Do most drummers even care? Very few of the guys I know could give a toss. We're way more interested in what brand of cymbals/sticks/heads a guy plays. That's a serious issue.Does anyone else than other drummers care what grip you use? (Thanks to Igoe for pointing this out =P)
Heh yeah, true. =) Sometimes I wonder if we are just too lost in the details and really miss the big picture. Technique is a nice thing to discuss if we first have somekind of idea what we want to do with it and WHY. I don't think the 'why' cares what the method of (or brand of the instrument) producing the sound is if it's the right sound in the right place.Do most drummers even care? Very few of the guys I know could give a toss. We're way more interested in what brand of cymbals/sticks/heads a guy plays. That's a serious issue.
Here's a link to the video I mentioned earlier. Scroll down on the page until you see it. They removed the audio, but this is the only footage I know of that shows Bonham playing traditional grip. On a borrowed kit no less! Enjoy!There are videos of Buddy using matched right here on this website. He used it in solos here and there, flipping the stick over and using the butt end for tom fills and cymbal crashes, just like Steve Smith does.
Ironically, I just saw a video of Led Zeppelin from 1968 or 1969 on VH1 Classic, where they are lip syncing to You Shook Me for The Beat Club, and John Bonham is playing traditional grip for the first half of the song!
I'm trying to find it online to post a link to it. It looked very weird.
Here you go dude!Are there any exercises or tips on how to properly hold and play in traditional grip?
I have found that I can get the same power from my left hand as my right in Traditional grip with just my wrist. However to learn to get your arm, shoulder and wrist into the action you should study the Moeller Technique. You should be able to find you tubes on it. I think JoJo mayers secret weapon dvd lays out all the techniques needed very clearly.I've been wanting to switch permanently to traditional for a while, but never knew any resources to help me play smoothly in traditional. How do most people get the powerful rock sound like Neil Peart and other drummers that use traditional for rock/funk/metal styles?