Re: Physiology and Anatomy in application to percussion?
I subscribe to the "Do what WORKS" theory so much that I put it in my sig.
After years of making little to no progress with any variant of matched grip, I tried playing traditional grip just as a goofing around thing. Yeah, there was a period of awkwardness, but I liked the way it looked....as silly as it sounds, so I stuck with it. After about day 5 of this, I sat down behind the kit held the sticks in traditional grip and I just felt this incredible sensation that this is how my hand just wanted to hold the stick. Nothing ever felt more natural than having my hand under the stick.
So yeah I totally agree that our bodies are all different and react differently to force and pressure.
"Use only that which works, and take it from wherever you can find it." -Bruce Lee