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    Hi, I've been playing with bad technique for a while and need to know how to play all three of these grips. I want to learn all three and see which works best for me. Problem is that I can't find a good instruction on how to use all three grips, especially American. If anyone could provide a very detailed instruction on how to play all these grips (how to hold the stick, how to play with the grip) that would be awesome. Thanks again!

    -Wes
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    in a nutshell, you have palms down(German), palms facing(French) and 3/4 (American compromise!). Of course the thumb in all three varies with the palm direction.

    I just had my first lesson, and we are using the French Grip to show me how the sticks can do most of the work through gravity and rebound, reducing the effort it takes to play. I have no idea whether we will stick with this grip or not, I just know the exercises are working!
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    I use the Norwegian grip. I pick up the sticks and hit things with em.
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    BUT, you have tiny little tulips painted on them!!!!
    Yamaha DTXtreme III FrankenXpress w/ various pads and cymbals
    Pearl Eliminator w/Vater Bomber
    Roc-N-Soc Motion
    Vater 7A Sugar Maple
    Simmons DA-200S
    Sony MDR-7506
    MacBookPro Core2 Duo 2.33,4gb,500gb w/SD2, Reason 4, and LE9

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlyG View Post
    BUT, you have tiny little tulips painted on them!!!!
    No, that would be Dutch, not Norwegian. I have Viking swords on mine.
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    oops
    Yamaha DTXtreme III FrankenXpress w/ various pads and cymbals
    Pearl Eliminator w/Vater Bomber
    Roc-N-Soc Motion
    Vater 7A Sugar Maple
    Simmons DA-200S
    Sony MDR-7506
    MacBookPro Core2 Duo 2.33,4gb,500gb w/SD2, Reason 4, and LE9

    http://s591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/Charlygo/



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    german

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ID06qECuMw"]YouTube - How to Play Drums : Playing With the German Grip[/ame]

    american

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y5pXROA4ok"]YouTube - How to Play Drums : Playing With the American Grip[/ame]

    french

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtMQ2jppPUs"]YouTube - How to Play Drums : Playing With the French Grip[/ame]

    i was gonna make a video earlier today,but i couldnt find my camera

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    So that's what it's called, is it?

    I'm always using German grip. Sometimes French, though.
    - Zack

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    just thinking about it, i know i use all three when im practicing...at a show i use german and american

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    I've already seen all three of those videos and they don't help me enough. I've been practicing french grip though and I kinda like it. I'll just try that I guess...
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    Wes, the grip is still the same. The stick rests into the index finger at the first knuckle, and the pad of the thumb holds it gently in position with the rest of the fingers contacting the stick for support. The real difference in the "grips" then, is simply how the hands are positioned.
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    What ever feels best and works for u

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