Snare drum technique


Snare drum technique

Snare technique is the technique used to play a snare drum.

Grips

There are two categories of grips used in snare technique: matched grip, in which both hands hold the sticks in an overhand grip, and traditional grip, in which one hand uses an overhand grip and the other an underhand grip. Traditional grip is almost exclusively used on snare drum, and concert bass drum, while matched grip is used on all percussion instruments.

External links

* [http://www.pearldrum.com/documents/BasicSnareDrumTechnique1.pdf Basic Snare Drum Technique]
* [http://www.smcpublications.com/studyguides/percussion/index.html Percussion Music Study Guide: Snare drum]
* [http://www.vicfirth.com/education/studcentersnare.html Vic Firth Student Center Snare Drum Lessons]
* [http://www.vicfirth.com/education/articles/wesselsgrip.html Grip]


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