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Stick ControlIn this 2012 NAMM Show report, Dom Famularo talks about how the newly revised editions of two legendary George Lawrence Stone books — Stick Control for the Snare Drummer and Accents and Rebounds for the Snare Drummer — now have a cleaner look with new music engravings, as well as added pictures, drummer endorsements, and explanations on how to use and practice out of the books.

Both books are now available as digital downloads.

Stick Control for the Snare Drummer

George Lawrence Stone's Stick Control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named it one of the top 25 drumming books of all-time. In the words of the author, this is the ideal book for improving "control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution, and muscular coordination," with extra attention given to the development of the weak hand. This indispensable book for drummers of all types includes hundreds of basic to advanced rhythms and moves through categories of single-beat combinations, triplets, short roll combinations, flam beats, flam triplets and dotted notes, and short roll progressions.

Available as a traditional paperback book or Kindle digital download.

Accents & Rebounds for the Snare Drummer

Accents and Rebounds adds accent routines and more advanced rhythms to the basics covered in Stick Control, adding finesse and control to the player's skills. This followup book to the classic by George Lawrence Stone, includes sections on accented eighths, accented dotted notes, accented triplets, rebound control, and many more. If you are a fan of Stick Control, Accents and Rebounds supplies the perfect next steps for your practice routine.

Available as a traditional paperback book or Kindle digital download.