How to use George Lawrence Stone’s Stick Control to improve your pedals control on drums

Who said George Lawrence Stone ‘Stick Control’ is only for hands?
You can use this fundamental book to practice and have a lot of fun playing Stick Control exsercises with feet too.

Here some quick tips for a routine, be creative and find yours.

1. Use pages 5,6 or 7
2. Play exercises with double bass pedal, kick/hi hat and or simply to the floor
3. Play exercises as prescribed by Stone (20 times) but also practicing every bar 4/8/12/16 times: those are the standard measure lenght you’ll deal to while playing
4. when you have confidence with exercises add some hands ostinatos in order to achieve independence and coordination too

Don’t play all routine every time: choose one or two kind of exercises and have fun

If you don’t have George Lavrence Stone’s Stick Control, you really should think to add it to you library

Stick Control: For the Snare Drummer


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