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In today’s video, the first of a two part episode, Charlie gives a great introduction to the Burton Grip. He covers the history of the Burton Grip, the basics of how to hold the mallets, managing interval changes, and Double Vertical strokes. Check back tomorrow for part two, with includes single independent strokes and the “Hybrid Burton Grip.”

Those of you who are new to the Burton Grip, what issues do you have with the grip? Pros, what tips do you have for anyone learning the Burton Grip? Talk about it in the comments.

Originally posted on DrumChattr on September 14, 2010 by Shane Griffin.

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.
Dave Gerhart

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