The Pathways of Motion series from drumming legend Steve Smith provides a complete overview and approach to matched grip drumset technique. These concepts are based around Steve’s current use and analysis of matched grip, presenting a wealth of information about hand technique that also covers rudiments, musical phrasing, and much more. Steve identifies and demonstrates four distinct grips; each grip is thoroughly explored in its basic motions on the snare drum, and then translated to drumset applications and phrases. Later packs in the series apply these techniques with challenging and fun rudimental phrases that also build phrasing ideas, vocabulary, and chops.
This third pack continues the explanation of the development of control and rebound with each grip, mainly through the application of double strokes and the accented upstroke. Rudimental phrases to develop the grips are also introduced.
Here are the lessons that appear in this pack:
- The Accented Upstroke
- Double-Stroke Patterns
- Double-Stroke Patterns, Part 2
- Paradiddles & Accented Upstroke, Grip 1
- Paradiddles & Accented Upstroke, Grip 2
- Double Paradiddle with Accented Upstroke