yes. i think for a clasping action you would be hard pressed to beat the newspaper exercise.
but what about this little device? CHOPSTICKS....
i saw it advertised in modern drummer a few years ago. i want to try it out but it is only available in the US. have you seen it tried it liked it? billy? anyone else? seems like a brilliant invention especially to use while watching tv as it is silent and wont drive my girl insane like a practice pad might?
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