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Old 01-25-2020, 02:52 PM
grantro grantro is offline
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Cool How Do You Play? Matched or Traditional Grip?

Hey all,

I play matched grip...

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Old 01-25-2020, 03:06 PM
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Default Re: How Do You Play? Matched or Traditional Grip?

Both for now.

For jazz, up to a medium speed swing, I'll go traditional. It just feels proper and it gives a different sound on the snare. When the beat gets to quick, I have to go matched grip. And for rock and funk, it's matched.

Although I would like to do only traditional someday no matter the style or speed of the music.
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Old 01-25-2020, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: How Do You Play? Matched or Traditional Grip?

I started off playing traditional, But taught myself matched grip back in the late 70's, I can play either way, But prefer match grip now.
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Old 01-25-2020, 07:57 PM
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Default Re: How Do You Play? Matched or Traditional Grip?

Both!
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Old 01-25-2020, 08:27 PM
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: How Do You Play? Matched or Traditional Grip?

Both, matched in the past, currently "the drum way"... willing to use no sticks someday.
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: How Do You Play? Matched or Traditional Grip?

I'm right handed.
butt end out on my left with matched . Sometimes with trad too.

never two tips out with matched (that's just me..
(except when I make a conscious decision to play left hand lead)
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Butt end out matched has been talked about (June 1979 MD) By Purdie.
I've heard it called called "Reverse matched"..

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"The New York Scene" June 1979 Modern Drummer Interview with Bernard Purdie:

MD: What grip do you find most comfortable, matched or traditional?

BP: Both. But my matched grip is matched grip.

MD: Didn’t I see you turn the butt end around in your left hand?

BP: Yeah, I use the butt end in my left hand.

MD: In your left hand? You mean you use the bead on the drum head?

BP: No, I use the butt on the head.

MD: That isn’t matched grip, is it?

BP: Well, it’s not called matched grip, I forgot what I call it now. For me, in order to balance the stick out and play what I want to play, I beat on the butt with my left hand, because it gives me better control. The feel is right in my hand. That to me was matched grip because then the stick became level by holding the small part of the stick and letting the stick be able to rebound. The stick does very little rebounding in matched grip.

MD: Do you also use this grip when soloing?

BP: I use it whenever I want to. When I’m playing hard, it’s easier to go that way for me. I use the traditional when I’m lazy, when I just want to groove and not do anything.
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'So instead of reverse -matched... I call it the " Purdie grip"--- jda

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Old 01-25-2020, 09:41 PM
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Default Re: How Do You Play? Matched or Traditional Grip?

I learned “The Right Way.” Back in the day, playing matched was called “skin beating.” Played traditional grip until my brief laying off (about 34 years). Came back to playing matched grip. It just makes more sense on a drum set. I have lost a lot of the faculty I used to have with my left on those occasions when I play traditional, like switching from cross-sticking.
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Old 01-26-2020, 06:31 AM
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Default Re: How Do You Play? Matched or Traditional Grip?

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Both for now.

For jazz, up to a medium speed swing, I'll go traditional. It just feels proper and it gives a different sound on the snare. When the beat gets to quick, I have to go matched grip. And for rock and funk, it's matched.

Although I would like to do only traditional someday no matter the style or speed of the music.
Pretty much the same with me. I can get a better "shuffle" with the traditional grip but, I believe matched gives me a bit more speed. I have played traditional for years but, now feel "almost " comfortable with matched. Maybe an old dog can be taught new tricks!
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Old 01-26-2020, 08:39 AM
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Default Re: How Do You Play? Matched or Traditional Grip?

When i want to look cool, i play traditional..
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