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Melodic Stick Control by Matt Matson

Model # Melodic Stick Control By: Drum Fillosophy
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  • Overview

    • Over 500 Unique Exercises
    • Develops Stick Control in a Musical Way
    • Clear, Comprehensive Method to Improving
    • Easy to Follow
    • Difficulty: Medium +
  • Item Details

    Matt Matson's Melodic Stick Control presents the modern drummer with an innovative approach to improving their stick control in a musical, melodic way. With over 500 exercises focusing on concepts like "Clear Melody", "Adaptive Overlays", and "Flams and Smalfs", Melodic Stick Control will be sure to give you new ideas for your solos, fills, and grooves.

    Matson provides a clear, comprehensive approach to introducing these concepts, but don't let that fool you: this book is not for the faint of heart. There are some real challenges presented, but they all serve to improve your control, musicality, and freedom behind the drum set.

    Difficulty: Medium +

  • Specifications

    Name Melodic Stick Control by Matt Matson
    Brand Drum Fillosophy
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  • Returns & Shipping


    Because of copyright issues, we cannot accept returns on sheet music, books, audio CDs, and DVDs. Thanks for your understanding. Official Return Policy


    Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured. Everything is carefully packed by hand - we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you.

    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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    • December 1, 2012
    • by Robert P.
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    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Drummer (20 yrs), Student (2 yrs)
    • Pros

      • Not overcomplicated
      • Well thought out
      • Free companion website
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    • 5
    • Instant Classic! Companion website continually updated!
    • July 25, 2020
    • by Kevin F
    • Melodic Stick Control is an instant classic and picks up where Stick Control and Syncopation left off.  It addresses both sticking combinations and syncopated ideas, but gives you more direction than its predecessors for applying them in more musical ways with phrasing, and drum set applications.  It’s scope is a little crazy – I don’t know if I will ever practice enough to be able to work through all of the flam or stick shot concepts, but I have already certainly gotten my moneys worth out of the other sticking concepts! My 10-year old son and I have been using the book and the companion website helps ensure that players of all skill levels are able to fully utilize the book, if you get stuck, it is nice to have audio clips to reference to make sure you got it right.