Jazz Drummer's Workshop Stick Control Revisited Drumset Applications by Steve Fidyk This month’s Jazz Drummer’s Workshop features some of my favorite applications of the classic George Lawrence Stone book Stick Control. The exercises utilize the “72 Single Beat Combinations” found on pages 5–7, and they could also be applied to the “missing” examples from the book that we covered in last month’s Strictly Technique article. I was privileged to work through Stick Control with Joe Morello. Joe was Stone’s star pupil, having studied with him throughout the 1940s. At his lesson with Stone each week, Joe would bring in variations based on the original written exercises. (These would later become the impetus for Stone’s follow-up book, Accents and Rebounds.) In my lessons, Joe encouraged and inspired me to be creative and com