Ah…you have to love YouTube. In this video, Buddy Rich claims that playing traditional grip is the key to playing creatively behind the drums. I’ve often wondered why so many jazz drummers play this way. Do you think this is true? There is a GREAT moment toward the end of the solo he plays, and please cut us some slack on the language! Leave your thoughts below the post.

Originally posted on DrummChattr.com on February 6, 2012.

Dave Gerhart

Dave Gerhart

Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.
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