When executing individual stroke types, it’s important that our approach remains consistent no matter what type of stroke is played. It’s very easy for drummers to be more aggressive when playing a downstroke, or rapidly pull away from the drum when playing an upstroke, all while subconsciously playing a completely relaxed full stroke. When we suffer from having these types of habits, the sound and timbre that we produce on the drum can change drastically between each stroke, causing our playing to sound random and displeasing.

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