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    I want to know everyone's input on this. Which do you prefer to play with and why? Traditional or Matched?

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    I'll play both but more match, but sometime like when I dont 16th notes on the hit hat or anywhere else I'll do trad.

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    i like matched
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    i myself will switch depending how i feel for the song...

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    I've never played in a marching band, so matched grip has always been my grip of choice.
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    Started out traditional, switched to matched when I started playing a lot of xylophone and timpani. Switched back to mostly traditional because of fife and drum corp, but switch back and forth depending on what I'm doing on the kit.

    I'd say I'm probably 75/25 trad/matched.

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    I had a Q/A on another thread about this, anyway~~~

    I was initially trained traditional but gravitated to matched. I very rarely use traditional now, like most pro new-school drummers, I use matched. Dennis chambers, Dave Weckl, Tony Royston, Etc.
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    I prefer traditional, mostly because my "drummer idols", so to speak, are guys like Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, and my dad; they played traditional almost all the time.
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    I played matched for 3 years then I switched to traditional for a year to try it out, and I switched back to matched since I liked it more. Its just easier to get around the set when matched.

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    I play matched. I'm practicing my trad grip too. I find it easier to do rolls on the snare with trad grip but I can't do fills on the toms with trad. still working on it
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    matched here as well....traditional has always felt a little funny to me (never been able to get used to it) ....I attribute this to the fact that I am not only left-handed.....but also play open-armed most of the time....
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    Traditional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tam View Post
    ... like most pro new-school drummers, I use matched. Dennis chambers, Dave Weckl, Tony Royston, Etc.
    Interesting. Every time I've seen Dennis Chambers and Dave Weckle Live, they both played Traditional 90% of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyC View Post
    Interesting. Every time I've seen Dennis Chambers and Dave Weckle Live, they both played Traditional 90% of the time.

    Andy
    I've got an instructional video of Weckle's and he plays traditional on that, almost exclusively, except when he is demonstrating matched grip. I think it mostly a matter of what you started with. I like traditional grip myself on the set, although I use matched grip on Keyboard percussion and rudimental bass drum.
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    Matched for me, I've never even tried traditional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
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    I think matched is easier but traditional looks cooler.

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    I play matched. The more I watch my Jojo Mayer DVD, the more I think I should learn Traditional.

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    If I were playin' in a drumline, I'd be playin' matched grip...but I've played traditional grip from the beginning and I'm comfortable with that. Try both, and stick (pun intended) with what's more comfortable for you, man...
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    trad

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassist learning drums View Post
    I play matched. The more I watch my Jojo Mayer DVD, the more I think I should learn Traditional.
    yeah, Jojo Mayer has me practicing the traditional grip too. that dvd is awesome. but i have always played match. but now when i play some jazz, it's to the trad style!
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    Oh thank God I'm not the only person wanting to become better in Trad by watching Jojo.
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    I grab the little round end and let the big ends make all the noise! more power ya know! lol

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    I always play matched. I don't know how to play traditional... hehe.
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