I worked on the tradition grip for about 3 months, after 3 months with ZERO improvement. I stoppedNot there yet but a new found interest in jazz kinda forced me to play trad grip and I love it....feels kinda more realxed, less wanting to bash hell outta the kit.....and tons more control. Match is feeling more and more unsatisfying.
I think you misunderstood TonyI'm motivating the stick with my back fingers instead of the index finger/thumb fulcrum.
My jazz ride pattern (JRP) increased in speed almost immediately. Thanks for the tip Tony Williams.
The push pull stroke is really cool too, a game changer, but I still have a long way to go wit dat
Heel down hi hat is hard but what control!
After many years of sitting fairly low, I raised my seat. It completely changed the way I play and it felt great. I'm over the drums more
so I feel like I can navigate them easier and more naturally.
The thumb/index fulcrum...is like closing a door near the hinges. Not the best way. Using the back fingers gives me way more leverage. Like closing a door by the doorknobI think you misunderstood Tony
but I am glad you discovered back finger motivation ... and also that thumb/index fulcrum is incredibly restricting outside of buzz rolls