Questions tagged [drum-stick]

A tool, usually wooden, used for playing drums and cymbals.

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What should a beginner look for in drumsticks?

What characteristics should a beginner look for in drumsticks? This is for a beginner just starting out, teaching myself how to play the drums. Is it weight? Thickness? Strength? Or something else?
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Drumsticks held with 2 or 3 fingers?

I'm new to drumming. I've looked at a lot of videos about stick gripping, including American Grip, German Grip, Traditional Grip, etc. Nothing I've come across has mentioned holding the sticks with ...
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Best drum sticks size for practice pad?

Is it worth it to practice with some sticks a little heavier/lighter than the ones that I actually play with?
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Are there any wrong positions of last 3 fıngers while holding a drumstick?

I am new to this website, so if my question doesn't have the proper form please edit or comment. (while saying holding I mean holding drumsticks with matched grip) I play drums for several years but ...
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Drumstick choices for electronic drums

Beginner drummer here. I just bought an electronic drum set and am wondering about how to choose the best sticks. Some articles I read (including this one) talk about different tip shapes and how ...
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What are the different ways to hold drumsticks and what are the pros and cons of each? [duplicate]

The most common method of holding drumsticks based on my experience (and this is how I do it as well), is holding the two drumsticks like a spoon and a fork, like this : However, I do occasionally ...
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Why do drumsticks break?

I understand that drum sticks are supposed to be hit with the tip, and the only reason you hit the drum set with the shaft is to do a rim shot- so technically it would take a lot of rim shots to break ...
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Sticks moving in my hands (weak grip?)

I've been playing drums for a while and there's something bothering me. I've watched a lot of "how to hold your drumsticks properly" videos for the 'matched grip' style (the one i use) to try to ...
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Drumsticks: Nylon Tip vs Wooden Tip

I am curious about the differences between Nylon Tip and Wooden Tip. What are the pros and cons of these two?