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This page covers traditional and 3-way back sticking.
Traditional Back Sticking
These exercises use the butt of the stick in either traditional or matched grip.
Demo: Match Grip and Traditional Grip
With a stick twirl to transition to traditional grip.
Eighth Note Stick-Butt Exercise
The trick when learning to back stick is to have a back sticking sound that is as consistent and as close to a regular tap as possible. Also, strive to throw the stick "straight" back as it looks cleaner and has a more dramatic visual effect.
Eighth Note Triplets Stick-Butt Exercise
Sixteenth Note Triplets Stick-Butt Exercise
Your goal is to be able to do stick-butt hits at will.
Traditional Grip Demo
Three Way Back Sticking
Shown several times slower and in slow motion.
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