Welcome to the second installment in our series on drumset applications of George Lawrence Stone’s famous book Stick Control. The variations in this lesson utilize the “72 Single Beat Combinations” found on pages 5–7.

Be sure to check out the complete article in the October 2013 issue for notation of these exercises, as well as additional practice tips and insight.

Steve Fidyk has performed with Terell Stafford, Tim Warfield, Dick Oatts, Doc Severinsen, Wayne Bergeron, Phil Wilson, and Maureen McGovern, and he’s a member of the jazz studies faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia. For more info, visit stevefidyk.com.