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How To Hold The Sticks - The American Grip

Updated: Mar 11


Hi guys, my name is Andrea Gatti and I am the drum and percussion instructor at Drum Arts.

In this first video, I talk about the first step towards learning how to play the drums.

I talk about:

  • Learning how to hold the sticks

  • The American grip

  • How to have a proper posture

Please let us know your thoughts or any questions you may have, we appreciate your contribution. Thank you.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Andrea Gatti

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Mar 08

Thanks for sharing this, I have found it very useful. Is the American grip the best one to start with?

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I would say it is since it’s easy to learn and at the same time it’s very versatile.

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