"I was very interested in learning drumming but it was awkward for me. The stick was spinning in my hand, bouncing at odd angles, and causing a lot of fatigue in my thumb muscles. I went to two different instructors and consulted a number of videos on the web. A good portion of the information was conflicting and when I tried to follow it my stroke still felt awkward.
I bought Jim’s book and since then I’ve felt the need for no other resources. Instead of one stroke he has three basic strokes. Understanding these strokes helped me to see how most of the information I’d gained in other places often applied to only one of those. I now understand the reasons for the different strokes, why they work and when to use them. I’ve found my endurance has increased and I’m able to drum more naturally. This is an incredible deal- a low price for a book that will serve as the foundation for your drumming."
"Dear Jim, I downloaded a copy of your book this morning. After only reading a few pages I knew that I found what I have been looking for. After a long hiatus of almost 40 years without hardly touching a drum stick I am playing again. But like, you, I am also a thinker. Although I am playing very well I quickly came to realize that I have forgotten some aspects of stick technique. I feel awkward. My sticks don’t feel quite right. And I know that unless I go back to square one and relearn correct technique and stick control I am heading down a dead end."
Here are just a few of the detailed photographs in “Stick Technique” that will make understanding technique easy for you.
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