Re: Trad Grip Group!
This is my first post on the board.
I was primarily self taught. My version of trad grip was all wrong because I was putting a "death grip" on the stick. When I finally started lessons and learned about rebound I loosened up my grip. Today I use trad grip 90% of the time. I can use it for rock and jazz.
If I need to play loud and with more volume I used matched grip and the butt end of the stick.
When I see jazz drummers or people demonstrating rudiments using matched grip I don't think it looks right at all. So used to seeing Morello, Rich, Krupa, Bellson, Philly Joe, Tony Williams, and Elvin play trad, anything else just looks weird to me. I say, do your own thing but traditional grip looks best.