Control: For the Snare Drummer

Stick Control: For the Snare Drummer


Question for Metal Drummers
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…

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If you can get a teacher, that would be the best possible way to start.

If you cant get a teacher, start learning and playing all the rudiments on a pillow, doing them on a pillow will seem like the most annoying thing at first, but believe me it is the most beneficial thing you can do for yourself.

Get a book called Stick Control and play through that. (the first few pages are really the only important ones)

Also a book called Groove Essientals – by Tommy Igoe is great for drumset grooves, comes with play along tracks, and should help you learning how to read a chart and play along to a recording.

Once you think you feel comfortable playing some standard rock grooves, break out an aerosmith or Ac/Dc CD, and play along to it. It’s really fun to play along to a nice easy song.

Also, don’t forget there are an endless amount of free drum material out there on the internet, check youtube, check the sidebar (it has a lot of things that will help you).

If you have the money i would suggest joining a paid online drumming school, like , or

Also, if you have the money, buy a few instructional dvds, some jojo mayer, benny greb, tommy igoe, they are all phenomenal teachers.

Hope some of this helped, Good Luck!


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