lot differently when it comes to correct ergonomic drumming. I dont use this as much as i could but its also useful to creating rhythm patternsexercises on other instruments. Stick control is one of the must have fundimental texts for the aquisition of superior drumming technique.
Marching snare drummers will want a drum stick thats longer than the standard 14 inches. View and download hangar 9 ultra stick 10cc instruction manual online stick control pdf italiano. Getting a relaxed feel from the back three fingers is very important. Stick control for the snare drummer available for download and read online in other formats. Alfred stick control for the snare drummer book guitar. Modern school for snare drum with a guide book for the artist percussionistcovering all of the instruments of the percussion family by morris goldenberg musical interpretations and editing by anthony j. If we are playing a forte accent followed by a piano tap, then we need to control the stick on the rebound. These patterns of drum strokes can be combined in many ways to create music. George lawrence stones stick control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. Recently, these past few days i watched a instructional video on youtube about playing stick control. When i have the time, this is how i like to work on my snare drum technique.
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. This playlist includes video lessons on all 40 drum rudiments so you can learn the patterns and apply them to your drumming. Writing in modern drummer in 2011, jim payne tells about studying with phil joe jones specifically, on working on a charles wilcoxon solo. In the words of the author, it is the ideal book for improving. Tune your batter head until you find the body and stick response youre after. Along with a practice pad this is a good way to learn stick control. This is the first exercise in stick control for the snare drummer by george lawrence stone, a book drummers refer to as stick control and sometimes stone. It will be noted that the practiserhythms in stick control are numbered and. This style is versatile, fairly easy to learn, and offers a good mix of power and control, making it a good choice for almost every drummer and almost every style of music. I am right cross handed drummer, this will give you an idea of the drum layout hihat on the left. There are many variations of back sticking, but for our purposes it will be defined as rotating the stick within the playing position, as opposed to slicing. George lawrence stones stick control is the bible of drumming.
Nevertheless it has become a staple of drumset pedagogy. You should have two to three pairs available at all times. In 1993, modern drummer magazine named it first in the top 25. Teardrop nylon, teardrop wood, or no tip, bring out different parts of the sound, and adjust where on each drum hits land to hear how the sound responds. Stick control stick control, the title of george lawrence stones snare drum method published in 1935, and it is unquestionably the most famous drum book ever written. If youd like to add personalized practice lists and an easy way to. No drummer with asperations to superior control and excellance of musical expression should be with out stones stick control. We now have three george lawrence stone titles reengraved and updated. Think of them as rs and ls rather than as right hand and left hand. For the matched grip, youll hold the left hand exactly like the right. Download pdf stick control for the snare drummer book full free. Free drum sheet music pdf download learn to play drums online. Devote some of your practice time to playing with the melronome.
Snare a novel of the far future katharine kerr voyager an imprint of harpercollinspublishers 7785 fulham palace road. Snare and tenor players are responsible to purchase their own implements as well. The most popular woods used in drum stick making today include hickory, maple, and oak. Snare drums are often used in orchestras citation needed, concert bands, marching bands, parades, drumlines, drum.
Widening the accuracy range of each hit takes your drummer from a precise feel to a more relaxed one. For the snare drummer download ebook pdf epub, book in english language download book stick control. All of the exercizes are simple in concept, but very challenging in terms of speed and control. Mar 19, 2011 the snare drum on the other hand, is usually hit with a stick or brush. For the snare drummer by george lawrence stone george lawrence stones stick control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. Teachers, students, and professionals everywhere will tell you that stick control for the snare drummer is the single most important book you will ever use in learning and improving your drumming.264 1208 1483 1427 517 1608 1184 662 979 1577 1064 541 149 384 1161 1272 595 448 1283 1543 865 1615 385 1162 384 1560 449 428 1014 737 899 1258 455 774 1393 1090 154 1206 495 3 371 1077 1335 1079 215 761 376 1423 958 1491