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Stick Control: For the Snare Drummer [Perfect Paperback]

George Lawrence Stone
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Book Description

April 1 2009 1892764040 978-1892764041
George Lawrence Stone's Stick Control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named it one of the top 25 drumming books of all-time. 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 muscular coordination," with extra attention given to the development of the weak hand. This indispensable book for drummers of all types includes hundreds of basic to advanced rhythms and moves through categories of single-beat combinations, triplets, short roll combinations, flam beats, flam triplets and dotted notes, and short roll progressions.

"It truly is a timeless classic and an essential requirement for every drummer's library."
Drummer Magazine

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4.0 out of 5 stars "Buns of Steel" June 27 2004
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The reason I chose the title, "Buns of Steel" is because this book is a workout book. There is not alot of theory or conceptual work here. This is a plain book filled with exercises. For me, a drum hobbyist, it helps to focus my practicing. I first heard about this book in an article by Ben Jacoby on the "drumdojo" website. He actually recommended it in a piece on congas.
The new buyer should be aware that this is a venerable work. Its first copyright date is 1935, but the exercises are still relevant.
So, get the book and do the practice, and we can change my title from "Buns of Steel" to "Guns of Steel".
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST BOOK IN THE MARKET Jan. 13 2004
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i have been playing drums for quite a while now and untill last year i had never heard about Stick Control by Gorge Stone.... Now i havent really paid to much attention to it untill recently. Now this book will make you have a technique like Dave Weckl, Horicio "el negro" hernadez, Dennis Chambers, Greg Bisonette, Antionio Sanchez, Steve Gadd, and many more Drum Giants.. This book For me is the best book out there right now. 1 hour a day thats all you need to do with this book one hour every day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute must for drummers Dec 30 2003
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If you want to learn drumming, you simply have to have this book. It will help you learn the basic snare combinations so well, it will become second nature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book June 16 2014
By Rob
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Requires dedication and countless of hours of hard work but it pays off in the end. It's definitely a book that should be in every drummers drum room
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