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What’s Your Most Worn-Out Drum Book?

Modern Drummer asks it's readers what their most worn-out drum book? Books by Ted Reed, Carmine Appice and George Lawrence Stone are among the leaders. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE…

Jun 28, 2019

George Lawrence Stone — Dedication to Drumming

It’s a fairly safe bet that, if you took a poll to find the single drum book that has been used by the largest number of drummers, Stick Control, by George Lawrence Stone, would be the easy winner. Perhaps there…

by Susan Hannum and Rick Mattingly
Sep 20, 2018

Stick Control Revisited Part 4

Part 4: Up-Tempo Studies Welcome to the fourth and final installment in our series on Stick Control drumset applications. This month we’ll explore ways of interpreting author George Lawrence Stone’s exercises while playing up-tempo swing rhythms. As you practice the…

Feb 1, 2018

Strictly Technique - The Missing Stickings

The inspiration for this article came from years of studying out of George Lawrence Stone’s Stick Control for the Snare Drummer. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine…

Feb 23, 2017

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop - Stick Control Revisited

Welcome to the third installment in our series on drumset applications of George Lawrence Stone’s classic book Stick Control. The following variations utilize the “72 Single Beat Combinations” found on pages 5 TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital…

Feb 23, 2017

An Editor's Overview - Follow Your Heart

There are multiple reasons we go down particular paths of drumming education. Our first teacher introduces us to Stick Control, and we start getting our hands together. We hear “Achilles Last Stand,” and John Bonham’s right foot becomes the new…

Adam Budofsky
Feb 23, 2017

Stickings That Rock, Part 1: From A Hand Pattern to a Groove

This month we’ll look at a sticking that can be found in the first few pages of George Lawrence Stones’ book Stick Control and apply it to patterns on the drumset. The sticking, RLRR LRRL, is a staple of my…

Rich Redmond
Feb 17, 2017