Re: Trad Grip Group!
I was taught traditional and really did not even know about matched for years. I was very fortunate to have an excellent drum teacher who was a jazz drummer from New Orleans. This was in 1963 when I was 5. He was probably in his 60s. I am just reviving my drumming after decades and decided to try to become somewhat capable with matched grip just to give myself the option.
I agree with those that say the traditional grip really gives you finess and sensitivity on the snare. I have pleasently found myself dropping in ghost notes in ways I never did before. Probably a result of a less cluttered approach to playing after years of absence. I am trying to regain my skills slowly and based on solid rudiment practice. Since I last played this new thing called the internet has made that much easier!