- Facts and Tips
Enjoy these tips and fun tidbits on drumsticks.
you heard about pitch-matching your drum
sticks? Many drummers swear by making sure their sticks
audibly match each other in pitch.
drummers sand their drum sticks to remove the varnish. They
like the feel of so-called naked drumsticks a lot better.
Usually it's those drummers that sweat a lot.
drummers in this day and time agree that you should roll drumsticks
on a flat surface to check for straightness before buying
drummers wear out their drum sticks in the middle of the shaft
by playing rimshots all night long. They splinter and eventually
wear completely through.
of the more common reasons drummers break drumsticks are;
playing too hard, hitting at the wrong angles, and using the
wrong drumsticks for their particular style.
spinning has really gained popularity through the past several
years. There are drumstick
spinning books, dvd's, and even many more drumstick spinning.
drummers adopt the name "Sticks" or "Stix"
and insist everyone call them that instead of their real name.
Hey, I guess we all want to be somebody.
- If your
drum sticks are slippery or you're getting blisters from playing
hard, consider using drumstick grip tape or other applications
such as drumstick wax or Stick Stuff.
metal drumsticks to practice with is still a controversial
subject. Many educators believe in this practice while some
are convinced that it is harmful to your wrists.
that buying cheap drumsticks will save you money, but they
usually aren't weighted properly nor do they last very long.
Stick with the name brands to be safe.
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