Saturday distraction – stick tricks

We’re all told that stick tricks aren’t necessary to be a good drummer. Don’t bother practising them, we’re told, because your sound matters more.

So we practice them anyway. We waste time on them rather than perfecting our paradiddles. Why? Because nothing – NOTHING – can escape the fact that they just look so… damn… COOL.

Here’s 5 clips to inspire you to waste your time. In a good way.

1. Thomas Lang:

2. Jojo Mayer:

3. The Drumbassadors:

4. Jeff Queen:

5. Steve Smith:

The internets are loaded with how-to videos for stick tricks. If you have a favourite that you can do, or are working on, let me know in the comments!

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~ by Tim on May 1, 2010.

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