Snare drum technique

Snare drum technique

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


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

* [ Basic Snare Drum Technique]
* [ Percussion Music Study Guide: Snare drum]
* [ Vic Firth Student Center Snare Drum Lessons]
* [ Grip]

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