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    Hi Bill we had a lesson a couple of months ago over Skype, i’m going over the hands makeover especially on the french grip section, i just wanted to ask what are your thoughts about using metal sticks when practicing hands. My idea is just to use it maybe for 5 minutes a day and do the rest of the practicing with the wooden ones.
    What do you think?

    Alex 🙂

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    Greetings! I’m not a fan of metal sticks. The only thing I would ever consider using them for is free stroke stuff, and even there I don’t think that you’re getting any benefit over a stick that’s on the heavy side. Drumming is pretty much about technique, not strength. Have fun with them though if you’d like, but don’t stress yourself out with them and please don’t play any accent/tap type things!

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    Thanks a lot bill I really appreciate your reply, good point about the free stroke and no accents!
    Anyway I’m practicing at the moment just french grip free strokes so no accents or anything.
    My left hand is still slicing sometime whenever I use French grip so I thought doing just free stroke with my left using metal sticks could help me since I have to slow down, any other thoughts about that? Thanks a lot bill!

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