Re: Switching to TG while maintaining MG skills?
Hmmm, after a year I think I'd still be working on getting your matched grip together-- because you will use it. It becomes a little bit of a dilemma, because there ends up being some duplication of effort as you relearn how to play everything with the new grip, and you wonder if the time would be better spent just getting better with the one grip. That being said, I have spent a lot of time learning traditional grip, and am fairly proficient with it, even though I rarely use it now. I think I'd recommend taking up TG after you can do your rudiments at, say, march tempo, matched grip. I also would not try to teach yourself that grip-- get a teacher who is expert at it.